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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

Why is 81 so popular? And some of "them" Tennessee boys are pretty tough. All kidding aside, I am certain that the hunt will be extreme,grueling,exhausting,exciting,exhilarating. ............ I want some of that!
Am working hard at preparing,conditioning, and learning. Do appreciate all the input.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

My family is in Crossville, so them hills will get you ready! It is pretty country, but there are alot of people who go there is all I am saying. Have real expectations and do not pass up legal elk, take em and on the next trip be picky! Feel free to email me and I will help with what I learned on the 2-years of hunting up there. I am assuming you will back pack in?

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:17 PM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

Glad to meet someone here with ties to the home-state. Appreciate your offer to help. I live about 3 hours southwest of crossville.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:01 AM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

I am originally from Kentucky and now reside in Colorado. The hills in and around the area you live will go a long ways, in getting your endurance where it needs to be. The biggest shock to my system is the lack of oxygen. Unless you hike, while wearing a snorkel, not much will prepare you for that. Just take it slow and enjoy this beautiful state, it really is a sight to behold. Good luck with the prep work and keep us posted.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:53 PM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

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Originally Posted by porkchop401 View Post
Here are a few pointers! that I have learmed on my DIY hunts in CO.

1 Get in the best shape you can.
2 Bring the best optics you can.
3 Practice to get fartherist effective rang with your weapon .
4 Mentaly prepare your self for a gruleing hunt where you will ache , shiver, strugle for breath and in the process Have the time of your life!!!
Now thats hunting! Perfect, Love it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

Me too!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: Need advice for Colorado elk hunt

Truth be it seeing lots of elk is great, but man, in elk country there is no such thing as a bad hunt! If you are backpacking in, get a fishing license and take a fly rod! Good luck, have realistic goals, take the first shot you get, and enjoy!
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