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Valles Caldera Hunt

Hi all...  I just got drawn for a cow tag in November for the VC...   Anyone ever got a chance to hunt this area before?  I have a friend that has a cabin fairly close to the VC, so looks like its gonna be a great hunt....  I know the elk are all over that place....

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Congrats

It is some beautiful country and you should have a great hunt.  I have been on a couple hunts, my family usually gets a couple cow tags each year.  It isn't as easy as it was but if you get out of the truck and walk you will find elk.  Good luck.

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Very cool!! That's one of the

Very cool!! That's one of the hunts I was going to put in for this year, but I had to back out of any out of state trips due to purchasing a new home.  Next year though.... Wink

Should be a great hunt! Congrats!!!

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when you do you hunt

when you do you hunt origintation, you will be told what section of the VC you will be asigned to hunt, you do not just get to hunt where you want, you will be assigned a section, luck of the draw as for the area.

V/R

Mike

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This is a fun hunt.  this

This is a fun hunt.  this will be my 5 time this year hunting on the Caldera.  I will be on the first bow hunt.  That the meeting they will let you know the rules and pick units.  there is 14 huntable units and all of them are good, some better then others but all good.  I like the west side of the area.  Being a Nov. hunt i would hope for units 5,6,7,13,14.  good luck and have fun!!!

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2013 valles calderas elk

I was lucky to get the oct 19th hunt this year. Anyone have any info. Do I need a guide???  Should I get one?  Whom to use??  Thank as bunch

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Don't have any info, but

Don't have any info, but wanted to say congrats!  A hunt that I for sure want to take one of these years!!!!

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you do not need a guide, you

you do not need a guide, you will be allowed to take one person with you the area's are defined by borders inside the VC lots of spot and stalk

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Its a great hunt. I hunted

Its a great hunt. I hunted last year and shot a nice bull. It will have some challenges this year with the fire. But the staff is very good about answeering any questions. I guided a bull hunt 4 years ago for that 1st rifle hunt and the bulls had the cows still. I would also stress getting in to shape.

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