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The Drought this year

With the drought in a lot of the western States this year, did it seem to effect where the Elk were, compared to normal years ?. I didn't see the Elk that i normally do, and just wondered if others had the same problem ?.

Kevin

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Yes. I spoke to a Colorado

Yes. I spoke to a Colorado Parks & Wildlife officer at their Gunnison office during 2nd rifle season and they told me the elk were at lower elevations early this year due to the lack of rainfall and the lack of food at higher elevations.

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The drought really concerns

The drought really concerns me, even for next year.  I have had some great tags on drought years, or years after the animals have really been stressed, and it made for some really tough hunting and trophy quality was way off.  I am likely just going to apply for points in most units next year.

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