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Elk Scouting Unit 61

I spent a few days in the hills in my ML unit and did find a few interesting animals.  Here is one of the best of the lot. 

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That's a pretty nice looking

That's a pretty nice looking bull.  Looks like he is completely out of velvet too.  I don't spend too much time scouting bulls with trophy potential, but isn't it kind of unusual for elk to be done growing antlers this early in the year?

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Not yet, the light is just

Not yet, the light is just playing tricks on you.  I'ld say a couple more weeks of growth before he is done. 

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Nice bull for sure, now to

Nice bull for sure, now to find him during the season. I would say he has 3-4 more weeks to grow even bigger.

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Great bull

Jim,

That's a nice bull and good luck with the rest of your scouting !

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I'd be happy with that

I'd be happy with that one..... Wink

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Nice

Hello I am new to this forum.   I've been doing as much research as I could.  Elk hunting is something that I have been putting in for every year for 7 yrs  in NM and have never been drawn.  I put in for Co. and got drawn.  I am super excited.  However; I hear that there will be hunters for miles.  I wished that I could scout my Unit.  Lucky you!  I plan on arriving days in advance to have a look see.  I am not expecting a whole lot; however I would like to see an elk on the hoof.  Thanks for sharing your pictures.  That bull is pretty nice. Texas is a long way from Co. 

 

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Welcome to the site and

Welcome to the site and congratulations on your first elk hunt. What unit and season did you draw for? As for the idea of hunters for miles, that can be true but you can also get away from the crowds if you get off the roads. Let us know the unit and maybe one of us can give you a few pointers.

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Nice bull Jim!

Nice bull Jim!

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great shots, nice looking

great shots, nice looking bulls. i am heading down there at the end of the month to scout, I have a 3rd season cow tag to fill. happy to pass on any good bulls i see. we will be working the NW corner of the unit as per the suggestion of Elkkill06. open to any advice yall might have and happy to share what i find down there later this month.

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Curious how your Muzzleloader hunt went..

Love to hear the story!

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