Ron Serabia writes, "I shot my first big southwestern Colorado 4x4 buck opening day during 2nd rifle season this year exactly at noon time after missing a much bigger one in the morning due to a broken scope base. We went back to the house later that morning and I borrowed a rifle from my brother-in-law. I never shot his .243 Remington before and it was almost noon, so we headed back over to the main ranch house for lunch. On the way in, we spotted four bucks, two small ones and two big ones bedded in the cedar and pinion trees 25 yards off the road next to the main fence. We stopped the truck and I got out an headed for some trees up the hill. The four bucks got up quickly then and ran off through the trees. So, I found a large cedar tree to crouch under and I could see all their legs just standing there at 55 yards. I waited until they started walking into an opening so I could see them, hoping to get a quick shot. As this one came out at about 60 yards, I took a shot and he went down. Then, the bigger one that I had missed earlier that morning appeared standing next to this one, then just walked away over the hill. That is alone enough to make you smile on this hunt.
He is 26-inches wide and will be a memorable trophy hanging on the living room wall next year."