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Old 07-31-2017, 07:22 AM   #4401
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Who is going to be hunting NM unit 15 second season? I will be there sept 17th thru 24th.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:41 AM   #4402
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Anybody hunting Colorado Unit 53. BobG and I along with our boys are gonna hit it. I have never been to unit 53 and it's been a number of years for Bob. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2017, 09:45 AM   #4403
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Pernell,
I will be in unit 15 second season we hunt south of Pie town will be my third year.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:38 AM   #4404
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Well I am going to go do a little elk warm up with Brett c for pronghorn in august. It's getting so close!!!


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Old 08-01-2017, 11:04 AM   #4405
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Anybody hunting Colorado Unit 53. BobG and I along with our boys are gonna hit it. I have never been to unit 53 and it's been a number of years for Bob. Any advice would be appreciated.

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I'm in 55 just to the easy of you
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:23 PM   #4406
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I will be in unit 15 second season we hunt south of Pie town will be my third year.
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We hunt out of Luna. Are you hunting with an outfitter?
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:09 PM   #4407
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Headed up for the first time to Unit 78 9/18-9/24. We've got a private camp and will have some guides helping out from Fish Creek. Have any of y'all ever used Fish Creek outfitters?
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:31 PM   #4408
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Lol darnnn 78 got popular. Very very steep high altitude hunt.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:32 PM   #4409
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I'm sampling food. I decided to deviate on my last trip last year and I went with heathers choice. outside the salmon and buckwheat nothing else was edible.


I had the same experience, it was tough to choke down.


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Old 08-03-2017, 08:15 PM   #4410
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I had the same experience, it was tough to choke down.


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I'm pretty sure the Idaho bears and chipmunks didn't even touch it. I lived off condition one bars, buckwheat and lots of yeti.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #4411
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We hunt out of Luna. Are you hunting with an outfitter?
No sir we have ranch only tags it's diy. We have a cabin and hunt 10,000 acres
Have not killed an elk yet but usually 1-2 guys kill or have opportunities.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:58 PM   #4412
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I heard about heathers choice on the exo podcast. She's outta Alaska right
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:43 PM   #4413
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I heard about heathers choice on the exo podcast. She's outta Alaska right
Yes, packoons are really good, buckwheat edible, salmon is good...

Other stuff not so much,

Hawks vittles is my Favorite, but he can be a little slow.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:49 PM   #4414
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Headed to CO unit 80 tomorrow for a vacation/scouting trip. Hopefully it will give this first timer a slightly better chance...


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Old 08-07-2017, 10:19 AM   #4415
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Man it's great when they understand and encourage the obsession




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Old 08-07-2017, 11:09 AM   #4416
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Wait until you've been married a decade, there will be no "baby" and she will pack your bags for you and kick your arse out the door!!! It's great!!!
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:41 AM   #4417
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Wait until you've been married a decade, there will be no "baby" and she will pack your bags for you and kick your arse out the door!!! It's great!!!
God I hope thats true. Im in the phase where i get **** anytime I want to be gone over night lol

Although she sucks it up like a champ.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:56 AM   #4418
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The word is that we are supposed to have a cool fall. Already had snow on monarch pass and I think a little is going to be up on pikes peak after this rainy fog clears
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #4419
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Wait until you've been married a decade, there will be no "baby" and she will pack your bags for you and kick your arse out the door!!! It's great!!!
X2. Except, I seemed to always acquire a new piece of home furniture when I return home.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:11 PM   #4420
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Yep, just got a new couch!!!! WORTH IT!
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:13 PM   #4421
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Yep, just got a new couch!!!! WORTH IT!


Hey my wife's on here and y'all are teaching her bad habits
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:24 PM   #4422
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In about 30 days I will be headed to the mountains !!!!
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:29 PM   #4423
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Hey my wife's on here and y'all are teaching her bad habits
Welcome to the botherhood... lol
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:29 PM   #4424
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11 days for me and I'll be on the mountain. Can't wait


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Old 08-07-2017, 12:36 PM   #4425
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Does anyone know where I could possibly snag a cow tag in New Mexico or the southern half of Colorado? I know I can go OTC but looking for an outfitter or landowner that could point me in the correct direction so that I can get close to them and learn. At this point I have never even seen an elk with my own eyes so looking for a way to accelerate that learning while also having a good chance of not going home without meat.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:36 PM   #4426
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God I hope thats true. Im in the phase where i get **** anytime I want to be gone over night lol

Although she sucks it up like a champ.
If she does that like a champ i don't know that I'd stay gone overnight.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:22 PM   #4427
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This is my first time to go elk hunting. Headed to Colorado with BiL and a couple others that have been many times. I hope to kill something. I have bull and cow tag.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:22 PM   #4428
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If she does that like a champ i don't know that I'd stay gone overnight.


