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Offline WhistlingBadger

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New hunt area to explore
« on: December 01, 2019, 09:56:21 pm »
Just have to share this:  There's a little country road near here that winds through some of the prettiest red-cliff/juniper/sagebrush foothills you've ever seen.  Mrs. Badger and I have taken walks out there since we met, but the whole area is private, so we have to stick to the road.  The other day, while we were walking, I was looking up at those red cliffs, thinking wistfully how fun it would be to stalk a big muley buck (or an elk, if it were late in the season and I was really lucky) through those cedars.

Well, lo and behold.  I took a look at Cal topo this evening, and there is a big old hunk of BLM land that intersects the road at a couple points, which leads to other hunks of state land, and so on up into the mountains.  The weather is too wretched and the snow is too deep (which is not to say that I'm too old) to get up there now, but come spring/summer I'll have some new country to scout.  I've lived in this town for 22 years, so finding new, unexplored spots is like unearthing hidden treasure.  And best of all, I'd bet the farm that, during archery season, I'll have the whole place to myself.

Just had to get that off my chest.  Now I can go to bed.   8)

Evening, everybody!
Thomas
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 09:59:48 pm by WhistlingBadger »
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 11:08:01 pm »
GO FOR IT!  Those BLM Maps are usually more current than the USGS, for some reason!  Good luck with the hunting ang hiking!
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Offline TimBo

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 03:52:29 pm »
That's a great find!  Don't you Westerners all carry cross country skis in the car though? 

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 03:56:21 pm »
That's a great find!  Don't you Westerners all carry cross country skis in the car though?

Well, yeah...and snow shoes, and blankets, and extra food, and fire starter, and...

Anybody who could cross-country ski up a 60% hill has my admiration!  ha ha ha
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Offline TimBo

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 04:01:01 pm »
Don't you Westerners all carry ski lifts in the...oh, never mind!

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 04:02:33 pm »
Don't you Westerners all carry ski lifts in the...oh, never mind!

That's a different part of the west, I'm happy to say.   ;D
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Offline burtonridr

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 04:42:25 pm »
That sounds like an awesome find! Hope it produces for you  :OK
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 06:01:50 pm »
Oh dang, Christmas came early for you!
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 12:12:30 am »
Don't you Westerners all carry ski lifts in the...oh, never mind!
well, snowshoes , maybe, especially for turkey hunts in May! :G >:D (lol)!  (Sort of a private joke!)
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Offline TimBo

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 09:16:50 am »
Yeah, no kidding...you guys don't mess around when it comes to snow!

Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 09:25:12 am »
 >:D (R
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 01:07:08 pm »
We went up the mountain for a Christmas tree Friday, and I was postholing up to my thighs.  My poor daughter was practically swimming.  Needless to say, it was a great adventure and we had a terrific time.  :D  Glad we went when we did--we got about another foot Saturday.
T
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 02:00:55 am »
We have seen that much snow and more in the high country!  Some years back, my buddy and his wife were cross country skiing when she decided a pit stop was necessary, took off her skis and stepped off the trail into about 6 or 7 feet of powder snow!  She is about 5'2"!    Funnier than could be later, but a bit off a problem in the immediate moment! 

Right now, we are in plus average snowfall in all the river basins in Colorado!  With more on the way!
Hopefully, without the 40-50+ mph winds!
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Re: New hunt area to explore
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 06:44:59 am »
Yeah, snow is kind of fun, but snow and wind not so much.  I'm taking the Badgerling sledding tonight.  We've had a couple days of almost-above-freezing highs, so it might be more like bobsledding.  Wish me luck...I don't bounce quite as high as I used to.  ha ha

T
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