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Hunting Gear / Re: Questions on Clothing
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:35:55 AM »
The Timberline's are excellent late season pants. If you're looking at Sitka, the Jetstream jacket is fantastic for later season as well. It's not as bulky as many jackets I've used, but it seems to be just as warm. I actually got it in a solid color so I can not only use it while hunting, but during the rest of winter as well. It makes spending that much on a jacket not hurt so bad  :-D


As far as layers go, there are a number of options out there. I've been using Under Armour for years and am still happy with it, but if you go that route you'll want to have multiple sets as they can get stinky, but they wick sweat really well. If you want a base layer you can wear daily that won't stink but doesn't wick as well, look into merino wool.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Flat Tops Elk
« 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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Scouting / Trail Cameras / Re: Scouting pics
« on: June 22, 2021, 07:25:25 AM »
Where is the pictures? Why I'm not seeing any!!?

I believe the pictures on this post were lost when we migrated forums a few years back. It happened on a handful of different threads.

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Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2021 CO antelope unit recommendations
« on: May 31, 2021, 04:34:41 PM »
Randy, I see that AF011O1R took 5 preference points to draw this year. AM011O1R took 15 preference points. Those took 4 and 15 points in 2020. Looks like you might have gotten hit with some point creep on the doe tag?

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I drew Colorado unit 61 archery with 24 pts.GYGYPT


Congrats!!!!!!  :thewave:

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Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2021 CO antelope unit recommendations
« on: May 30, 2021, 09:15:32 AM »
Randy, you put in for a unit that only requires one point to draw and didn't draw again with six? Something must be wrong for that to happen. Either it takes more points than that or you aren't putting that as your first choice, right?

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General Elk Hunting / Re: NM is out
« on: April 21, 2021, 08:13:13 AM »
Same here, no luck. Hope some of you got lucky this year!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: First Timer - Units 44, 45, 444
« on: April 20, 2021, 04:08:32 PM »
I've been in there a fair amount, but never hunted it. I would tell you to consider having some spots to hunt that aren't dependent on trailheads as well. Trailheads are a magnet for hunters these days, and in those areas you get the recreational enthusiasts hitting those trailheads as well, like Noob mentioned.

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Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Where in your mouth does the call go?
« on: April 13, 2021, 10:37:04 AM »
Here's a good series that Corey put together that goes over this: (1592) Learn to Use Diaphragm Elk Calls - YouTube

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Campfire / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:15:10 AM »
Happy belated Randy. Hope you had a great day!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: New hunting buddy
« on: April 04, 2021, 08:45:49 AM »
That's awesome! Should certainly be beneficial!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Submitted Application for Colorado
« on: March 22, 2021, 11:04:07 AM »
Good luck Randy! Hoping you pull that tag!

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Thank you for pointing that out! It looks like they changed that link. Try this one: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/39.8212/-96.2709/4

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Colorado or Oregon
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:22:10 PM »
I don't know where cohunter14 is hunting, but any unit I was in last year in CO was busier than I've ever seen it before.

......This was hunting anywhere from 1-7 miles from the TH.


I hunt some of the most crowded OTC units in the state for both archery and rifle. Yes, there are hunters all over the roads, but very few venture off the roads very far.


Your last sentence tells me why you couldn't escape pressure though. Trailheads are the new 'in' thing with elk hunting. Everyone wants to get to a trailhead and go deeper than everyone else. I avoid trailheads for this exact reason. If I was going to hunt from a trailhead, I would go less than a mile up the trail and branch off 90 degrees from where the trail goes. That's how you escape pressure from a trailhead.


Getting away from other hunters isn't hard if you don't over complicate things. Go where other hunters aren't. If a large population of hunters are going to be heading to a trailhead, you might want to go somewhere else. You don't need trailheads and trails to get off the road, and you don't have to go seven miles deep to escape other hunters. If you find the right spot, you can escape other hunters in 1/4 mile or less. Those packouts are a lot more fun too!  ;-)

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Colorado or Oregon
« on: March 01, 2021, 07:10:12 AM »
Personally, I believe the pressure is over hyped in Colorado. It's not that difficult to escape it.


If it were me, I'd use those extra two days to hunt instead of drive to Oregon. Your chance at success will increase a lot by adding two more days in the woods.

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