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Location: Colorado
Joined: 11/09/2005
Posts: 166
Colorado Muzzleloader Season Over

Another season come and gone. Saw lots of droppings, but not hide nor hair of an elk. The other hunters I talked to in the area I was hunting said the same thing. All week long I heard only three or four shots. I was hunting South of the Cache La Poudre river, West of Ft. Collins, North of RMNP.

Oh well, I still had a good time and there's always next year.

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Location: South Florida
Joined: 09/03/2006
Posts: 13
Colorado Muzzleloader Season Over

I know how you feel. But at least being out there sure was a lot better than sitting behind this desk. I am already looking forward to next year.

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Location: centennial, co
Joined: 03/24/2003
Posts: 59
Colorado Muzzleloader Season Over

Not what I was hoping to see. My brother and I are headed up that same area. We're going 4th season Deer/Elk. Hope things change by then.

Dan

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Location: Colorado
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Colorado Muzzleloader Season Over

Well, like I said, I saw lots of droppings. That means that elk have been in the area, and probably will be back at some point. They just weren't there when I was hunting.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. There's a lot of time between now and the 4th rifle season. The elk will be moving around alot between now and then.

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Location: Southern NH
Joined: 09/13/2006
Posts: 379
weather??

How was the weather? Hot and dry?? I hunted muzzleloader in unit 13 about 6 years ago and saw nothing until we had a front come through with some rain. The elk came out of the woods like cockroaches and the hunt was on. Didn't last long, though. As soon as it dried up and got hot it was like someone hit a switch. We didn't bag one that year but man, was it fun.

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Location: Colorado
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Re: weather??
NH Hunter wrote:
How was the weather? Hot and dry??

No, actually, pretty cool and wet most of the week. I think it was Tuesday night that I was inside my 15° rated mummy sleeping bag, wearing a fleece shirt, long-jonhs, and wool socks, and still got cold enough that I pulled out my 35° rated bag, opened it up, and put it over top of the first bag. When I got up the next morning there was a layer of ice on top of the water that I had leftover from the night before in my coffee pot.

That was the morning that I was really, REALLY glad that I bought myself a pop-up camper this year, with a furnace. Let the furnace run about 5 minutes before I got out of the sleeping bag and by then the inside of the camper was very comfortable.