I am an AZ resident but I spend most of my time in CO now (and file taxes in both CO and AZ). I am AMAZED at how many Texas plates I see in CO, esp in the summer. Seeing tons of CA plates in AZ these days (and quite a few in CO) but much prefer the Texas plates over California (political reasons).Very well said. I live in Texas and I like to hunt in Colorado. The last time I went elk hunting some resident hunters camped pretty close to our camp site. We were there for 10 days. It was 3rd season. We hunt up in Columbine Pass area. We invited them into our camp and they were like we were invading their space. They were telling us we had to move because this is their camp sight and they set up here every year. It got so bad that they called the GW on us trying to get us to move. The only thing that saved us was the 1st day we drove in and started to set up camp we met the GW and introduced ourselves and were we were from. Super nice GW. We asked if we could just scout around with no guns until 3rd season was open. He said yes. Just don’t take any guns with you because another GW might get the wrong impression you are hunting out of season. We just said NP. I do believe it was after the 4th or 5th day we were there, thats when our neighbors set up camp. I mean they were around 20’ from us close. Well anyway this could go on. The GW actually mad them move their campsite and told us not to let this discourage us from coming out in the future. Again super nice GW. My friends/family and I will never judge a hole state based of one bad encounter with some very rude people. I know Texas has its bad apples as well. Really wish everyone the best of luck this hunting season. Be kind to your fellow hunters. After all hunting is all about getting outdoors and enjoying the wildlife and meeting new people and makes new friends.
Not likely.Prior to my first time 2016 (Idaho panhandle) I contacted a fish & game biologist based out of Coeur d'Alene. This guy told me a bunch of his lifelong secrets and put me in a honey hole.
Nobody there but me. Guy down the road lets me use his water and lets me have my VA meds shipped to his home. I don't see any hunters where I'm at. Maybe six in 10 weeksNot likely.
The Fish and Game biologist/CO/tag salesman in CDA likely told you how to find other people’s honey holes that he gleaned from them at mandatory roadside game check stations. Then he gave that info away to every non-resident he talked to so they would buy a $450 elk tag (now $600) and fund his salary. (Idaho Fish and Game receives no general tax funds from the state.) So a very real part of their jobs is devoted to setting up booths at “Big Horn”, outdoor and related trade shows in Spokane, Seattle, etc., to promote their license and tag sales to non-residents. They were recorded by a local resident a few years ago hucking the game unit I live in from one such Spokane convention booth, saying “Just come hunt in Idaho’s Game Unit X…we are growing deer and elk there faster than we can shoot em!” Of course, none of that was actually true, but it sure was effective in flooding all my hunting areas with Washington hunters. But I don’t blame the hunters for that. The problem is Idaho’s money-addicted game department.
I live in Texas and hunt in Colorado-Meeker in fact! We always stop at the local gun club’s sight-in to make sure the scope hasn’t been bumped somewhere along the trip. The gun club members are always some of the nicest people along with just about everyone in town. We make a point to not leave any trash behind and be courteous guests. There have been some years that tag sandwich was hard to swallow, but the trip is about more than filling that tag. To get up in the mountains with friends from home, strengthen the friendships with locals that have become family over the years, spend time in the great outdoors, and have the opportunity to hunt Elk/Mule Deer is what makes a successful trip.Ok I’ll get on this with my opinion. I live in Northwest Colorado where every big game hunting seasons we are flooded with non resident hunters great for our small town of Meeker’s economy. Our gun club opens our private range to hunters to check their rifes for correct sighting. We have a member at the bench spotting for the shooters. Ive met a lot of great people from many different states but on the flip side I’ve met some real penis wrinkles and some of the worst offenders are from our own state Denver in particular and some from the west coast state. Our club makes about $5000.00 a year doing the sight in as well as a raffle for 3 rifle prizes.
Do they take a deer or elk from me maybe but it doesn’t matter we are all have fun doing what we like to do. There will always be slob hunters from out of state as well as in state. My 2 pennies
When you Pass through Rifle Co. Stop in at Shooters Grille. The place belongs to our GREAT Congress Woman.I live in Texas and hunt in Colorado-Meeker in fact! We always stop at the local gun club’s sight-in to make sure the scope hasn’t been bumped somewhere along the trip. The gun club members are always some of the nicest people along with just about everyone in town. We make a point to not leave any trash behind and be courteous guests. There have been some years that tag sandwich was hard to swallow, but the trip is about more than filling that tag. To get up in the mountains with friends from home, strengthen the friendships with locals that have become family over the years, spend time in the great outdoors, and have the opportunity to hunt Elk/Mule Deer is what makes a successful trip.
Looking forward to this November when we roll into town again!