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    2019 alpine opener buck

    Just a very short story on this buck:

    Brad and myself packed up our stuff and hit the road for the opener. Hike up was brutal for me as i experienced a lot of back discomfort and sciatic pain down my right leg. Had it been a solo trip, i would have turned around. But we bushwacked our way up and I managed to make it.

    When we set up camp, i knew this was going to be a slow trip for me. I just couldn't risk putting myself in a worse position and not being able to hike out. We made camp and tried to glass. Weather was spotty and thick blankets of fog rolled in frequently. And when they did, your visibility was 50 yards at best!

    Here's a shot of the fog rolling in ... within a minute that entire bowl would be 0% visibility.



    I spotted this 4 point and radio'd over to Brad. He wasn't seeing much so decided to come back and take a look. He looked through my spotter and said he was OK with that if i didn't want him. "All yours", i said. I ranged him at just over 1000 yards.

    He is the top buck. Bottom buck is a decent sized 3 point. No, he's not dead, just snoozing with his head in the dirt.




    With the help of some fog cover Brad closed the distance from 1000 yards to 168 and got the job done on the first day of the season! Not a huge buck, but that was great for the packout.

    Here you can see the blanket of fog moving in again from the very top of the pic.



    Thankfully, my back felt great by the time we left, so i was very happy about that.
    Bonus pic .... me in one of these new ultralight shelters.


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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Great pictures of an Alpine hunt, congrats to both of you
    I love the smell of the Alpine on an early Sept morning

    Thanks for sharing
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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    nice job love the alpine

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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Very cool. This is exactly what I want to do this coming season.
    Congrats!
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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Good hunt boys.congrats. i hear ya about the pain while hiking. It doesnt get easier, and mountains dont call as hard for you as they used to. As you get older Its not the success of the kill, its the pain you endured to get there that is memorable. Keep on keeping on.
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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    Good hunt boys.congrats. i hear ya about the pain while hiking. It doesnt get easier, and mountains dont call as hard for you as they used to. As you get older Its not the success of the kill, its the pain you endured to get there that is memorable. Keep on keeping on.
    I was doing really good for a few years, but the last 6 months have been awful. Had my MRI. Seeing a specialist soon. Hopefully can do something to manage it so i'm ready for summer scouting season

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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Nice buck Brad! Congrats
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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Beautiful!

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    Re: 2019 alpine opener buck

    Nice pics, nice deer, congrats to both of you.
    Its nice when people share their stories on a so called hunting site...
    Good job

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