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Location: FT Worth Tx
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Well thanks for the tips. I am happy to support any states wildlife,as well as my own. can you tell me when the best time to go up there. so far i have a choice of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, season. with todays tech. This texas butt can be well insulated im not bothered by cold too much. Is there a perticular area I should start looking for elk on units 25, 26. What ammo should I use Im thinking of the winchester XP3 in a 168 gr. or 165 gr. I forget which one they make that in. right now im shooting 150 gr. and have it sighted in at 200 yrds. Im not looking for any ones honey hole just a good starting point. you guys have been a big help, even if y'all don't like texans!!! :\:D/

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I'd go with a 180 grain bullet in a 30-06, but I like longer bullets in general. I can't really help with units 25 and 26, although some friends of mine mentioned the King Mountain area. 25 and 26 are in the OTC cap list, the leftover list has several other places to attempt. I know 12, 23, 24 much better and can give you a laundry list of places to try out there. And I encourage you to go for it this year, don't put it off. It's less than a month away.

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Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I agree with Exbiologist, use a 180 grain. You might look at units 68 and 681 out of Saguache. I don't believe there is a limit. 68 is probably the better of the two.

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so what your saying is that I can hunt all 3 areas with that one tag? Whats the deal with choosing 4 different ones? I persume it is if I don't get my frist pick and so on. Should I fill up all 4 picks. I think that I'm going to go for units 12,23,24. Thanks again, I don't want to to end up being talked about on some forum with a subject like this one started!!! Im not going to be that guy. SORRY FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS.

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Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I have never tried to get an OTC cow tag so I really don't know unless someone else can answer the question. The best thing you could do is call the Colorado Department of Wildlife. It sometimes takes a while to get through but they are very helpful. Nice to see a fellow Cow town person on here.

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ok I will try that thanks!!! Actualy Im from Burleson Just say Ft Worth because Its easyer but it is nice to know some one from here.

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Yes, many different tags allow you to hunt more than one unit. Those tags are only good for a specified time period, called first, second, third, fourth season etc. If you buy a tag called EF01202R that means ELK(E) Female(F) Unit 12,23,and24 (12) second rifle season October 18-26 (02R).

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Thanks man!!! So I have thought about buying a 300 win mag or a 300wsm but don't want to buy it and be stuck with it if I don't like it. The 30-06 I have is a tack driver with the 150gr and don't want to resight it in. I will be deer hunting here in tx this season too. I think thats a good enough reason to buy a new gun right??( as if I need one)

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The 30-06 is a good elk rifle. Just use a well constructed bullet, like a hornady innerbond or a nosler partition.

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Only married men need an excuse to buy a new rifle! Get something even bigger, more festive, more specialized while you're at it. How about a .325 WSM? Or .338 Win Mag? You've already got a .30-06, which is a great general purpose round. Now get something specialized for elk, and something else for deer. I did something stupid like that this year. Built a .264 Win Mag for deer, and a .358 Norma Mag for elk!

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