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When do elk migrate in Colorado

I was wondering around what time elk start migrating from the highlands to their winter ranges in southern Colorado.

I'm not asking for specific dates. I just want to have a general idea. Thanks!!!  Thumbs up

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Sorry for this generic answer

Sorry for this generic answer but it is the truth. 

When the snow gets deep enough to cover their feed up high to where they can''t get to it.  It might start in October or December, it just depends on the year.  I know of a herd in Utah that winters at 9500' + just because the wind blows the snow off of the high ridge that they live on and there is feed all winter long.

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Like this last winter for

Like this last winter for example. Where I live here the winter was so mild I never saw any elk come down as usual. In general there are several hundred not far from the house by December/January but they never made it all this year.

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Aint that the truth!! banghead

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