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    My first buck (a dead animal thread)

    My first hunt (at age 39) was a solo backpacking muzzleloader trip to the Holy Cross wilderness in unit 45. I was lucky and thankful to get this buck.

    Thanks to lots of folks here for sharing your knowledge with me. You helped me decide on a season, unit, weapon (CVA Wolf Compact) and load (110 grains of BH209 pushing a 300 grain Thor bullet). I think the most valuable information was the tip from Pete to read "The Still Hunter." I was taking 5 silent steps at a time then waiting when a group of three bucks got up from their morning bed to have a snack not 30 yards away. This guy was the biggest and I was delighted to harvest him.

    I had to make a solo trip this year because I didn't have a single friend interested in hunting. That is until my friends heard my stories and figured that if I could do it, they could. I expect to have 3 friends join me for a hunt this time next year. I can't wait!

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    well done eric! thats is indeed a nice buck, and for your first! well played

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    Congrats for sure! Great buck you should be very happy to have him. I bet your buddy's are jealous.
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    Awesome. That's a great deer no matter what. Great job.

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    Awesome buck, and pics worthy of a frame. Good job

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    Awesome story and Congratulations Eric!

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    Super buck, especially for your first. Hope you are going to put that guy on the wall. His mount will be meaningful for you the rest of your life. Good going Eric!

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    No turning back now!! Congrats!
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    Awesome man! Need a new friend!!!

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    I'm glad your first experience turned out so good,congratulations.

 

 

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