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Forum: West
02-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Wildman21

+1 to the Crested Butte post. I have lived in CO...

+1 to the Crested Butte post. I have lived in CO my entire life and never went there until last year. It quickly became one of my favorite places, especially in June with all the wild flowers. Also I...
Forum: West
09-18-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wildman21

Congrats C-rad! I tried up by Signal Butte out of...

Congrats C-rad! I tried up by Signal Butte out of Divide for a change of scenery and saw/heard nothing other than a couple pesky dirt bikes on my way out. That is probably it for my season as I work...
09-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,500
Posted By Wildman21

I have no personal experience up there either,...

I have no personal experience up there either, but a great resource for scouting is on the Colorado Division of Wildlife website there is a link that breaks down each area and gives you general areas...
Forum: West
09-16-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wildman21

Was up on Rampart this morning getting soaked...

Was up on Rampart this morning getting soaked myself. It wasn't actually raining today, but every single leaf, especially down in the willow bushes is soaking so I was drenched from about mid-thigh...
Forum: West
09-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 44,233
Posted By Wildman21

Just went up this morning, tried hunting in the...

Just went up this morning, tried hunting in the rain for a couple hours. Saw an elk moving through the trees, and my Primos Cow Call decided it didn't want to work all the sudden, so I couldn't get...
Forum: West
09-10-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 44,233
Posted By Wildman21

I was up there a week ago Tuesday, but didn't...

I was up there a week ago Tuesday, but didn't hear any bugling. Didn't see any deer, and the best sign I saw was walking across a road I smelled elk like I've never smelled before, must have just...
08-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By Wildman21

Heading up for some day hunts on Monday, Tuesday,...

Heading up for some day hunts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Can't wait!
Forum: West
08-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

You are doing all the right things Bob when it...

You are doing all the right things Bob when it comes to hunting; asking, listening, scouting, and working your butt off. It doesn't mean you will be successful, but you are doing the right things to...
Forum: West
08-22-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

This may sound like a stupid question, but anyone...

This may sound like a stupid question, but anyone know the rules for hunting in the Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument? I am assuming its not allowed?
Forum: West
08-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

I hunted Badger Flats last year after seeing two...

I hunted Badger Flats last year after seeing two nice bulls bedded right out in the open in early August. I only spent one morning in there, and I like what I saw as far as sign but didn't actually...
Forum: West
08-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Yeah, I know especially out along 24 its all...

Yeah, I know especially out along 24 its all blocked in by private, but I was thinking about accessing from The Crags campground area, I don't mind hiking back in, but I haven't heard great things...
Forum: West
08-19-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

I have hunted Signal Butte and Phantom creek...

I have hunted Signal Butte and Phantom creek pretty hard for the last couple years because I kept hearing great things about it. There is a lot of sign there, rubs on lots of trees and even some...
08-19-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By Wildman21

As a wild game processor, I can tell you a lot...

As a wild game processor, I can tell you a lot depends on what you as the hunter does. Always make sure you get your animal cooled down fast. Keep the meat as hairless and dirtless as possible. And...
08-19-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Wildman21

Mulies are a little different from whitetails in...

Mulies are a little different from whitetails in that they aren't as easy to pattern. They won't follow the same path every day and eat and sleep in the same spot every day. They do follow the same...
Forum: West
08-09-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Third, I would be glad to help in any way I can,...

Third, I would be glad to help in any way I can, unfortunately I will be over on the west side of the state in Unit 61 helping my dad hunt for a trophy bull. But anything else I can help with shoot...
Forum: West
08-09-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Secondly, with only weekends available I am...

Secondly, with only weekends available I am assuming you will be staying close to the springs, which further lowers your chances of success as you will see a lot of hunting pressure, and especially...
Forum: West
08-09-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Way to jump in head first! There are some things...

