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Jordan 04-Aug-22
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Adam B 05-Aug-22
Inshart 05-Aug-22
bowhunt 06-Aug-22
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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My buddy Dave and his wife are rolling west from MO and we will meet up about this time tomorrow in Laramie before heading back to find them a campsite. Then we will be scouting Sat and Sun. Excited to see my hunting buddy and to get boots on the ground with him in this "new to us" area. Then hot soaks in Saratoga. Good times!

Then come Aug 31st I will be rolling back north to WY to meet Dave and his son on their type 9 elk hunt for 4 days before running back to CO and up good ole Coffee Pot Road to meet my other buddy Greg and his son for their OTC unit 34 elk hunt.

Hoping my Canon D90 gets a good workout! Not going to miss packing the bow.

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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04-Aug-22

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my son zach with an deadhead we found with elkreaper/aron
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my son zach with an deadhead we found with elkreaper/aron
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shed as Aron spotted it from the road driving by....eagle eye
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shed as Aron spotted it from the road driving by....eagle eye
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brookie feast in unit 39 2010
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brookie feast in unit 39 2010
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my overloaded Kelty pack for unit 39 hunt 2010
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my overloaded Kelty pack for unit 39 hunt 2010
That sparked some nostalgia and now I think I will post a bunch of pics from over the years since my first elk hunt in 2006.

From: TGbow
04-Aug-22
Awesome! Good luck

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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39 in 2010
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39 in 2010
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04-Aug-22

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my buddy greg unit 39 in 2010
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my buddy greg unit 39 in 2010
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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camp in our spot outside Pagosa Springs
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camp in our spot outside Pagosa Springs
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Me overlooking Sand Creek
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Me overlooking Sand Creek
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unit 25 overlooking sweetwater lake valley
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unit 25 overlooking sweetwater lake valley
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Our groups first elk kill....a cow in unit 25 in 2006 my first hunt
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Our groups first elk kill....a cow in unit 25 in 2006 my first hunt

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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bivy camp
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bivy camp
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unit 25 buddy dave
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unit 25 buddy dave
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Camp unit 25 where I got started
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Camp unit 25 where I got started
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scouting unit 39 in 2010....dinner
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scouting unit 39 in 2010....dinner

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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scouting unit 39
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scouting unit 39
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rough trail in 39
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rough trail in 39
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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bull in 39 around 11K
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bull in 39 around 11K
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crew doing the captain morgan pose heading up into 39 in 2010
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crew doing the captain morgan pose heading up into 39 in 2010

From: KSflatlander
04-Aug-22
Love the pictures. We are heading out to Colorado on Wednesday to scout. Best of luck this season.

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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Dave with a cow using a muzzleloader...2012 maybe. unit 34
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Dave with a cow using a muzzleloader...2012 maybe. unit 34
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some rmnp posers
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some rmnp posers
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2016 solo camp in 34
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2016 solo camp in 34
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buck in 34 2016
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buck in 34 2016

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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bull found while scouting 34 in 2016
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bull found while scouting 34 in 2016
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luv the rubs
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luv the rubs
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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minimalist
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last weekend of 2016 archery elk
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last weekend of 2016 archery elk
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pre season hike with Elkreaper/Aron and Brian Call.....gritty
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pre season hike with Elkreaper/Aron and Brian Call.....gritty
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2017
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2017

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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hummer nest
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hummer nest
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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old buick truck way back
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old buick truck way back
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old fireplace not far from the truck.....missed a big 6x6 back here in 2017
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old fireplace not far from the truck.....missed a big 6x6 back here in 2017
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From: cnelk
04-Aug-22

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Here’s an area 11 bull for you

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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steep
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steep
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From: ElkNut1
04-Aug-22
Jordan, simply awesome photos, great memory builders with great friends. It doesn't get much better than that! Good luck this year!

