Colorado high country

LONE HUNTER

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Best part is that at some point we have all wanted to ask for help. But by this day and age there is so much data across the WWW that you should be able to get a starting point just by some general searches.

I have went back and edited several of my posts from years ago that today, I feel gave our too much information...
There is a difference between asking for help and asking where you can go smack a trophy buck. Let alone when it's your first post ever and offer nothing in return to the community of people you are asking.

If the OP said, "I want to hunt bucks with my bow, any ideas on where I can find good information" That would received a much better response than, "I want to kill a 180 buck and I can out hike most other hunters, tell me which exact unit I can do this in". If someone is to the point where they are that confident in hunting the high country, wouldn't you think that person would be competent enough to look at the pope and young and or Boone and Crockett books and figure out areas that historically have held big deer?
 
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netman

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You can’t outhike people in Colorado. The state is crawling with people whose main hobby is walking around in the mountains. Tens of thousands of people who call themselves “hikers”. Sticker on their car with saying like “The mountains are calling and I must go”. You’re gonna have to put in more effort than hoping to get clues about secret spots on the internet. Maybe you can find a little 180 dink in MT or in WY to shorten the drive.
Right on! The Colorado folks are some hiking machines. Every year I’ve hunted out there I’m amazed at some hiker i come across.
 

TravisIN

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I feel like this has to be a troll post. . I rarely come to the animal sections bc it’s either these or people bickering about what states should do with tag allocations. Rokslide is bad ass place for gear info and the classifieds are awesome. There are a lot of great people on here too in my opinion. But not exactly a boat load of info on actually hunting haha. We all play it pretty close to the chest when we find a place or something that works. Rightfully so. I found me a honey hole for elk( honey hole by my standards is probably sad to most ) and I’m trying to keep it as hush hush as possible haha I worked to hard to find it.


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Titan_Bow

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I’d much rather see the granola urban hikers bumper stickers at the trail head, because you know those people are not likely to venture far off trail. It’s the Mountain Ops, BHA, Kuiu, Kifaru bumper stickers that I worry about! 10 years ago, very few people were going deep and/or steep. But now, everyone is a “wilderness athlete” so the idea of outhiking anyone isn’t going to happen.


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Newtosavage

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I disagree! From my experience, most of the people I see with those stupid stickers on their car tend to be the kind of folks that hang out at craft breweries, their favorite dispensary, or REI.

Even if those people do make it to a trailhead, you won’t find them too far from the parking lot because they find it more fun to hang out in the parking lot and chug PBRs.

I do agree with you about their dogs, though. And, their dogs are almost always named after some regional place or their favorite brand (Aspen, Sage, Oakley, etc.).
And they always have a bandana around their neck. LOL
 

Newtosavage

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I’d much rather see the granola urban hikers bumper stickers at the trail head, because you know those people are not likely to venture far off trail. It’s the Mountain Ops, BHA, Kuiu, Kifaru bumper stickers that I worry about! 10 years ago, very few people were going deep and/or steep. But now, everyone is a “wilderness athlete” so the idea of outhiking anyone isn’t going to happen.


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These days, it's just as effective if not more effective to hunt close to roads. As cnelk says... "go deep Rocksliders. Go deep." :D
 

Outdoorjoe318

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Yeah not to just pile on, but saying you will outhike people is not exactly unique. Colorado doesnt have any wilderness areas that are large enough that you can hike for two or three days and get anywhere that some wilderness trail runner won't come up on you, and similarly other hunters are just as likely to be 7 miles back the trail as they are 2 miles.
 

tjihrig

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Spot on. Other similar bumper stickers to watch out for are "Mountains, Please." Or "Explore More, Worry Less".

You'll never go deeper or outlast these people and their untrained high energy dogs.

Lol... no truer words have ever been said.


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...XXX-treme hi country bux...


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