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maninmoon 24-Mar-19
Aspen Ghost 24-Mar-19
standswittaknife 24-Mar-19
Quinn @work 25-Mar-19
wildwilderness 25-Mar-19
Cazador 25-Mar-19
From: maninmoon
24-Mar-19
trying find out information on unit 61 colorado on effects of fire that burned there last summer/fall

From: Aspen Ghost
24-Mar-19
Here's the area affected: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6059/

Other than the actual firefighters I don't think anyone got in there last fall to size it up. I'm sure it's still covered with snow right now. I would expect lots of green new growth to appear not too long after the snow disappears.

24-Mar-19
I would be all over those burns this year..

From: Quinn @work
25-Mar-19
The fires of 2018 will be a huge benefit to 2019 especially with the later archery elk dates this year.

25-Mar-19
I looked at the Stats for last year and saw that the Bull harvest was down during archery but not overall for the year. I would guess it would be similar to years past, with more open areas to glass bulls. Less cover definitely helps the rifle hunts...

Year . Archery Bulls . Total Bulls . Tot Antlerless . Overall Success

2018 .. ........ 19 ............. 245 ................... 230 ............. . 45%

2017 ............. 30 ............. 220 ................ 313 ................ 47%

2016 ...... 33(+2 cows) ....... 261 ............. 443 ............ 57%

2015 ............. 42 .............. 234 ........... .. 511 ............. 56%

From: Cazador
25-Mar-19
Archery season was where most people bailed (myself included) so it makes sense the overall numbers were down.

I know the internet is a small snapshot of what really happens, but I didn't see much for big bulls killed last year.

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