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Looking for some feedback / advice on the limited draw units in NW Colorado. 201, 10 ,2, A freind and myself have 21 and 20 PP respectively, we have decided to go a head and give drawing a try. He is going to try a unit and me another. We are doing that because we have heard only one non resident is drawn in these units. I am interested in any information someone would be willing to share about these units. If lucky enough to draw we plan on DIY trip.

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What are you planning to

What are you planning to hunt?  Elk?

Are you non-residents or residents?

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don't know why I didn't mention that, wasn't think, we are planning hunting Elk

We are non residents

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What season are you looking

What season are you looking at? Uit 10 rifle shows 20pp for nr. I wouldn't try to hunt 2 different units at the same time if both hunting the same year. Kind of spreading things pretty thin depending on how much time you have with learnig the area.

I can provide a fair amount of info about unit 10. I hunted it 2 years ago. My dad took a 340 bull and could have done better but his body didn't hold up. I'll pm some more information later.

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lol,,I assumed elk. Hope I

lol,,I assumed elk. Hope I was right.

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Elk it is

I would be interested in hearing more, any info would be helpful. We were thinking about spending a couple of weeks. Sounds like based on your knowlegede you would recommend splitting that up over a couple years.

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Right, if hunting seperate

Right, if hunting seperate units at the same time you will essentially be hunting alone. Even if camped on the boundry you will likely have to travel far to get into elk areas. These units are not really traditional elk country being lower with scattered small peaks. The public land is scattered also especially in 10 and I think 201 but not sure.

Elk are easy to find when in the right areas and a very high number of bulls. Many times cows are not even seen but small herds of bulls instead. 2-5 animals.

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Wade's advice on either

Wade's advice on either hunting the same unit or putting in for tags in separate years is great advice!  You could essentially get a couple of great hunts together as payoff for your years of patience.

I have hunted unit 10 and 201 for cow elk--unit 10 last year and unit 201 the year before that.  I can attest to the high number of bulls in those units as well.  If I was going to spend 20 points, I'd probably go with unit 10.  However, both of these units would be great hunts.  I'd be happy to share more specific info if you PM me.

Good luck if you put in for the draw.  Hope your hunts work out!

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Unit 2

Unit 2 has some great Bulls. If you apply and draw that area I can help if needed. I worked in that Unit for 3 years and on my way to and from work I would pull over and call/play with the Bulls in that Unit. I'll never draw that area, but I know it really well!!! 

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unit 2

Thanks if we draw that unit I will check back with you and take you up on offering info, I appreciate your response

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my opinion

from what I hear the biggest bulls are comming out of area 201 the last couple years. largest number of good (330 class) bulls would be area 2. some good bulls in 10 but good public land is kinda limited or hard to get to. I hunted deer in 2 this year and lost track of how many six point bulls I saw.

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