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Colorado Elk Unit 47 Over the Counter Bull

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I was wondering if anyone had any advice for Colorado Elk Unit 47, this would be a 2nd season rifle bull tag over the counter?  I live near the area but my time to get out and scout is going to be very limited this summer.  Does anyone have any experience in this unit or have any recommendations on an approach?  Any advice is greatly appreciated. 

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I don't normally give advice on the area because I like it, but I've also moved in from there.  It's a hard unit to hunt because there's a lot of dark timber, but not a ton of pressure, so you do see elk out in the meadows, but mostly at dusk. Hunt the wilderness,plenty of huntable openings if you get back in there.However , access takes a little planning and smart map work

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Thanks for the advice, do you think access from the top of I. Pass is a good place to start?

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Only if you're packing in on foot. No horse trailers up there and too long of a hike if you are coming back to camp everyday

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If it will help you can p.m. me and I can share what we see on our August archery hunt in 47.  Heading in there the first two weeks of archery season with some guys. Does look like a challenging unit.  We are going in from the east side of Aspen, but we are going to be doing a lot of hiking to get up to timberline.

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