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Elk camp this weekend(CO)

How many of you will be out at Elk Camp this weekend?  I am planning on setting up camp with a couple of 3 season tents.  I am a little worried about the wind and temperatures.  I have great sleepig bags so I won't wake up frozen.  I guess if it gets too cold we will have to get a hotel downthe road.

Any suggestions for camping in the 20's-30's for a low? 

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gonna be nice and comfy

Going to have a motel room, lots of beer and food and antelope.  No elk hunting for two more weeks for me.  

 

However, if you're worried about wind, put your tent in the timber or below a hill out of the worst of the wind.

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Is this the start of the

Is this the start of the second season?  If so, next week should be good, with lots of reports from you guys coming into the boards!

Sounds like it's gonna be chilly.  Nice warm sleeping bag, and it should make for good sleeping weather.  Best of luck to you, let's see some photos and a story on your return!!

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1st season

1st season opens Saturday.  It's elk only.  2nd season opens Oct 22.  Looks to me like most of the snow is melting and shouldn't be a major issue.

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As Exbiologist stated it is

As Exbiologist stated it is 1st season Elk rifle.  I have an either sex tag.  I will be happy with anything, I am looking for meat.  A nice set of antlers will be a bonus.

Rifles are sighted in and already started packing.  I need a bigger truck!!

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I'll second that.  I have a

I'll second that.  I have a either sex, 1st season.  Hunt camp is set up, heading out early Friday morning.  Heading up to about 9000 ft., in the Durango Co area.  Can't freaking wait!  Oh yeah, I may not have antelope, but I do have home brew going with me

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  Home Brew is the way to

 

Home Brew is the way to go!  Especially for a congratulatory drink!  Good luck to you!  Thumbs up

 

 

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  Did it last year in a 3

 

Did it last year in a 3 seasons tent - even with a very good sleeping bag.  I won't ever do that again.  I spent some good money on a four seasons tent.  I had it already out in 30 degree weather with the bag and I was very warm - almost too warm.  I am going to have 20 to 30 degree nights where I am going this weekend (actually leaving Thursday afternoon) so I know I will be fine - with no heater as well.  Very good advice about setting up in timber or low area.  I will be in timber.  But like you I have a nearby hotel with backup reservations made - for the flexibility of the hunt!  Thumbs up

 

 

 

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thursday

we should be in camp by noon on thursday!!  Cant wait.  i just gotta get my work done here, and hit the road. Driving all night tonight, and most of tomorrow.....woo hooooo  good luck to all, hunt safely, and bring back a big one!

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not for 2 more weeks (2nd

not for 2 more weeks (2nd season) for me but, I will be in Torrington this weekend for a Jr High rodeo sleeping in my trailer.  Looking at the forcast for there looks like 40's and snow though the weekend.  Propane tanks....check.  looks like we'll run the furnace this weekend.   Good luck but, leave a few for us.

 

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20's and 30's for lows? Thats

20's and 30's for lows? Thats tropical weather right there. When I would rifle hunt elk in eastern Oregon the temps at night would be anywhere from -10 to 15 degrees, I've always camped in a tent and would run a heater for about 30 minutes before I would climb into my bag. Then in the morning I would set my alarm for 30 minutes before I would actually need to be up and kick on the heater. It would be about 80 degress in my tent when i would get out of bed. Durning the night my face would get cold but thats all. The nearest hotel would have been 40 miles away so I don't have a back up option other than tuff it out. Good luck to all who are going out this weekend and be safe.

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