Share what you know: Every hunt has a story

The paint is still wet on the first day of summer, and already it’s time to think about the fall hunt.

With less than six weeks before the opening day of archery season, it’s also time for you to think about all of those unforgettable hunts you’ve enjoyed and how much you want to share those stories with other hunt lovers.

I mean, you do want to share them, don’t you?

The annual Colorado Hunter magazine will hit the stands in late July, and we are looking for some great, local hunting stories.

Did you see or experience something funny, bizarre or once-in-a-lifetime? Did you shoot/arrow/run over your biggest elk/deer/skunk?

Here is what we’d like to see:

A true story — unless it’s truly funny, don’t try to make it funny (except maybe the skunk) or misleading — about a hunting experience, either one of your own or one of your hunting partners.

Buddies are nice, spouses are nicer, families are nicest.

Possible topics include: any big-game hunt; novice or first-time hunters enjoying success; a hunt with your family or kids or husband/wife; a solo hunting trip into the backcountry with an outfitter; the time you were snowed out but still had a great time.

And more, limited only by your experiences. 

Write it down, check the spelling and send it via email to me at the address accompanying this column.

No No. 2 pencils on Big Chief tablets, no hand-written letters, no single-space typed entries.

Send high-resolution photos (color preferred) by email or on a CD; we don’t have time or resources to scan some black-and-white photo from 1953.

It’s 2014, use the Internet.

Include your name and identify the people in any photographs you submit.

Deadline for submission is July 1.

By submitting your story for consideration, you are giving Colorado Hunter permission to use the story and the images for editorial and advertising purposes.

What you can expect: The staff will read your story, decide if it fits in the magazine and send you our thanks.

The only pay you receive will be seeing your name in print and circulated across the Western Slope.

In recent years we’ve enjoyed a good response to our search and have enjoyed reading and sharing some fascinating human-interest stories as well as some entertaining hunting stories.

We look forward to reading more of the same.

Email submissions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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