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Archery unit 3 Moffat Area

I have a Quick question for the guys in colorado. I was looking to hunt area unit 3 archery. Is this an over the counter tag for archery.? I am pretty open to what unit I hunt in 2010 . I am not really familiar with colorado . I have spent more time in Wyoming up around Cody. I am just looking for an area of public land where I will at least have a chance of seeing some elk. I would appreciate any input . Thank you in advance. Also is that archery tag an either sex tag or bull only?

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Archery unit 3 Moffat Area

Unit 3 really isn't a good unit for archery season, it is a better late season unit when the elk migrate in from Wyoming or out of the Elkheads, east of Craig. There are some fair sized BLM and state trust lands, but you'd do better going somewhere else. The archery tag is either sex and is valid in unit 3 (most of the surrounding units are draw only, but can be had with no points).

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And welcome to BGH!

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Archery unit 3 Moffat Area

the bio is right i have hunted in 3 for 5 years
oct rifle and have seen elk twice
because of a foot or more in the bear ears area moved them
down and across the highway so i would not recommend

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Archery unit 3 Moffat Area

I areally thankful to the replys is there a unit you would recommend for a do it yourself archery hunt on public land where I would at least have a fair chance of seeing some elk?

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Try unit 15. Much better than average elk density

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Hey exbiologist I really do appreciate the help . I am looking into some drop camps down around Durango unit 74. I figure a possible 2010 archery hunt but doing it on my own would be satisfying enough even if I got a cow with my bow. I have hunted the black hills for turkeys and spent a lot of time around Cody,Wy. Did get up close to a lot of cows and a raghorn in blm land in Wapiti. I am willing to work to get to my elk . I am a whitetail hunter and no matter where I go or what I hunt it seems a high precentage of people dont want walk very far from the car.I also know that if you get to where there is less human traffic you will find animals. I was once hunting whitetails on the side of a mountain. Around 75 yards below me I had around 7 or 8 does feeding. I saw some guys coming through around 30 yards below the deer . The deer just vanished between the rocks and I even knowing where they were could not see them from above. As soon as the guys were gone the deer reappeared and were back to feeding like nothing ever happened and the guys never knew they were there.

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