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Packing into GMU 24 FTW, Elk 1st season, looking for experienced advice


So much knowledge on this site, I had to sign up and see if someone can help.

Here is my situation:

We (4) are experienced elk hunters from Colorado, with horses and pack gear, previously hunted unit 12, but are changing things up a little this year, trying to get further in.

We are planning to pack into the FTW from the North; I’ll leave it at that. There are a few good access options we are considering.

I am looking for advice from someone who knows this area and pack experience well, and is willing to take this conversation offline.

I am particularly interested in learning more about where the outfitters camps usually are, and regulars are usually step up, so we can try to avoid them as much as possible… I’ll obviously take suggestions where to enter and set up, but again my intent is more to try and dodge others.

Our biggest advantage in doing so might be that we are all in or 30’s, from CO, in good shape, and are willing to leave at dawn and hike/ pack in as far as possible.

Appreciate your help in advance,

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 09/19/2008
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Check with the Forest Service

Welcome to BGH, all permanent outfitter camps have to be licensed with the forest service, so check with them.  Many outfitters will also tell where their drop camps are.

 Oh and another thing, if you check out an outfitter's website, you can usually get a real good feel for where they operate out of.

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