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Colorado Elk Hunt Questions

I currently live in Texas and am a big mule deer hunter. I am currently 20 years old and want to venture to Colorado on my first elk hunt. A buddy and I are wanting to hunt the earliest rifle season we can. We are planning on taking four wheelers. I am trying to do as much research as possible before the deadline comes up for the draw so that I know where to apply or even if I need to. I would prefer a place without much traffic. I understand that my chances are fairly slim and am considering a good bull a bonus to a good time. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would even be willing to pay someone for some good advice if need be. Any advice including brand's of call's, area's, and experiences is greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at 806-681-2010. Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Colorado Elk Hunt Questions
flamed69 wrote:
I currently live in Texas and am a big mule deer hunter. I am currently 20 years old and want to venture to Colorado on my first elk hunt. A buddy and I are wanting to hunt the earliest rifle season we can. We are planning on taking four wheelers. I am trying to do as much research as possible before the deadline comes up for the draw so that I know where to apply or even if I need to. I would prefer a place without much traffic. I understand that my chances are fairly slim and am considering a good bull a bonus to a good time. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would even be willing to pay someone for some good advice if need be. Any advice including brand's of call's, area's, and experiences is greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at 806-681-2010. Thanks so much for your help.

Finding a place without much hunter traffic in an OTC unit isn't going to happen, unless you get so far back in that getting an elk out would be a logistical nightmare. Without a point or two, drawing a bull tag for the first rifle season is going to be tough. No doubt, there will be a few leftover cow tags after the drawing is completed. Now, there are atill places to be found, but realistically, nobody is going to send you into their honeyhole. It all comes down to planning, hiking and scouting, but seeing that you're in Texas, this isn't going to be a viable option.
The White River / Flat Tops area supports the largest elk herd in the state, but also has the highest numbers of hunters, for obviosu reasons. Lots of elk and lots of access. For your first time out here, I'm sure you'd like to have a memorable time and come home with an animal; getting a first season bull tag without a point probably won't happen. If you have any questions and need some aditional insight, flip me a PM.

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