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Classifieds / Re: Team Elk pack
« Last post by Willdorf on February 19, 2020, 12:44:40 PM »
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado Draw Units 7,8,9,19,191
« Last post by Sickforit23 on February 19, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
I will be hunting during archery season. I'm also looking at unit 55 and 54 as they seem to have a lot more public land. I haven't dug in and researched those  yet though.
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado Draw Units 7,8,9,19,191
« Last post by cohunter14 on February 19, 2020, 09:19:53 AM »
What season are you looking at going? You are correct that Unit 9 is basically all private. I don't have much experience with 19 or 191, but I have hunted Unit 8 quite a few years ago during rifle seasons. For a draw unit it definitely felt crowded back then.
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Hunt Planner / Colorado Draw Units 7,8,9,19,191
« Last post by Sickforit23 on February 19, 2020, 07:21:42 AM »
Looking into this draw unit for our 2020 elk season. I've only been able to get some basic information out of the CO hunt planners that i've talked to but i've requested some names for the Biologists in those areas so hopefully that will happen.


I'm wondering if anyone has ever hunted these units. I'm specifically wondering about access on units 19, 9 and 191. I know Rocky Mountain National Park takes up part of the south end of 19 and it looks to be quite a bit of private in 9 and 19. Anyone have any experience in these units?


Also, looking for overall thoughts, is it worth trying to draw this tag or is it better to just do over the counter and have access to all those units instead of being limited to just these units? I know the appeal would be having a limited amount of hunters but i'm a little hesitant to go this direction.


Thanks all and best of luck on your planning!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available
« Last post by cnelk on February 18, 2020, 07:06:47 AM »
Wapiti_Will


Depending on what unit(s) you hunt, the Regs show one hunt code for 71, 72, 73, 711.


One hunt code for 74, 741


One hunt code for 75, 751


One hunt code for 77, 78, 771


So you arent restricted to just one GMU
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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available
« Last post by wapiti_will on February 17, 2020, 08:13:20 PM »
^^^ Wapiti Will
From what Im hearing the SW units will have liberal bull tag allotment, cows will be restricted heavily.
So if you want to keep hunting your spots, you may even be able to in the Secondary Draw.



I'm hearing the same thing. And if you are just going for points in a year, you should easily be able to get a bull tag down there with a second choice after getting a point with your first choice. At least that's what it sounds like.


That is good to hear, just wish the secondary draw was exempt from the List A license limitation or they made those bull tags List B in the secondary draw...neither of which I would ever expect to happen.  Picking one up on the secondary draw will tie me to that unit, and I love that I can bounce around to OTC units/areas I'm familiar with depending on which areas are in a drought, experiencing unusually high pressure, or just close to home for a quick evening hunt after work. 
I'll just use this as an opportunity to go find some new areas. 
I'm am also very concerned about how many strictly OTC archery hunters will be displaced from those SW CO units into the remaining, and already overcrowded, OTC units.  Nonresident hunters may be less likely to want to shell out the extra cost of a qualifying license+application fee, and continue to purchase OTC tags and hunt elsewhere.  I'll try to remember to start up a poll/information gathering thread in October to see how the new changes impacted everyone's 2020 season.
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Hunting Gear / Re: Best Frame to Just Haul Meat?
« Last post by Elk Noob on February 17, 2020, 11:27:55 AM »
So I still like my Badlands 2200, but did just get a Stone Glacier Xcurve frame and man is that thing nice. Pricey, but I have never put on a pack that carried the weight better than the Xcurve frame did for me. 
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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available
« Last post by cohunter14 on February 16, 2020, 08:26:21 AM »
^^^ Wapiti Will
From what Im hearing the SW units will have liberal bull tag allotment, cows will be restricted heavily.
So if you want to keep hunting your spots, you may even be able to in the Secondary Draw.



I'm hearing the same thing. And if you are just going for points in a year, you should easily be able to get a bull tag down there with a second choice after getting a point with your first choice. At least that's what it sounds like.
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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available
« Last post by cnelk on February 16, 2020, 08:04:54 AM »
^^^ Wapiti Will
From what Im hearing the SW units will have liberal bull tag allotment, cows will be restricted heavily.
So if you want to keep hunting your spots, you may even be able to in the Secondary Draw.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2020 Colorado Big Game Brochure Now Available
« Last post by wapiti_will on February 15, 2020, 07:00:07 PM »
Only change I liked in this year's brochure was the archery season dates starting a little later and running until the end of September.  However, I'm crying over the fact that one of my best honey holes isn't in the picture anymore.  All of southwestern Colorado is now draw only for archery, and I utilize the draw for other tags/points and always hunt OTC archery.  So most of my best hunting spots are now out of the picture, and get the pleasure of starting from scratch in some new units...sigh.  :(
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