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Offline ag56

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Colorado Unit 65 archery
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:13:18 PM »
Hi Everyone!


A friend and I are heading to the Ouray area to hunt elk the last 10 days of archery season this fall. I know the mountains are huge and conditioning is key. Wondering what people think of the roads in the area, do we need an ATV? Is it tough to get away from the crowds? We are planning on hiking in a long distance. Any other tips for the area are much appreciated! Feel free to PM.


Thanks!

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Re: Colorado Unit 65 archery
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 02:06:12 PM »
All I know is that area will be a shoot show this year due to all of the avalanche activity this past winter.

The San Juans got hit super hard and I'd image that there will be a lot of trees blocking access on many trails in that area this year.

That being said, I did hunt 65 a bit further north in the Unit last year a couple weekends and did see some elk, but never got close enough.

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Re: Colorado Unit 65 archery
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 06:47:23 PM »
Go east of Ridgway over Owl Creek Pass. After you go over the pass, stay on the main road until you see a sign that says Turrent Ridge. Park there and go straight up the mountain to your left. Believe it or not, but the 10,000 ft. contour line on your map is an elk trail that goes from one meadow to another all along the back face of the ridge..

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Re: Colorado Unit 65 archery
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 07:20:38 AM »
Thanks guys! WW do you mind if I send you a PM?

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Re: Colorado Unit 65 archery
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 09:38:13 AM »
Sure! Go ahead and PM if you want.

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Re: Colorado Unit 65 archery
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 11:10:32 AM »
Isn't that contour line elk trail only used on even number days?

 

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