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Investigating New Elk Area, Help Please - Colorado Unit 47

Hello

I'm looking into Colorado unit 47 primarily as it is general archery elk license area (didn't draw my hoped for area), and because it is partly in the wilderness (I like to pack in and without a lot of pressure).

I've not hunted or scouted this area before, I've got emails/calls into biologists with no replies yet, and was hoping someone out there might have some info to get me started.

So far I've done all I the map research I can short of going there. Unfortunately my job has me away from Colorado until the first week of Sept., so I have no opportunity to scout ahead of time.

I appreciate any help anyone can give about where in this area to start, are they high or low, etc...

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Investigating New Elk Area, Help Please - Colorado Unit 47

It's horrible, you don't want to go there Big smile

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Investigating New Elk Area, Help Please - Colorado Unit 47

exactly what type of info are you looking for?

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unit 47 info

Thanks RVSkier

I was hoping to get an idea about first, if there are elk in this area (only 8 were taken by bow last year), will they be in the SE corner of the area, or am I missing the boat? I just want an opportunity.

Also, I'd like to know how high the bulls are. I've heard that they are up high and as I'm going first two weeks of Sept, I'd like to try up high(11,000 - 13,000 feet). I've shot/arrowed plenty of cows, but still don't have a bull and would like that experience. Came close a couple years ago but a wayward branch in the shade that I didn't see deflected my arrow and he was gone. I lost my job last year and couldn't go at all.

I like the fairness aspect of wilderness hunts, and after watching our traditional family hunting area get so crowded and dangerous, I just don't like high pressure areas. As weird as it may seem I feel like I need to earn that elk meat. But I do love elk meat and the freezer is empty.

Also, I actually like the hiking and being alone and just enjoying the wilderness part of the hunt. And I enjoy everything about trying to find them, then once I find them trying to get into bow range. But if there's no elk at all in that part of the area, then I might as well leave my bow at home, or try somewhere else.

I'm not asking anyone to give away a honey hole, but any information about what I've asked or any other information on the area, like areas to avoid, trails to use or avoid, where to glass and when (our traditional area was so heavily wooded we never used binoculars) or anything else that may help would be greatly appreciated.

If you don't want to advertise your info, feel free to send me a private message.

Thanks

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