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"A Great Colorado Hunt"
Photo provided by: Travis Rollins

Here's a couple photos that Travis Rollins sent us of his and Spencer's Colorado hunt.
Travis writes, "We hunted the second combined season and the weather sure cooperated. We had around 18 inches of snow for opening day. Hiking in several miles, we gained about 1000 feet of elevation before daylight. We both saw and passed on several small bucks and saw hundreds of elk, headed for lower country.
As a minor blizzard threatened in the mid afternoon, Travis located a buck which met his standards and made a long, but effective shot.
As he was about 5 or 6 miles from the truck and the snow began falling heavily, we opted to hike back in the next day to pack the buck out. The 5x5 (lower photo) had good mass and lots of character.

After hunting long and hard, I finally found the buck I was looking for on day 4. I connected on an incredibally steep slope and the buck tumbled and slid around 200 yards before lodging against some mountain mahogony brush. The 4x4 didn't have great mass, but was quite symmetrical with good width and front forks.

We had a great hunt. Aching backs and rubbery legs never felt so good!"






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