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Location: South Florida
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Colorado GMU 38 First Rifle Season

Well guys, my dream has come true.

For those of you following my prior posts:

I am a police officer who will be traveling to Denver for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, October 3 - 8, 2009.

I am an avid deer hunter who had hoped to participate in my first elk hunt following the conference. After speaking with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and other area law enforcement officers, I chose GMU 38 (cow elk) as my first choice for my draw. I chose it because of its proximity to Denver, the odds I might obtain a non-resident permit, and the odds I might actually see an elk.

My philosophy is first and foremost to enjoy the beauty of Colorado. My grandfather used to live in Longmont, and I have many fond childhood memories. Should I actually see an elk or signs of an elk, I would be very happy. The ability to harvest an elk..... forget it.... I would be THRILLED.

Ok, so the odds were in my favor this year. With the DOW setting aside 65 percent of the licenses for residents and 35 percent for non-residents, I believe fewer non-residents applied in light of the economy. Unfortunately for those of you who live in Colorado, I think more people may be looking to put some meat in their freezers.

So now I put myself in the Forum's hands. I know the basic area and GMU boundaries. I would never ask anyone to reveal their secret hunting areas - that they will be hunting.... but..... If you did not draw GMU 38, First Rifle Season for your hunt this year and could provide me with some tips or areas to consider (remember, I only want a cow - not your Trophy Bull), I would really appreciate the help.

Happy Hunting to all, and I hope everyone got their first or second choices.

Mark

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Location: Colorado
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Colorado GMU 38 First Rifle Season

two of the same replies right in a row. Man, you must be pumped. Sent you a PM.......have a couple of ideas that might work.

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Location: South Florida
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Colorado GMU 38 First Rifle Season

Got your PM.... and you are right! I am PUMPED!

I will continue to "spam" my hunter friends. My wife is not really big on me hunting. I go to Michigan deer hunting one week each year because my parents are in their 70's and are getting older. They live on 10 acres that abut the Manistee National Forest.... it is like having a million acres in your back yard. I usually take 3 deer.

This year I have an opportunity to go to a conference in Denver which coincides with the First Rifle Season. That is the ONLY reason I am going, and the ONLY chance I will have to hunt an elk.

Coincidentally, I will turn 50 in September - this will be my birthday present!

I have one chance to get this right!

Any help is appreciated.

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Location: Golden
Joined: 07/22/2009
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Archery Hunting in GMU 38

I live in the Denver area and my brother in law is coming in from out of town to archery hunt unit 38. I am new to this area and would appreciate any advice anyone can give. I have a few days off next week and would like to do some scounting. Thanks in advance/

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