Re: moving to trinidad colorado
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... Do I really need my 300rum? I can kill an elk up to a few hundred yrds with a 243. I would say 300 would be my max. ...
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I've hunted that country, spent a good portion of my childhood just west of Trinidad in Segundo and LaVeta. I've also hunted with a 243 and seen elk taken with them. If I were you and planning on hunting elk in that area, I'd bring the 300. For the most part, its open country, shooting up/down hills. The hunting pressure is pretty high in most public areas and the elk tend to be jumpy (moving shots).
If you have a camera, bring it. There are some monster Pronghorns east of Trinidad (on private ground [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] ), there are also quite a few bears in the area (might think about those as well). The last time we hunted that area for elk, we saw 5 bears.
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