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Fall Hunting Plans

Since I imagine most people either already or will soon have tags in hand for the fall hunting season, what is everybody's plans?

All of my hunting will be taking place in Colorado.  I plan on being a weekend warrior through the end of September mixing it up between my antelope and deer tags.  I have an archery antelope tag for Unit 95 that runs from 8/15-9/20 and an archery deer tag for Unit 29 for 8/27-9/25.  The only other hunt I have is my 1st season rifle elk tag for Units 3, 4, 5, 214, 301, & 441 running 10/15-10/19.  

I am kinda bummed that I am going to be done big game hunting so early this fall, but that is the way my licenses played out.  I would consider adding a leftover cow tag to the list, but I think I might be pushing my luck with my wife as it is.   Whistling For some reason, she seems to actually want me around sometimes.   Confused

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I've got mine pretty well

I've got mine pretty well lined out for now. Starts off in Wyoming for antelope on September 13th with 1 buck tag and 2 doe tags each. Then October 1st begins my unit 10 bull tag if I can get the weekend off otherwise my hunt won't start till Monday,that one sucks but I may have no choice as I don't work for myself. 2nd season buck tag in 444 and then late season cow in 10 again that goes till January 15th.

Mixed in is a Texas deer hunt on November 5th but will leave a few days early to hunt hogs as well. Then back agin to south Texas in March for my free range aoudad hunt along the border.

I will be hiking around in all the other seasons here as well without a tag but helping my kids with theirs. Hopefully I can find something to fill in the empty spots.lol

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All ready to go !!

I have never had any problems with how or changing my hunting plans. I will be hunting OTC elk archery and 41,42, and 421 3rd season doe along with my daughter and father. My wife and oldest son have 2nd season buck tags and my oldest has the same unit for 3rd season also a buck tag. My dad, sons, and daughter will also do archery elk OTC. 

Good luck to everyone this year ! Thumbs up

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busy year

Well, to kick things off I have a bear tag for the Front Range here.  I'll be cow elk hunting with a muzzleloader in mid September and rented horses($$$$!!!!).  Then comes Wyoming antelope over Columbus Day weekend, then my girlfriend has a 2nd season deer tag, and will buy OTC bull elk for that same hunt.  She won't be able to hunt the opener, just the following extended weekend.  My hunt will be about the first 5 days of third season for deer and elk.  Then back to Wyoming with some whitetail only doe tags and I just bought a tag for the some South Platte deer hunting too with that season choice tag, but I need to find a landowner now.  

Also, will probably get out for some pheasants, ducks and geese too here and there.

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It's going to be fun...

I'm new to the BGH forum this year.  Great site, enjoyed it a lot so far.

We've got a pretty busy hunting season this year for big game, too.  We start off September with a muzzy tag in the Grand Mesa, then off to Wyoming for antelope.  Then we have a 2 cow tags for an RFW hunt in Glade Park in early October followed by my son's cow elk tag in unit 201 for 2nd rifle.  We finish up the year whitetail hunting in Nebraska in December.

Haven't yet decided if we can fit an early September turkey hunt in there...probably not.  We'll hit the woods for turkeys in the spring though.  We probably won't do much upland or waterfowl either this year.  But with all of the big game hunts on the calendar, we won't miss it too much.

We haven't hunted the Grand Mesa before or unit 201, so we'll have a couple of good hunts not knowing entirely what to expect.  Good times, it's going to be fun!:D

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COMeatHunter,

Sounds like it will be a busy season for sure. Yes As far as the Grand Mesa goes it will be a fun hunt with many elk and many hunters (like most all of Colorado).

My main thing I was wanting to tell you though was about the RFW cow elk hunt in unit 40. Especially if you will be hunting on Mountain Island. You must be in line early or they will probably turn you away and that will leave you hunting King's place. I am just curious if they have changed there ways of if they are still pulling there same old tricks.

Good luck with all your hunts this year ! :thumbsup1: 

Quinton 

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Ah the fall of the year when

Ah the fall of the year when man's thoughts turn to cammo clothing, blaze orange, the outdoor and the smell of gun cleaning solvents. 

I'll start off my hunts this year with deer and elk archery here in Colorado on the 27 of this month.  Then once I am tired or have filled my tags I get to take a short break until my antelope tag in unit 41.  Once I bag the goat I will head to Utah for a spike bull tag along with a deer tag.  Come November I have a little bit of time off until I have another elk hunt here in Colorado.  So if I get lucky this year I could have 3 elk, 2 deer, and a antelope in the freezer or going to a family or friend that likes meat. 

Also during September I'll put in for the spring draw for Arizona and fine tune my reloads for my hunt in British Colombia next May, or that may even wait until next March or April when I am usually reloading shells anyway. 

It is as one friends wife askes me every year;  "Are you done killing yet"  and for some reason I always tell her no. 

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Elk

 2 weeks in Montana Elk hunting for me.

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Fall Hunting Plans

 I will be hunting OTC archery elk, 2nd season buck and a leftover 4th season unit 11,12,23,24,211 cow tag, Im super excited for the hunts this year. Should be a good year Thumbs up

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Yes indeed!

To say I'm really pumped for this year would be an uderstatement. I'm heading up Thurs. evening Sep. 1st for five days of chasing elk and bears with a bow which will be a first for me. Been shooting like mad and feel ready provided I can orchestrate a shot opportunity. Will also be back up there Sep. 11th thru the 15th and will also have the last four days of archery to hit it if need be. Will have a fall turkey tag during this time as well.

Then me and dad have two antelope doe tags for the rifle season early Oct. Will squeeze in some coyote hunting that month as well.

And then, I've got an either sex archery deer tag for the Eastern plains which actually runs Oct. 1 thru the 21st breaks and starts again Nov. 2nd thru the Dec. 31st.  My main focus on this tag will be the rut Nov thru Dec. My work schedule gives me five days off every two and a half weeks so I'll have some good five day hunting opportunities thru the rut to try and nail a bruiser buck.

Sprinkle in some predator hunting every opportunity I get from here thru next April and you've got one happy camper. 

Gosh darn glad the hot miserable summer is bout over and the season of the hunter is bout upon us.

Good hunting to all!

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So, after reading over the

So, after reading over the responses, it sounds like my hunting plans are just a warmup for some of you guys.   Thumbs up  Here, I was proud of myself for getting to hunt antelope, deer, and elk all in the same year, and for the second year in a row.  Now, if my wife ever decides to get after me for hunting too much, I can show her that I could get alot more hunting in every year if I decided to.   Yes

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