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gman1
02-04-2012, 09:28 PM
Can anyone tell me about unit 61 for elk hunting?

elkhunter1988
02-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Unit 61 in Southwest Colorado?

gman1
02-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Sorry .about that:) It would help if I said what State!! Wyoming. Am looking at putting in for that unit but would like to hear from the members that have hunted 61
gman

Elkoholic307
02-06-2012, 09:09 AM
Type 1 or 2?

gman1
03-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Type 1...we would be applying for bull elk

Manualman
03-22-2012, 12:50 PM
I guess you mean next year because Wyoming already had the elk draw

Elkoholic307
03-23-2012, 09:24 AM
61 is thick with wolves and grizzlies but there are also some great bulls in there. Most of the area is public land with good access. During the season, the elk are in some really rough country way back in the wilderness. With 61 bordering 58 and having a lot of wilderness area, you can be sure there are some bruisers in there. My father-in-law was chasing a 370 around there last season. I grew up hunting in 61 and it's not a place where a hunter often gets lucky. If you get a good bull, chances are you worked your butt off for it.

gman1
03-25-2012, 07:26 PM
307:

Have you hunted 61? It appears to have a lot of wilderness area which is what I like.... Sure appreciate your help!
gman

Elkoholic307
03-26-2012, 01:10 AM
Yes I have. I thought non-residents typically stayed away from units with a lot of wilderness... or are you using an outfitter?

gman1
03-29-2012, 07:23 PM
I sent you a PM

Fish
03-30-2012, 11:22 AM
Elkoholic,
I may buy a left over cow tag in 61 if I don't draw one in WA. Will the animals be down on private land in mid nov -earlly Dec? I hear the game dept will help you access elk on private land. Any thoughts on this?

Elkoholic307
03-30-2012, 06:16 PM
I couldn't tell you exactly. I don't hunt cows there so I've never been hunting in 61 that late in the year. There are always elk down on private land around Meeteetse but getting permission can be tricky. I wouldn't trust the G&F getting you access. There should be elk off the wilderness by December.

wyohunter1
05-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Elkoholic,
I may buy a left over cow tag in 61 if I don't draw one in WA. Will the animals be down on private land in mid nov -earlly Dec? I hear the game dept will help you access elk on private land. Any thoughts on this?Yes, your correct on the game and fish helping hunters with access. I had a friend and his wife hunt the antler ranch through the game and fish and they both shot cow elk and seen tons of elk . I believe that was in area 63, I know there was like 3 ranches in that area that the game and fish were working with. I'd call the game and fish and ask.