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Location: Wisconsin
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Co elk unit

Looking for a little input. Trying to choose a 1st rifle either sex tag for a 13 year old youth 1 pp. I am looking at units 28, 54, or 55 any thoughts and or advice would be appreciated? Long hikes n altitude are not a problem, he has been in unit 14 and 79 the last 2 years. Thank you.

 

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Location: Grand Lake, Colorado
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Unit 54 or55

I would hunt these units any day over 28

unless you are just hunting weekends

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Results for 2011Unit

Results for 2011

Unit 28.....Bulls..34...Cows..98.....639 hunters

Unit 54.....Bulls..60   Cows..47.....543 hunters

Unit 55.....Bulls..41..Cows 133.....602 hunters

 

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Of those choices I would go

Welcome to BGH and hope you stay with us and share some hunts and knowledge. Of those choices I would go for Unit 55 due to all the public land and the unit holds a lot of elk. Also you have a lot of diverse terrain to hunt and work.

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Thanks for the welcome, glad

Thanks for the welcome, glad to be here. I have hunted units (4,14,53,161,77,79,86,214, and 581) over the last 25 years with a variety of succsess. The last eight years I have not bought a tag myself, but have been the pack mule n caller for my two oldest boys. They are in collage now n can't get away for a couple more years. Last year got a left over tag in unit 79 for my younngest boy, saw a couple of nice bulls ( think they wandered over from 76) but couldn't get in close enough for a good shot. I like to explore new areas, (probably explains my low succsess rate of 1 elk every 2 or 3 years) that is why I am asking about 28,54,55. Have not been to these units before and it looked like he should be able to draw 1st rifle. I will post a picture of my sons bull he got a couple of years ago as soon as I can figure out how to get sized right. Thanks for the advice.

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CO elk unit

Here is the pic of older sons first bull. Near Trinidad, 1st rifle.

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That is a really nice bull.

That is a really nice bull. Hunting around Trinadad is usually pretty good, if they are not pushed into private land. I too would probably like unit 55 better than the other two. Good luck.

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Thanks, I am not sure who was

Thanks, I am not sure who was happier, my son or me!

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28

28 is probably just about the worst unit in the state by any ranking.  Right there with 18 and 181.  Numbers 100, 101 and 102 out of 102 on my old rankings.  Hunters outnumber bulls most seasons, plus lots of black timber (or standing dead) making it tough to kill the elk that are there.

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Thank you for that FYI. I

Thank you for that FYI. I think I will just drive thru unit 28 and enjoy the scenery.

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That is a great looking bull.

That is a great looking bull. Not sure I would leave an area if you know where to get them and they look that good.

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