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
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 email@example.com if you need any more info.
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.
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.
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
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...