View Poll Results: CO trophy elk quality?

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  • Yes, it's near the bottom as trophy elk states go

    24 64.86%
  • No, it's a great trophy elk state

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    I just go for hikes now. Game and fish are all gone.

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    I agree with CrimsonArrow. It's a great opportunity to go to Co and buy an OTC tag and give it a try, way better than sitting at home and reading everybody else's stories about hunting them. I've had plenty of expensive "hiking trips" to Co with bow and OTC tag in hand, but I keep going because sometimes it works out.

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    I have tried hunting elk in CO since 1998. I am a resident and a native and have tried to connect with them "way up high", low and everywhere in between. I've still hunted the steep black north face of prime bedding areas, sat off of feeding areas, sat off of open space between cover breaks, been on fully guided archery and rifle hunts, drop camp hunts in wilderness areas and have hunted in units 75, 751, 851, 371, 18, 181 and 5 years now in 54. I am in exellent shape, use all kinds of scent clothing and scent spray, watch the wind and weather carefully. Do you know what I have to show for all my hard work and patience? A gigantic steaming pile of JACK SQUAT! So after wrapping my .06 around the nearest tree at the end of this years hunt, I'm completely done hunting elk in CO. However, I cant wait for the chance to run some over with my truck!

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    Your truck is not legal to kill elk in Colorado. You need a Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miktwalker View Post
    I have tried hunting elk in CO since 1998. I am a resident and a native and have tried to connect with them "way up high", low and everywhere in between. I've still hunted the steep black north face of prime bedding areas, sat off of feeding areas, sat off of open space between cover breaks, been on fully guided archery and rifle hunts, drop camp hunts in wilderness areas and have hunted in units 75, 751, 851, 371, 18, 181 and 5 years now in 54. I am in exellent shape, use all kinds of scent clothing and scent spray, watch the wind and weather carefully. Do you know what I have to show for all my hard work and patience? A gigantic steaming pile of JACK SQUAT! So after wrapping my .06 around the nearest tree at the end of this years hunt, I'm completely done hunting elk in CO. However, I cant wait for the chance to run some over with my truck!
    I wouldn't waste any money on lotto tickets if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    I wouldn't waste any money on lotto tickets if I were you.
    No $hit thats my point exactally. All this nonsense about all this planning, scouting, scent products, equipment, playing the wind (which naturally always seems to change direction 360 degrees and speed every 15 minutes) is all bull$hit. Elk hunting is 100% pure luck of being in the right place at the right time. I must have a 100% reverse Midas touch. Instead of turning to gold, everyting I touch or plan turns to $hit.

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    As they say....Thats why its called hunting instead of killing. Just keep plugging away. You talk like you didn't have fun. Just being out with my hunting friends is reward enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    As they say....Thats why its called hunting instead of killing. Just keep plugging away. You talk like you didn't have fun. Just being out with my hunting friends is reward enough.
    Yea I guess your right, I should think that strapping 50 + lbs of stuff on my back and blowing my nut sack off hiking all over hells half acre searching for an an elk for the last 14 years is called fun. I call it annual "take a rifle or bow, or better yet both, hiking for a week" week. There are far too may hunters for too little elk in this state. I am done with this BS.

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    I think the sentiment that will continue to be echoed across the nation, as we get to have a larger population of hunters and increasing population of home owners building in elk habitat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miktwalker View Post
    Yea I guess your right, I should think that strapping 50 + lbs of stuff on my back and blowing my nut sack off hiking all over hells half acre searching for an an elk for the last 14 years is called fun. I call it annual "take a rifle or bow, or better yet both, hiking for a week" week. There are far too may hunters for too little elk in this state. I am done with this BS.
    Wow, I guess in 14 years of elk hunting you must have acquired some equipment, So what do you have for sale? pm me.

 

 

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