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Old 03-15-2005, 08:33 AM
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I have a chance to go elk hunting with a friend of mine this fall in Colorado. The only thing I hnow is, it is the second rifle season and it is in unit 80. Any information would be helpful, what's the area like,amount of game ?.Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:24 AM
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My outfitting permit runs in units 80&81 in Colorado. The elk herd is stable with alot of bulls. The Cow elk population seems to be declining alittle. I would opt for a bull tag and get away from the roads and hunt up higher away from the roadhunters. You should have some success. 300 class 6/6 bulls are probally at a all time high in this unit. But it really helps to know where to be looking for them also. Tell me where your going and maybe I can give you a pointer or two.

The area goes from mild sloping mountains to rough and barely manageable slopes. Unit 80 has alot of open meadows and aspen groves along with heavy dense pines on the north slopes which is good for the bedding areas. In the lower regions there are roads and trails that can get you up in good elk area but its up to you to hike or ride horses the rest of the way to get into some good elk hunting.

Tell me where your going and we'll talk about the area.
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Cherokee, I should know more in about a week. Then I will try to touch base with you, Thanks
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:39 AM
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Can you get a tag that is good for a bull or cow, or do you have to get one or the other ?
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:44 AM
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CD, you need to purchase them seperately.
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:16 PM
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In unit 80, you can get either sex tags for the first, draw only season. In the second rifle season, bull tags are over the counter, and cow tags are by drawing only (seperate tags). Drawing apps have to be in by first of April. If you put in for a cow tag, then you can't buy a bull tag.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:40 AM
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cherokee-outfitters, I found out that we will be hunting by Wolf Creek Pass near South Fork. We hope to arrive a few days before the second seasen starts. CD
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