About to hunt the late season for area 41 near Rifle, CO and looking for some advice on the herd up there if anyone has hunted the area or nearby. We will be on foot and packing in for the week, any input would be greatly appreciated.
A co-worker just returned from the 2nd season from there. They did not have any luck. Weather was too warm. Game Wardens said the area had been pretty slow since it was between seasons and to warm. The whole state needs some snow bad. Until some snow falls the elk are going to stay in the high meadows and dark timber. So look high as possible.
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Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
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