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canahois river drainage

Been several years since I hunted in Colorado. No intentions of hunting there anymore, but I was just wondering how the hunting was in a couple of spots. Used to be real good. Just remenescing. Anyway I was just wondering about the 7 hermets country if the mule deer were still huge, the canayhois river drainage if the elk herd was still good, and if the elk have come back into where that mine is north west of silverthorne. That used to be real good elk hunting early and moose had a good start there. The last year I hunted around that mine some rifle hunter or hunters came in and killed most of the moose. I don't even remember the name of the place now. Every moring for a couple of years we would walk rite past a little bull with a couple of cows. My uncle evenhad them named. Then the following year we found carcasses with the heads chopped off. Asked the game warden about it and he said someone had poached them the year before, and the investigation was ongoing. The few jerks out there give us all a bad name. Too bad those guys don't get caught more often. It's no different here in Montana. poachers make me furious. Anyway I'll get off my box now. i sure had a lot of fun in those spots.

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If you are talking about the Seven Hermits area south of Eagle then yes there are usually a couple of moss horned bucks taken out of that area each year. There are even a few nicer bucks taken out of the draws coming off of the hill between Gypsum and the Colorado River. It has taken quite a while for the buck population to come back up but it is getting there.

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Are you talking about the Conejos?

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Ya that's the place conejos. Now for another correction. The mine is really a mill and it's called Henderson. Sometimes my english ain't to english. Sorry about that. That's the 7 hermits I'm talking about.

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still killin elk by the mill and plenty of moose around there 2. :\:D/

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That's awesome to hear. That is where I cut my teeth on elk years ago as a wee lad huntin with my dad and uncles. Love that country.

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me+3 wrote:
That is where I cut my teeth on elk years ago

ya me too,i shot my first bull around little muddy about 10 years ago.use to be thick around there with lodgepoles but they have cleared a ton of beetlekill out around there so things have changed but the elk are still there.we see a bunch of different little families of moose throughout the williams fork drainage. Thumbs up

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