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Old 08-20-2021, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Anybody want to go DIY CO public land elk hunt?

Iíve invited a few friends, but it does not appear they want to go. Itís over the counter Public land hunt. Leave on 10th and come home on 17th or 18th.
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Old 08-20-2021, 09:19 AM   #2
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I cannot but where do you plan on going?
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Old 08-20-2021, 09:26 AM   #3
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The man said Colorado! That oughta be specific enough!


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Old 08-20-2021, 09:31 AM   #4
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If i was back in town Id be all over it. Im not in any form ready to hunt. My longbow is in storage- but I would go just to be there again. Next year Im jumping on with someone - bow- gun- atlatl I dont care. Wish you luck brother. Good to see you around again
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Old 08-20-2021, 10:02 AM   #5
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What unit and season? I hunted OTC 21 & 30 in 2017 with a buddy and it was very dry and kind of crowded where we were base camped.

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Old 08-20-2021, 10:46 AM   #6
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Wish I had a bit more notice. I’d dang sure take you up on this. Been wanting to try this for a few years but don’t know where to start as far as information goes.

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Old 08-20-2021, 11:04 AM   #7
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Iíve invited a few friends, but it does not appear they want to go. Itís over the counter Public land hunt. Leave on 10th and come home on 17th or 18th.

What month?


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Old 08-20-2021, 11:04 AM   #8
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I have been to Unit 71 & 711 6 of the last 7 years and won't be able to go with our group this year (opening week). I would like to consider your invite, but would like some additional info. If you'd rather handle questions via text, my cell is 832-six 5 one- 9six8six.

Questions I'd have:
Unit # and general camp locale
Packing in or drive up to your camp?
How many in the group confirmed?
Are there any smokers in the group (I'd pass on the invite if there were, just too much invested to chase wapiti to give them another edge)
Have you hunted the area previously and seen much elk at that time of September?
What is the elevation?

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Old 08-20-2021, 11:24 AM   #9
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Old 08-20-2021, 11:38 AM   #10
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I'm dialed in and ready but my son picked up a General tag in Wyoming so I'm going to "guide" him up here. I've really been wanting to cut my teeth on a Colorado OTC archery hunt and this seems like a great opportunity but I don't have enough vacation time to do both. *tears*
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Old 08-20-2021, 11:58 AM   #11
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Iíve invited a few friends, but it does not appear they want to go. Itís over the counter Public land hunt. Leave on 10th and come home on 17th or 18th.
Don't get me started Tim!!!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2021, 01:00 PM   #12
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Details give me some details!
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Old 08-20-2021, 01:07 PM   #13
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Don't get me started Tim!!!!!!!

LoL. Okay you are the one who opened this thread!!! LoL
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Old 08-20-2021, 01:29 PM   #14
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Man, Iíd love to go, but I have elk at my no fence ranchito in RS. Iíve got 5 or so coming in on a regular basis. Best of luck in your endeavor....

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Old 08-20-2021, 01:33 PM   #15
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I have been to Unit 71 & 711 6 of the last 7 years and won't be able to go with our group this year (opening week). I would like to consider your invite, but would like some additional info. If you'd rather handle questions via text, my cell is 832-six 5 one- 9six8six.

Questions I'd have:
Unit # and general camp locale
Packing in or drive up to your camp?
How many in the group confirmed?
Are there any smokers in the group (I'd pass on the invite if there were, just too much invested to chase wapiti to give them another edge)
Have you hunted the area previously and seen much elk at that time of September?
What is the elevation?

Thank you
I hunted those units 1998 thru 2012 without missing a year. Good times!! Avatar picture is County road S looking over Glade Lake.

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Old 08-20-2021, 02:27 PM   #16
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I will retire June 10, 2022. I will be in some western state next fall. I'm sorry I can't this year. I wish you good luck this year.
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:41 PM   #17
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Am hoping to go 3rd Rifle Season.
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:55 PM   #18
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Dang I wish

Good luck and take lots of pics to share
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Old 08-20-2021, 05:32 PM   #19
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I have been to Unit 71 & 711 6 of the last 7 years and won't be able to go with our group this year (opening week). I would like to consider your invite, but would like some additional info. If you'd rather handle questions via text, my cell is 832-six 5 one- 9six8six.

Questions I'd have:
Unit # and general camp locale
Packing in or drive up to your camp?
How many in the group confirmed?
Are there any smokers in the group (I'd pass on the invite if there were, just too much invested to chase wapiti to give them another edge)
Have you hunted the area previously and seen much elk at that time of September?
What is the elevation?

Thank you

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Old 08-21-2021, 06:55 PM   #20
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Sorry guys trying to clean up my PM’s to accept more messages.

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Old 08-21-2021, 07:28 PM   #21
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I hunted those units 1998 thru 2012 without missing a year. Good times!! Avatar picture is County road S looking over Glade Lake.
We probably hunt with the same feller. Our camp was right around the other side of Glade Lake. A tall dude with an Italian last name 😉
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:39 PM   #22
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I would love to take you up on this, do not think my KCA battle will be defeated. I even have horses and gear. Great jesture
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:45 PM   #23
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We probably hunt with the same feller. Our camp was right around the other side of Glade Lake. A tall dude with an Italian last name 😉
Did you get my text?
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Old 08-21-2021, 07:59 PM   #24
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What type of hunt do you plan to do? Drive to camp? Horseback? Pack in? What do you plan to sleep in? What elevation do you plan to camp? Are you wanting to hunt together as a team (caller/shooter)? Are you/other hunters in decent shape? I spent 3 weeks up high last year. It was tough hunting with all the extra people in the woods.
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Old 08-21-2021, 08:12 PM   #25
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Archery - I hunt with a recurve
base/possible spike camp
Walk in
It's just me going. I went by myself last year.
I have plenty of gear for base camp including large two room cabin tent.
Getting the final gear for doing a spike camp
It's public land so the hunting can be hard. That does not bother me.
Yes I am in shape to climb up and down the mountain.
Not an experienced caller at all.

cleared out PM's PM if you want to go.

