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Toward the end of our 2nd season hunt in CO this year, elk were really starting to come down, and some guys said they had seen big groups of about 100 cows. Must be something to see! My buddies hunted some of that area the last day and half, and they said they saw some sign where big groups must have come through.
 

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Yep, would have like to seen that in person, still got the fever bad, can't wait until I can chase them again, even though I wound up with a busted rib from my recent experience, worth every bit of it.
 

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Horse spooked 45 mins. from trailhead and I found out I am not a cowboy, just a riverrat,. Chunked me, hit back of my shoulder on edge of a bridge that we were crossong, busted a rib in behind my shoulder blade.
 

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Sorry to hear that! Glad you're OK (relatively).

Those horses make me nervous. Anyone who's hunted with them long enough has a bad story or two, and they all seem to want to tell them to me! Between that and my buddy's horse giving out this year, I bet I spent more time leading a horse than on top of one, and that was just fine with me. The trails where we were at were rough!
 

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I want pack llamas.

When I hunted WY, one of the guys had picked up this little mule for the trip, and he'd never ridden before. He was tall and the mule was tiny. He could have dang near got on without taking a foot off the ground, but it would take him 15minutes to climb on, he was so scared. It was the funniest thing you ever saw. The mule only had one eye, and he'd alway be cussin it and say "if you dont behave, I'm gonna poke out your other eye!" It was priceless. That mule threw him in a creek crossing midway through the hunt, but he didnt get hurt. Heck, he only fell a foot.:fit:
 

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That is the very reason that I ride mules.
Glad you are OK (mostly)
I am find now, got one good benefit from it unexpectedly, took short term disability for 2 months with full pay, and got to hunt alll of the deer season tagging out in my zone.. As long as I had one good side, I manage to get around okay. Just tough to sleep for about 6 weeks in a recliner or a couch sitting upright and dare not to sneeze!!!
What was so bad about the deal was that we have been riding in some really rough country and going up and down thru stuff that I never thought a horse could do. When I killed my elk and we pack it off the mountain, I was very concern for my health leading the horse down the mountain. It was so steep, I couldn't hardly stay upright and my biggest fear was my horse was going to step on me or right in the middle of my back whenever I slipped down. Had a good hold on that halter to pull my self up quickly everfy time I slipped.
After riding out for approx 6 hrs and almost to the trail head, we was crossing a trail bridge when a bird flew out of a bush from under the bridge, startling my horse. I wasn't holding on good enough and he more or less just jumped out from under me!
But I will do it again without any hesitation when I get the opportunity again.
 
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