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Old 01-31-2015, 01:57 PM   #2551
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I think I'm just going to put in for cow tags this season.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #2552
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Ran the 2nd of 3 trail races this morning in the pouring rain and slop, it was a complete mess...and a lot of fun. Only a few more months until Train to Hunt Challenge course in Denver.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:28 PM   #2553
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Ran the 2nd of 3 trail races this morning in the pouring rain and slop, it was a complete mess...and a lot of fun. Only a few more months until Train to Hunt Challenge course in Denver.
Are those the same as the pack challenge? Some guys at work were talking about a course race involving packing out various weights.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:33 PM   #2554
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Ran the 2nd of 3 trail races this morning in the pouring rain and slop, it was a complete mess...and a lot of fun. Only a few more months until Train to Hunt Challenge course in Denver.

If Denver wasn't so far I would do the train to hunt challenge. But that's a long way for something like that
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:44 PM   #2555
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If Denver wasn't so far I would do the train to hunt challenge. But that's a long way for something like that
I hear you, it is only 12 hours for me. I spoke with Kenton the other day, they are 95% sure there will be a Texas challenge next year. I've got a few guys going this year, I am going to make it a four day deal. Bring a big Texas flag and burn some meat and make it a fun deal for everyone.

Ladrones, I think you are talking about a GoRuck challenge. This is more like a bow biathlon.

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If anyone is interested in all of the western states deadlines and info i just posted a overview on my blog..

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Old 02-06-2015, 04:03 PM   #2557
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ttt lots of interest in elk hunting lately.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:02 AM   #2558
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Spent a few hours this week on Google Earth, got about three drainages to check out this summer. I'm going to make at least two scouting trips this summer, and the diaphragm calls came back out.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:39 AM   #2559
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Looks like I'll be returning to Folsom, NM for an early season archery hunt with some buddies! Maybe get to see the Mountain Man in action this time.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:35 AM   #2560
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Looks like i'll be headed to colorado this year. Looking at the holy cross wilderness. Anybody have any info on the holy cross or the area in general.
May end up being a solo trip.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:46 AM   #2561
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Boomer, which unit?
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #2562
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I have a question about the hunter education requirement for Colorado. Would I have to go through the course that Colorado provides, or does my Texas hunter Ed card work?
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #2563
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The Texas program works.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:24 PM   #2564
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I have a question about the hunter education requirement for Colorado. Would I have to go through the course that Colorado provides, or does my Texas hunter Ed card work?
Any hunter ed card will work.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:35 AM   #2565
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Looks like i'll be headed to colorado this year. Looking at the holy cross wilderness. Anybody have any info on the holy cross or the area in general.
May end up being a solo trip.
I will probably be doing 371 this year, just north east of there. Lots of folks, lots of elk, but I have hunted for a week twice and never come across anyone else off the trail. When it comes to getting off the trail and up in the thick stuff many people can't or don't want to.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:21 PM   #2566
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I have a question about the hunter education requirement for Colorado. Would I have to go through the course that Colorado provides, or does my Texas hunter Ed card work?
Additionally if you are going OTC and can manage to buy your license at an actual CWP office. You can present them you Hunter's Ed and it will permanently be in the system and stamped on your tag. You won't have to carry the Hunter's Ed card with you in the field now or any future hunt in CO.

I did this in 2010.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:24 AM   #2567
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Question gents, my bow is rigged for mulies, I've got a 10" b-stinger with 3 ounces and an MBG ascent ambush single pin sight. While I think I could get by with this setup in the elk woods, I was thinking there has to be a better setup. I've got a 5 pin spot hogg hunter Hogg-it, and a 6" b-stinger, would this be a better setup?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:17 PM   #2568
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Question gents, my bow is rigged for mulies, I've got a 10" b-stinger with 3 ounces and an MBG ascent ambush single pin sight. While I think I could get by with this setup in the elk woods, I was thinking there has to be a better setup. I've got a 5 pin spot hogg hunter Hogg-it, and a 6" b-stinger, would this be a better setup?
IMO the multi pin is a better option for Elk....furthermore I think the Spot Hogg Hunter is the toughest hunting sight around.

As for the stabilizer I could see getting hung up with a 10" in the timber.

Where are you going?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:18 PM   #2569
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WY NR Elk results came out today.

Anyone draw but me?
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:20 PM   #2570
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Danny are you going to put in for NM this year?
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:24 PM   #2571
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IMO the multi pin is a better option for Elk....furthermore I think the Spot Hogg Hunter is the toughest hunting sight around.



As for the stabilizer I could see getting hung up with a 10" in the timber.



Where are you going?

I'm not sure yet, bud, NW is looking viable, but I'd like to get away from crowds. Kinda looking for the holy grail of OTC units, some place with topography that limits hunters and good elk numbers. Lol.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:47 PM   #2572
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Danny are you going to put in for NM this year?
Yes...I am still going to try my luck in NM and if I don't draw I have a pretty good place to go. I hunted up there 2 years and know the area fairly well.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #2573
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Kinda looking for the holy grail of OTC units, some place with topography that limits hunters and good elk numbers. Lol.
Ha...aren't we all. PM me and I'll give you my intel.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:55 PM   #2574
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Yes...I am still going to try my luck in NM and if I don't draw I have a pretty good place to go. I hunted up there 2 years and know the area fairly well.
Our little group has not got together on what unit we want yet. We have been talking about just going for cow tags as one of our guys has a 7 year old we want to take out. A cow is the perfect chance for him to get dirty and to continue his education prior to getting his hunter safety stuff started.

