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    100 elk is a very good thing! Go back.

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    If your total expenditure was $2,200 including tags and gas, you did damned good. You were out there and ready to capitalize on that once in a lifetime opportunity of a monster elk doing something stupid and wandering into your sights. Go every chance that you get because you never know when those opportunities may no longer exist, or when you physically or financially cannot go anymore. Your odds of killing an elk in even a mediocre area are infinitely better than if you stayed home on the porch. Go for it.
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    Don't go back, PM the coordinates to me and I'll tell you when the hunting gets good there again. Kidding, I'd say that is a good area that you should keep learning.

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    Ha...funny. Thanks men. I think I will. I have a few points still for hunts in SD and WY but had a great experience in Colorado.

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    Another vote for going back to the same area. I don't think I can add anything that hasn't already been said. Good luck next year!

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    I live in Colorado.. Moved here 2 yrs ago. My first season here I saw 18 elk total.. I don't want to tell you what I went through to find those 18 elk either. I would chalk your hunt as a success. Throw in on an OTC unit.. You'll pay 2200 to see 100 elk!!


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    I wouldn't be the least bit disappointed. You accomplished what a lot of hunters didn't. YOU found elk. Colorado is not a trophy state and holding out for a six point in a general area is a tall order. I think you did well.

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    What I'm told by Colorado friends, is that you had better shoot the first legal bull you see. It will probably be the last one you see.
    My experience in hunting Colorado is that most of the elk in high pressured public land tend to bolt onto private land, and stay there.

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    I would go back for sure I've had seasons on public land where I could find a Colorado elk. You did very well, I second the shooting longer distances. When I was guiding we had shots short but many were 300-400 yards. It's part of colorado hunting. I hope you come back and as mike Eastman says in his book you gotta hunt the same area year after year and your odds of getting a trophy elk get better cause you learn the elk. Dont jump around units hunt the same area year after year


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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsumreaper View Post
    I hope you come back and as mike Eastman says in his book you gotta hunt the same area year after year and your odds of getting a trophy elk get better cause you learn the elk. Dont jump around units hunt the same area year after year
    I agree with this a little, obviously the more you hunt an area the better you will know it and success may follow. If after a few years you may find the genetics aren't there than move to another unit. If you are chasing bigger bulls, you have to go where big bulls live.

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