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new to the site. 3rd season bull tag help

hey i am new to ths site and so far love it. i got a 3rd season youth colorado bull tag this year because i didnt draw the tag i was planning to get. i dont know very many places to hunt elk yet. my question for you guys is if you know of any spots i can try to get a bull. i am just looking to get some meat in the freezer. i live in colorado springs and am looking for a area that is not super far away. my grandfather is coming from north dakota to watch me hunt. any help would be great guys. thanks! Josh

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get a cow tag

If you are hunting as a youth, get a cow or either sex tag. That way if you don't fill it, you can hunt any late season in the state, with a few exceptions. Much better opportunity for your first kill. Or you can do what a lot of kids do, just buy any cow tag, don't even hunt with it, then hunt the late season near home on the Front Range.

But, if you're only going out for 3rd season, I'd head pretty far west and/or south from where you're at. Units 68 and 681 are probably getting closest to the first units with decent hunting. Or 82 or 86. 82 is probably way too much for a kid and his grandfather to handle though. Not many roads and huge country.

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