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Colorado Unit 78

Still in the process of finalizing thing but it looks like we will make the drive to Colorado for the Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Rifle season. I beleieve we will be hunting Unit 78. How is this area as far as mulies & elk, what other games is plentiful there? Any Advice?

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Colorado Unit 78

Long drive! :smile:

Two seasons ago when we were having 2 elk for one tag, I was told that unit 78 was one of the few units not included in it. Apparently the area around pagosa springs has been abnormally dry and the elk/deer have not faired as well. While the southwest has received better snow this year, it has not been so in years past.

Does this mean it will be bad hunting? I don't know, since the DOW matches tags count to harvest count expectations, but something to consider, I personally have never hunted the area. Check the DOW's harvest stats for more info.

What else is in the area? Coyote, cougar, and probably black bears (although check the stats).

One other considersation, the southwestern corner of 78 is Ute Reservation. I don't know for sure, but you may need special permission (or license) to hunt there.

Alamosa to Pagosa springs via wolf creek pass is a nice drive.

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Colorado Unit 78

Yeah long drive is right. We will leave here in Bama and drive to Shreveport, Louisiana and meet up with the guys were hunting with and spend the night. Then get up the next morning and drive all the way through they say it's about 21 hrs including stops.

Our Intended game are Mulies, but I always wanted an elk so i was just checkin'.

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Good Luck!

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