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Straight —» Arrow 27-Jun-19
Still looking for a decent otc elk hunt in Colorado for this fall. unfortunately last time I asked guys just started cutting each other. Just need names and i'll research
Unit 2, 10 and 201 are decent.
From: Straight —» Arrow
Just pick a unit and go get your feet wet there....it's the only way to do it. I have spent hours and days and weeks map scouting and talking to people. Good luck. I have hunted 4, 441, 62, 34, 25, 26, 36, 71, 14....I know I'm forgetting a couple......and some of those listed aren't draw units anymore. I have hunted some of those only 1 day....some of them a couple weeks for many years running. OTC for sure isn't what it used to be.....
371,471, 24, 47, 751, 43, 45, 53, 54, 14, 86, 15, 18, 42, 421, 41, 52, 521, 361, 80, 6, 22, 23, 33, 35, 36, 441, 214, 65, 74, 70....I'm sure I missed some but this should be a good start.
What unit? What's your price range? Contact the Jicarilla Apache Reseveration.
Are you going DIY? If so, every unit has elk and every unit has big bulls. There are no "magic" OTC units. Since you are from Wisconsin, you might look at 16-17, since those are officially the "Wisconsin units".
All of the OTC units hold huntable populations of elk. Most get tons of hunting pressure, so those of us that have a favorite unit generally don’t spill the beans on the internet. Generally speaking, the elk populations are higher west of the Continental divide. My advice to you would be to look at the CPW statistics page and find a unit that looks good in terms of elk herd size, success rates, and hunting pressure stats, and then internet scout the hell out of it. Try and find North facing slopes with dense, dark timber adjacent to a water source and good grassy meadows at least a mile from the road. Look for 4-5 or more of these areas within your unit of choice, and then plan a scouting trip out here to look at these places first hand. If you like what you see, come hunt there. Be prepared for lots of hunters wherever you go, and cover as much ground as you can, moving from plan A, to B, to C, etc. until you encounter elk, and then hunt them. The harder you work, the more likely you are to be successful. Good luck!
He's looking for a guided hunt. His prior thread stated: "Looking for a decent otc guided elk hunt in Colorado to fill spot after not drawing. Any suggestions" https://forums.bowsite.com/tf/bgforums/thread.cfm?threadid=485025&messages=8&forum=5
I am going with Rocking R. I have been with them before. Dan runs a great operation. I was into elk every day in the morning and afternoon. I had plenty to eat and was comfortable at night.
jakemike sent you a p,m. gib
jakemike sent you a p.m. gib