2014 Colorado Archery Elk Hunt Invite

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  1. CowboyColby

    CowboyColby Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
     
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    bluecollaroutdoors Weekend Warrior

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    http://vimeo.com/84095232[video=vimeo;84095232]http://vimeo.com/84095232[/video]

    This must appy to your 8 second rule. The entired video is nicely done but 14:00 is where it gets very very interesting.

    I cant tell if that link worked so here it is in another format.
     
  3. CowboyColby

    CowboyColby Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It is way to early in the year to be posting videos like that. I'm useless the rest of the day :throw:


    That is a good video thanks for sharing.
     
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    I just thought what are the odds that they are sitting there talking about not knowing where they went and boom, there right in the back of your shot. Couldnt have planned that if they wanted to.

    If your company is upset about the lack of production just put it on my tab :)
     
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    BACKSTRAPASSASSIN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Alright.....darn it.....thats it.....im working out the details....PT...Colby.....I'll be in touch with you guys by the end of the week....i would like to get my grandfather in law to go...it's been his dream hunt for years...just worried if he can handle the high country terrain...

    This is going to be awesome....

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    CowboyColby Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thats how it happens, you stop to pee or take a drink of water and bam they are right there. Hopefully your able to get a shot.

    My company doesn't expect much from me so your good. I'm guessing we will get a lot of videos posted over the next 6 months.
     
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    frogtosser Weekend Warrior

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    I am so worked up now, its just a short 15 hr drive and I'm there. How many guys usually show up to this? Is there a what to bring list that comes out right before the trip and when should I apply for a mule deer tag?
     
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    Not sure on the number of guys yet probably between 15-30.

    If your applying for mule deer be sure to do it prior to April 1st as that is the dead line for applications.

    We don't really have a list that goes out but you will need......

    Cold rated sleeping bag (I recommend 0 degree or better we turn the heaters off when we go to bed)

    A cot

    FRS radio if you have one

    Long under wear, rain gear, good hiking boots your camo

    Archery equipment, bows, arrows, broad heads, release

    Range finder, binoculars

    Cash to give Will to pitch in with food (approx. $100)

    Skinning knife, game bags, a cooler to transport meat home if your connect

    A good attitude because I'd hate to have to whip somebody (the texas boys will handle that I think his name is Steve) Was that his name Waid?

    I'm sure i'm leaving something out but basically what you need to get through a days hunt (for a week) in the Colorado Moutains temperatures range greatly from low teens at night to t-shirt 75 degree afternoons.

    If you have a pack frame great if not no biggy. There will be plenty of people to help haul out game before meat spoils.

    There will be a designated "bathroom" a hole dug in the ground

    There is a town not far away we can run and rent a shower (its in a laundry mat. Best shower I ever had) at every couple days. (Although I did see a Pennsylvania bathe in a cold creek in 2012)

    Rain gear because it can snow or rain at anytime

    A flashlight

    If you have a GPS great bring it if not no biggy. Its easy to get lost in the moutains especially at night.

    Some guys buy bear spray but thats optional

    Gloves, stocking cap, hat, coat, etc.
     
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    CowboyColby Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Awesome good to hear. Let me know if you need anything.
     
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    And I am also bringing my Canon 70D to take photos and video with, I like to dabble in some wildlife photography.
     
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    You will get some awesome scenery. I wish had a good camera in 2012 when two forkies went to sparing and when we came across the cow moose.
     
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    Not like everyone isn't already counting down but 201 days tell camp opens up!!!


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    Lol Anthony I like your enthusiasm

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    Are there some privacy curtains or something around the hole in the ground?
    How many muleys do you guys see?

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    There was in 2012. I'm sure we can accommodate a lady.

    In 2012 we saw between ten and fifteen. Every morning on the way up the mountain we saw 3-4 here and there. I only saw one buck that I would have shot a 4x4 but we weren't really looking. One of the Texas guys shot a doe the first afternoon

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    Actually I'm87.5% sure my buddy that is going with me has the pop up tent bathroom we will be bringing

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    My two 16'x20' tents have heat...they sleep 12 each. I have an additional two tents which will sleep ten. There's a lot of snoring (damn Brit). If this is a problem, you might consider you own tent.
    FRS radios if you have them.
    Compass.
    If you have a cot and are driving, bring it. I have 20 and will reserve those for the guys flying or do not already have them.
    I use a camp cup from which I eat and drink everything...helps keep the trash and dish work to a minimum.

    We'll keep plowing forward...Thanks guys!
    I am with Colb, a positive attitude goes a long way in camp, as well on the mountain.
    We run a generator at night and in the early morn. We keep a freezer for food, etc.
     
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    Thanks Will

    I added cots and radios to the list

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    Yep, It's me! Will called me the other night to let me know the campfire was heating up. I'll post when I can, hopefully it will be a little more often.
    It looks like we're on track for a nice sized group this year.
     
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    Yeah Colby, that's his name, but he just looks tough. He's a push-over if you can hack your way thru all his BS.
     

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