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Old 09-07-2022, 07:16 PM   #7651
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Heading to CO on the 20th to hunt 8 days. Maybe we can get lucky and find an elk still in the unit, hiding in a cave somewhere.

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Old 09-07-2022, 08:33 PM   #7652
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Hunt hard! Temps are going to fall this weekend and we the locals are hoping this 90 degree plus afternoon nonsense is over.

As a non-resident did you get paper tags or the new MT e-tags?


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Paper. We start hunting Saturday so hopefully miss all the heat. Though it does look like itíll get back in low 80s sun and mon.
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Old 09-07-2022, 10:10 PM   #7653
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We leave Monday as well from San Antonio heading to New Mexico (Angel Fire).
I hope you aren't having to hunt in the burned area south of there.
I'm trying to hunt in the middle of it. Still stumps burning.
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Old 09-07-2022, 10:26 PM   #7654
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I hope you aren't having to hunt in the burned area south of there.
I'm trying to hunt in the middle of it. Still stumps burning.

We are north of Angel Fire and West of Eagles Nest so not in the area affected by the fire.
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Old 09-07-2022, 11:17 PM   #7655
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I have been in SW Colorado since opening day. I have had three bulls in bow range but only one of them legal. A nice 5x5 which I couldnít see my pins to shoot thanks to the No lighted pin rule here. Somebody moved about 500 cows into my area and the elk have vanished. I left this morning to look for new country. Everywhere I looked is covered in RVís and hunters. I did manage to call in Ryan from Wisconsin. A nice young man that really liked my calling abilitiesNot sure what to do next. Really enjoying a motel room after 6 nights in a tent.



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Old 09-07-2022, 11:34 PM   #7656
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That’s awesome speck! Glad he obliged to the photo!
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Old 09-07-2022, 11:52 PM   #7657
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Looks like one of the first LDPs. Shot this Saturday in CO and havenít seen an elk since. Trying to fill my buddyís tag still, but been tough
. They are all either up high or on private it seems.



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Old 09-07-2022, 11:52 PM   #7658
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Heading to Steamboat Springs CO for archery on the 16th. Returning 23rd. Going with 4 others! First time for elk. Forecast is looking good.


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Old 09-08-2022, 09:12 AM   #7659
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Congrats zins!
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:13 AM   #7660
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Nicely done, Zins!
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:14 AM   #7661
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Awesome, Zins!
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:33 AM   #7662
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Congrats Zins, way to start the season!
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:43 AM   #7663
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Anyone hunting Pagosa?


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Old 09-08-2022, 09:48 AM   #7664
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:49 AM   #7665
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Looks like one of the first LDPs. Shot this Saturday in CO and havenít seen an elk since. Trying to fill my buddyís tag still, but been tough
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:50 AM   #7666
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well done!! getting close for us. we leave the 29th. I have been packed since July.....
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:05 AM   #7667
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Congrats zins !!

The weather change is looking nice now folks. Much cooler with a snow chance going into this weekend, snow more up North. A little warmer Sunday and Monday then another cool front with good moisture next week mid week.
Montana should be feeling it soon I think, I hope for you Bill.
Laramie Peak may get a dusting WyoBull.
First frost for us perhaps.

Might want to have that rain gear for next week and be ready for cool, wet weather up higher.
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:11 AM   #7668
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Congrats on the bull! Hopefully they start talking more and y’all fill both tags.

7 days until I’m headed north with an either-sex tag in my pocket, partner has a rifle bear tag.
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:19 AM   #7669
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We are north of Angel Fire and West of Eagles Nest so not in the area affected by the fire.
West Moreno?
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:36 AM   #7670
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Can't wait to be in Montana in a couple more weeks! Killing me.
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Old 09-08-2022, 11:45 AM   #7671
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West Moreno?
Yes, on private.
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Old 09-08-2022, 01:21 PM   #7672
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Congrats Zins...........I hope everyone finds your success!
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Old 09-08-2022, 01:37 PM   #7673
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Congrats on the bull zins!
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Old 09-08-2022, 01:43 PM   #7674
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Congrats zins!
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Old 09-08-2022, 01:54 PM   #7675
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Yes, on private.
That's an awesome area. Good luck! Can't wait to see your pics and story!
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Old 09-08-2022, 03:45 PM   #7676
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I k or of another tbhíer that killed an elk on public lands today. I hope he posts it up soon . Probably still busy packing it out .
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:06 PM   #7677
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Finally got my first elk on public land in Colorado this year, second year at it. Packed in a few miles and heard this guy in a draw bugling. We had a bugling fest at each other for almost an hour before curiosity got him. Right into my setup at 40 yards, went about 100 yards and piled up. My wife was with me, we are beat but headed home.
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:09 PM   #7678
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Finally got my first elk on public land in Colorado this year, second year at it. Packed in a few miles and heard this guy in a draw bugling. We had a bugling fest at each other for almost an hour before curiosity got him. Right into my setup at 40 yards, went about 100 yards and piled up. My wife was with me, we are beat but headed home.

Hell yeah Aaron ! Congratulations brother
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:14 PM   #7679
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Old 09-09-2022, 07:15 AM   #7680
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40 this morning in SW Montana. Pulled out my merino wool baseline for the first time. 3 eggs, strong coffee and checking TBH and then our the door.


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Old 09-09-2022, 07:51 AM   #7681
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Congrats Zins and Banded

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Old 09-09-2022, 11:00 AM   #7682
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Tagged out on bulls opening week on CO public land. Headed back to Texas today, lost weight but hauling a heavier load.

