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co 44/444

I have hunted CO 44/444 for the past 2 years and will be returning this yr the last 2 weeks of bow season.  We camp around 11000 ft and hunt down every day.  We dont start finding any elk sign until we get down to around 9500 ft.  Do I need to be looking lower than 9500 ft----I'm thinking of camping lower this yr and hunting 9500 ft and down.  Any thoughts on elevation that time of year??????  Thanks

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I have hunted both quite a

I have hunted both quite a bit since I live in 44.  I have found very few animals up high but there are always some up there.  I have always found more animals in the 8,000-9,000' elevation range and last year most of them were right about 8,500'. 

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Thanks Critter.  I sent you a PM the other day in referance to some of your previous posts reguarding unit 44 and Red Table Mt.  I don't think my message went thru--not showing up in my PM box

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I never got the PM.  Any

I never got the PM. 

Any other questions go ahead and ask and I'll see if I can help

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I will try to re-send the pm

 

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I don't hunt as early as

I don't hunt as early as Critter does as I don't currently hunt archery. But starting with the first season we start getting into elk as low as 6500. 

I've driven up on the red tables the last couple of years with snow on the ground and not seen any tracks at all.

But I've stated before I'm not a big elk hunter and just take them as opportunity presents while deer hunting.

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Thanks for the replys and PM's