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Hunt Planner / Back Country Rocky Mountain Archery Elk Hunt
« Last post by Thegreatwapiti on July 06, 2021, 09:06:01 AM »
I am an experienced archery elk hunter who does everything DIY in the backcountry. I plan on hunting September 7th - September 17th near Fraser, CO. I will provide most of the equipment and an amazing experience. There is so much land to cover and I have been hunting alone for the past 5 years. This is a super tough hunt at 10,000 ft and requires you to be prepared physically. It would be great to make a new connection. Let's talk. The tag is about $700 for an out of state, over the counter, either sex archery tag. Todd
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Hunt Planner / Re: Finding hunting dudes to elk hunt
« Last post by Thegreatwapiti on July 06, 2021, 09:02:57 AM »
I am an experienced archery elk hunter who does everything DIY in the backcountry. I plan on hunting September 13th - September 18th near Fraser, CO. I will provide most of the equipment and an amazing experience. There is so much land to cover and I have been hunting alone for the past 5 years. This is a super tough hunt at 10,000 ft and requires you to be prepared physically. It would be great to make a new connection. Let's talk. The tag is about $700 for an out of state, over the counter, either sex archery tag. Todd
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General Elk Hunting / Re: New hunting buddy
« Last post by resebo on July 06, 2021, 09:00:35 AM »
Where do you hunt?


In the woods! :lol:  Unit 521 in Colorado
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General Elk Hunting / Re: Flat Tops Elk
« Last post by cohunter14 on July 04, 2021, 07:35:34 AM »
Jacob, I can tell you that in that general area you can get a lot of different weather during first rifle season. There are years where it'll be 60+ degrees and you'll be hunting in a tee shirt and there have been years where over a foot of snow hits the ground. It's best to be prepared for everything and watch the weather closely leading up to your hunt.
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General Elk Hunting / Re: Elk in burns
« Last post by WyatBaker on July 02, 2021, 11:56:13 PM »
Do share some pictures, mate.
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General Elk Hunting / Missouri Breaks Unit 700 Archery experience/advice?
« Last post by jacob.sherburne on July 02, 2021, 09:02:59 PM »
Hi All,

I drew the archery tag for unit 700 in the Missouri breaks, but have never been up there, and am unsure of how much time I will have to scout. Has anybody hunted there previously and have any advice they could give me? Even just a place to camp and start off that would be great, theres so much area its overwhelming. Thanks for any help!


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Flat Tops Elk
« Last post by jacob.sherburne on July 02, 2021, 08:54:48 PM »
Hunted archery (a few times) and first rifle (13 times) up on the flat tops.  Like you said, not much elevation change once you're up on top.  Nothing really high that gets you up above tree line.  I would say, unless snow pushes the elk down, the high meadows typically produce better elk hunting than the lower (at least in the areas I've hunted).  Pressure usually sends elk onto a steep face with dark thick timber and blow down, because it's extremely hard to get in there and get a shot without blowing the elk out.  The lower elevations to the east and south sides of the flat tops produce a lot of huge open parks that elk quickly vacate once hunting pressure arrives.  There are a ton of elk, and opportunity is always there, so being persistent is usually the key when it comes to hunting up there where you'll always have lots of elk and hunters.
I've taken about 8 elk in 13 years of hunting the flat tops just on opening weekend of first rifle, but it took time and research to find a spot with the right amount of pressure and elk.  Try to research spots that you think will see a lot of pressure (exp: good road access) that are near areas that elk might find sanctuary in (exp: steep wilderness), and let some of the other hunters work for you.  Certainly easier said than done in a area that sees so many hunters, but not impossible.  Good luck out there!  If you have a spot in mind and want to PM me with specific questions, I'll certainly let you know if I'm familiar with the area and what feedback I might have.
Hi Will,

Thanks for sharing that information! I will be up there in unit 24 this season for first rifle, it will be my first time hunting in Colorado. How has the weather typically been for you during first rifle? I am going to be based out of trappers lake lodge, and it sounds like I wont be the only one, as crowds sound common for the area. Will you be hunting first rifle this season?

Thanks,
J


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Anybody else have terrible luck in drawing tags?
« Last post by Army of Dad on July 02, 2021, 04:28:19 PM »
Hmm, I have below average luck in drawing tags most years.

I did draw an Oklahoma cow elk tag this year so maybe my luck is changing...


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General Elk Hunting / Anybody else have terrible luck in drawing tags?
« Last post by ribo451 on July 01, 2021, 08:45:33 PM »
Idaho big game draw results came out today and once again I swung and missed. I put in for a really great elk tag so wasn't surprised not to draw that one. I also put in for an extra antlerless whitetail tag and didn't draw that one either. Last year the odds on drawing it were really high. Something like 85%. Everyone I know that put in for it drew it except me. This year I don't know what the odds on drawing were yet but I do know that everyone I know who put in for it drew it. Except me. (9 people)

I've drawn 4-5 extra doe tags but every time I've drawn one the drawing odds have been 100%. I've put in for several others with drawing odds ranging from 75-90% and haven't drawn a one.
I also have been putting in for a buck tag for several years now that statistically I should have drawn 3 times and I've drawn it 0. I also know several people that have drawn that tag multiple times. It's kind of annoying.

I did draw a moose tag after 8 tries that statistically should have taken 8 tries so I'm happy about that.
Anyone else cursed on drawing in areas that have no preference or bonus points?
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Other Big Game Hunting / Re: Deer pics
« Last post by WyatBaker on June 30, 2021, 11:44:18 PM »
Where is the pictures? :?
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