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Colorado harvest stats

2011 stats just got posted

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Pages/Statistics....

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Thanks for the heads up. More

Thanks for the heads up. More fun to help sort things out for this year.

For some reason the Colorado website won't show those pages when I'm using Google chrome. I have to go switch to IE to see things. Wyoming either for that matter.

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hunter25 wrote:

Thanks for the heads up. More fun to help sort things out for this year.

For some reason the Colorado website won't show those pages when I'm using Google chrome. I have to go switch to IE to see things. Wyoming either for that matter.

 

You have another problem. I was looking at those stats before he posted the link, and i'm on Chrome.

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How do they calculate these stats?

 

I hunted 4 different units during the OTC 2nd rifle season.  I expected to have to fill out a post hunt report as I do here in NM.

I assume they use a sample of hunters and extrapolate?  Does anyone know how big a sample of what percentage of tags they use?

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I asked the DOW that question

I asked the DOW that question once, and was told about 70%. Not sure how accurate that answer is?

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Thanks for the link.  I would

Thanks for the link.  I would say in general, looking at Unit 62 where I would like to go, it's about 20% across the board for elk, and 50-65% for deer, depending on season.  Makes me feel somewhat okay for the deer, not so much for the elk......

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elk are always the hardest

Though you'd think it wouldn't be too hard to find a 500 pound animal, it's a pretty rare unit that has success much over 30% with significant public land.  Deer should normally be easier, but I've been running a lot higher success on elk than deer here, though some of that is due to selectivity.

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I have found that the success

I have found that the success rate on elk is what you put into it.  After saying that I'll say that in the last 10 years I could of quite possibly of gone with 10 for 10 on elk but I have only shot 4 of them.  The reasoning that I haven't shot more is that I don't want to pack one out of the areas that you need to go into to find them.  This last hunting season I found a small herd of about 30 elk with 3 or 4 bulls in it.  The problem was that if I shot one of them I would of ended up with about a 3 mile pack up hill to get the meat out.  Also during the archery hunt I know of a small canyon that holds elk the whole season.  But that pack is about 5 miles all up hill.  I packed a deer out of that canyon one year and said that I would never go back into it.   

So don't get discouraged when you see the percentages posted on the number of animals killed.  I would say that 60% of the hunters want to shoot one on the side of the road and don't venture very far off of a road to find one. 

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That's been my problem too

That's been my problem too Critter, but this year there's going to be two guys in their 20's in the group. I'm going to shoot the biggest elk I can find.  Yes

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Still Hunter wrote:

That's been my problem too Critter, but this year there's going to be two guys in their 20's in the group. I'm going to shoot the biggest elk I can find.  Yes

It is always nice to have a couple of young studs to do the heavy work for you.  Thumbs up

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They'll be paid well with

They'll be paid well with meat. I'll probably still end up with more meat than I can haul out alone.

 

Love it when a plan comes together.  Big smile

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