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Co unit 481

Looking at an archery hunt in unit 481. does anyone have opinions on this unit and can you suggest a starting point to start scouting for the 2010 season.

Thanks Tom p

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Re: Co unit 481

I hunted that unit with a cow tag in 2008 during the 2nd rifle season. My best suggestion is to be in shape. That is a tough unit to hunt. I killed my cow at over 10,000 feet and that is after they had come down some. We hunted to the treeline a couple of days. I thought I was in good shape when I went out there, but found out quick it's some rough country.

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rough country...ummm

rough country...ummm yaaaa...it surrounds the collegiate peaks....only the highest peaks in the lower 48! beautiful country but ya the elk like it high there. tree line is at 11000 feet or better here.

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certainly is rough country

and steep, steep, steep, but the highest peak in the lower 48 isn't even in Colorado.  Sorry, don't mean to nitpick.

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uhh the only other peak

uhh the only other peak higher the elbert is in california...at 14505 i think... then the rest are all in alaska.

so it goes....mt. whitney 14505 caifornia

elbert...14440  co

massive...14428   co

harvard...14427   co

 

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