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"Dandy Muzzleloader Muley for Ryan"
Photo provided by: Ryan Wride

Here's a nice smokepole buck taken by Ryan Wride, aka Solotude here at He posted in the forum.......

"Muzzleloader Buck - I have enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the success stories on this site and thought I would share some pictures of my successful 2016 Utah general season muzzleloader hunt.
I first saw this buck during a scouting trip at the end of July. Due to a hectic work schedule, I was only able to scout a few times after that and chose to focus on a few new areas to see if I could turn up anything better. I wasn't able to find anything better, so opening weekend found me back in the basin I had seen him in July. After a slow morning of glassing I decided to still hunt to a new glassing point overlooking a north facing travel corridor between bedding areas. As I was nearing my destination, I skirted around a small group of pines and looked below me and he was standing there staring at me quartering away at 75 yards. I slowly shouldered my gun hoping he wouldn't bolt and he stayed put long enough for me to get a shot."

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