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CO unit 15

Myself and a group of 3 will be hunting gmu 15 for bucks during 3rd season this year. Only one of four has actually hunted here and that hunt was unsuccessful. I'm also thinking about getting a leftover cow tag as long as I'll be up there. That being said is there anyone who can give me a few ideas where to start? I'm headed up in two weeks to have a look around.

Sarvis Creek Wilderness interests me, but two of the guys are more into camping near a road somewhere so backpacking in is out.
Two of us are in very good shape as we hike 14ers so getting off the road is no problem nor is extreme terrain. I'm not looking to shoot a huge buck, just something nice. Also is there an area where we could get into elk as well during the 3rd season?

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Re: CO unit 15

Yes, definitely look at Sarvis Creek Wilderness. You can still camp from the truck. There is a ton of pressure along the main road splitting 15 and 27, so you can beat that in two ways. One is to hunt up from the west, which has difficult access(basically just the Sarvis Creek SWA), the other is to just get in further from the east. Either way will work, but since you are mostly after deer, not elk hunting, I'd go in from the lower elevations around the SWA and county roads to the south in the National Forest.

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Re: CO unit 15

I have killed a few bucks in 15 nothing huge but I have seen a few 180" bucks come out of there. I have had good luck in the BLM north of state bridge the bucks and some elk will be in there 3rd season. state bridge used to offer cabin rentals if your not into ruffing it. But they did have a bad fire a few years back and I do not know if they are still open. good luck

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