Colorado Unit 77

gabenzeke

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Does anyone have experience with this unit? Looking to PM somebody to get a feel for the pressure in a specific area.

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gumbl3

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I hope to draw a MD tag this year in that unit with the point I got. If not I've got OTC elk in my back pocket so I'm following along this thread.
 

Hayguide

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I hunt 751 and 75- very close to that unit. not sure about bow seasons- but the first rifle always has pressure-but.... its easy to get away from the hunters if you walk in over a mile in rough terrain- which is all over in the area I go to. Hunted 4 times- all 1st season- killed 2 bulls 1 son got a cow, the other a 5-4 both of my bulls were mature- 6-6 and a 6-5 its an EE tag-- we hiked in 2.5-4 miles each day- don't expect success like that if you don't put a bunch of work in the dark on the way in and out. we left camp at 4am and got back at 9 pm. its really hard work to do it that way. you might look at a drop camp- that's what I did when I hunted with out my pack horses-my sons!
 

njdoxie

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we hiked in 2.5-4 miles each day - don't expect success like that if you don't put a bunch of work in the dark on the way in and out. we left camp at 4am and got back at 9 pm. its really hard work to do it that way

The odds are certainly upped hunting the way you do, boy that makes for a looonnnnng day, real successful elk hunters seldom see camp in the day. I try to hunt like that, but I admit I see camp too often in the broad daylight lately, but I do have a red hot spot that has allowed me to hunt easier.
 
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gabenzeke

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I'll be backpacking. Hunted 751 previously, so the rough terrain is definitely familiar, but I'm not going in totally blind. Just was hoping for some Intel in a specific area. Thanks for the replies so far.

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Pow

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I haven't hunted 77, but it is more accessible than 751, so I'd expect more people because of that. You can get way back in 751. Also, Pagosa is kind of a hunter town.
 

dman35

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Archery or Rifle? I've hunted this unit a few times over the last several years.
 
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gabenzeke

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Archery. It will be the last week and a half of season.

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gumbl3

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According to the backdoor method, I'm in for MD. Tough decision if I should OTC elk too. I'll most likely be solo and already have the time off early September, I can't get any of the slugs around these parts to leave their deer feeders for some western hunting and I'll be trying to figure it out as I go, not time for pre scouting.
 
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