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Elk CO Unit 21 22 30 31 32

I was hoping someone could help me out. I have an elk tag for Units 21 22 30 31 32 in CO. I will be hunting the first rifle season. The problem is I have never even been to CO. I am going to go scout next month, but does anybody have any tips on which unit is better or a starting point to begin my scouting.
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Elk CO Unit 21 22 30 31 32

Welcome SmokenOsceolas!

First off I would recommend getting detailed topo maps. I'm familiar with those units but I have not hunted them. For a starting place, I would recommend 21 and 22, out of Meeker or Rangely entering from the north side.

Since you have never been to Colorado, you're probably not aware that those units are in the middle of some intense oil & gas drilling and exploration, so lots of heavy truck traffic and drilling equipment being moved around. That's why I would recommend the north end of those units, I believe there would be less disturbances.

Good luck and let us know how the scouting trip went!

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Elk CO Unit 21 22 30 31 32

One area to hunt would be the roan plateau in 32, access is straight forward and there is public land divided between the oil shale reserve and blm.

It is true that this area is seeing quite a bit of gas development. However, except in cases where land is being locked out to hunters, I don't see this as a down side to hunting. Game do not care, as anyone would attest to that has seen the way elk hang around NW colorado's coal mines

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Thanks for the help.

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