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Location: Canon City, CO
Joined: 10/26/2005
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

With no luck the last 3 years in one unit we decided to go back to my father in-laws old stomping grounds in Unit 75.

We had 4 draw Cow tags and a couple of us have OTC Bull Tags as well. We will be out Rifle Season 2 We went down last weekend to scout and found out that the area my father in-law use to hunt is now closed to motor vehicles due to the fires. This is devastating news due to the fact he knows that area. So now we are trying to locate some other areas in 75 that might be good.

I spoke with John Lear from elkheaven.com and he was extremely helpful for not knowing the area. He gave me some likely areas to find elk. I should mention that we don't have horses so we will be on foot. I don't mind hoofing it but I don't want it to be like the last 3 years where I have hoofed it all over the mountains and not get into any Elk. I did however get a real nice 4x4 Deer last year, so i feel confident that I can get game if its around.

If there is anyone that can help point us in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Thank you and happy hunting to all those going out!!

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Joined: 06/18/2004
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Colorado GMU 75

I suggest calling the Durango field office of the Colorado Department of Wildlife, ask to talk to a field biologist, tell him your trouble (planned to hunt old familiar area but find that road access is closed due fires), and ask him to help out by pointing you to a good spot. Make it clear you are a "do your own homework" kind of guy, but under these circumstances you are up against the wall. I think there is a chance the biologist can help you out.

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Location: Canon City, CO
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

Great...

Thanks I will see what info I can get.

jk
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Location: Williamsport, Pa.
Joined: 08/08/2006
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Unit 75

A good contact isthe owner of "The Buck Stops Here" an animal processer he is originally from Hamburg Pa. and now lives outside of Pagosa Springs tel # 970-731-3535. We normally hunt around Williams Lake and yellow jacket and grassey mountain but they are all out of your district now. That is all the help I can give you.....jk

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Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/03/2006
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

JeremyC

I have an either tag for the first hunt in 75, 751, 77, 771 & 78. I contacted the DOW office in Durango and received a limited amount of info about the area. I was not forward enough to ask "where's the elk?" so my questions were more about hunter concentration and possible camp sites.

I have thought about north of Lemon Res. and on Missionary Ridge to hike into the wilderness area. Have you learned any more about the area since your last post? Do you have any idea about where the majority of the hunters locate in the area? I want to stay away from as many as possible and I am willing walk a lot to do it.

I will try to post the results and findings of my hunt as soon as I return (Oct 18th or 19th) so if you have not left for your 2nd hunt by then, I may have some information you can use.

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Location: Canon City, CO
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

I havent really learned anything new yet.

Work has been crazy so I havent had a chance to call DOW yet. I will try this week or next. I am trying to get everything wrapped up at work so I can enjoy my hunting.

I think we will be down in the same area as you for second season. My group wants to stay near Missionary Ridge.

I am really not sure where others hunt this area.

I did just get a new eTrex Legend so if I need to breakaway for a hunt or 2 I will feel more comfortable. I need to find out about the topos you can download to the GPS.

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Location: Front Range, CO
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

Jeremy, I sent you a PM. Let me kow if you have any questions.

Centennial

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Location: Canon City, CO
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

Thanks for the pm!

BTW where are you on the front range? I am working out of the Springs now.

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Location: Front Range, CO
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Colorado Elk Hunt in GMU 75

I am, I live on the north side of the Springs. I left Durango in 1991 but still have friends there. Like I said, it's a special place so I go back often even if I cant hunt.

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