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Very cool and congratulations

Very cool and congratulations on your elk. Always cool to get one with a new weapon and something you will remember for life. She will fill up the freezer nicely and you will have some great eating this winter.

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wearing your required orange?

You said you were hunting in Grand County, so I assume that is in Colorado (unit 18). CO requires you to wear at least 400 sq inches of orange plus enough on your head to be seen 360 degrees. Your pic only shows your head orange on, so I hope you were wearing an orange vest when you took the shot. If I'm wrong then I apologize, but if you take a pic without wearing your required orange then your only setting yourself up for criticism (and I would hate to have you develop such bad habits early in your hunting career). Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

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Orange

Orion-CO wrote:
You said you were hunting in Grand County, so I assume that is in Colorado (unit 18). CO requires you to wear at least 400 sq inches of orange plus enough on your head to be seen 360 degrees. Your pic only shows your head orange on, so I hope you were wearing an orange vest when you took the shot. If I'm wrong then I apologize, but if you take a pic without wearing your required orange then your only setting yourself up for criticism (and I would hate to have you develop such bad habits early in your hunting career). Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

 

I know I always try and take a few pic's without my Orange on !! Try and take your eye off of me and direct it to my animal!! I know I am a pretty man, so I got to do whatever it takes for your eyes to look at the critter!

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I need help!!!

Hi, I want to kill an elk on my own so bad I can taste it. Im from the east so I was wondering if anyone could give me some input on what state, trail heads, etc. I want to pack in with use of a packer but want to do the rest myself. muzzleloader or bow...any ideas?

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There are several threads on

There are several threads on this from the past you might want to look into. Not being a jerk, but that is a big loaded questions with about a million variables. As for states, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, Arizona even Oregon and Washington. For a first timer Colorado might be you best bet as tags are pretty easy to come buy for archery (some OTC) and even ML but you still might need a pref. point or two depending on the unit you hunt. I suggest looking at each state for cost, ease of getting a tag, season dates, laws, etc. and then start planning your hunt. As for someone to pack you in, cannot help you there but again get a state locked down first then start looking into outfitters. A DIY pack in trip sounds great and they are fun but it is a ton of work and you better be in good shape and have the time. A 5 mile pack in might sound easy but out here it is a whole different story with mountains and altitude.

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