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Unread 05-07-2013, 01:05 PM
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unit 48 colorado

I'm planning on hunting unit 48 the second season in October. We are staying in leadville and more than likely I will be coming back to the house I'm staying at every night This is my first elk and could use any and all help. Anything from climate to clothing, optics, where to look for elk etc. Like I said any advice is helpful and appreciative. Thanks.
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    Unread 05-07-2013, 06:46 PM
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    Re: unit 48 colorado

    Leadville is 10K elevation. unit 48 is draw tag and don't think they have results out yet. As you know there is no antler-point restriction so as long as spike has horns 5" long he's legal.

    10 Day Weather Forecast for 80461 - weather.com As you see there still getting snow up there pretty common that high up and you can be in full winter come mid Oct.

    Besides hunting and few fishing lakes unit 48 has 7 peaks above 14,000ft. I've fished few of the lakes up there got lot of hikers up there should be some elk up there also.
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    Unread 05-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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    What brand of clothing would be suitable up there if say it is full fledged winter? The peaks that are 14k feet where would be a good place to start at to find elk or is it more less sporadic?
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    Re: unit 48 colorado

    Did you apply for a tag for 48? For 2nd season, there is a 56% chance of drawing a bull tag and a 71% chance of drawing a cow tag, meaning there will be no leftover licenses...
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    Re: unit 48 colorado

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    Did you apply for a tag for 48? For 2nd season, there is a 56% chance of drawing a bull tag and a 71% chance of drawing a cow tag, meaning there will be no leftover licenses...
    That percentage of 56 was for combination 2nd,3rd and 4th bull season which was 90 tag and first rifle season got 70 bull tags and that was 36% and muzzle loaders was 35 bull tags @ 37%. It would be nice if they split out those 3 season.

    2012 harvest they list 95 bulls taken and got to wonder how many taken muzzle and 1st rifle they had 105 bull tags.
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    What brand of clothing would be suitable up there if say it is full fledged winter? The peaks that are 14k feet where would be a good place to start at to find elk or is it more less sporadic?

    DOW has couple good article on high altitude hunting they call that above 8,000ft elevation you might want to read chapter 1. Elevation where I live is just little over 7600ft so I don't have much problems with the altitude.

    I've been hunting same units since 1977 and depending on weather I like to hunt around timberline and I like to be up their before first light so I walk in when it's dark.

    You got to find your own spot and since their all draw tag means your going to have more residents and very limited non residents. this might be good place to start looking

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    Unread 05-10-2013, 11:04 PM
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    Re: unit 48 colorado

    When it comes to clothing and gear, one of the most important items is your boots. If its colder and maybe snowy then I love my Schnee's. They make amazing
    pac boots. In deep snow a pair of gaiters also nice to keep it from coming in the tops.
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