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Greetings from Colorado

Postby RPBrown » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:18 am

Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now
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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby ScottDLS » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:19 am

RPBrown wrote:Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now


Did you bring any mags over 15 rds? :shock: I think you're OK if you owned them before CO passed their law restricting them.
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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby RPBrown » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:24 am

Nah, I carry a 1911 so all mags under 10 rounds. Just several of them
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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby parabelum » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:30 am

Congrats on your anniversary. Colorado is pretty nice, especially when it's so darn hot and muggy here. Enjoy!


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Postby flechero » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:33 am

RPBrown wrote:Nah, I carry a 1911 so all mags under 10 rounds. Just several of them


Way to keep it classy! ;-) Enjoy that cool weather!!

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Postby Rhino1 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 am

Did you bring any mags over 15 rds? :shock: I think you're OK if you owned them before CO passed their law restricting them.[/quote]

Planning a trip in the future to visit BIL/SIL. I called [Pre-paid legal service] attorney to ask about this capacity limit, the grandfathering, etc. since I preferred to carry my M&P with 17 rounds. His comments were that if it became an issue, I'd might have to return at a future date to prove in court that the pistol was owned prior to the law going into effect. If I ever go, I'll take the Glock 19.

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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby WTR » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:07 pm

RPBrown wrote:Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now



I would imagine you are seeing Elk.

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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby RPBrown » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:57 pm

WTR wrote:
RPBrown wrote:Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now



I would imagine you are seeing Elk.


No, had elk in front yard Friday evening. These were caribou. Gotta look at the horns
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Postby WTR » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:23 pm

RPBrown wrote:
WTR wrote:
RPBrown wrote:Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now



I would imagine you are seeing Elk.


No, had elk in front yard Friday evening. These were caribou. Gotta look at the horns


Interesting, Caribou are not native to NM. They must have been imported for a canned hunt or aesthetics. By the way, there would be no mistaking a Caribou for an Elk with or without horns to look at.

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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby Oldgringo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:18 pm

WTR wrote:
RPBrown wrote:
WTR wrote:
RPBrown wrote:Wife and I decided to take a trip to Telluride for our 18th anniversary so here we are.
For those enjoying the Texas weather, it's 54 here at 7:00am. Been raining about noon for several days according to the locals and it has held true the last 2 days we've been here.
To keep it gun related, we did bring our EDC's.
Wish it were hunting season. Been several caribou in our back yards every morning and evening. In fact, watching 4 of them less than 100 yards away now



I would imagine you are seeing Elk.


No, had elk in front yard Friday evening. These were caribou. Gotta look at the horns


Interesting, Caribou are not native to NM. They must have been imported for a canned hunt or aesthetics. By the way, there would be no mistaking a Caribou for an Elk with or without horns to look at.

Telluride is not in NM and neither are many caribou. Perhaps you are seeing Mule Deer if not Elk?


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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby WTR » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:30 pm

You are correct. Sorry brain fart as we were speaking of CO and I have been to the Telluride area many times. I don't think you will see Caribou South of the Yukon. Mulies are much more likely.


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Postby talltex » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 am

If there were Caribou around Telluride they were transplanted from a game preserve--there are no wild caribou in Colorado. The CO Division of Wildlife and the state veterinarian's office said they have no records of any caribou in Colorado. HOWEVER--a 350lb bull WAS hit and killed near LaSalle CO (about 50 miles north of Denver) back in 2006. It had a numbered ear tag so evidently it had escaped from someone's game ranch, but the investigator said that they didn't know of anyone in the area that had any on a game preserve. The Alaska director of artic studies says the farthest south they have seen any wild caribou is in the northern part of Washington state. I'd bet that one of the Hollywood people that bought ranches around Telluride brought those into the area. I have a cabin over the divide in Mineral County and a friend who is a lifelong resident-- and a hunting and fishing guide-- said he has never heard of anyone seeing or shooting a caribou in last 50 years.
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Postby karder » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm

Did you ride the million dollar highway? Have fun and safe travels! :cheers2:
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Re: Greetings from Colorado

Postby RPBrown » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:42 pm

talltex wrote:If there were Caribou around Telluride they were transplanted from a game preserve--there are no wild caribou in Colorado. The CO Division of Wildlife and the state veterinarian's office said they have no records of any caribou in Colorado. HOWEVER--a 350lb bull WAS hit and killed near LaSalle CO (about 50 miles north of Denver) back in 2006. It had a numbered ear tag so evidently it had escaped from someone's game ranch, but the investigator said that they didn't know of anyone in the area that had any on a game preserve. The Alaska director of artic studies says the farthest south they have seen any wild caribou is in the northern part of Washington state. I'd bet that one of the Hollywood people that bought ranches around Telluride brought those into the area. I have a cabin over the divide in Mineral County and a friend who is a lifelong resident-- and a hunting and fishing guide-- said he has never heard of anyone seeing or shooting a caribou in last 50 years.


I would guess that I was mistaken but sure looked to be caribou horns and they were quite close. Close enough to tell they weren't elk unless very deformed
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