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The guide book for 2013 will

The guide book for 2013 will come out in February and the application deadline is around the first of April. You have to pay the entire tag cost up front along with a application fee. If you don't draw it will be refunded in June minus the application fee. If you draw a archery tag it is good for the whole archery season.

As of now Colorado doesn't require you to purchase a hunting license before the draw like some states do.

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ok. thanks. i want to put in for a draw on a unit that i have a chance at drawing without any preference points and having a backup unit that i can get a left over tag in if i dont get drawn. is there a place i can find that kind of information? i am wanting to backpack in but have been told that it will be to warm to pack out all the meat before it ruins in september. i have seen ads for outfitters that will pack out meat on horseback, is there someone like that pretty much everywhere? can i get drawn or get a leftover archery elk tag and get a preference point for mule deer in the same year? i would like to hunt a unit that you cant get to with a truck or atv.

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Stats

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Pages/Statistics....

That'll be the answer to most of your numbers and odds related questions.  Whoever told you that it would be too warm to pack out all the meat before it spoils is an idiot, has never hunted the high country in September, doesn't know anything about meat care or all of the above.  Pretty much every wilderness area has an outfitter nearby that can help pack you in and out or rent you horses.  Yes you can get drawn and get a point the same year for both elk and deer, just depends on the unit.  Look for units that don't draw out in first choice.  Every unit can be gotten to with a truck or ATV, but it's the wilderness areas within those units that restrict motorized access.  However, many places also have large expanses of roadless country that is not a designated wilderness area.

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The map is on the way!!!  We

The map is on the way!!! 

We have a trip planned for March to scout it out.  Do you guys think there will be a ton of snow in March?  Im takng the family and my little ones wont last long in the snow. 

Any suggestion on areas to look at?  Im planning on hiking in a few miles to get away from the other hunters and campers.

 

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You won't be getting off of

You won't be getting off of the paved roads in the high country in March or most of April for that matter even in a low snow year. A lot of the roads into the high country won't even be open in June, you just never know. Now if the road is a paved road then it should be open, except for the highest passes such as up in Rocky Mountain National Park and Independence Pass between Leadville and Aspen. They usually try to have them open on Memorial Day.

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Not a good month to scout.

Not a good month to scout. Can't you go in summer some time? Bow season will be like summer.

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We are visiting some friends

We are visiting some friends in for spring break.  We were going to sneak away from the families for a few days to check it out.  I doubt I will be able to make it back up there before the hunt.

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Broadheads?

I have always been a muzzy man.  they work fine for the deer I kill here in Texas. 

Is there a huge debate over expandables for elk like there is with deer?  I have always used fixed blade broadheads because I dont want to risk the chance of an expandable failing. 

What do you guys think?  Are my Muzzy's suitable for taking down elk?

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Muzzle loaders work fine for

Muzzle loaders work fine for elk provided that you don't try a 200 yard shot. Also Colorado requires a .50 caliber or larger ML to hunt elk. That along with no scopes on the rifle or pellets for powder, or sabots on the projectiles.

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Your Muzzys will do just

Your Muzzys will do just fine.

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