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Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

Hi Nick,

I live and hunt in Colorado. This year there were 7 in our group. For one reason or another we are now 3 (me, 1 from California and 1 from Oklahoma.) We do have room for 1 more (4 is better than 7.) If you don't already have a license, left over licenses go on sale in a little over a week.

Mark
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:51 PM
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Re: Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

Hi all,

Well I am looking for someone with more experiance than i have to hunt with this year. I will get an OTC bull license (like i did the past 2 years). I have not had any luck and not sure if it was the areas i was hunting or just me. Id be willing to bet that it is all me. My experiance is this:

Very famaliar with mountains and small game hunting, Grew Up with in the Boy Scouts and learned my love for the mountains there. I joined the army 2 years ago and always qualify Expert with my M16. I am very good with Iron sights and have recently got into teliscopic sights. I have much more experiance with a Pistol than a Rifle but I can hit Silloets out to 400 Meters with out any problems using my Rem 700 .270 and a Tasco 4-16x50. I reload my own ammo and tested extensively using a bench and lots of sand bags to get the most accurate round using Sierra 150 Gn SPBT. At 100M I was able to get 3 rounds that could be completely covered with a dime.

Im not trying to brag about my skill, im a good shooter (out to 400M) but a lousy big game hunter, Im looking for someone to help me with the Big Game Hunting part

I am a colorado Native located in Pueblo. I have previously hunted at Music Pass (By Gardner), and Tomeche Dome (By Gunnison).

-Keith
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:43 PM
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Re: Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

Keith,
There's allot of great information here in LRH.

My suggestions:
Spotting Scope, High power binoculars, rangefinder, a good ground pad, topo maps, practice shooting from various positions in the field, learn to estimate range and study aerial photos from Google earth.

Elk are easy to spot from a distance. In the early morning look for southeast facing slopes near aspens. Their coats standout and shine. I prefer to locate high points and saddles that allow me to setup in the shadows. I than scan large areas with my 8x40 binos, if I find something of interest I'll look it over with my 15x56 Leica Binoculars. If it's promising I'll study them with the spotting scope. Mark their location and my observation site on the map. I include wind speed and direction, temperature, barometric pressure, direction of the sun, if it's clear or overcast, the altitude, and the animals behavior.

Also, when hunting take advantage of any objects, rocks, shrubs, tree limbs, trunks, branches, or downed logs as improvised shooting support rest. I shooting extensively from my backpack.

Good Luck,
Gonzo
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

Did u ever hook up with anyone?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:20 AM
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Re: Anyone want to hunt elk with me in Colorado?

I know moving to a new place can be stressfull and lot's of work.. especially in the social area.. if you want to go and shoot a deer down around austin let me know, maybe that will take a little of the sting off of not getting to go elk hunting if you didn't find anyone.
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