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Location: Colorado
Joined: 07/13/2011
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I never see a sea of orange

I never see a sea of orange in ML season. I saw one hunter last year. The rifle seasons are another matter. I have no interest in hunting those seasons. Just get away from roads and easy access areas.

My unit.........70 ML hunters......................1000 rifle hunters.

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Location: Western Colorado
Joined: 03/26/2009
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The biggest reason that you

The biggest reason that you don't see a sea of orange in New Mexico while hunting is that it isn't required to wear any. 

Joined: 06/20/2011
Posts: 33
I'm sorry looks like I might

I'm sorry looks like I might have said the wrong thing and upset some of you. I grew up and learned to hunt in Colorado. I love Colorado! When I moved to New Mexico and started hunting I learned very quickly that New Mexico practiced sound management everywhere while Colorado practiced sound management only in certain units and other units were "throw away units". Colorado could be awesome and I know some units are. But how does it make you feel when they choose your home unit to be their "throw away unit"? If they never give up on their over the counter hunts and let go of their greed it will never get any better. I take hunters out every year who tell me they hunted 5,6,15 years in Colorado and never got an elk. Granted they weren't playing the points system right but damn! All I know is in New Mexico the only problem we have had so far is too many elk. I will always give my opinion and advice on hunting New Mexico free of charge so take it for what it is worth. Sorry if I stepped on some feelings. Whistling

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 07/13/2011
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I get an elk every year.

I get an elk every year. Someone has a problem if they can't get one in 15 years.

Colorado has more elk than any other state. They must be doing something right.

Joined: 06/20/2011
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Congratulations on your

Congratulations on your hunting success! I didn't mean to upset anyone just speaking from my experiance of having hunted both states extensively. I think CO does a much better job than NM of managing mule deer. I know areas of CO are good for elk I have a friend who is an outfitter in unit 60 and he does great. I'm sorry you don't like my opinion. Thumbs up

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 07/13/2011
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You're free to say anything

You're free to say anything you want. You don't have to apologize. Hunters shouldn't be thinned skinned. I'm not bothered by anything you said, but I will defend my state. I love Colorado, and wouldn't live anywhere else.

Relax bro.