Hunting Story Winner in Paonia Colorado

The Winner – 1991
“Toughest Hunt of My Life”
By Royce Carville
Paonia, Colorado

What a beautiful Fall day! My best friend and hunting partner, Mike Chapman, and I were unloading my horses below Bald Mountain Reservoir. We were in our shirt sleeves as we dusted the 1/4-inch of dirt off the horses’ backs from the trailer ride up. I remember thinking, “I sure hope the weather changes or the game won’t be moving much.” As we loaded the gear on Blue and Peaches I thought, “Why am I hauling these snow pacs and snowsuit? I’ll just leave them in the truck – Naw, I better take them.” (I guess the Boy Scout motto had been firmly embedded in my brain.)

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