Way to jump in head first! There are some things to keep in mind going in. First off, the entire state average success rate is less than 25% on all elk, and I would imagine bull success rates are...
Forum: West
08-08-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocument...

http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/Maps/Hunting/BigGame/OTCRifleElk.pdf

heres a link to the bull over the counter rifle areas...
Forum: West
08-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

If you pick up a 2013 Big Game Hunting Brochure...

If you pick up a 2013 Big Game Hunting Brochure (at walmart or other hunting stores) there is a map on page 32 with all the valid over the counter bull tag areas. These do change year to year...
Forum: West
08-08-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Deer tags are slightly more tricky, because they...

Deer tags are slightly more tricky, because they are draw only, but the nice thing is virtually any place in colorado is decent for deer hunting. Not sure how long you have been in CO, but if you...
08-08-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Wildman21

Awesome, congrats again!

Awesome, congrats again!
Forum: West
08-06-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,357
Posted By Wildman21

Colorado is tough for birds/upland/rabbits and...

Colorado is tough for birds/upland/rabbits and the like, but for big game its tough to beat. I am not familiar with the turkey units since I don't hunt them myself, but try looking at units up by...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Wildman21

Yeah, when I bought my bow I found an excellent...

Yeah, when I bought my bow I found an excellent site that broke down what all the terminology meant, all the little things to know about buying and owning a bow. My regret was not actually shooting...
08-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Wildman21

Congrats! Would love to see a picture! Down in...

Congrats! Would love to see a picture! Down in the post box theres a link up above the text box, next to the button that looks like a globe, kind of looks like a picture, just click that and find the...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Wildman21

I would agree with badlands, go and try a few...

I would agree with badlands, go and try a few out. I bought mine online, and although I did a bunch of research and like my bow, I think I probably could have found one that fit me better and was set...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By Wildman21

Muzzy Phantoms for elk

Hi all, I am somewhat new to archery hunting and am yet to kill an elk with my bow. I was wondering if anyone had any actual experience taking elk with Muzzy Phantoms, and how well they worked....
07-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wildman21

Yeah, I realize that wasn't the best written...

Yeah, I realize that wasn't the best written sentence. What I meant is he put my dad into good elk areas, and says 61 in general has some big bucks, but since my dad didn't have a deer license the...
07-31-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wildman21

Well, I meant he put him in good spots for elk....

Well, I meant he put him in good spots for elk. When my dad was there 8 years ago they got into elk, but I don't remember him saying they even saw a single nice buck. So I was just looking for some...
07-30-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wildman21

Sweet, thanks! I will start looking those over on...

Sweet, thanks! I will start looking those over on the map!
07-29-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wildman21

Cool, thanks! We will have to see where the elk...

Cool, thanks! We will have to see where the elk hunt takes us. My dad has a friend who guides in the area that put him in some good places the last time he was there, and he says there are big deer...
Forum: West
07-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By Wildman21

Not sure on the meat donation thing for Wyoming,...

Not sure on the meat donation thing for Wyoming, as each state is different, although I believe their website should help. Most heads are frozen on dry ice to keep from spoiling, and I don't believe...
07-27-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wildman21

Deer hunting in CO GMU 61

My dad drew a second season rifle bull tag for 61. This is his second chance after hitting a big bull 8 years ago right at last light that we never recovered. Our hunt this year has one goal, and...
Forum: West
07-27-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 952
Posted By Wildman21

Deer in CO unit 61

My dad drew a second rifle bull tag for 61, his second one after hitting a big bull 8 years ago that we never recovered. Our hunt this year has one goal, and that is to get him a big bull he has...
07-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Wildman21

Wow! That's a lot of elk!

Wow! That's a lot of elk!
07-25-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Wildman21

When I start out looking at a new area I use...

When I start out looking at a new area I use either an online map or a an actual map, then I draw outlines around the hunting area, as many NatGeo maps and other brands don't have these boundaries....
Forum: West
07-18-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Wildman21

Archery 68/681 in CO

Hi all! I am relatively new to bowhunting(about 3 years now) and am loving the experience! I initially started as just another excuse to get out in the woods and would take 1 day excursions on my day...
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