I have been browsing this forum for a while now and have gathered a lot of helpful info. Thanks to all. I recently moved to Colorado and I am looking forward to hunting in the mountains! It will be a entirely different experience from hunting my native state of Mississippi, but one I am excited about. Ive put in for a bear and deer tag both in GMU 511, will be buying elk OTC. With no preference points, Im not expecting much (will know about bear at some point today when draw results are released, otherwise OTC as well during elk hunt). Im not new to hunting, but any advice for hunting CO will be thankfully received. I look forward to posting and sharing stories with everyone.
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Thu, 2011-05-12 15:35
New to forum and Colorado
Thu, 2011-05-12 16:31#1
Welcome to the forum, You
Welcome to the forum, You will be able to get tons of helpful information here. Colorado has many different types of terrain and hunting areas and since I'm not familiar with 511 I'll sit this out for awhile.
Good luck with your tags and I'll be looking forward to your reports.
Thu, 2011-05-12 16:57#2
welcome to BGH
How can we help exactly?
Thu, 2011-05-12 18:40#3
Welcome to BGH and to Colorado ! Also thank you for your service to our country ! I do not know 511, but if you have any specific questions just let us know.
Thu, 2011-05-12 18:54#4
thanks for the reply guys, I
thanks for the reply guys, I guess there isnt anything specific im asking about. Ive been doing alot of research on my own. if I have any glaring questions I wont hesitate to ask though. thanks again. and thanks for the welcome
p.s. I drew a bear tag today!! its for gmu 59,511,591.
Thu, 2011-05-12 19:11#5
welcome to BGH. I've been
welcome to BGH. I've been around the forum block, as it were, and most of the guys here are knowledgeable and friendly.
do you have a plan for your bear hunt yet? if you have the oppertunity to scout, i would start right now, as the best sign will be showing now and for the next couple weeks. this can help you pinpoint where to find an individual bear later on in the year.
if you think of anymore questions about it, please ask.
Fri, 2011-05-13 08:14#6
Welome and congrats!
Welome and congratulations on drawing your bear tag!
I'm sure you'll do just fine in Colorado, you are already on track for picking up good info by reading what's here. Be sure to check out the state specific regional forums, there's a lot of information on Colorado in there. You might also want to check out the big game hunting tab (both tabs are near the center top of this page) and select bear for bear hunting information from all over the country too.
Sat, 2011-05-14 17:20#7
Welcome to both the forum and
Welcome to both the forum and Coloardo. You can gain alot of great info here and you will meet some great people. I do not know alot about 511 but I have heard some people do hunt there, and what I get is it does get pressured quit a bit. So where in Colorado did you move to?
Sun, 2011-05-15 02:00#8
Welcome to CO, and thank you
Welcome to CO, and thank you for your service. I grew up on the Academy. Every big game critter we have in the state runs around the academy, and there are hunting opportunities on the Academy. Don't quote me, but I think they are doe only hunts for mulies. It's been a long time so I'm not up on their regulations.
There are a ton of deer, and it may be an opportunity to fill the freezer.
I've spent some time in 511, and have family that live west of the Academy. Fishing, turkey hunting etc...I've never big game hunted there. There are to many people for my liking.
Which seasons/sexes did you put in for?
Mon, 2011-05-16 11:02#9
I put in for doe 3rd rifle
I put in for doe 3rd rifle season, again for gmu 511,591,59. I would have put in for a hunt on the academy, but from what i have heard, it takes an avg of 8 pp to draw a tag! If only I could hunt out of my bedroom!!! Backside of my house is a wooded upward slope where deer often graze, across the street out front is a field they are often in. I dont see them every day, but probably 3 days of the week. Ive gotten plenty of dry fire practice on them though.LOL