Colorado Slam Day 4

After scoring big on a 6×5 bull, Outdoor Life Grand Slam Adventure winner John Stanley samples more of what Kessler … Continued

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One of the many nice mule deer at Kessler Canyon Ranch. This area has incredible genetics for trophy muleys. Read DAY 3 HERE! Read DAY 2 HERE! Read DAY 1 HERE!
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View of the lake from the main lodge. Today started out as rain then turned to snow. Within 2 hours we had 4 inches on the ground.
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John toughs it out fishing in a wild snow storm–a far cry from the nice weather he usually fishes in his native Georgia.
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John’s poor hands about froze off, but he stuck with it.
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John’s patience and toughness pays off in a nice rainbow.
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After lunch we head to the shooting facility at Kessler Canyon for a shotgunning lesson.
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Our guide, Lance Bade, is a member of the U.S. shooting team. He is an expert in trap and a bronze medalist. After a few pointers, John was crushing clay targets.
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Kessler Canyon is also home to some incredible pointing and flushing dogs–each one eager to get out and hunt.
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John and Lance head out for chukars and pheasants.
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John handles this nice flush with ease going 5 for 5 on the first five birds pointed. Here at Kessler a pointer holds on point while a retriever flushes the birds.
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Meet Rib, our faithful pointer.
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Rib makes a nice retrieve on John’s first chukar.
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Lance and John admire John’s first-ever chukar.
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On snowy days like this many birds headed for the brushier cover along the local stream that runs through the property.
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Gorgeous high-country scenery is all around, making a great day of bird hunting even more spectacular.
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Another chukar comes to hand.
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Here’s Rib on a picture-perfect point. Dogs don’t get much prettier.
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A very happy Colorado Grand Slam winner, John Stanley who managed to take a nice trout and several braces of chukar and pheasant with a shooting lesson from an Olympic medalist in between. No wonder he’s ready for bed early tonight.

After scoring big on a 6×5 bull, Outdoor Life Grand Slam Adventure winner John Stanley samples more of what Kessler Canyon Ranch has to offer.