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Any news.....

...from any 1st season elk hunters here in CO yet?

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Hot but changing

GooseHunter Jr wrote:

...from any 1st season elk hunters here in CO yet?

Spoke to my uncle (lives near our area - Middle Park) and he said it's been 'hot' (for the time) and breezy. Hadn't talked to anyone who was making game.

Supposed to be some moisture starting overnight throughout most of the western half of the state. Maybe it'll be enough to keep the buggers out of the deep dark for a few minutes longer. 

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buddy of mine missed

Just got a text earlier from a buddy of mine that missed a cow at 100 yds but blew the hell out of a branch 5 ft in front of him. He said he brought the kindling back to start his campfire tonight.

I got my bull on opening day of muzzy season. It was a hard hot hunt. Another buddy that came up to help me, filled his CAP bear tag with a nice chocolate/blond bear, and we both filled our fall turkey tags. I also passed on a few bucks and missed one during archery season. This was all in the Bosque Del Oso down in southern CO. Did I mention it was a long hard HOT hunt?

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Have not heard anything about

Have not heard anything about CO yet.  had 2 buddies just return empty handed from NE Utah, on the CO border.  They had a great time, but said there were lots of hunters out there.

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Good news, indeed.....

10/16, Unit 4, Western side of Routt NF at just over 10,000 ft at about 10:30 a.m.-- mix of dark timber slopes and thinned benches where grass was still about 50 pct green.  Temps were low 30s early to 50s and 60s later.

The encounter with he and his twin was my second of the morning.  Got in to a group of cows and spikes earlier.

 

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bull

jcbrown99 wrote:

10/16, Unit 4, Western side of Routt NF at just over 10,000 ft at about 10:30 a.m.-- mix of dark timber slopes and thinned benches where grass was still about 50 pct green.  Temps were low 30s early to 50s and 60s later.

The encounter with he and his twin was my second of the morning.  Got in to a group of cows and spikes earlier.

 Awsome bull, maybe you can get his twin next year

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congrats!

Congrats on the bull jc!  I'll be hunting the same general area on Saturday.  Hopefully his twin will make an appearance lol...heck, I'll even take a cow.  Sounds like the weather is pretty reasonable right now.

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JC, great looking bull.  That

JC, great looking bull.  That is what I will be looking for come saturday.  I have also heard that in a few areas they are still bugling pretty good.  Have seen a few kills shots bit not too many...I assume alot of guys are still in the field.  Good luck to all.

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That's a heck of a bull! 

That's a heck of a bull!  Looks like you're having a little trouble getting that head around the tree to pose for the photo..... lol

 

Congrats!!!!

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photo was easy.....

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

That's a heck of a bull!  Looks like you're having a little trouble getting that head around the tree to pose for the photo..... lol

 

Congrats!!!!

Thanks all!

Photo was easy ... Rolling him on to his back was another matter.  You only see one rock in the photo.  He came down on his belly wedged between two big rocks and that tree.  Luckily, I was able to find a couple of guys who helped me move one of the rocks.  Adding a come-along,  some chain, and maybe some dynamite to my gear list for next yr. Yes

 

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Dynamite would be classic....

Dynamite would be classic.... lol

I still dread the day I get my first elk and have to cut it up.  I can't fathom how to deal with something that size.  It's pretty daunting to be next to one.

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