Colorado Elk 1st Rifle Unit 18 / 181

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Anybody else dumb enough to pull this tag this year?

Hunt Code:
EE018O1R

Species:
Elk- Either-Sex

Manner of Take:
Rifle

Date Period:
O1 (Oct 16 - Oct 20)

Hunt Location:
018 - EE018O1R

Sub-Location:
Hunts: 181; Hunts: 018
 

Ucsdryder

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Lol this is a good place to post. It’ll be a rally point all right. Wear lots of orange and sit with a tree at your back. Preferably one that will stop a 6.5 creedmoor.
 
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My buddy has one of those tags as well. We saw very few hunters last year, but now that the area is burned, the concentrations will be a bit higher I imagine. I keep meaning to drive up and see how badly things were torched.
 

DumpsterBear

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840 either sex tags
+ 480 cow tags

(not sure how many tags are left after the secondary draw)

I agree with Ucsdryder......wear your orange!
 
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840 either sex tags
+ 480 cow tags

(not sure how many tags are left after the secondary draw)

I agree with Ucsdryder......wear your orange!
Oh geez I didn’t realize it was that many tags. Is that all 1st rifle? There’s only about 5 square miles of huntable land left!
 

DumpsterBear

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Oh geez I didn’t realize it was that many tags. Is that all 1st rifle? There’s only about 5 square miles of huntable land left!
Yes, all 1st rifle. It doesn’t look like there will be any deer hunters in the field, but 1,300+ tags for those 2 units.
 

Hunterbug

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I haven't been up there yet since the fire but my buddy went in May and sent me pictures and it looked like they dropped Napalm on the area. Good luck,
 

HNTR918

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I hunted a neighboring unit 2 years ago.
Glassed up some elk in this unit.
PM me if you'd like a place to start.
I'd suggest getting 1-2 days of scouting in before opening day.
 

dr.mooseknuckles

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Hunted it in 2018, saw elk every day but Sunday of the season. Major cold front that season. You can search for my write up on the hunt. I'm not sure how the fire last year effected things. It's a big unit. I bet it will be like any other opportunity hunt. If you put the time in, you can find animals. We didn't see a ton of elk, but we did see 3 legal bulls. I killed one of them. Shoot me a PM if you'd like more info.
 
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