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Elk and Deer in Unit 77,78 of Colorado

Looking for info on bow hunting in Unit 77,78 of Colorado for Elk and Deer. 

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wrong forum

There was a lot of questions about these units back in the spring.  Might move this to the Rocky Mountains Forum

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We moved it. You'll get a

We moved it. You'll get a better response in the correct forum.

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thanks,  still new to this

thanks,  still new to this

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what do you want to know

info is a pretty broad topic.  Be specific.

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i am just wondering my chance

i am just wondering my chance of tagging out for both elk and deer in unit 77 and 78 in colorado, or should i plan on hunting them at diferent times.  I am wanting to do a bow hunt in the next couple of years.  i now you have to draw a deer tag and can buy a elk tag over the counter. 

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not good.

not good.  Most guys who hunt deer in the high country are going to be doing a spot and stalk hunt in the alpine stuff.  When they are elk hunting they will be going after them in the timber.  Unless you want to sit waterholes, your chance of bumping into one while hunting the other isn't very good.  You'd have to commit to one at a time, and leave plenty of time for both.

And to be more specific, your odds are 28.6% for deer in 77 and 9.4% for elk.  26.2% for deer in 78 and 13.4% for elk.  So to kill both in 77 your odds are 2.3%, and in 78 3.5%.  

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Thats still better odds then

Thats still better odds then here in New Mexico.  But you are right one at a time is easier then two.  Maybe next year i will try my luck.

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