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Old 08-21-2021, 09:06 PM   #26
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Man, Iíd love to go, but I have elk at my no fence ranchito in RS. Iíve got 5 or so coming in on a regular basis. Best of luck in your endeavor....

Man, that ain't elk huntin!

Elk hunting is having to breath through every pore in/on your body, aching legs that can't go any further and just one more mountain.


Done that a couple of times. The best place for my flatlander health was south of Trinity. A road crossed out of Co into NM and back into Co. I forget the unit and road, but it was basically flat, except for 1000'(or so it seemed) cliff/ledge/ridge that dropped off the flats.

Went into the Flattops once, it was nice and one place out of Steamboat. Sure wished I was fit enough and $$$$enough, it'd be tempting, but I have neither.

So, here's a hardy good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 08-21-2021, 10:57 PM   #27
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If I were 20 years younger, and had my health like I did 20 years ago, I'd take you up on it Timm! Heck, I coulda carried you up the mountains too!
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Old 08-21-2021, 11:43 PM   #28
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I respect you fellas that do this. Please do a live hunt and let us tag along
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Old 08-22-2021, 01:16 AM   #29
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Did you get my text?
Sorry, just responded tonight. Will give you a call tomorrow if that's ok, with some questions.
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:18 AM   #30
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I am very intrested but cant get a pm to go through.
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Old 08-22-2021, 02:34 PM   #31
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I would like to go next during rifle season. I’ve been a couple and really enjoyed it.
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:37 AM   #32
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:43 AM   #33
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Had my 1st hunt planned this fall...knee butcher said really?!?!

I feel I am up to it with some help along for when I drill that 325" herd bull.

Very interested Timm...gonna send you a PM with my cell #
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:06 AM   #34
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I coulda carried you up the mountains too!
You must have been one strong dude cause Timm is not a small guy.
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:38 AM   #35
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You must have been one strong dude cause Timm is not a small guy.
Yes sir, I've met Timm a time or three.
Ets just say I was in pretty good shape back then.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 08-23-2021, 11:34 AM   #36
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PM sent but not sure if it went through or not. Please let me know if you didn't get it. I'd love to go.

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Old 09-26-2021, 09:18 AM   #37
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Any updates on the trip?
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:25 AM   #38
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Who ended up going? I want details also. I may be in for next year.
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Old 09-26-2021, 12:05 PM   #39
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If i was back in town Id be all over it. Im not in any form ready to hunt. My longbow is in storage- but I would go just to be there again. Next year Im jumping on with someone - bow- gun- atlatl I dont care. Wish you luck brother. Good to see you around again
Im game next year.When your worldly travels slow down hit me up.
The rest of my group is still wore out from the last trip we all went on.
They still refer to you as speed goat.
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:31 PM   #40
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In for outcome of this trip Timm.

If I was in better shape, I would love to do something like this.
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Old 09-26-2021, 02:07 PM   #41
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Well I was going and it was going to be my first elk hunt so I was very excited about it. Spent about 10 days getting everything i needed and getting ready. Then the week we were leaving my son got covid and I had to back out.


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Old 09-26-2021, 05:19 PM   #42
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In for outcome of this trip Timm.

If I was in better shape, I would love to do something like this.

Had a great time just no elk. Probably needed to go a week later. Had a bull moose bed down behind my tent and he stayed the night. He was there the next morning. I got within 22 yards of him
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Old 09-26-2021, 05:33 PM   #43
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Had a great time just no elk. Probably needed to go a week later. Had a bull moose bed down behind my tent and he stayed the night. He was there the next morning. I got within 22 yards of him
Cool

Post some pics if you have any
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Old 09-29-2021, 07:48 AM   #44
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:34 AM   #45
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Had a great time just no elk. Probably needed to go a week later. Had a bull moose bed down behind my tent and he stayed the night. He was there the next morning. I got within 22 yards of him
That's awesome. Did you end up having to go solo?
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:40 AM   #46
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Sorry no elk, but I hope you had a good time my friend.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:07 PM   #47
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That's awesome. Did you end up having to go solo?

Yes. Put a lot of miles on my boots.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:08 PM   #48
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Sorry no elk, but I hope you had a good time my friend.

Brother I had a great time. Just took my time and walked around the mountains.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:51 PM   #49
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Shot no elk or seen no elk? You changing tactics and locations next year if the latter?
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Old 09-30-2021, 07:28 AM   #50
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Shot no elk or seen no elk? You changing tactics and locations next year if the latter?

The elk in that area were not active. Pressure? Warm weather? Moon phase? Probably all of it. I found a spot that had fresh sign, but no elk. I never bugled or cow called once. The elk were not talking either. Saw plenty of mule deer. Might try a new area next year. Solo hunting is fun and challenging.
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