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.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...