Co. Trophy unit draw, what should I do ?

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Aviator, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Aviator

    Aviator Active Member

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    I have been saving PP and now have 15 and still cant draw unit 2, I am afraid I will not live long enough to draw a tag ..What other units have trophy animals 320+ that I might look into ?
     
  2. mike33

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    Try 61
     

  3. Aviator

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    Yeah Ive thought about 61 but I really dont know enough about that unit to be blowing all my PP on it..I guess I need to research it !
     
  4. mike33

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    15 points and no draw, that sucks.
     
  5. muleman1953

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    Aviator, Your 5 years out on unit 2 with no points creep.
    You could draw unit 40 this year if you'll have 16 pts., or unit 76 second season with 11 pts.

    Muzzle Loader unit 49-6 pts
    unit 62-2 pts
    unit 66-11 pts
    unit 67-10 pts
    unit 76-14 pts

    Archery 40, 49, 61, 66, 67, 76, I'd choose 61 1st & 76 2nd all are 15 pts or less.

    You could wait 2 more years & with no pts creep Draw unit 61 & 76 1st season with 17 pts.

    Best of Luck, Wayne
     
  6. WapitiBob

    WapitiBob Well-Known Member

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    Going in blind to any unit after 15+ years isn't a move I would make. Spend a year or two hunting Cows (if available), now that you are that close, and when you draw you'll be up to speed.
     
  7. Taos

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    Have not hunted Co. for a few years but last good tag I had was in 62. On opening morning we passed 33 bulls before 9 A.M. Several of those were at least 340 bulls. Lots of bulls but we could not find any monsters. Took nine years for me to get the damn tag and I ended up eating it, but lots of 300-350 bulls.
     
  8. Aviator

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    All good advice Thank`s to everyone ! I really dont plan on going into any unit blind, I didn`t realize unit 62 had such good hunting..I will probably wait it out for unit 2 but 61 sounds tempting..I just wonder if unit 2 1st rifle is worth the wait..
     
  9. Aviator

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    Taos, was that a rifle or archery hunt ?
     
  10. mike33

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    What do you mean by creep draw?
    Mike
     
  11. muleman1953

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    Mike, I was refering that if there was no points creep in 2 years you would be able to draw Unit 61 or 76.
    At one time I was going to hunt Unit 61 archery, I had 6 Points, it took 4 or 5 points to draw it. At the time I was drawing other good tags so I just put in for points. Now I've got 15 points and it takes 16 to Garrentee a tag, That's Points Creep.
    Wayne
     
  12. MHO

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    I would look at 61. Also have you looked at any Ranching for Wildlife?
     
  13. Aviator

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    I have heard about ranching for wildlife..but dont know much about it care to elaborate ?
     
  14. MHO

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    Unit 61 is crazy. Elk everywere. My buddy hunted it last year. With 15 points I would without a doubt do a ranching for wildlife. You can hunt some unbelievable ranches. Ranches were you should pass up a 320 to 330 bull. More the range of 350 or better. Go to Colorado Div of Wildlife. Then click big game then ranching for wildlife then participating ranches. I have hunted a few ranches and all were incredible experiences. Took my largest Muley and Bull. I just do not have the patience for 15. I get 4 or 5 and I cant take it. Dont quote me on this exactly but Im really close. Say a ranch is participating in the ranching for wildlife. They are allotted say 100 bull elk tags. They have to give 10 % to the ranching for wildlife hunts. I almost positive its ten percent. I have a buddy who is a large outfitter I can ask. But for example I was hunting on ranches that charged 5 k or better with 4 to 5 points. I cant imagine with 15. It would truly be a once in a lifetime event. Hope it helps. Just my 2 cents but thats what I would do in a heartbeat. Goodluck.