This hunt was an absolute grind and the most physically demanding thing Iíve ever done.

The best part about it was being fully apart of and witnessing each of our encounters, shots, kills, crashes, recovery and pack outs together. I watch zins bull expire from 30yds away, and we watched mine tip over 200yds away together. I have GoPro footage of all of zins bull. I turned my GoPro on when my bull closed 60yds, I hope I got the shot at 37yds, the fall over and our excitement immediately afterwards, but when I took my go pro off my head it was not on. I believe the battery died shortly after turning it on.

The plans we made were spot on and executed exactly as prescribed. 3:30am wake ups, followed by 45min drive, hike started at 4:45am to climb over 1,000í in elevation for over a mile in distance just to start our hunt well before day break.

We made one hell of a team together and some incredible memories Iíll never forget. Met some fellow hunters back on the mountain again this year and enjoyed reuniting.


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Old 09-09-2022, 11:03 AM   #7683
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Zin and Mr. Public props to you gentlemen!!!! That is awesome!!!!!

OTC or draw unit?
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:14 AM   #7684
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We leave Monday as well from San Antonio heading to New Mexico (Angel Fire).
Cebolla for me and good luck to you.
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:17 AM   #7685
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Congrats gents, that's a huge accomplishment going 2 fer DIY on public land.
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:26 AM   #7686
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Zin and Mr. Public props to you gentlemen!!!! That is awesome!!!!!

OTC or draw unit?

This is a draw unit


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Old 09-09-2022, 11:29 AM   #7687
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Good deal, glad you cashed in on your points and made it happen!
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Old 09-09-2022, 01:15 PM   #7688
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Congrats fellas!
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Old 09-09-2022, 04:24 PM   #7689
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Congrats guys! Way to go.

I feel like ďthe shoemakerís kids are bare footĒ living in elk country. Didnít see any today, have not heard a bugle yet. Going back out tomorrow. And the day after and Ö..


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Old 09-09-2022, 06:17 PM   #7690
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Congrats on the bulls guys.

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Old 09-09-2022, 06:30 PM   #7691
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I’m jealous !
Have chased elk the last 6 years. Now I’m skipping a season.
Come on NM deer season.
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Old 09-09-2022, 07:59 PM   #7692
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Congrats Greg. Awesome to go two for two. Can't wait to get up to CO in November for My friends Muley hunt. Safe travels back to TX.
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Old 09-09-2022, 09:59 PM   #7693
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Congrats to everyone, looks like TBH is taking care of business.

I leave next Friday for a 6 day pack in hunt in 16B and cant wait. Any reports from up there, I saw the pic of the 405 they killed last week. So excited, in shape and bow dialed in. Good luck to everyone that still has a tag.
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:40 PM   #7694
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Tagged out on bulls opening week on CO public land. Headed back to Texas today, lost weight but hauling a heavier load.

This hunt was an absolute grind and the most physically demanding thing Iíve ever done.

The best part about it was being fully apart of and witnessing each of our encounters, shots, kills, crashes, recovery and pack outs together. I watch zins bull expire from 30yds away, and we watched mine tip over 200yds away together. I have GoPro footage of all of zins bull. I turned my GoPro on when my bull closed 60yds, I hope I got the shot at 37yds, the fall over and our excitement immediately afterwards, but when I took my go pro off my head it was not on. I believe the battery died shortly after turning it on.

The plans we made were spot on and executed exactly as prescribed. 3:30am wake ups, followed by 45min drive, hike started at 4:45am to climb over 1,000í in elevation for over a mile in distance just to start our hunt well before day break.

We made one hell of a team together and some incredible memories Iíll never forget. Met some fellow hunters back on the mountain again this year and enjoyed reuniting.


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Mr Public isnít just a bad-***** in TX! Add CO to the list. Great hunt, canít wait to do it again next year!


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Old 09-10-2022, 06:09 PM   #7695
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Anybody got any advice on good waterproof gaiters? I looked at Kuiu Yukons and their Kutana’s. Are there any that are waterproof and quiet.
What is everyone using?

Congrats on a great hunt! Not many are two for two coming back!
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Old 09-10-2022, 06:42 PM   #7696
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I have Kuiuís. Keep out wet and snow. Not really sure how quiet they are.

Also look at the Kennetrek gaiters. I saw them in their retail showroom in Bozeman, looked well made.



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Old 09-10-2022, 07:00 PM   #7697
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You guys are knocking em down. Congrats to all.
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Old 09-10-2022, 07:02 PM   #7698
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Mr Public isnít just a bad-***** in TX! Add CO to the list. Great hunt, canít wait to do it again next year!


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Congrats to you guys on those public land bulls. Well done.
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Old 09-10-2022, 07:23 PM   #7699
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Looks like one of the first LDPs. Shot this Saturday in CO and havenít seen an elk since. Trying to fill my buddyís tag still, but been tough
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Old 09-10-2022, 09:15 PM   #7700
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Congrats on the success guys. I just got home tonight. I was gonna stay but too many muzzleloader guys showed up for my liking. This was my first year hunting Colorado public and I really enjoyed the challenges. Had two very near shot opportunities on legal bulls. I didnít want to take a risky shot hunting solo. Learned a lot and canít think of a more beautiful place. Wish I could get Aspen to grow at my house in Boerne. Might just have to do it again next year waiting on more points in Wyoming and Montana.
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