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Anyone got tips on Area 7 archery Colorado Elk?

I hunted area 7 for either sex elk last year. Going to probably do it again while I'm building up preference points. I know a guy that took a decent 5 x 5 bull out of there around Deadmans Road a couple of years ago. Last year I scouted pre season and camped out for a total of 8 days and did not see one elk! Saw everything else under the sun...moose(tons of bulls), antelope, mule deer and even a pine marten! But no elk! Anybody got some tips? Would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Anyone got tips on Area 7 archery Colorado Elk?

i hunted that area for archery elk this past season. Try to hunt above timberline if you can, i hunted way too low. the elk weren't down off the high peaks yet. i heard some good bugles and managed to catch the tail end of a bull. but i didn't see any others besides that.

In area 7, i would suggest hunting as high as you can that early in the year unless it snows. And i also suggest trying to hunt the rut. We went in too early last year, not a whole lot of elk activity on opening day in 7. The elk didn't make it off the mountain till a couple weeks later. A guy in our party ended up shooting a 6 point on labor day weekend though.

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Anyone got tips on Area 7 archery Colorado Elk?

Thanks for the advice. May I ask you the vicinity you hunted in 7? I was mostly around Deadmans Road. Went to Cherokee Park and Bull Mountain.

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Anyone got tips on Area 7 archery Colorado Elk?

umm let me see.... We hunted near Glendevey and brown's park.

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