Fails, Falls and an unsuccessful Deer hunt
2A On A Budget
You might not have gotten a buck , but I would say it still looks like a success to me. You got some quality time with family ina beautiful part of the country. Even if it tried to kill you. Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks Aaron. I do love these mountains. Maybe next year I’ll be more successful, but either way, I’ll still always love this part of the Country
The scenery looked awesome and rugged at the same time . Maybe next year .
I am glad you didnt get seriously hurt, was wondering if you used a walking stick while hiking? I have one that is kind of a crutch/shooting stick/walking stick with a y on top about armpit height, its good to prob in front of you with it, and can be used as a rifle rest or a crutch/cane if you hurt a ankle or leg, either way I am glad your ok and I hope your rifle is ok.
If I’d had a walking, or shooting stick, I’d probably have broken it during my tumble! I’ll try to get out to the range and see if my scope was knocked out of adjustment, but it could also have been the mud and snow that was in the rifling. I cleared the bore, using a 2′ weed stalk, but couldn’t get everything out of the rifling, so that could have thrown the shot off? Just glad I didn’t get the buck, it was hard enough to drag MYSELF the 12 miles out of the canyon, after the falls.
Beautiful scenery. I like it. Thanks for sharing this. It is beautiful. Hope your aches and pains go away. Sorry things went south on you.
Yes John, I have always loved this place. I figured if I couldn’t show everyone a buck, at least I could share the scenery. Very few deer were harvested out of this area this year. Statistics that I’ll be using to argue with the Department of Wildlife Resources to change the next year’s hunting regulations. Idiots who read a book think they know everything about wildlife, when some folks have been observing and hunting for almost 5 decades.