unit 61 for elk

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  1. bentquarterpanel

    bentquarterpanel Member

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    I should draw a tag for unit 61 this yr. 14 pref. points anybody know anything about the unit. thanks Robert
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what season you draw as to where you hunt. Those elk are very susceptible to pressure and weather on top of the plateau. I have backpacked all of it and taken some very nice elk, deer and bear in that unit. Got a fall fat bear out of there with my bow one year that weighed over 600 pounds. Beautiful redish-brown boar.
     
  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    are you talking about elk unit 61 in Wy?
     
  4. bentquarterpanel

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    unit 61

    No this is for Colorado I've been to wyo but I think we hunted in unit 96. Is this unit close to pinedale in wilderness?
     
  5. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    First I wouldn't draw for any unit unless you have done your homework. For Unit 61 if you feel your going to draw for that unit which season is it you are trying to draw for. Second are you doing this for what specific elk season, early rifle archery etc? Do you know anything about this unit? goto the Colorado Depatment of wildlife website check the statistics for the specific area and Hunting season dates. You may find some other areas you like better statistically that is. http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdon...47-8643ED887FFF/0/2007StatewideElkHarvest.pdf check the statistics for this area. Primarily hunting is hunting just make sure you use your 14 perference points wisely. You may want do a scouting trip or hire a decent guide. Best of Luck. When I used my 14 perference points back in 2004 I went on a Wildlife ranch hunt and saw plenty of good quality bulls. I'm currently sitting on 7 for pronghorn and 6 for deer and 2 for Elk. Just keep the rotation going is my MOTTO.
     
  6. bentquarterpanel

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    unit 61

    Yes I'm somewhat familar with the area. I have a ex Div of Wildlife freind in Pueblo that use to manage this unit. (He's retired now.) We hunt together every yr. I first started accmulating points by putting in ranching for wildlife but then the Div, changed it to residents only. My buddy and I from Ark. have 4 mules that we take every fall. We pack ourselves in and out. My Pueblo freind will be going into this area approx. Once a month till season. He has 13 points and it didn't take as many for him. We put in as a group
     
  7. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you have done some pretty good ground work and have the right equipment
    to get back into some pretty remote areas in unit 61. Does it really take 14 points to pull a tag in this area? What season are you trying to Pull for? Best of Luck
     
  8. bentquarterpanel

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    unit 61

    Muzzle Loader I think 12 or 13 I believe 11 for 1st rifle I've been putting in for 201 but it seems they go up 2 and you receive 1
     
  9. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    I hear you regarding unit 201 and Perference points.
    I beleive unit 61 is a good area historically for large bulls.
    Are you going blackpowder for elk is this unit?
    I like using every day I get during any hunting season.
    Isn't Black powder a 10 day season?
    If your hunting BP I think unit, I belevie 76 or 67 the head waters to Rio
    Grande river would be another good area. Its up pretty high so the earlier
    seasons tend to be better, but when the snows come in they can get
    pushed down from these higher elevation areas. Best of Luck
     
  10. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    I have hunted unit 62 a few years and I also have a hunting friend that lives in Montrose. Unit 61 has been producing some nice bulls in recent years. If you draw, pm me and I will put you in touch with my friend. He bow hunts and will be able to help you with some scouting information. As you know, elk move with the weather so information close to your hunt would be best.

    I hunt the 3rd rifle season, but won't make it this year. We camp just off Divide road and hunt up or down the mountain depending upon weather. Two years ago out of 10 hunters we took nine elk. Lots of fun and lots of work! Good luck!