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First Trip to CO

My dad and I are making our first out of state and elk hunt this fall. We are doing a 3 week hunt and as of right now I have been going over maps for hr on end and I think we are going to be hunting unit 16 right along the boarder of 14. My qusetion is if we get a good ways back should we have luck getting away from other hunters and is unit 16 a good choice or are there others that are better?

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First Trip to CO

Welcome to BGH Carp,
We're going to need a little more information than what you've provided so far. So you said you're coming out for 3 weeks, does that mean you'll be archery hunting? If not what seasons will you be hunting?
But the basic answer is yes, there's no doubt the further you get from others, the better off you'll be. But a mile from the road is often sufficient to put some real distance between you and other hunters.
And the other answer is yes, there are always better choices. But I assume you'll be hunting with an OTC tag, in which case you don't have access to the best options. That being said, I have unit 16 ranked 54th out of 68 OTC archery units based on hunter density, game density and trophy potential.
So yes there are better units.

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First Trip to CO

Thanks for the welcome. Yes we will be Bowhuning and right now looking at 16 but have a few other units that I'm thinking of. I'm not trying to look for a hand out but just a little direction to go in. Just trying not to make a bad choice.

Thanks for any help

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