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Location: Woodlawn, TN.
Joined: 01/26/2009
Posts: 1
Help with CO.hunting aera

Need help with good aera to hunt in CO. on game management unit map have never hunted in CO. any information will help.
Thank you

Location: Eagle Colorado
Joined: 01/22/2009
Posts: 2
Help with CO.hunting aera

Glad you're coming to Colorado. Been here a couple of years--haven't taken an elk yet--just haven't run across one big enough Laugh

I've hunted the areas around Vail, CO and west down I-70. You won't see 20 trophy bulls a day here, but it doesn't take a ton of preference points to get a limited tag.

Let me know what you are interested in and I'll ask the guys at work, etc. Can probably help you understand the preference point system (if that's possible )

Best, UncleWray

Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
Joined: 06/23/2005
Posts: 1748
Help with CO.hunting aera

Best areas, that are on public land, usually require preference points. You can earn one per year. We have many units that have a over the counter bull tag but the legal bulls are usually few and far between. If you have horses and are willing to pack in 5-10 miles you might find some bulls.

http://www.wildlife.state.co.us is a good place to start looking. They have most of the info you'll need to find the better areas. Go to hunting, big game, statistics and look at the harvest reports, draw odds and unit info.

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 09/19/2008
Posts: 2397
Help with CO.hunting aera

What makes for a good area to hunt for you? High success? Lots of elk? Few people? Trophy quality? You can have some combination of two or three of these things in unlimited areas, but not all 4. The only way to have all of those things is in a trophy unit.
And of course, coming right out and asking where the best place to hunt with an unlimited tag isn't going to get many responses. We may spend our whole lives looking for that "best" place and never find it. And those who did find a great area would probably like to keep it to themselves.

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