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Colorado Elk GMU 40

I was looking at hunting on public land in GMU 40, Colorado. I have been doing a little research, and noticed that the public hunting areas are in some locations hard to figure out where the acces points are. I'm not afriad to pack in, and will do whatever it takes to get into public areas, but would be willing to pay a small trespass fee to get to public hunting lands. If anyone has any information on good access points, or any landowner would allow me to cross-over their land to get to public lands, please let me know. Probably leaning toward the rifle hunt, maybe muzzleloading. I should have enough preferance points for this area, also.

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Re: Colorado Elk GMU 40

Mostly just one major landowner to deal with in that unit, and the trespass fee wouldn't be small. Elkkill06 is the guy to talk to here about access points in 40. My buddy's who is the CEO of Hoyt/Eastman (or whatever they call it) killed a huge bull there this year but paid about $10,000. But I thought I heard something about that landowner going to Ranching for Wildlife.
Anyway, there a couple of County Roads that you can take that will give you access up to larger pieces of BLM and the 12 square miles of Forest Service. I'm visiting family for Christmas right now and don't have any additional info for you about County Road.

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Re: Colorado Elk GMU 40

hawg328 there isn't any landowners in 40 that will let you through there property for a "small" trespass fee. Although there are some great areas to get into with a little help. I will PM you and we can get you in the right direction. Yes

Mark, was your friend hunting on Mountain Island Ranch ? And if so they are going with the Ranching for Wildlife again along with King's and Gore's. Also, what no pics ! Evil!

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GMU 40

Hi,

I saw this thread a couple of years ago regarding Colorado elk GMU 40. I've got 12 preference points and am considering hunting the muzzleloader season. I'm leaning heavily toward trying to hunt public land, but understand it's landlocked for the most part? Not afraid of packing in, just trying to figure out if it's worth burning the points, or raiding the savings account to gain private access. Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

 

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The ranching for wildlife

The ranching for wildlife that is starting this year is really gonna drop the caliber of bulls. There is public land that is accessable but its tough terrain and the access points can get interesting. personally with that many points id wait. I burned three for an archery tag there last year. I probably wouldnt have applied for it if i had 12.

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Definately not !

I would not spend 12 PP's unless you are going to fork out the money and get in with the Gores or Mountain Island. I am looking to spend 7 PP's for a first rifle season hunt, but I have the luxioury of stomping all over the moutain (public that is) to find the bull I am after.

Good luck on your quest.

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Re: Colorado Elk GMU 40

Was just looking for the pics in my email. I'll get it later tonight

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Re: Colorado Elk GMU 40

These are both of Eric Watts, the CEO of Hoyt, on Warren Gore's place. Access isn't cheap there.

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Hey Mark thanks for sharing. Big smile I usually see one 380 plus bull come off of Gores' place a year just because Warren uses the same taxidermist as I do.

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