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sapper1
07-11-2012, 04:36 PM
I am in the process of planning an elk hunt for next season. I am thinking of either Idaho or Colorado but leaning toward Idaho. Can anyone recommend any general areas in either state that would be a decent place to go?

HuskyMusky
07-11-2012, 06:38 PM
Sorry can't be of specific help, but pick up a wolf tag while you're in ID, only $30 or whatever.

T43
07-11-2012, 09:43 PM
My advice would be pick a state do some research and come back with specific questions.

Murdy
07-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Sapper, I'm kind of in the same boat. Never hunted out west, but really got the urge to do it. A friend and I started buying preference points last year. We're buying in Wyoming and Colorado. Just keep reading forums like this one, you will pick up a lot of infromation. If you haven't subscribed to one of the Eastman's magazines, it's worth in, in my opinon, to get access to the MRS section. I wouldn't take the info in there as gospel, but it is a good starting point in terms of figuring out specific units. Google Earth is a good resource too. I was interested in one unit in Colorado and called the local state police office, and they were very willing to talk with me. Anyways, good luck. We're planning antelope in Wyoming next year (too broke to go this year, lol) and Colorado for the year after that for (probably) muleys.

HuskyMusky
07-11-2012, 10:10 PM
have you seen this?
I'd go to ID over CO.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_west.htm

Murdy
07-12-2012, 06:32 AM
I knew it was dry out there, but I hadn't seen that web site. Already started buying points in Co, though. Maybe we will put off CO for a few years in favor of somewhere else like ID or MT.

Doe Nob
07-12-2012, 09:02 AM
I'd look to Idaho if you can find an area that doesn't have bad wolf problems, there will probably be less orange army problems you'd experience in CO.

ivorytip
07-12-2012, 11:16 AM
i sent you a pm

sapper1
07-15-2012, 07:14 PM
Thanks for all of the advice everyone. This will be a pack in bow hunt I hope next September. I was looking at the northern portion of the state but have been hearing that the wolves have done a number on the heard up there. Also, I will need to find a unit that I can use an OTC tag in.

Edub
07-18-2012, 02:34 PM
Agreed, everyone don't hunt Colorado.... Its awful here, please pick a different state as you will hate it here.

Thanks,

BKC
07-18-2012, 06:22 PM
Agreed, everyone don't hunt Colorado.... Its awful here, please pick a different state as you will hate it here.

Thanks, True That !!!!

Old Hunter
07-18-2012, 06:54 PM
All the elk in Colorado are dead.

meathunter
07-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Looks like the majority of Colorado hunters here don't like out of state hunters, come to Idaho. Spend your money here and help keep our resident tags cheap. $30 for a resident elk tag, can't beat that. I know some areas and can give you an idea on a public land hunt. shoot me a pm.

Old Hunter
07-19-2012, 04:40 AM
Colorado has no problem selling the tags. Do you think our joking around is going to stop hunters from coming here?

Fink
07-19-2012, 06:55 AM
Colorado has no problem selling the tags. Do you think our joking around is going to stop hunters from coming here?

It stopped me. Your keen insight into the area has led me to believe there are few, if any, elk, and if there are any, they probably have diseases making them unfit to eat. I'm just going to buy an OTC tag for Missouri's new herd.

Edub
07-19-2012, 08:11 AM
It stopped me. Your keen insight into the area has led me to believe there are few, if any, elk, and if there are any, they probably have diseases making them unfit to eat. I'm just going to buy an OTC tag for Missouri's new herd.

Ha, ha.... Well played good sir...

Old Hunter
07-19-2012, 08:26 AM
I love it when a plan comes together.

One more tag for me.

sapper1
07-19-2012, 05:54 PM
I will say that as of right now Idaho is my first pick.

Old Hunter
07-19-2012, 06:33 PM
Two more tags for me.

ivorytip
07-20-2012, 06:21 AM
haha, im gonna pass up on my idaho controled tag and take all my buddies to old hunters honey hole in his homestate:D good luck guys! the way these fires are burning in bolth colorado and idaho it will be interesting to see how this fall pans out.

Old Hunter
07-20-2012, 08:45 AM
You'll have to move around a lot. I have about 25 honey holes. :)

Colorado Cowboy
07-20-2012, 09:26 AM
I have about 25 honey holes. :)
Old Hunter must be a bee keeper on the side with lots of hives!!!

Old Hunter
07-20-2012, 10:49 AM
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