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    76 or 61 for elk??

    whats everyone think about hunting 61 or 76 for elk.......

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    I've only heard good about 76. Might have enough points for it next year.

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    what season are you going to hunt??

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    I'm gonna do archery elk and pronghorn, deer 3rd season and possibly an otc bear tag this year.

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    Hunted 76 several years ago on the first rifle and is was a lot of fun. Ton of elk. We packed in 8 miles never saw another person or heard any other shooting than ours. Should draw again next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COhunter View Post
    whats everyone think about hunting 61 or 76 for elk.......
    I don't know much about unit 76... only that it's a good unit. I have however hunted and spent a lot of time in unit 61. What season/ weapon are you considering? Hope you have a pile of points if it's archery or muzzleloadng. Rifle takes several points too. My friend has enough points to draw a muzzleloader deer tag for unit 61 so we'll be hunting there in September. An uncle of mine should draw a muzzleloading bull tag, and a couple others should draw bear tags for the september season. If you decide to hunt 61 I might be able to help you out. PM me if you want.

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    Talked with Biologist in 76 he said if your looking for a good backcountry hunt come to 76 for elk. He said the trophy quality may not be quite what 61 is but that it is a great unit for elk. I was also told not to waste my deer points on 76 for archery by a couple of people. If you look at the archery success rate and harvest numbers it definitely has me scratching my head why this is a draw unit with a minimum of 4 pts for non resident. Guess they don't like seeing out of state tags over there. Lol.

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    I hope it is a good unit. I put in this year for first rifle with 5 points which gives me a 68% chance of drawing. If you have 6 points you can draw it for sure.

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    I'd go with GMU 76....whether you are a DYI or going with a outfitter...it is excellent.
    It is a rugged Unit but holds many excellent trophy bulls.
    A great outfitter is Aaron Laske Wilderness Adventures in Alamosa.
    Last edited by ejcaman; 06-01-2011 at 04:07 PM. Reason: mis-spelling

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    Aaron Laske is a good guy. I've never used him but spent some time with him on the phone.

 

 

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