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Colorado unit 76 & 78

Has anyone here ever hunted unit 76 & 78 in CO. my son and have 5 points for deer and elk and are trying to find a good place on public land for us to hunt this year. What other areas should i look at ? Thanks

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

I have not hunted these two units. However you can check out the harvest recaps to see what the unit activity is:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/huntrecap/

BLM maps are also available here:

http://www.co.blm.gov/mapfaq.htm

Incidentally I have had one guy tell me that the elk herds around Pagosa Springs are not doing as well as the rest of the state. Pagosa Springs is at the western edge of Unit 78.

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

If your looking for a good spot, you might consider getting the big game CD, see the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2718486714

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

Hi, I have the big game CD from the Colorado DOW and it showed unit 76 has having a very high success rate in all seasons. A friend and I hunted there a few seasons ago and were successful. It is common knowledge from people who live there and people who have hunted there, that if it snows, the elk are every where down low. We hunted the area around Bristolhead and it was awesome country for elk hunting. If you can't find them go high on North facing slopes right below Bristolhead Mtn. E-mail me at jsapeda@hotmail.com if you need any more info.

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

Just to clarify, the CD is not produced by the Colorado DOW. It is an independent, for-profit company that makes and sells the CD. The DOW re-sells the CD for them (and for a small profit) just like they do a nice selection of books.

Not trying to discourage anyone from buying the CD. I don't have it myself, but I've heard it is very worthwhile. I just wanted to be sure that people didn't misunderstand and think the CD was an "official" production of the DOW.

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

Thanks for pointing that out Don, I didn't realize the CD was not an offical DOW product. I always thought it was produced by them. I think it uses DOW data though, a compilation of the stats reports, so you don't have to dig through the rather cryptic system the DOW uses to record their stats.

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Colorado unit 76 & 78

unit 66 is right next to unit 76 and offers excellent elk hunting, if you have the points which you do.

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unit 76 this year

I have a group of guys coming from louisiana, and we will have a combination of bull/cow and deer tags. We were waiting for unit 61, but it looks like that won't ever happen, so now we are looking for alternatives. I would like some info on the following:
1)places to camp...campgrounds, cabins, etc
2)are there easier areas to hunt- we have a few older guys that are not really trophy hunters, but may want a shot at a bull, but cannot climb, and I heard this area is tough, but are there areas wheree "less fit" folks can access?
3)We have hunted in 751,75,521, and 61/62 in the past, and have the means to get animals out, but we don't have horeses, so will we be able to get our game out without renting horses?
4)we might consider "hiring" a guide to show us around, and give us some guidence in the area as well.
We are not "trophy" hunters, but a few of us have waited 10-12yrs to make a 61 trip, so there are a couple of us that will want to go after a decent bull, and a few are coming just fot the expierence, and to bring home some elk steaks, but we don't want to go up there "completely" blind, so ANYTHING you can give us will help....thanks

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