1st time hunter here,I have a cow tag and I went out with my Brother in law all weekend in gmu 29. We didn't see any fresh sign or a single elk. Didn't even here them calling? We ranged from 8-9700ft and covered 20 some odd miles hiking. Are they still up high? The full moon and 80 degree weather certainly didn't help, but I thought I would at least see some fresh sign considioring the sheer area and diversity of terrain we covered? I live up here in the unit and am pretty familer with there habits and migration corriders. Tonight I went and sat at a watering hole that looked promising. Any leads? Anyone in this area seen any Elk besides at RMNP...
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Mon, 2011-10-17 18:40
Where are all the Elk. GMU 29 colorado
Tue, 2011-10-18 11:54#1
First of all Joe, welcome to
First of all Joe, welcome to the site! Stick around a little, check out some of the information on here. Lots of it, especially if you are looking for hunting advice on elk in Colorado.
Glad to see you are out there busting your hump on your first ever hunt. I can't help you out with Colorado, but there are lots of guys that give good information. Keep putting in the hard work, adn with a little assistance, hopefully you can score a nice fat cow.
Be sure to stop by after and update us on your hunt. Maybe throw up some photos and a story! Good luck!
Tue, 2011-10-18 14:28#2
Thanks CA. I went out This
Thanks CA. I went out This morning and finally saw some fresh tracks and found some very fresh scat by a watering hole, I think the storm pushed them down. Getting ready to head out now and sit tight and wait and see if any come by.
Wed, 2011-10-19 05:46#4
Joetool, welcome to the forum
Joetool, welcome to the forum as it is always nice to talk with new hunters and share ideas. Sorry to say I cannot help you with GMU 29 as I have never hunted the area. Good luck to you and your brother and hope to see a post and photos after your hunt.
Fri, 2011-10-21 21:11#5
First welcome to the web
First welcome to the web site and definitely to the forum on elk - especially those hunts here in Colorado!
Secondly, I have not even come close to unit 29 but can tell you for certiain to stay in tune with this web site and forum as they will provide to you the knowledge to assist in harvesting that elusive elk you are seeking.
My elk signs at 10600+ feet from June and July were gone come October - and I saw more at 8600 feet - and snow was not the factor.
And no open hunts or draw tags for RMNP so keep on looking in your unit or elsewhere!
Fri, 2011-10-21 22:57#6
Welcome to the site! This is
Welcome to the site! This is one of the best site on the web to find information in regards to hunting in North America. I can't help with unit 29. I have never hunted in Colorado but I'd say about 70% of the people here hunt in Colorado every year so I'm sure someone here will have some info for you. the saying of "the elk are where you find them" is usually true. I have scouted all summer and got into elk almost every trip but once archery season rolls around they know it's hunting season and move around to different areas. Just be patient and I'm sure you'll find them. Sounds like from your 2nd post here that you might be in the right direction. Good luck on your hunt. Make sure to stick around and post a story or 2 and share some pictures.
Sat, 2011-10-22 09:02#7
welcome to the jungle! dont know jack about 29 but i am sure ex does.