Plus having a nice young cow in the freezer would be nice.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:03 PM   #2575
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I once again submitted for Units 15 and 16a in NM, with the season combine I know my chances are slimmer than they was the last 2 years
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:05 PM   #2576
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I once again submitted for Units 15 and 16a in NM, with the season combine I know my chances are slimmer than they was the last 2 years
This will be your year.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:57 PM   #2577
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Our little group has not got together on what unit we want yet. We have been talking about just going for cow tags as one of our guys has a 7 year old we want to take out. A cow is the perfect chance for him to get dirty and to continue his education prior to getting his hunter safety stuff started.

Plus having a nice young cow in the freezer would be nice.
That is a great idea. My daughters were old enough this year to start getting points in AZ. I can't wait to hunt elk with them.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:02 PM   #2578
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I once again submitted for Units 15 and 16a in NM, with the season combine I know my chances are slimmer than they was the last 2 years
You should be a lock this year. Someone will draw those tags...mind as well be you.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:43 PM   #2579
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Anyone one else going to 751 for 1st season rifle? Still hoping we draw with no PP. Should but have a backup plan to hunt OTC second season. Planning on horseback to Rincon la Osa unless we find some in the la vaca area on the way. Will just be the two of us on our first elk hunt. 5 horses spending 10 days out total.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:43 AM   #2580
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WY NR Elk results came out today.

Anyone draw but me?
Not me checked last night have anouther preference point and will be getting a refund, it is only the first draw of the year. What tag did you draw in Wyoming this year?
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:00 PM   #2581
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That is a great idea. My daughters were old enough this year to start getting points in AZ. I can't wait to hunt elk with them.
My girls got their hunters safety card last weekend !
My oldest has been asking me, when does she get to go elk hunting since she was 4.
I have always told her, when you are 14.
Well, she turns 14 in August, so I am putting her in for a Co. cow tag this season! Can't wait!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:16 PM   #2582
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Not me checked last night have anouther preference point and will be getting a refund, it is only the first draw of the year. What tag did you draw in Wyoming this year?
General....I use WY as an opportunity Elk state
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:49 PM   #2583
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My girls got their hunters safety card last weekend !
My oldest has been asking me, when does she get to go elk hunting since she was 4.
I have always told her, when you are 14.
Well, she turns 14 in August, so I am putting her in for a Co. cow tag this season! Can't wait!
Good stuff Terry! Hope she gets a big fat one!

We are hunting a private ranch in a CO OTC unit this year. Just sent the deposit check in. Should have a decent shot to draw a deer tag this year too. We can't decide whether to go early season or the week of muzzle loader.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:07 PM   #2584
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The New Mexico deadline is the 18th so you have a couple of days to complete your applications. Got mine done today.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:48 PM   #2585
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Anyone going for OTC rifle season for elk? I am really wanting to go but I dont have many friends that hunt or that want to go lol. Been doing alot of research on units and such but I just dont know which direction to go.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:22 PM   #2586
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I put in for a cow tag in Colorado Unit 76 again this year. Saw some big herds last year and hope things go just a little better this year.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #2587
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Well good luck to all that were able to make the NM hunt lottery deadline.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:36 PM   #2588
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:42 PM   #2589
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I'll be going to the second otc rifle hunt in Colorado in October with Cherokee TP outfitters if anyone is interested in joining me. It's a five day hunt. I'll be driving solo. PM me for more info.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:59 PM   #2590
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Well good luck to all that were able to make the NM hunt lottery deadline.
I didn't submit due too I'm still doing my homework, has anyone drawn and hunted the Cibola national forest sections? What I've read it's not the Gila but still good hunting country.
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I didn't submit due too I'm still doing my homework, has anyone drawn and hunted the Cibola national forest sections? What I've read it's not the Gila but still good hunting country.
Are you talking about the Mount Taylor or Magdalena area?
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Well good luck to all that were able to make the NM hunt lottery deadline.
Put mine in about a week ago. Fingers crossed
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:16 PM   #2593
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Are you talking about the Mount Taylor or Magdalena area?
Lol not 100% sure, I know I found a deal called the sandia ranger area. Seems too be northeast of Albuquerque and due north of Tejeras
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Lol not 100% sure, I know I found a deal called the sandia ranger area. Seems too be northeast of Albuquerque and due north of Tejeras
Ok what hunt unit?
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:29 PM   #2595
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Making plans for my first elk hunt with a long time buddy who lives in AZ now. We will be getting OTC tags for Colorado. Just not sure where yet. Lots to plan for, but super excited to have dates on the calendar, and a budget set aside for this.

Wishing everyone luck this fall!
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:31 PM   #2596
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Ok what hunt unit?
I'm guessing 7 or 6. Like I said reading info on new mexico ' s page and NFS' s page is getting confusing
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:33 PM   #2597
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Anyone know what the snowpack is like east of Pagosa, along the divide? I had SNOTEL report saved, but can't find the page I used to access.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:54 AM   #2598
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We're a ways North of Rifle (around Meeker). I'm drawing a Bull and a Bear tag this year for 2nd Season.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:48 PM   #2599
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I'm guessing 7 or 6. Like I said reading info on new mexico ' s page and NFS' s page is getting confusing
They have a better map in the paper proclamation. You can request to have one mailed via NM game and fish website.

I think your probably talking about 6a
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6a does look like it's in the area I'm talking about
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