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Elk unit 30 CO

Hey guys I'm brand new to the site and was wondering if I could get some help on where to go in unit 30 for elk. I got the gps overlay where I want be trespassing but as I live in NC scouting is going to be out. Also I've been to WY mule and antelope hunting but this is my first elk hunt and I'm pretty nervous about it. I'll be hunting the first rifle season.

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The best advice I can give

The best advice I can give with a post like this, and we get a ton of them just like yours, is to call the DOW, and ask for the phone number of the warden for that unit. Wardens will be very helpful in helping you, and of course nobody knows the unit as well as they do.

Being new to elk hunting I suggest you also read the Elk Hunting University on the DOW web site too. Good luck on your hunt.

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You are going to be limited

You are going to be limited by not being able to scout and this being your first trip. 

You are going to have to hunt high and if I was you I would concentrate along the Utah border near Rat Hole Ridge.  The Utah unit on the other side is a limited entry uint and every years some 380-400 point bulls come out of it, not on the border area but deeper into Utah.  There is also a few private ranches in this area that are leased to outfitters so you will have to know where you are at all times. 

Other than that there is Baxter Pass, and Douglas Pass that hold a good number of elk.  Concentrate on the pines and open aspen areas. 

Also as Still Hunters said give the regional Parks and Wildlife office in Grand Junction a call at 970-255-6100 and talk to the area biologist but be aware that he may not be able to get back to you in time since hunting seasons are in full swing right now.  You might also give the hunt planner office a call at 303-297-1192 but time is getting short. 

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Thanks for the numbers i

Thanks for the numbers i called and got some great advise I also read the elk hunting universty great info there to. Any other advise would be appreciated .

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Did you talk to the warden?

Did you talk to the warden?

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No. I left a message for the

No. I left a message for the warden. I spoke to the hunt consultant he said he hunted that area before.

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This is a busy time for

This is a busy time for wardens. He'll get back to you.

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