Wait, what? Snowcock

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Luigi Daniele, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    I keep coming back to this thread....if I were younger!
     
  2. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    There's a spot I could drive you close, within 200 vertical feet. Altitude sickness is a factor
     
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    And then ropes, pitons, chocks and jumar ascenders?
     
  4. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    No, you can walk it just fine. And it's a gradual climb at that point.
     
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    :grvn
     
  6. Winchester 1897

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    It still ain't an easy hunt by any means:no I shoot my blue grouse on the way up, and usually end up spending my time watching the mountain goats.
     
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  7. Randwulf

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    I've had altitude induced headaches a couple of times but I got hit pretty bad by altitude sickness on my snowcock hunt. I had to come down. However, I live at 18 feet about sea level so I may be more susceptible than most folks.
     
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    That’s the elevation at the top of my roof.
     
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    A buddy of mine tried to hunt up there with me, he got light headed as soon as we hit around 9500 ft so we turned around. Did shoot a couple blue grouse on the way up.
     
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    During deer hunts I just about die the first couple of days. By day three, can run around like normal.
    They sell oxygen in a can intended for quick recovery while working out, it's great for hauling deer in the Rubies since I am now olderly. Instead of five or ten minute "breathers", one minute works.
     

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