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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Colorado Elk Hunt

Anybody thinking about an Elk hunt in Colorado next year? I lived out there and did some Elk guiding some years ago. I know some good spots. I had my own horses, but all you need is a good 4x4 and backpacks.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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I'll be doing it with my friends again next year (as well as this year). Drew my muledeer tag this season so I'm pumped!

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Heading out this year. Are you allowed to use an atv on public land. I never took one but see a-lot of guys hauling them. If I took one I would only use it to haul out my kill if its legal. We are hunting Grand Mesa where have you huntied 264Winmag?
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I am going to try and get a cow permit for my Flint lock next year. And thanks for the help. But I already have a tree on Electric Mountain picked out. I only pray I can make it back to that tree some day!!

I can close my eyes and see that spot any time I want. Most beautiful place in the world!! Especially with 24 inches of snow!! Tom.
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Hi, An ATV has to be registered in Colorado. A non resident permit is $25, and you can't take it off of a dirt road. A 4x4 truck will do the same job. I lived in 3 spots. Saguache, at the north end of the San Luis Valley. Lots of Elk, Mule Deer, and Antelope there, but lots of hunters. I saw a trophy Elk shot up in the Sangre De Christo mountains on the east side of the valley, there are less hunters up there because of the climb, but if you get something it's all downhill. Bonanza ghost town (13,500 ft.). And Telluride in the San Juan's. I like it there because it's not known for hunting, it's known for skiing and movie stars. It's a rugged area, but there are some Elk in there. I saw a trophy Mule Deer on Mt. Dallas, and not many people hunt there or on Mt. Wilson.
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Re: Colorado Elk Hunt

More and more of the US Forest is closed to ATV's.

There are a lot of Forest Service Roads that are little more than jeep trails, where you can ride them.

My first CO elk kill another hunter from LA drove up the trail as I was gutting it (It ran to the edge of the old loggging road and died there, nice of it) and asked did I want help pulling it out. Fellow had the elk back to the parking lot before I was there and all he would take was a beer.

One caution with bringing your own ATV, be sure to know how to adjust the air/fuel mixture for altitude. I saw a lot of guys with trouble running theirs and that was the problem, set for eastern altitudes running at 10K +. Less O2
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Heading out to unit 66 in september. Packing in 10 miles. Hunted many times on the other side of mountain from Tellride (Ouray)in 65 (OTC) many times, good muley area also. All I do is archery.
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I'm going on my first elk hunt in Oct.We are going to the area around Meeker, and Morapas Creek.Sleepy Cat Peak would be in that area I am told. We are renting horses as I am a Cancer survivor and tire fast. One of the fellows who invited me has gone in that area for 20 yrs., yet any advice I welcome. I guess the big question is my choice of rifle, 3006 or 7mm Rem Mag.
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Good luck on your first out west adventure! Either rifle will be fine, if you have both take the one you shoot the best.
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I'm going on my first elk hunt in Oct.We are going to the area around Meeker, and Morapas Creek.Sleepy Cat Peak would be in that area I am told. We are renting horses as I am a Cancer survivor and tire fast. One of the fellows who invited me has gone in that area for 20 yrs., yet any advice I welcome. I guess the big question is my choice of rifle, 3006 or 7mm Rem Mag.

i am going in october also around the meeker area and renting horses too.

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