11 miles in....7 legal bucks in the basin on opening morning.....both of us ended up tagging out but again this year, a much bigger buck escaped us! One we never saw until after the shooting erupted and the deer were scattering. My buddy said 5 on one side and "a lot on the other" but not quite enough time to get a shot off. He ran off the hillside (cliff) a mere 40 yards from his position.
The smaller 4pt was taken out of frustration after a few missed shots. After the shooting was over and only one deer down, this one ran up the center of the basin to check out the commotion.....which obviously didn't end up well for him.
2 trips to get everything out of there and 4800 ft of elevation gain to camp. As much as we love this country, we're glad it only happens once a year.
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