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Location: Montana
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Unit 66 elk hunting first season

I applied for a first season bull tag for unit 66 southwest of Gunnison. I have two prefence points so I should, hopefully draw a bull tag. I hunted this area for three years but always in the third season and I am wonder if anyone could determine some areas to begin scouting in June? I'm considering hunting the northern section of the Powderhorn Wilderness or the eastern side of the Umcompadgre Wilderness. I'm just wondering the amount of pressure in unit 66? Does anyone have other recommended for unit 66? I want to hunt areas away from the roads and trails by several miles. My hunting partner also applied for a first season cow tag, so any assistance to begin scouting this summer and later hunting this fall would be appreciated.

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Location: Colorado
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Re: Unit 66 elk hunting first season
pnelson wrote:
I applied for a first season bull tag for unit 66 southwest of Gunnison. I have two prefence points so I should, hopefully draw a bull tag.

I would have a backup plan if I were you. 66 is a fairly popular unit, especially for first season bulls. I'd call you pretty lucky if you get the tag.

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Location: Powderhorn, Colorado
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Unit 66 elk hunting first season

being a resident you have a good chance of drawing a license. Hunting pressure is low due to the limited draw licenses in unit 66. There will be hunters in the field, but not crowded by any means, and this is a big unit filled with elk everywere! Powderhorn wilderness area is a good bet with big bulls.
Ten mile springs, cathedral area, mineral creek to name a few.
Good luck! Big smile

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Unit 66 elk hunting first season

Thanks, for the information. Is the Mineral Creek you mentioned in the La Garita wilderness?

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Location: Powderhorn, Colorado
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Unit 66 elk hunting first season

yep, in the la garita wilderness

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