ElkNut

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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unit 18 bull of a buddy from BS
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unit 18 bull of a buddy from BS
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I helped pack that unit 18 beast out...using that prodigious gut to counterbalance. I fell down in a hole at one point and thought I'd never get up and going again.
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I helped pack that unit 18 beast out...using that prodigious gut to counterbalance. I fell down in a hole at one point and thought I'd never get up and going again.
rubs galore

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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Another big unit 18 bull....also shot by a bud off BS from out east.....these two were both shot the same day within 500 yards or so of one another. First day of bugling.
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Another big unit 18 bull....also shot by a bud off BS from out east.....these two were both shot the same day within 500 yards or so of one another. First day of bugling.
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Who Dat!?
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Who Dat!?

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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buds hanging out bach style
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buds hanging out bach style
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Early morning moose encounter......wakes you up!
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Early morning moose encounter......wakes you up!
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scouting with my daughter
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scouting with my daughter

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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I never tire of finding and taking pics of these dudes
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I never tire of finding and taking pics of these dudes
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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WY elk herd
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WY elk herd
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The day before opener, acclimating at 10,600' coming from about 770' in MO.......I guess natty lite helps? LOL
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The day before opener, acclimating at 10,600' coming from about 770' in MO.......I guess natty lite helps? LOL
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From: Jordan
04-Aug-22

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Solo bivy at 10K after hiking down from 11K into a nasty hole in 39 on a banzai return trip following a week hunting down below. I had a bull with a nice herd bellowing non stop all the way down which I promptly chased around for 4 hours. A blast!
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Solo bivy at 10K after hiking down from 11K into a nasty hole in 39 on a banzai return trip following a week hunting down below. I had a bull with a nice herd bellowing non stop all the way down which I promptly chased around for 4 hours. A blast!

From: Jordan
04-Aug-22
Everyone have a great season...its almost here. Good Luck!

From: Chuckster
05-Aug-22
Great pics Jordan. Thanks for sharing and good luck.

From: Treeline
05-Aug-22
Good luck!

From: iceman
05-Aug-22
good pics. always good to reminisce

From: azelkhntr
05-Aug-22
Those are great pics.

From: yooper89
05-Aug-22
Good luck this year Jordan!

From: Adam B
05-Aug-22
Great pics it’s getting to be that time isn’t it..

From: Inshart
05-Aug-22
Yup, always fun to look at "ELK" pics, especially this time of year. Will have a few days chasing elk by this date next month!!!!!!!!!

From: bowhunt
06-Aug-22
An exciting time of year. In my garage shooting my bow and sorting through all my backpacking gear right now. Lots of water this spring and early summer where I elk hunt, so there should be some great bulls.

Good luck this year and keep posting as your season goes on!

From: Jeff Holchin
06-Aug-22

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Great photos Jordan. I know I said it last year but this has to be your year man! How’s your back doing?

From: Jordan
07-Aug-22
Back was bad several weeks ago but more better now. I am not a shooter this year, at least not with a pointy stick. I'm caller/camera monkey.

Had a great scouting session with my buddy David this weekend. The cam I hunt back on July 2nd had a real nice bull on it and several others. We hung another cam just a little further down the skid trail on a game trail and 2 days later had more bulls.

We hiked up to a hillside full of seeps.....over a mile long and interspersed with timber on and off. Ranged from 20 yards wide to a 100 yards wide. At the tope were several wallows....not used yet this year but I am sure that will change in a week or two.....bulls all have velvet too.

My buddy got up this morning and came out of the camper to a meadow full of elk, including one nice bull. He crept up toward them and had 3 cows come down off the hillside....one nearly stepped on him.

So we are feeling optimistic for his hunt.

From: Jordan
07-Aug-22

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07-Aug-22

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Wallow at the top of the long hillside seep area.
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Wallow at the top of the long hillside seep area.
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crater lake, nice easy hike to the overlook
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crater lake, nice easy hike to the overlook
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Meadow across from my buddies camp here he saw 6 elk this morning way over at the treeline.
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Meadow across from my buddies camp here he saw 6 elk this morning way over at the treeline.

07-Aug-22
Dang man sounds like it’s going to be a good season! Nice pictures, beautiful county. Good luck sir!

From: Jordan
07-Aug-22
I thought I uploaded the game cam pics to my phone....but I can't find them now. And BS won't let me post a pic in upright position or to fix them once posted. ugh

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