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Colorado elk/deer hunting in gmu #231

Looking for info on elk and mule deer hunting in colorado gmu #231

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Colorado elk/deer hunting in gmu #231

The whole central portion of 231 is routt national forest, so land access shouldn't be an issue. If your hunting late in the season, i'd stay lower in elevation, 10k ft at ripple creek is most likely too high for the elk later in the season, especially if it has snowed.

good luck, routt and white river are nice areas, some areas (like trappers lake) south out of 231 have been hit hard by fires in recents years.

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Colorado elk/deer hunting in gmu #231

Ripple Creek is in unit 12 (a draw area), right across the border from unit 231 (an unlimited area). Try around Dunkley Pass or south of Yampa near Black, Slide & Mud Mandel Lakes.

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Colorado elk/deer hunting in gmu #231

I hunt 231 every year actually. Mostly for elk. Last year I got a big 6x6 bull. Just got back from up there yesterday. Got another good size bull but it is just a 5x5. Not bad though because I'm in it for the meat mostly. As far as deer go, I have seen some monster bucks up there. Just not a real fan of the taste of deer from the hills compared to deer from the plains out in the eastern Co plains.

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