Help Needed. Looking for pack animals/guide for N/E CO Gmu 751 area

traildust

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I am planning an elk hunt in Colorado GMU 751 next Sept 13-20, 2013

My hunting group will be 2-4 bowhunters. We are needed pack animals / guide and possibly a drop camp depending on the cost.
We are wanting to access our area thru Gmu 76 if possible.

This is my second elk hunt and any advice is welcome.

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Thanks
Sam
 

ohhiitznik

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I did the same hunt last year... If you aren't in amazing shape I would say use pack animals. I had a hard time trying to find a packer in the area, I found some older numbers and called them and they weren't in service anymore. When I went in last year, I went in 10 miles, and passed a few horse camps along the way, they were amazed I was in there on foot and called me crazy. It's crazy terrain and you'll see a lot of hikers.
 

Backpack Hunter

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I went in 2011, and would agree with ohhiitnik. There were a lot of hikers, saw quite a few hunters too and they didn't mind getting off the path. Crazy terrain, the guides I talked to said they would use their animals for a half day and then give them the next day off to recuperate...don't know if that is normal or not, but it sounded pretty extreme.
I did not try to get a packer so I'm sorry for not being a help on that.
 

dotman

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Google the Colorado Outfitters Association, they have a search function by gmu and most outfitters will offer pack services.
 
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