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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 pts. Looking for ANY info anyone could give to where to start scouting.

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    Not sure I understand your post. Do you have a tag yet?

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    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. My main concern is 1)where to start 2) number of hunters 3) elk numbers and 4) big enough to out walk others.

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    So your looking at 2013....looks like you have a little time to do some scouting.
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    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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    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 area. Any other areas anyone knows about that would be good starting areas? Slight chance of coming out this Sept to get a feel for the ground but for sure coming out July/august 2013 to scout ground

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    I can help U a little. Never hunted rainbow lake area. For reasons U mentioned. Co road 723 and 721. Are good starting points. Theres elk in there. Its pretty country and steep. U mite want to contact eagle mt outfitters. Thay will pack Ur meat out. Thats if U are in 721 area. Farrows will rent U horses to. If U need.

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    If U plan on going on Co rd 721. Clear to the trail head. There is a really bad hill on it. With any rain or snow. U will need chains.

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    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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    I know it won't help you, but definitely do not trust Google Maps when it comes to forest roads. In our area they show roads that have been closed for years.
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