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Old 08-07-2017, 02:42 PM   #4429
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Does anyone know of a Bow Hunter Ed Field day near McKinney? Ive been looking online for a few months and cant find anything. Never thought it would be this hard to find a course but if anyone knows of one please let me know!
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:10 PM   #4430
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If she does that like a champ i don't know that I'd stay gone overnight.


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Old 08-07-2017, 03:12 PM   #4431
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Anybody hunting Colorado Unit 53. BobG and I along with our boys are gonna hit it. I have never been to unit 53 and it's been a number of years for Bob. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Looks like we are gonna meet. I am on the same hunt.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:29 PM   #4432
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Who is going to be hunting NM unit 15 second season? I will be there sept 17th thru 24th.
I'll be there sept 19th thru the 14th.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:42 PM   #4433
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headed to 80/81 for 10 days at the opener then going back the last week of archery if needed. Do you guys that backpack in hang your food? this is my 3rd trip and have hunted from camper the 1st 2 years, in effort to save the long steep climb in every morning I'm backpacking in and staying up there this year.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:44 PM   #4434
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Looks like we are gonna meet. I am on the same hunt.
When are yall going to unit 53?
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:46 PM   #4435
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When are yall going to unit 53?
Sept 1-10.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:36 AM   #4436
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This thread is way to far down to be this close to September. My elk bow is ready!!!




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Old 08-10-2017, 11:14 PM   #4437
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New bullets built. Gold tip pierce 300 4 fletch with x2 blazers




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Old 08-11-2017, 07:42 AM   #4438
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Season is getting close! Surprised this thread isn't getting more action.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 AM   #4439
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Time to link and change inreach plan. Everything else is ready.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:45 AM   #4440
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Y'all are killing me!!! I still have 94 days dang it!!! I just got back from the Front Range, from Amarillo to Fort Collins it is as green as I have ever seen it!!! Good luck guys.

Side note, one of my buddies was scouting off the I-70 corridor a couple days ago. Found white tails at 11,200 ft.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:47 AM   #4441
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Getting excited. We will be rolling in to our camp in Colorado three weeks from today. Just two of us this year. Its a big private ranch but surrounded by hard to reach BLM and NF (Uncompahgre). The best hunting is on the public because its nasty and steep in alot of places and we have never seen another hunter on it.

This year we are hanging a Millennium tree stand over the wallow where I shot my bull last year. We go in early Sept and usually don't hear tons of bugling but we like to get there early and get the first crack at them.


Hopefully the labor day crowd will push some bulls our way from the easier to access public land.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #4442
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Headed up September 15th. I have lost over 26 lbs since my elbow surgery in June. Walking four miles a night, averaging 5 nights a week, with a 50 lb pack, and on low carb Keto Diet. Hope to be around 194-195 by the 15th. 4th year in a row. Last year I went up too heavy and almost died.

The weather may be warm but the moon phase is going to be right on. Wishing the very best of luck and a safe trip to all our Elk Hunters!
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:29 PM   #4443
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Going on my first elk hunt this year in CO early sept and keep reading where everyone says it's warm. What's "warm"? Last year opening day was 95 degrees in Texas... And the average weather yearly september in CO shows lows around 30 and highs in the upper 60s, and that's not even at hunting elevation. Is that about what I should expect?
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:43 PM   #4444
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Man right now it's not warm. Heard we are supposed to have a cool fall
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:17 PM   #4445
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It's definitely not too warm. Yesterday it rained on me all day and I bet never made the 60° mark. So far everything is a muddy mess on the trails from all the rain and horse traffic. This is north of Pagosa Springs.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:40 PM   #4446
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headed to 80/81 for 10 days at the opener then going back the last week of archery if needed. Do you guys that backpack in hang your food? this is my 3rd trip and have hunted from camper the 1st 2 years, in effort to save the long steep climb in every morning I'm backpacking in and staying up there this year.


I'll be in 80/81 while you are gone. We get there the 10th and leave the 16th or 17th. I just got back from a week long vacation up there and it was BEAUTIFUL!


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Old 08-12-2017, 11:43 PM   #4447
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I leave in 28 days!

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Old 08-15-2017, 12:56 PM   #4448
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I'll be in 80/81 while you are gone. We get there the 10th and leave the 16th or 17th. I just got back from a week long vacation up there and it was BEAUTIFUL!


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Nice you'll be between my trips I'm going back the 23rd-27th if no success the first go.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:22 PM   #4449
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #4450
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25 days til we head to 81. I'm ready already. I cannot wait!



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