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Opening Day Archery CO

Who will be out opening weekend of Archery in CO?  Anyone hunting 371?

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yep

I'll be out looking for an elk but not in 371. Good luck!

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I might be out deer hunting

I might be out deer hunting on opening weekend here in CO, but I won't be in Unit 371.  Good luck and stay safe!

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I'll be staying home this

I'll be staying home this coming weekend.  I have found that there are way too many nimrods out the first week and into Labor day.  I'll wait until mid week after Labor Day and then head out.  I have found that if I do it this way I'll only see a couple of camps vrs a couple dozen where I hunt.  Also doing it this way I have only ran across a couple of other hunters where I hunt and they are from New York and will spend the whole archery season on the mountain or until they get both their deer and elk. 

I also will not be in 371 or even near it.

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I will wait unti the last two

I will wait unti the last two weeks of the season..I have alot of time off around there and by then maybe it will have cooled off some getting them more rut crazed.

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So, plans got changed, and I

So, plans got changed, and I actually did not end up making it out for archery opening day for my deer tag.  I am not going deer hunting next weekend either since I just don't want to deal with the Labor Day weekend crowds.  Hopefully after that I can get some quality time in the field.  

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We were out scouting in Unit

We were out scouting in Unit 61.  I agree with the 'nimrods' statement above.  We saw our fair share of road hunters... Maybe I'm daft, but I don't understand how you can archery hunt from the road.  At least I don't have to worry about those guys taking any good bulls before the first rifle season.

We did get to see one really nice bull on Saturday.  He had G3's that were over 15 inches!!!

Here is a little set of bones we found last weekend...

 

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nimrods

It's likely that the majority of those so-called nimrod road hunters are actually on those roads driving to their access area while scouting the roads on their way there.  It's quite possible I've been called a ninrod road hunter by othe hunters misjudging me using the roads to get me closer to where I start walking in.  I guess if you see the same vehicles driving back and forth several times a day it would make you wonder, but then again if you were hunting where you should be well off a road then you'd never see these road hunters anyway, right?

Besides, it's not really the traffic on these access roads that bother me so much.  I'm never near them when hunting, so I don't care.  What does peeve me are the hunters afield who don't know how to keep their noise or their movements to a minimum. It's pretty bad when you can hear other hunters talking or moving when you're across a valley from them, or just simply standing for extended periods of time exposed out in the open. What do you think the deer and the elk think???

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I came acroos a couple of

I came acroos a couple of hunters Saturday that were bugling their calls all morning and actually whistling to each other in the woods.  I backed out ASAP.

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after the kill

I think even after the kill hunters should save the loud high fiving and celebration for after they've left the area, and they should pack out in a quiet manner too. It's something I always try to be aware of.  But for some people it's sometimes easy to forget that others might still be hunting the area.

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Did some scouting this

Did some scouting this weekend. In the yard.

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