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elk in rout nat forest area

sirs,
has any one hunted in this area?areas of interest are 5,4 ,161.had a friend tell me that it was good but that was 15 years ago.he no longer hunts elk now.
gary b...

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Location: Colorado
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elk in rout nat forest area

I'm assuming you are talking about hunting in CO.
What season are you interested in?
AB

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hunting season

not sue but i was thinking the second season would be good.what are your thoughts on this?
gary b

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elk in rout nat forest area

Gary,
Hunter success averages 18, 16, 15 percent for units 4, 5, 161 over the last 6 years.
I haven't been over there during 2nd season, but I'm sure someone will provide some additional information.
Another question. Have you hunted in CO before? You might consider using a guide service for your first hunt. Just a thought.
AB

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colarado hunting

i hunted with a guide in 86 in wyoming.i am planning to hunt with a friend in 2008.i am also limited in mony right now for the next 3 years that is why i can not use a guide.
gary b

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elk in rout nat forest area

Gary, I've hunted 5 a few times and 4 quite a bit but as AB points out, the success rates are pretty low. If you decide on hunting these units, you will see many camps and plenty of other hunters. Have you ever thought of the southwest part of Colorado. The success rates are usually higher and fewer hunters? If you look at AB's website...they have all of the stats there.
Have a good hunt. Thumbs up

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website

I checked out the website and it's very easy to use. Pick a unit with good stats and ask around here for particulars. Plenty of guys around here willing to help. Thumbs up

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elk in rout nat forest area

i hunted 4&5 this past season
wasent able to get up high do to snow
but i did see alot of elk
i watch over 200 head for three and a half days (atleast 7 real nice bulls) but the daing things were just over the fence on privet ground
i did have one come in to me right at dusk but it was two dim to count his points & then the breeze swirled on me and he was gone

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elk in rout nat forest area
hardhunter wrote:
......... but the daing things were just over the fence on privet ground

You see a lot of that. Yes Hard hunted elk are getting pretty smart.......

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