MDF Life Member Cody Grubbs shares a quick story about his 2022 Wyoming high country buck.
“It was a new spot to me that has had some big bucks come out it in the past. I went in not knowing what to expect but planned for three days. It was about a two-hour hike to get to the glassing spot. As soon as I found a flat spot to set up my spotter I found the buck almost immediately.
“I shot the deer above some cliffs in a grassy feeding area. The buck fell and landed on a ledge right on the edge of the cliff. So, I set up my tent and settled in with a big fire, not wanting to be on the cliff as it got dark. In the dark, I planned to get to the buck through the ribbon cliffs and get him quartered. After quartering the buck, I loaded him up in my pack, and started to pick my way across the other end of the cliff. When I made it down safely, I loaded up my camp and the whole deer and hiked the couple miles back to my rig.”
Thanks for sharing your hunting story Cody! MDF members and volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, coordinating with our regional staff to get the work done that helps us help mule deer and black-tailed deer. We love to hear your stories, and would love to share them! Please feel free to send us an email with your Member Success photos and stories to Art@muledeer.org for a chance to be featured here, on social media, or in the magazine!
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