Colorado Elk Hunt


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Jul 10, 2011
ok....good to know! So, does that mean that I cant drive my truck off road a couple of miles? I hope that isn't a REALLY stupid question, but I've never even been to Colorado.

Some areas are "Wilderness area" so no trucks, not atvs, no pedal bikes, no 2 wheeled carts, no atv oversized golf-cart things, no rollerskates.

Walking and horses only


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Feb 3, 2011
N. Texas and S. Africa
Below is a list that I got off of the Colorado state hunting website. Can yall think of anything that I should add to this list?

Elk camp packing list
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Clothing: [/FONT][/FONT]​
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Pants [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. shirts [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. long john [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]socks (regular and wool) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. underwear [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]6. jackets [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]7. bibs [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]8. hiking boots [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]9. rubber boots [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]10. gloves [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]11. hunter orange [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]12. Hats [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Hunting Equipment: [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Gun [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. ammo [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. pack [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. licenses [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. cow calls [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]6. knives [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]7. Knife sharpeners [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]8. cleaning supplies [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]9. game bags [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]10. gambles [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]11. scents [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]12. camera [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]13. baby wipes [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]14. first aid kit [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]15. survival kit [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Camp Equipment: [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Tents [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. Extra stakes [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. Rope [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. Hammers [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. Axes [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]6. Shovels and rakes [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]7. Chain saw [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]8. Tarps [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]9. Wood [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]10. Heaters (Sunflower and Catalytic) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri] [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]11. 20 pound propane bottles (4 pounds per night per sleep tent) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri] [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]12. Duraflame logs [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]13. Lanterns and fuel [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]14. Matches and lighters [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]15. Porta toilet [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]16. toilet paper [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]17. water containers (1 gallon per person per day) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]18. chains for truck [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]19. Folding tables [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]20. Chairs [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Sleeping / personal: [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Sleeping bag [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. pillows [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. pads [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. foot matt [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. Toiletries, deodorant [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Food prep: [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Turkey cooker [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. Propane [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. both Coleman stoves [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. cookware [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. coffee pots [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]6. cooler [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]7. Propane accessory hoses [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]8. Lg wrench for propane [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Food: [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Camp dinners (rigatoni, hash, porkn’potato, rice) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]2. Drinks [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]3. GORP [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]4. breakfast bars [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]5. lunchables [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]6. Gatoraid powder (and 1 gallon dispenser) [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]7. chips [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]8. zip lock bags for leftovers [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]9. cookies [/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri,Calibri]10. salty snack for hydration [/FONT]
[/FONT][FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Note: This is just an example to get you started. You should form your own list based on your needs. [/FONT][/FONT]
Wet weather and cold weather gear, lots and lots of socks and at least a half dozen pairs of gloves of differing weights. You also need at least two-three sets of boots for the same reason. If you are backpacking it in and the weather turns cold and wet, cold/wet feet can get you killed.

Also good first aid gear with a focus on blisters. Break your boots in WELL at least a month before going and you need to plan several weekend hiking trips at least bi-weekly to get yourself prepared. Unfortunately nothing will prepare you for the 8,000 plus ft difference in altitude.

That way you can dry your soaked socks and gloves and still have some to wear.

Woodland digital breakup is a good camouflage.

I'd also list renting at least one or two pack horses/mules. To be properly equipped for every contingency you need several hundred pounds of gear as well as a means to pack out your kill.

EDTA: Pack everything you don't want soaking wet in Heavy duty trash bags.
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Feb 3, 2011
N. Texas and S. Africa
Just a cursory review.

The floor mats in your truck will double for foot mats

You do not need to haul wood from Nova Scotia to Denmark. There is wood in Colorado

You sure want to take deodorant because the elk will definitely run off if you don't smell like a Irish whorehouse.

With four bottles of propane you will be arrested by the TSA for trying to blow up every bridge and tunnel you come to.

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Actually the only DO I'd recommend is arm and hammer banking soada mixed with some non scented talcum powder.

Use it like body powder.

It is also very helpful to soak your clothes in a water/AHBS solution and line/air dry them before packing them for the trip.
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