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Tips for Colorado area 10

I recently purchased 35 acres up in unit 10 for a price I could not pass up.

Since I am not to familiar with the are I was wondering if anyone had some directions for checking things out.

We plan to build a cabin over the next couple of years but it is bare and very rough property right now.

Interested in the elk, deer, sage grouse, rabbits and anything else running around up there.

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But you need water if you want wildlife in that country.  Build a guzzler.  There are NRCS programs and other agencies that will help you with wildlife projects and share the costs with you.

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Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information I'll check that out. I was not worried about hunting on the property itself but just using it for a home base. And your right, other than the spring run off which can be extreme as you can tell from the wash running through the middle of the property there is no water the rest of the year.

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Very nice looking piece of

Very nice looking piece of land, I'm not very familar with CO, What kinda of game is in that area? Looks like good habitat for deer/elk. good luck with your cabin and getting your land built the way you want it.

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Unit 10 is a tropy elk unit

Unit 10 is a tropy elk unit in the northwest corner. Property is about 20 miles from the Utah border and 5 miles off of hwy 40. I have 17 elk points so I should draw but have not had time to scout it out yet. Trophy deer also that can take anywhere from 3 to 13 points to draw depending on the season. I have never hunted sage grouse but there is supposed to be quite a few there.

There is no antelope season at this time although there are some there.

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Is this just going to be a

Is this just going to be a primitive seasonal cabin you plan to build?  The reason I ask is that YOU will also need water and I'm wondering what the cost will be to get at it or will you have to haul in some each time you visit the place?  You can always use small propane bottles for cooking/heat and/or a woodstove, but water is another thing!

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It will be primative but we

It will be primative but we will be putting in a water tank. Some other property owners in the area share a trailer with a several hundred gallon tank that can be filled up about 5 miles away. We will also set it up for propane and a wire it for use with a generator. Of course lanterns and wood heat will be there also but it's nice to have the luxuries available.

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A friend of mine that has

A friend of mine that has some property down in the hill country of Texas over near Rock Springs has a similar type deal for water at his place.  A rancher sold off a lot of land into parcels that are all at least 80 acres and everyone who bought property shares one well that puts water into a big tank that they draw from.  It's about like a small city with the way people get water from big storage tanks and it works fine and is very good water.

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I'll have to remember you in

I'll have to remember you in 2012 when I put in for the 4th season deer hunt up there. 

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Hopefully we will have a

Hopefully we will have a cabin built and ready by then. I will post as we put things together. If I remember correctly that hunt takes 13 points?

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13 sounds about right for

13 sounds about right for last year.  After this year I'll have 15 deer and 15 elk.  I figure that it is time to put in for some good hunts.  I also have 16 antelope points that I am going to use this year. 

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