View Full Version : Tagged out in Idaho!!!!! Its been a great year!!!!!

Musket Man
11-03-2012, 02:56 PM
My Idaho hunt was great! Blew a tire going in the first night and ended up going back to town. The local tire shop didnt have my tires but I got some info on the area from a guy there and he sent me to another of there stores that had them. Next morning I headed out again with 4 new tires. Did some glassing on the way in and got camp set up that evening. Next day was opening day. I turned up a herd of 40 or 50 elk with atleast 2 or 3 nice bulls, but no deer. Early afternoon I started into a new basin that looked good. I stopped to glass a bit and almost immediately spotted horns!!! He was bedded up in some rocks. Put the spotter on him and decided I liked him and would try a stalk. I got to 450 yds pretty easy then belly crawled in sage brush to 275. The sage really thinned out after that and I was comfortable with the shot but after watching him a few minutes I realized he was sound asleep with his head down behind a bush so I decided to move up some more. I got to 210 and decided I had better stay put. After about 45 minutes he stood up and immediately got a 130 gr core-lokt behind his shoulder! He went down then tried to get up so I watched him through the scope just in case another shot was needed but he was done!! I got him back to camp and hung up that night. Next morning I packed up camp and headed home with a big smile!!! This was a different kind of hunting year for me. I drew 2 tags I thought I didnt have a chance at drawing and didnt draw the muzzle loader tag in Colorado thought was a sure thing. Also after all the many hard miles I have put in hunting over the years I killed my biggest mule deer and antelope this year on the 2 easiest hunts of my life. It just goes to show if you keep at it things will eventually come together and its all the more rewarding when it finally does :)45304531453245334534

Musket Man
11-03-2012, 03:02 PM

Musket Man
11-03-2012, 03:15 PM

11-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Nice deer Musket Man ! sounds like a fun time.

11-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Very nice work... Do you mind sharing your draw odds on that tag? Not trying to be too nosey, just want to see what it takes to shoot that kind of quality over there.

11-03-2012, 06:53 PM
thats a trophy!!! congrats!

11-03-2012, 07:38 PM
Outstanding!, Thank you for sharing the story and great photos.

11-03-2012, 07:57 PM
Congratulations, good buck and nice pictures.

11-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Nice buck and some good looking country.

11-04-2012, 06:44 AM
good work MM. couldnt place where you were till i seen that rock hill with the cave. nice buck man

11-04-2012, 09:33 AM
Very nice buck congrats thanks for sharing pics

11-04-2012, 10:43 AM
what modle is that .270 MM?

11-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Great deer. Looks like you'll be needing some new tires for your ATV as well - those things are slick!!

Musket Man
11-05-2012, 07:56 AM
The draw odds were VERY poor at best. But with Idahos system anything can happen and someone in idaho must want me to hunt deer because I have drawn the 2 times I have put in for controlled hunts (the other time was in the panhandle and I didnt get a deer but backpacked some awesome country!). elk and antelope I have had no luck drawing at all yet. Tires are the least of the ATV's problems. It has a bent frame and is chewing up the front tires pretty bad and I decided in not putting new tires till I fix the frame. My 270 is a model 70 Winchester from the 50's. Hey ivorytip, I saw a bull there that woulda sure looked nice with your super tag on him! He was a HOLY F#@! bull! you know the kind that comes into the spotting scope and the only thing that comes to mind is HOLY F#@!. !!!!! Wish I coulda got better pics of him but the elk I saw were far away. I realized how far they were when I spotted the first 2 with my binos and thought they were deer until I put the spotter on them.

11-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Your one lucky fucker. That a great deer and antelope you shot this year. Sure beats the hell out of hunting in WA. I hunted a whole week in the Okanogon without killing a buck, so its off to the NE corner for that late whitetail hunt. Did you ever score your antelope?

Colorado Cowboy
11-06-2012, 11:55 AM
Hey Fish.......cool the language. Ladies and kids look here too!

11-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Ditto. My kid looks at this, please keep your language appropriate.