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Hey exbiologist.

Hey I have really been trying to do my homework on my 2010 archery hunt. First of all I want to thank you for all the help . If the area I am asking about is an area you are familiar with any input or stats are appreciated . If it is an area that you hunt and dont want to answer I would understand.I am focused on the areas between stoner and rico in area 71. At what altitudes should I be focusing on in late sept. Also if I am reading the posts correctly the success rates for 70 and 71 are pretty close. I have found horses to get around that area so I am just trying to get a ball park on where I should be. I have been looking at the bear creek area and the altitudes are from 8000 to 11000 feet in the specific areas I am looking .

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Hey exbiologist.

You know you can always just PM me Big smile
I don't have a lot of working knowledge of that area, and I don't hunt it. But I have hiked around some of the National Forests and can make some educated guesses for you.
I don't know where Bear Creek is, but that whole Taylor Mesa could be good for elk, but the road access is a little too good for my liking, and if you have horses, you may as well use them. I'd be more interested in the higher elevations below Landslip Mountain and Storm Peak in the mid 10s to low 11s in September. That or Priest Gulch. Or in the Lizard Head Wilderness in the Slate Creek or Cold Creek areas.

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Hey exbiologist.

well its been about 5 years but there was a really good article in
rocky mountain game and fish i would try google rmgf and unit 70 71
and see if it will come up if not let me know and i can come up with the article
i know it said that one of the units was high private prop density and weather
would make them move but let me know if you cant find it on the web
and ill dig it up

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Hey exbiologist.

For those of you that don't know exbiologist is
the man. He furnishes info to us low landers
and asks nothing in return. I for one am thankful
that he is available to give folks like me info.
so here is a shout out for Ex once again your the
man, hope I get to meet you in person some day.

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Hey exbiologist.

hunt the quakies in that area, especially where it is close to small open grassy areas in the early mornings and evenings. there has always been plenty of elk in that area. good luck!

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Hey exbiologist.

Hey is Quakies a specific area or is it a description of a particular type of terrain? I am not trying to sound ignorant but I am not familiar with that term . I do thank all who have responded to my posts because you are really helping me prepare for this trip.Exbio I actually would be right by priest gulch .Bear creek is just south west of there. The reason I am going with horses is not being from those elevations I think it would save a lot of wear and tear on my body. I can ride horses well enough where it will help me . I work with horses every day because I am a farrier. Now the other three guys I dont know how well they will do.I will probably drive everyone on this forum nuts with my questions but I am 1700 miles away so scouting is an impossiblity . Actually if that is all I get done on the first hunt that is ok. I could always come back the following year... God willing.

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Hey exbiologist.

Quakies is more like slang for a type of vegetation. It means aspen, more specifically quaking aspen or trembling aspen, which are both names for the same species of aspen common throughout the west, only slightly different than the eastern varieties like bigtooth aspen. You might also know aspen by another term, depending on where you're from. In the upper northwest still call it popple. All of which isn't far off from the scientific name, populus tremuloides

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