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Colorado gmu 39

Hi I am 14 and have harvested two cow elk. I now wanna try to harvest a bull. I dont need a trophy as any legal bull would be a trophy for me. After doing some research I like the idea of gmu 39.I was thinking of hunting second season or muzzleloader but am willing to try other seasons. I was wondering if any kind person. would be willing to push me in the right direction. And give me a basic idea of what im up against.

Thanks,Tristan 

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What unit have you been

What unit have you been hunting your cows in and have you seen any bulls in that unit while hunting? 

Elk hunting during the muzzle loader season is something special.  The bulls have love in their mind and it is a lot easier to get within range of them when they are thinking of something else.  The best that I can tell you is if unint 39 is where you have shot your cows then to get into the unit in July and August to see if you can find any bulls, that is if you plan on getting a muzzle loader tag.  They should be in the same general area come September when the muzzle loader hunt starts. 

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Thanks critter

I acctually shot the cows in gmu 10 during rifle 3rd season. Which takes at least 15 prefrence points to draw a bull tag. I also recently found out it would take 2 prefrence points to draw a muzzleloader tag in 30 meaning i will likely be limited to rifle seasons. Or a different unit for a bull in muzzleloader season.

Thank you,Tristan 

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The same advise goes for just

The same advise goes for just about any unit.  You have to find where the elk are at that time of year and learn what their habits are when the mountain sides turn orange with hunters pressuring them. 

Elk are creatures of habit.  They need food, water, and cover and I have learned over the years that once you find out what they are doing in your area you can pattern them and be ready for them when they come along.  I know of areas where they water and if you are willing to sit and watch for perhaps a couple of days you will get a elk. 

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Thanks critter i appreciate the advice. I will definetly take those things into consideration while im out hunting.

Thanks Tristan

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