Has anyone hunted near Rifle Colorado

Discussion in 'West' started by Ronin75, May 15, 2013.

  1. Ronin75

    Ronin75 Well-Known Member

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    I will be hunging outside rifle colorado (zone 33) for the first time this year. I was hoping someone who has hunted this area before would be kind enough to give me some advise as to any specific areas to hunt or stay away from.

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  2. motoxno53

    motoxno53 Well-Known Member

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    You hunting Elk or Deer?
     
  3. Ronin75

    Ronin75 Well-Known Member

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    I am hunting deer. I am waiting to see if I get selected for a buck tag. Will be hunting zone 33 near the Rifle Gap resevior. If dont get selected for a buck tag, how is the elk hunting in that area.

    Thank you
    Ray
     
  4. pinchegil

    pinchegil Active Member

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    I have hunted the Roan Plateau for the last 10 years. This year I did not pull a buck tag even with a pref point, nor did anyone else in our party. There are plenty of deer to be had in the lower ravines. Elk were more plentiful a few years back but year before last they tore up the migration path installing NG pipelines, and increased NG production. Last year there were a few we bagged 3 cows, a couple of small bulls were harvested by others. I am hoping this year they will be closer to regular numbers. Anyway, on the plateau you will be doing lots of glassing and expect your shots to be 400-600 yards for elk. If you are lucky and get a deer tag find a spot on top ov a ravine above water.