Does anybody have any tips or recommendations on a diy archery elk hunt in colorado? Headed out there sept 9th-sept17th.
Just got back from archery elk in the Park County/ Teller County area. Lots of talk about how the elk are a few weeks behind their normal routine for this time of year. This was my 3rd trip there and I hunt with a friend who is local to the area. OTC either sex tag cost me $674.00. Heard some bugling in the am and pm, but not as much as last year at this time. Found some hot wallows, but visits were infrequent and unpredictable. Had some close calls, but distances beyond 60 yards are a nonstarter for me. Despite eating the tag, I enjoyed the hunt and the scenery cannot be overstated. Muzzleloader season started the 14th, so you'll get more company on public lands.
Applying now costs approximately $100
Things did change.
Noticed I could not apply for the draw or a PP this year without purchasing a "qualifying" license. Just another $40-$50 extra from what I gathered.
Now I have a small games license that I will not use.
Glad elk license didn't go up this yr. But another good news is bear tags dropped from $350 to $100 so it's dumb not to get one
Oneshotkleibs, just saw this post today/ I was there for 3rd season and the elk started migrating at the middle to end of the week. Saw a herd of 6 opening day, 30 on Wednesday, over 200 on Thursday and lots of buck everywhere. Almost got it done. Would like to hear how you did.
Anyone ever do the Migration Hunt in Craig Colorado going for the 4th season. Never been out their. Going on public land
Worked my butt off a couple weeks ago and shot a Cow with the Bow. Had to hunt high and low to find them. Weather change last couple of days has pushed them around. I took the dogs out this morning and had 3 Bulls.. one big boy and two young’in’s and probably 12 cows less than 50 yards from the back door just staring at me.
Meeker has a lot of great areas . We do very very well on public ground if you're willing to work and get far away from the crowd. . Miss those first rifle either or tags though!
Has anyone hunted the Meeker CO area? I see they have left over tags and might try for one. Rifle tag. I've hunted bow in Rico for the last 7 yrs and would like to try a new area