View Poll Results: CO trophy elk quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    to each their own, but my 1st elk hunt in CO I passed on a 4x4 and a fellow hunter said any other elk hunter in CO would have shot that elk, you should have shot it, they don't get much bigger out here on public land...

    you know if everyone passed 5x5 and sub 300" elk, then when everyone shot an elk it would be a 6x6 300"+

    again to each their own, but I'd rather shoot a cow elk for meat than a immature elk 4x4 230" type bull.

    and this "if I don't shoot it someone else will" attitude doesn't help at all IMO.
    So you believe everything your told?

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    ummmm good luck guys! i hear colo sucks bad as with any place , scout...... and good luck on those fires, that is crazy shiz going on that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    ummmm good luck guys! i hear colo sucks bad as with any place , scout...... and good luck on those fires, that is crazy shiz going on that way
    I agree. Everybody should go to Idaho.

    We have no elk.

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    Orange army indeed. Unbelievable hoards of hunters in Colorado. There are big bulls killed every year in Colorado but mostly raghorns, small 4x4's, 5x5's and small 6x6's. If a guy has the $$$ hire a good outfitter and hunt private lands. Public lands are over run with the orange army.

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    Let's not forget the bow hunters who don't wear orange.

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    I think Colorado is a great elk hunting state with prime habitat and plenty of them chase. However, it's no secret that if you want to take a trophy caliber bull elk (let's say 350"+), your odds are much better in several other states (AZ, NV, NM, MT, ID). One of the benefits of being on the records committee with P&Y and B&C is you get to review where critters are being taken and how often (by state, county, etc.) over the last decade or so. For trophy size bulls, CO ranks lower than the states listed above. However, good luck getting a tag in a few of those states. If a 300" bull is a trophy to you, then it's definitely doable in Colorado.
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    Aren't there enough states with trophy elk and hard-to-draw tags? I appreciate CO for what it is; a state full of opportunity. It's nice to be able to drive out, buy an archery tag, and hunt on abundant public land. The ratio of mature, trophy bulls might not be there, but numbers of elk and giant muleys make up for that.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    haha your waisting your time oldhunter, the last 5 elk seen in idaho were ran over by a potatoe truck last night head south of the border. i elk hunt in florida.

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    I hear Florida has some monsters.

    Has to be better than Colorado, because we have no elk left.

    Good rabbit hunting though. Except they have disease.

    Fly fishing is good though. Oh wait! No runoff this year. Fish are all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I hear Florida has some monsters.

    Has to be better than Colorado, because we have no elk left.

    Good rabbit hunting though. Except they have disease.

    Fly fishing is good though. Oh wait! No runoff this year. Fish are all dead.
    You should consider moving to a more game-rich environment. I guess at least you have nice scenic views?

 

 

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