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Location: California
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Hi everyone, I asked my nephew what he wanted for his graduation before I could finish he replied bow hunting for elk in Colorado. So I need help in selecting an area to hunt. I want him to experience elk hunting during the rut. I have been twice to Colorado for elk during rifle season and have had a great time. But have no experience hunting elk with a bow. We just set up a 3-D range at his house with four targets to practice so we will be competent shooting a bow. So any help would be greatly appreciated. [/list]

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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The Wapiti Rut usually gets hot around the middle of September. Yes

I would go to Colorado Division of Wildlife's site and study the numbers for the best units and draw odds......
http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/9CD3B6E4-BEFC-4CDB-A133-6F04211204A5/0/ELK05huntrecap.pdf

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Location: Crested Butte Co.
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Unit 55 has some good elk in it i would go the second week in Sept. if you could do it go two weeks get state wide archery that way you can move to unit 54 if you need to.

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Thanks for the info PaRu, are there any specific areas within those units that I should center on?

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Location: Crested Butte Co.
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I like the Double Top area not alot of animals but lots of more areas if not profitably can help a little more don't want to tell everyone all the good spots. Can e-mail or pm me for more.

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