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    Hey, thanks! Well, we are "planning" on doing 1...

    Hey, thanks! Well, we are "planning" on doing 1 of 2 things, of course, that could change as well but we plan to either go up Soap Creek Rd and head back up as high as we can, Soap Basin or below the...
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    Anyone around Unit 54 CO?

    Hey guys, we're heading out to Unit 54 in CO in just under 2 weeks....just curious to see what the weather's been at high altitude and what the elk have been doing? Talking much, moving much? This...
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    State Trooper....decent pay, great benefits, not...

    State Trooper....decent pay, great benefits, not in an office(well guess your car is your office), first 4 yrs get 2 weeks paid vaca(not including 11 holidays) so basically 3 1/2 weeks paid, plus...
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    You're definitely right...have you seen the...

    You're definitely right...have you seen the hypocrisy "poster" floating around? It reads "blaming every gun owner for the deaths of children while supporting abortion". Pretty crazy with how things...
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    I've used my Buck 3in blade for about 15 yrs now....

    I've used my Buck 3in blade for about 15 yrs now. It's got a thick blade so you can put enough pressure on it to zip down the legs of big game to cape 'em. After it eventually got dull, I tried using...
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    CO Unit 54 Muzzie Elk hunt

    Well, we sent in and hopefully will draw our muzzie either sex tag for unit 54 in CO with 3 pref pts. I've already bought a topo map for the unit but are there any other maps anyone would recommend?...
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    Salewa Alp Trainer mid gtx?

    Hey guys, has anyone tried the Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX boots before? On backcountry.com they have great reviews but I'm just worried about ankle support. Any info or other great ankle support...
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    Guys with the Lowa Tibets...what seasons did you...

    Guys with the Lowa Tibets...what seasons did you hunt with them? We're planning a muzzleloader hunt this Sept and as bad as my feet sweat, these looked warm. I'm looking at Salewa Alp Trainer Mids....
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    You S.O.B.....just kidding, congrats! That's what...

    You S.O.B.....just kidding, congrats! That's what we're hoping for next yr....get those pics up!
  10. Thread: Unit 500??

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    Unit 500??

    Hey guys, has anyone hunted unit 500 in CO? My question is not where in the unit but do you think it is worth putting in for this unit as a 2nd choice if we don't draw a muzzie license for unit 54?...
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    I often wondered that even with the CO game unit...

    I often wondered that even with the CO game unit map on line too. If I look on the roads and aerial map, it shows a bunch of roads in unit 54 but when I just received the topo in the mail a week ago...
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    I was thinking about the lighter layers as well. ...

    I was thinking about the lighter layers as well. Usually for 3rd and 4th season rifle CO I wore just a t-shirt and a cheapo orange button up from Walmart when I was hiking and then when we'd take...
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    We've done the Primos test on some pretty stinky...

    We've done the Primos test on some pretty stinky stuff and it actually worked but some of the other brands, still was rank after the spray hit it. But I do agree with it not keeping up while hiking...
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    That's what I was wondering about...helps...

    That's what I was wondering about...helps tremendously! And that's the part why we're going to come out early and mainly scout the roads to get in there. Thanks again
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    Scent spray worth added weight?

    Hey guys, curious what you mountain gurus do? Here in IA, our stands are at lost 3/4 of a mile away and on "level" ground compared to the Rockies so I can pack in some Primos Scent Eliminator spray...
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    Yea, agreed with scent clothes...don't think...

    Yea, agreed with scent clothes...don't think they're worth the extra $,IMO. Uncles have always pounded into my head, play the wind and throw your clothes in a tote with pine bows. MNHUNTER, you being...
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    Not sure what you have? Hunting buddy and I have...

    Not sure what you have? Hunting buddy and I have Bushnell Trophy Cams and a couple Cuddbacks. The Bushnells will last 6 months or better. I'd say in the mountains you'd have a pretty slim chance of...
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    Ha after reading some other posts, didn't mean to...

    Ha after reading some other posts, didn't mean to try and steal any hunting spots by asking where to hunt. Just wanted to know some roads because through my years hunting CO units 23 and 24, by...
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    Awesome, that's not bad. Just curious, what do...

    Awesome, that's not bad. Just curious, what do you take for clothes? Not sure what level to get yet for APX gear or if I should just get their raintamer. Plan on taking a heavy duty plastic bag and...
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    Are a lot of you eating the dehydrated meals?...

    Are a lot of you eating the dehydrated meals? Also trying to figure out our 2013 CO rut hunt, for food. the Mtn House Meals say 2 servings but is it more like 1 hearty meal? Plan on taking meals,...
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    Well, according to the hunt planning team it...

    Well, according to the hunt planning team it requires 1 or 2 pts. So I'm crossing my fingers. I'll probably do a 2nd choice of unit 500 and if happen to get drawn for that, deal with it the best I...
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    Well, I think I am going to put in for CO unit...

    Well, I think I am going to put in for CO unit 54. By the topo and google earth, it looks rough. It sounds like the Rainbow Lake area gets pounded pretty hard so I'm trying to steer clear of that...
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    Yea I'm just looking for some starting points I...

    Yea I'm just looking for some starting points I guess. Don't know these ares and being 12+ hrs away makes it tough to scout.
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    No tag yet. The hunt planners said these 3 units...

    No tag yet. The hunt planners said these 3 units are either 2 or 1 pp required for a muzzie tag. I have 3 so I would expect to draw. I just don't have a clue where to start/which unit to put in for....
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    Any info for CO GMU's 39, 500 or 54?

    Hey guys, I'm planning a pack in trip to PROBABLY one of these 3 units. I have 3 pref points for elk and plan on muzzleloading. I normally rifle hunt 12/23/24 in CO but for muzzleloader I'd need 10...
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