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Muzzys

Muzzys work fine. I like thunderheads but either one will work it all depends on shot placement.

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Glenwood Canyon...

Ive been told by a few different hunters to stick around Glenwood Canyon in GMU 34 for a decent chance at an elk.  Is there anyone around here that is familiar with the area?

Im looking around and see No Name Trail and Grizzly Creek Trail.  Not sure which trail would be good for the trek in.

Any specific elevation range to lean towards for early September?

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Take I-70 to Dotsero which is

Take I-70 to Dotsero which is about exit 132, it is on the east end of Glenwood Canyon. Then head north along the Colorado River for about a mile and half to two miles and take a left on a dirt road which is forest road 600 or the Deep Lake road. Then follow this road to the top.

The Grizzly Creek and No Name areas are for tourist and you would have a real long hike to get away from them. If you take forest road 600 you will come in on top of both Grizzly Creek and No Name along with all the other side canyons into Glenwood Canyon.

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Critter...

Critter, I found Coffee Pot Rd, but I dont see a FR600 or Deep Lake Rd.  I've heard people talk about Coffee Pot rd, but it looks like there is quite a bit of private land around there.  Are there signs saying you are now on public land once your out of the private area? 

 

 

 

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FR600 leaves the blacktop

FR600 leaves the blacktop just a couple of miles north of Dotzero on the east end of Glenwood Canyon and is the main access road on that end. If you follow it to its end you will find Deep Lake and Coffee Pot Rd takes off of it before the lake, and there is very little private on top.

Are you using maps or Google Earth? Dotzero is at the conflunce of the Eagle and Colorado Rivers and if you look at Google Earth all it shows is the peak with that name.

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In early Sept. I'm at

In early Sept. I'm mostly at timberline. Give or take a little.

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best thing you can focus on

best thing you can focus on is do not bounce around all over the state every year. Pck a spot and learn it, a week or so at a time its going to take you years and years and years to learn one unit as well as you need to.

you'll be hunting elk in the rockies the whole time so who cares how long you take to know the land inside and out.

most people I run into ask where they should go then ramble off a list of places they have hunted in tthe state, 2 eyars there then over there then over there then over here then back to there and so on.

that's the worst thing you can do. pick a spot you like the looks of, access, close to friends, whatever and then stick to it and learn it. that's my 2 cents.

 

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Im from tx also and ask myself what am i doing

I also want to hunt the white river nati. forest with a bow.I have enough points to get a archery tag for the 2014 season.But I drew a 1st rifle season tag for 2013 I have never hunted for elk before. I have made several scouting trips to the meeker area 23,25,26,33 GMUs. Im going back to meeker on Sept 25-28 to scout some more to see if Im going to hunt the 1st rifle or cash in my tag if I hunt it will be a DIY hunt the main reason I may not hunt is my wife cant get off work. I know where some elk are but getting then onto the public land is the question. If you want to know what little I know give me a reply.

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