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« on: July 19, 2019, 10:38:50 AM »

Just found out that my Dad and I will be heading out to Colorado for an elk hunt next Oct/Nov.  I am wondering what advice any elk hunters have to offer.  We will be hunting on private land, and the one guy that we are traveling with has done some guide work there the past few years. 

I've got the gun covered, but any other gear advice would also be welcomed.  Don't really have the room for a shoulder mount, so I was thinking of a skull mount, and possibly tanning the hide.  Any thoughts or experiences would be great to hear too.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:49 AM »

Just found out that my Dad and I will be heading out to Colorado for an elk hunt next Oct/Nov.  I am wondering what advice any elk hunters have to offer.  We will be hunting on private land, and the one guy that we are traveling with has done some guide work there the past few years. 

I've got the gun covered, but any other gear advice would also be welcomed.  Don't really have the room for a shoulder mount, so I was thinking of a skull mount, and possibly tanning the hide.  Any thoughts or experiences would be great to hear too.

get in the best shape you can be in by then.  I personally have never done a hunt out there but have friends that have and they all say they wished they were in better shape.  It was a lot of walking/hiking and high elevations made it even more difficult
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 10:57:25 AM »

get in the best shape you can be in by then.  I personally have never done a hunt out there but have friends that have and they all say they wished they were in better shape.  It was a lot of walking/hiking and high elevations made it even more difficult
Iíll second that. Donít wait til a week before. Walk hike add weight to a back pack and get used to carrying extra weight. Practice practice practice with the gun youíll be shooting. Shoot in full gear that youíll hunt with. Practice shooting low light conditions at different ranges. Good binoculars. Good boots. Donít want to ruin a great opportunity for lack of preparation. Good luck and take lots of pictures
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 12:21:31 PM »

A lot of what you need to do is going to be determined by where you're hunting. You said you're going to hunt private land and the guy has worked/hunted there. If he is familiar with exactly where you're going, he can fill you in on whether you're going to have to do a lot of hiking, climbing, etc.. A lot of people get altitude sickness, it never bothered me and it was a couple of years after I had heart bypass surgery. Probably be a different story now!
A lot of the success out there depends on where you got the permit. Look up the Colorado game dept.on the internet, they have tons of info including the success rates for all of the units and what was killed and when.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 04:14:39 PM »

Good luck , have a safe trip
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