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Mt Evans Wilderness CO

How is the elk hunting in the Mt Evans wilderness area? Which hunting unit is it in? Would I be able to buy an OTC bull or cow tag for this area? Do you think it will be too early to hike the summit, scout out the area for memorial day weekend or will there still be too much snow? Any comments or suggestions would be great. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Mt Evans Wilderness CO

Unit 39, it's a decent place, no it is not OTC, it's unlikely that there will be leftover cow tags, And you don't need to get to the summit to scout it.

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Re: Mt Evans Wilderness CO

According to this page it has parts of 4 GMU's in it, 39, 46, 500, 501, but then I do not know anything about it, just looked this up quick.

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Re: Mt Evans Wilderness CO

Oops, thought it was mostly 39. Either way, all draw units.

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Re: Mt Evans Wilderness CO

All draw (but not many points req'd) and Nominal Wilderness (that is, Wilderness in name only). Once upon a time you could ride motorcycles all over in there. You can drive up the Mt. Evans Highway (starting about Mem. day) almost to the summit; then walk up a short ways. The views are worth the drive (and the ten bucks). Elk don't arrive in numbers until hot weather. For now they hang out around Evergreen and other lower, greener areas.

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Re: Mt Evans Wilderness CO

Units 500 and 501 contain Lost Creek Wilderness. 46 and 39 have Mt. Evans Wilderness, and the Mt. Evans Elk Refuge area. All of it is criss-crossed with trails and heavily used. Some truly big animals but they stay on private ground mostly.

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I've archery hunted in unit

I've archery hunted in unit 46.  There is a trail head by Harris Park call Deer Creek Trail.  It hooks up with another trail about a mile in.  I highly reccommend horses if you have access.  Camp well below the summit or you'll scare off some game.  Not to many hunters during the archery season. 

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