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BEST UNITS TO HUNT BIG ELK IN COLORADO

I see alot of posts talking about hunting GMU 61 and GMU 62...

I personally think units 70 and 711 are far better units to hunt trophy elk in than 61 and 62 combined. Last year a 15 year old killed a 417 gross 400 4/8 net B&C bull that is featured in Kings Calander June 09. This year a 385 green score bull was killed less than 2 miles from the same spot. (I personally saw 2 other bulls in the same area that was bigger.)

My Father and I both drew tags for 61 one buck and one bull for 61 4 years ago and seen no good animals. We also had locals with us that knew the land front and back. I shot a 24 inch 3 point buck which was bigger than my fathers bull sadly enough.

Just a personal thought of how poor unit 61 is for the wait for the draw. 7 points it took for my buck and 8 for the bull.

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BEST UNITS TO HUNT BIG ELK IN COLORADO

I think the DOW considers units 2 and 10 to be the top trophy units. Recently read average bull score in 10 is 305. 61 and 54 are managed for good bull:cow ratios, not necessarily trophy quality. They do this through a liberal cow harvest, but don't restrict the number of bull licesnses as severely as 2 and 10. But good luck drawing, I think residents need 13 or 14 points for each.

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BEST UNITS TO HUNT BIG ELK IN COLORADO

I like 2, 10, 61 but I just heard some real good news about 70 that I did n ot know about from someone that hunts there alot.

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