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Colorado gmu 24, Trappers Lake

In 4 days I'm leaving for my Elk hunt near Trappers Lake in gmu 24.

Looking for any help in locating the Elk. I have some ideas where we are going to hunt but I've never been to the area around Trappers Lake.

My first Elk Hunt was last year south of Gypsum. Had a good time just didn't see any Elk. So any info on GMU 24 would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Colorado gmu 24, Trappers Lake
hkngoutdrs wrote:
In 4 days I'm leaving for my Elk hunt near Trappers Lake in gmu 24.

Looking for any help in locating the Elk. I have some ideas where we are going to hunt but I've never been to the area around Trappers Lake.

My first Elk Hunt was last year south of Gypsum. Had a good time just didn't see any Elk. So any info on GMU 24 would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

My buddy and I have 2nd rifle cow elk and deer tags for 12,13,23 and 24. This will be my first time hunting this area. I spent this past weekend scouting the area. I came in from Meeker and headed up into the White River NF towards Sleepy Cat Peak. I was shocked by how many hunters were in there. I saw a couple of bulls and cows hanging in camps. But I saw more hunter orange specks roaming the hills than I ever could have imagined. I have mixed feelings about this hunt. I know we are going to have to push deeper into the woods to find the herds. Not that I have a problem with that. If we had bull tags maybe I'd be a little more enthusiastic. But I'm not too excited about knocking ourselves out for a cow.

I've hunted both archery and rifle in the SW part of the state for the last couple of years and rarely saw other hunters. So seeing what I saw last weekend was eye opening for sure. My only advice is to look for all the hunters... and hunt in the opposite direction.

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