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    newbie question

    this will be my first time in Colorado.we will be doing a week backpacking in.the question I have is will be hunting mule deer 2nd season(elk otc openes same day)looking at google earth it looks like there are quite a few logging roads up top around 10k.i assume they are probably closed duiring season.if they are closed will there still be a lot of foot traffic on them.trying to deside on wether to start up there or move down into the canyons where there are no roads.and stay away from the possibility of the crowds.
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    The Forest Service has put locked gates across most of the 4WD and logging roads in the state to stop motorized access.

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    Focus on where the easy access points are and where other hunters will travel- that will give you and idea as to where to avoid and instead focus on areas you think the elk will escape to after being pressured from these hunters. Good Luck on your hunt!

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    There will be 4 wheelers on every legal road and on most that are blocked off.

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    thanks guys kinda what I was thinking.was just unsure .kinda overwhelming scouting from the air and not having laid eyes on it.

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    You need a good topo map that will let you know if the roads are closed to vehicles try to find trails that are foot or horse only that will keep you from some of the crowds

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    What unit are you hunting turk? Have you looked at the stats for the elk hunt and see how much pressure it gets? If you get in a mile or 2 from roads you should see alot less elk hunters. Good Luck on your hunt!
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    I will be in 34.the wife I think is more excited than I am about all she has been doing when she is near a computer is researching clothes and other equipment.i ordered a tipi and a stove to help keep her more comfortable.

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    Be sure to go to the Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs and have a Buffalo burger! I have hunted around there a few times but not 34 or anywhere north of the freeway. If your wife is excited about it I'd say you are in good shape no matter what happens! lol
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    It would help to call the nearest Forest Service or Colorado Parks office to where you are planning to hunt and ask them to send you a motor vehicle use map. This will show the roads that are legal for you to drive on and give you an idea of places that you will probably want to avoid. Give yourself a couple of days to acclimate to altitude and make sure to overhydrate as that helps. God luck and God bless

 

 

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