Deer Camp in the Chocolates D12

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  1. Mogambo

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    D12 is a very tough hunt. 950 tags sold yearly and only 50 deer harvested. But camping in the desert and putting 40-50 miles a day on the old quad is one of my most favorite times of the year especially when you can spend it with close friends.

    Some years the washes are jungles and some years they are bone dry and it can change by only traveling a mile as summer flash floods hit some areas and not others.

    The view of the stars are outstanding as we watch for shooting stars while satellites buzz overhead. Last night we had four desert grey fox come to camp to beg for food.

    We camp a few miles from the Chocolate Mountain Gunnery and Bombing range and often we are entertained by night firing exercises as Ospreys roar in overhead and unleash their deadly fire on targets. It resembles a stream of lava pouring into the mountains when they fire their big Gatling guns.

    Sometimes it’s hard to remember our prime purpose is to bag a deer.

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    Man! You ain’t kidding haha. My buddy is determined to bag himself a burro. I’m tagging along for the second year in a row to help him fill his tag. Despite the terrain’s unforgiving nature, I sure do love it out there. I’m pretty sure we were in the same area near the chocolate mountains because we also heard the booms lol. We quickly learned last year that a quad will help so hopefully that’ll help us be more successful this year. Good luck out there!
     
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    Nice report Good luck out there . The chain guns do have a very distinct sound . Very cool . WR
     
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