I would like to get opinions on Colorado GMU 63 for bull elk for the 3rd rifle season. Namely, how crowded does the unit get, what are the elk herds like, what is the terrain like, and how much pubilc land is there?
The unit gets some pressure near the roads, but there's only a few roads with plenty of public land outside of those. Not sure what you mean by what are the elk herds like. There's elk, probably not a ton of older bulls, but fair numbers. Plenty of public land
Thank you for the reply. It sounds like 63 is the kind of unit that a guy could kill a bull in if he is willing to work at it. In other words, get out of his truck, put some miles on his boots, glass and scout before hand. Is that a fair statement?
True. I just want to make sure it is huntable from the respect that the roads are far enought apart that leg work stands a chance of paying off versus a unit that has roads too close together to accomplish this.
Just curious how the unit worked out for you? My buddy has a 3rd season deer tag for this year, don't know a whole lot about the unit but trying to do some research. I will be tagging along with a bull tag.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...