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unit 2 of colorado

I have 14 points for Colorado Elk. Was thinking of putting in for a unit 2 elk tag. I do not have big $$ for a fully outfitted hunt. I have heard that unit 2 is a great zone with lots of good public land.

I would love any tips or suggestions from anyone familiar with the area.

Thanks

Todd

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Wow! 14 points, you have been waiting awhile. I have not hunted Unit 2 for elk, but I have heard it is a good unit and yes there is a lot of public land.

Because of the extensive amount of public land and because you have been waiting so long, if you can swing it take a few weeks off, bring a camper and come out early. Really you should spend quite a bit of time scouting, there is miles of wide open space out there.

If I was hunting Unit 2, I would work the western side bordering Unit 1 and 201, which I have heard are both good units too. Although you can work the eastern side too along the little snake.

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Awesome! Hunting that corner of Colorado is definitely a chance in a lifetime.
You definitely should plan on scouting the area. You would hate to draw a tag and then not be able to fill it. Are you familiar with the area? Its extremely remote and very rugged country.

Unit 2 is notorious for producing not only trophy elk, but also trophy sized mule deer and antelope. I keep wondering what's in the water out there :smile:.

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cowgal, I am not familiar with the area but I know people who have hunted unit 2 in the past. One guy who got a 375 bull in 2001. I hope to go out in Aug or Sept to check out the area and get a feel for the place.

With the current point system I will only get this one shot at the elite zones in my lifetime. (I,m only 34 but I'll be 334 by the time I get enough points the next time.) I definitely want to get it right the first time.

Am thankful for any tips or suggestions.

Todd

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unit 2 of colorado

I have heard that 2 can be bad in terms of public vs private on the south end. That is where the monument borders and a natural refuge for the elk.

Although a great deal of the unit is public, it may not neccesarily be elk habitat.

I'd reccomend being very familiar with a GPS unit, and knowing how to identify excatly where you are on a BLM Map which shows private vs public lands.

A couple of products you might consider which will allow you to scout from home are:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2717312090

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3600089422

Good Luck!

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unit 2 of colorado

talk to the locals in craig alot of people have gone there with sucess i guided a buddy of mine 2 years ago we bagged a 335 bull saw 10 that first morning we hunted limstone ridge another is 5 springs and the ant hills but the locals is where i would start get a good map of the area and have a wheeler or horses its steep country lots of rock another problem was the east side by limstone the racher there was blocking the county road which ran through his property better be sure where your boudries are good luck

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