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    High Country Conditions

    Just got back from a trip to the area that I will be hunting in Sept (M/L cow tag). I was very surprised at the condition of the area. Lots of very green, lush grass and lots of water everywhere. The area is a little over 10K elevation. The areas down near 8K are definately a lot drier. Saw lots of fresh sign and it started to rain as we left around noon. Looks like the area has had lots of rain so far, hope it keeps up. plan on going back every couple of weeks.

    Hope everything stays the same. Our monsoon season is just about ready to start, so I am really happy about everything here. Down near my homeplace, it is really dry, (elev is 6800) and hot! What a difference and less than 50 miles away!
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    Looks like chance of rain for the next seven days in unit 67 and on the Conejos, too. All reports so far seem to be favorable. I should be able to get into the high country the end of this month. I have a bear tag for rifle beginning sept 2 in unit 68. I will hunt unit 81 on that tag. The tag is good for 8 units, 68,76,79,80,81,681,682, and 791. I can walk from my house on the conejos to hunt bear or elk, for that matter trophy mule deer, just hated to burn that many points for a chance at so few good deer and an over abundance of hunters.
    Any more news on the 257 wby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme View Post
    Any more news on the 257 wby?
    I am down to 2 loads for goats with 100 gr Nosler BTs. Went to the range yesterday, but too windy, maybe tomorrow or Friday.
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    It's lush alright. Did you see this thread I made of my hunting area?

    http://www.eastmans.com/forum/showth.../2897-Scouting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    It's lush alright. Did you see this thread I made of my hunting area?

    http://www.eastmans.com/forum/showth.../2897-Scouting
    Yes I did and where I was today looks just like that. I was up near the Lizardhead Wilderness & Trout Lake area.
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    When I got up this am (@5:45) it was raining and had been for quite awhile. It is still raining and have not been able to see the La Platas (over 12,000') all morning. Looked at several other weather sites and it looks like rain all over the Rockies from Montana south. Hope so...we need it.
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    Are the fires out because the rain came in?
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    Fires are out (or under total control)...not from the rain tho. Just lots of hard, backbreaking work by the firefighters. God bless them all!!
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    Nice country you are in Colorado Cowboy. I have a long history of hunting in the Lizard Head and have killed several elk and mule deer on Delores Peak. I went induring the start of the storm on TR634 Oct 10 1997 and that was the most dangerious storm I have been in. Trees were being blown down all around me and all nite long, it also snowed 2 feet during the night. Moved camp down the mountian and found a mule deer during the storm, dragged him to camp by myself as he had been above the road I was camped on, above cold creek.
    Hunters got so thick, I moved on.

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    That's why I turned to hunting the muzzleloader season. My unit has 70 ML hunters for elk. We have 850 hunters during rifle season.

 

 

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