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Archery Elk Colorado

Little Help for Archery Elk unit 211???? We are planning to pack in and I am wondering what the population of hunters is like and also what the State or BLM access is like?????

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Don't get too caught up on success rates being the deciding factor for a unit, especially ones with small amounts of public land. The hunter density in 211 would be over 5 per square mile if they were all hunting public land. And if all the bulls harvested in 211 came from public, then 350% of the available bulls would be harvested yearly. My point is, you're looking at skewed numbers from private land hunting.

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Ok, thanks alot! I am not a crowd hunter! I prefer to take one or both of my brothers far in away from everyone and do some talking for them. Most of my excitement during a hunt is primarily that.... just talking to the elk and getting a response. Bringing one in is a huge bonus for me not the reason I am out there. OK so you have been very helpful so far so what do you think between 231 Routte National or 70 and the San Juan National. Like you say i am not looking for 300 class just a good chance that our hard work will pay off.

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All I can say is the odds of success are a little higher in 70, the elk density is higher in 231, the hunter density is a little lower in 70, and the elk/hunter is a hair better in 70. To my mind, I think you would enjoy 70 better, but there are still quite a few hunters there too. But you're still better off in 70. There aren't many places where you can have a lot of elk, all to yourself on an OTC tag.

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