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elk hunt unit 61 Colarado

Old 01-01-2010, 06:27 AM
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Hi guys any one have any info. on area 61 . I have 15pts and am thinking of trying for a tag. I hunt on my own, but would go for a Reasonable trespass fee, or drop camp.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:08 AM
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:14 AM
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I think you can find lots of good, relatively uncrowded public land to hunt in 61... That's an advantage of hunting the units with limited tags... I suspect with a little research on forums like this one ( and others) you could find some good areas, and as I remember it, the terrain in 61 tends to be less rugged and easier to hunt than many units...

I hunted 76 a few years ago and had a great hunt during the ML season..Saw a few bowhunters, but very few ( if any) other ML hunters..We stayed in a comfortable cabin and drove perhaps ten minutes to our hunting area.. Problem is, by the time I bank enough points to return, I'll be too old to hunt, or dead.......
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:54 AM
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thanks I will keep looking, if anyone finds anything, it would be lot of help. I would like to fine a cabin or somewhere to stay close to the area.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:16 PM
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I hunted unit 61 when it only took 2 points,The entire area is full of Elk. 4 of us went and we got 4 bulls. There are/ is a camp or 2
up there but a lot of camping sites. Weather is usually not a concern and you surely do not need a guide if you have any knowledge of elk hunting. South west is a good starting place It is NOT a wilderness type area. Logging/fire roads all over the place although a lot are closed to travel. I am envious of you.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:44 PM
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As per Redclub, I am ALSO envious..

BTW...If you are interested in hunting 76 , I'll gladly share info..PM me if you want...
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:56 PM
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Ron1324 are you a resident or nonres ?

Are you looking to archery, muzzy, or rifle hunt.

If it were me I would either do a muzzy or 1st rifle season hunt.

As said before there are lots of great elk in this unit and lots of public land. You are better off camping near your hunting area.

The only thing I do not like about this unit for "trophy hunting" is you must contend with cow elk hunters, turkey hunters, bear hunters, grouse hunters, motorcycle riders, atvers, and sight seers. Now don't let me scare you off as there are some great bulls in this unit and some great areas to get away in.

Let us know what you are looking to get out of this experience and we can help you further.

Good luck and good hunting!
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:58 AM
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I am a nonres. I have hunted elk about 7-10 times. No expert but can get the job done. Can't backback big bulls out anymore, getting a little older everyear. Thats why I was looking at 61, it's not as tuff to hunt.
I don't think I have enough pts. for muzzleloader, was told I would need about 16 or 17.Every year I get 1 pt. It goes up 2 . Maybe Is't rifle. Thanks for the help and I will keep looking.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:41 AM
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Last year only 13.6 0/0 of nonresidents drew during 1st rifle season with 15 pp, but it was 100 0/0 for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons. The bigger bulls will be much deeper and harder to find by 2nd season.

If you hunt the "easier" areas such as the top, up around Divide Road, you will be lucky to find a 280" to 300" bull in my opinion. You will have to work the bigger and deeper canyons to find the bigger bulls.

I sent you a PM.

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Old 01-05-2010, 04:40 AM
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Quinton, Thanks for the PM. I will check out. If you have anymore ideas, I am wide open.
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