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    Will Almost Certainly Draw CO Unit 61 Muzzleloader Elk!

    This year I will almost certainly draw Unit 61 muzzleloader elk in Colorado. With over 400 non-residents with the same number or more points as I have, it was time to get off of the point treadmill with 22 points and go elk hunting. I've been waiting for this particular year, with the later September muzzleloader season dates and a darker moon. Last fall had the late dates but a bright moon, so I held off one more year. I wanted a "sure thing" this fall, rather than seeing how the things settle this year with preference points and the next 5 year season structure.

    On these once-in-a-lifetime hunts I don't mind asking for help or advice. I've been gathering intel for a few years on the unit. If you have experience with the unit, I would appreciate any advice you can offer. Of course GPS coordinates to your honey hole are always welcome We plan to arrive a week early and be there the full 9 day season. Feel free to PM me if you prefer. Thanks.
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    Going to be a great hunt for you, can't wait to see the results

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    UH, I have never been in this unit, just seen it from a distance. You have been one of the more respected posters on this forum since I joined. There is no doubdt you have the abilities to score on a big bull while you are on this hunt. Be careful scouting it too hard and with too many people just before the hunt. Good luck and I look forward to the pictures and story!

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    Also looking forward to seeing the results! Should be a great hunt whatever the outcome.

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    Good Luck Jim,
    Can't wait to see pics.
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    Sounds like an awesome hunt and it sounds like you have been compiling information on the area for a while now. It sounds like an exciting and awesome hunt to be there the whole season +1 week in advance. I hope you will get some more good help and advise on the area. Take lots of pictures.

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    Good luck in the draw
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    Jim, super excited for you and to hear all about the hunt! That is a lot of years of building points and I am sure you will be relieved in a way to get rid of them and cut back on the research, at least on Colorado for a while!

    One thought, there are a couple of pretty well respected forum members on the Bowsite forum who have hunted 61 recently with good success and posted some really good Intel recently in the Colorado section of the forum. Knowing how much time and energy you have put into your research I am sure you know all about it though.

    Good luck man, lot of people would love that tag!

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    Unit 61

    Jim,

    You are going to do fine and the best of luck on your hunt !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuleyHunter View Post
    Jim,

    You are going to do fine and the best of luck on your hunt !

    Quinton
    Yeah, what he said.... Wait, there's somebody else named Quinton on this board? THAT is cool!

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