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We are planning a second season rifle elk hunt north of Steamboat in the fall of 07. Where to go and tactics??
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Welcome to BGH! Big smile

What units are you looking at? Have you hunted in Colorado before?

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We have hunted the area once before. We are looking at zones #214 and #14. Any idea what the mule deer numbers are like?
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Boot, Welcome to BGH. Big smile
I have hunted the Zirkels a little but haven't hunted 214 yet. 14 is not really a good deer area and the success rates for deer and elk are low in 14. We have a lot better areas to hunt in Colorado, any particular reason you're choosing to hunt 14 & 214? Are you using a outfitter?

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We have a place to stay in the Clark area. We have hunted the area before taking a few small bulls. We will be buying over the counter bull tags. We would appreciate any suggestions about different areas.
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Boot

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Boot, We hunted the Zirkels in 05 and my nephew killed a 5 point bull. We saw one small forky buck and some does but that is all we saw but this was the 3rd season, so you might be better off then we were since you're hunting second. The deer seem to migrate out before third season. I still haven't figured out the deer in that area. Sounds like you found a good elk area and have killed a few bulls. I talked to a friend who hunted up there last year and they saw some elk but not one deer. 214 might be better for deer then 14 and the stats on DOW's site said so. The problem with 214 is it has a ton of private land in it.

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Boot, did your Clark, Colorado hunting plans work out for this fall?

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Boot you might want to check the CDOW web site for stac. The deer tags or draw only unless their is leftover tags for thosse units, you can find all this out on the CDOW web site, hope this helps.

TOM

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