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New to Colorado

I moved here end of Feb. I am trying to find a place to go elk hunting, have not had time to do much research. Just want something to fill freezer this year. Can anyone help as to what is closest and easiest area to hunt. I live near Elizabeth. Any input would greatly be appriciated. I have hunted help for about 12 years in Wyoming.

Feel free to PM me.

Thanks

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Odd question. Do you have a

Odd question. Do you have a tag now? What unit?

If you don't have a tag for this year. You have lots of time to research.

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Notta yet

I don't have a tag yet. Was suppose to go down around Durango with a coworker, but as of this morning, those plans changed. He suggested area 37 around kremmling. Thought I would throw something out and see if anyone had anything input on it. Was going to try to make it up there this weekend to check it out.

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I can't help you in that area

I can't help you in that area but it wouldn't hurt to take a trip up there and see what is going on.  You can expect a lot of company during any of the seasons so the elk will be moving around a lot or headed into the deeper canyons or private property to get away from the sea of orange. 

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I had some medical problems

I had some medical problems this year, and turned my tags back in. It turns out I healed faster than I thought, and should have kept the tags.

So, i'm going to do what you should try too. I'm going to put on the blaze orange, and go hunt different units. I'll get an idea of the hunters in the area, and see if I can get close to an animal. It's not like hunting, but it sure beats staying home. In your case you'll learn a lot. In my case it will be imaginary hunts.

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Imaginary Hunts

Imaginary Hunts...... aren't those the best kind? 

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Sure is when it's all you

Sure is when it's all you got. Big smile

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Thanks

Thanks gentleman for your input. I will indeed be going up....if for nothing else, to learn the area.

Thanks again!!

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I had a great no gun hunt

I had a great no gun hunt today. I found a beautiful area full of aspens with a creek running through them. I heard lots of bugles and cow chirps. I was close enough to smell them, but I didn't want to push them, so I stayed short of seeing them. I sat there for an hour just listening to them. Such sweet music.

I'll be there for sure next year. The only downer is it's a long hike in gaining about 2000ft elevation. 8000-1000ft. I'm going to kill myself getting the meat out alone, but what a way to go huh?

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Depending on the unit but you

Depending on the unit but you could get a bull tag over the counter and hunt many different units!

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