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  • Realtree Colo Elk Hunt 08

    Shall we meet in Taylor Park or somewhere for second rifle combined elk? Oct 18-26 or so. We had a great time in 06. And one guy did get a 5x5 thanks to a lot of hard work. Now its our turn . I gotta knock out a mulie tag I hope to draw but that wont take long then I can focus on bull elks.

    I don't have a camper trailer bought for us yet but am shopping for one. I did make ten days hotel reservations in Gunnison I could share if someone needs a room, but it's lots better to elk camp AT elk camp. Then again that jacuzzi tub is really nice after ten hours hiking.

    Lemme know. If we pick a spot I'll be glad to scout it as we did last time.
    Last edited by silvertip_co; 01-10-2008, 09:34 AM.

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    Sorry buddy, planning a hunt for '09 and the wife would kill me if I went to CO this year and another hunt next year.

    I still admire that 5X5 on the wall and remember the hard work Steve did for me to take that elk. I can't thank him enough...I wouldn't have made that climb without his motovation.

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    • #3
      im in!

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      • #4
        Interested

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        • #5
          not sure yet, charlie. i have a hunt coming up sept 5-13, then go to alaska sept. 20-30. but, really can't rule it out.

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          • #6
            The Gunnison area of Colorado is experiencing one of it's worst winters in many years. Winterkill is going to be really terrible if the weather doesn't change soon.
            http://www.wildlife.state.co.us/News...p?PressId=4713

            Zirkle

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            • #7
              i know severe weather is bad on wildlife, but i have to say that these animals have perpetual hard winters. i think they will come out just fine, with a little help from the g&f. the elk will do well, anyway. it is tougher on the deer.

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              • #8
                I agree with Steve, the elk will be fine, plus the DOW is feeding now so I dont forsee any major probs. We can always try another location if someone knows a better place. It's just TP is so central to all of Colo. I know a good place up in 37 but would have to scout for a spot for all of us to camp. Also got a spot in 35 thats hot and has lots of room for a group camp but water is limited. As my original post suggested we can meet in TP or some where.

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                • #9
                  theres that spot up muddy creek to!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stevebeilgard View Post
                    i know severe weather is bad on wildlife, but i have to say that these animals have perpetual hard winters. i think they will come out just fine, with a little help from the g&f. the elk will do well, anyway. it is tougher on the deer.
                    They just found 8 Bighorns dead near Gunnison. Out of a herd of 50 , that's pretty substantial winterkill. Autopsy showed primary cause to be Pneumonia. The deer are plentiful and elk are very tolerant, however, this Winter is EXTREMELY harsh. Daytime highs are running around 0 and nighttime lows are -25 to-35, with record amounts of snow there's going to be alot of death this year in the Gunnison area. Gunnison is an incredible place. Awesome beauty 8 months a year but those other 4 are unimaginable.

                    But, it won't get them all...
                    Never has before.........
                    And never will.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by coloradobuck View Post
                      theres that spot up muddy creek to!
                      I had that thought in mind. We could split up, work up each end of the mtn, send a group up top, and have em SURROUNDED

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                      • #12
                        or every one can go to that dark timber and i'ed sneak over to the ridge!hehehehe

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                        • #13
                          OK, now that we have got that pesky little goat hunt filled up, maybe we can get some more interest in a REAL HUNT Unless one of my impossible draw odds hunt comes through, I will be in Colorado this fall. Let's get something together.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by texastrophies View Post
                            OK, now that we have got that pesky little goat hunt filled up, maybe we can get some more interest in a REAL HUNT Unless one of my impossible draw odds hunt comes through, I will be in Colorado this fall. Let's get something together.

                            jealousy rears it's ugly head.....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by stevebeilgard View Post
                              jealousy rears it's ugly head.....

                              If only yall weren't using sticks and strings

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by texastrophies View Post
                                OK, now that we have got that pesky little goat hunt filled up, maybe we can get some more interest in a REAL HUNT Unless one of my impossible draw odds hunt comes through, I will be in Colorado this fall. Let's get something together.

                                REAL HUNT?????????????

                                I've got Elk-Muleys-Bear-Mountain Lion-and Bighorns all within 5 miles of my house. Everything but Bighorns in my yard...............I need EXOTICS and besides, they taste soooooo goooood.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by texastrophies View Post
                                  OK, now that we have got that pesky little goat hunt filled up, maybe we can get some more interest in a REAL HUNT Unless one of my impossible draw odds hunt comes through, I will be in Colorado this fall. Let's get something together.

                                  Let's do it !!! Get them r.i.f.l.e.s. out guys.

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                                  • #18
                                    You guys are going to have a hoot.

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                                    • #19
                                      my rifles ready

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                                      • #20
                                        I see on news they been air dropping elk and deer food. It will be interesting to see if there's any winter kill in Gunnison Basin and how large it might be.

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                                        • #21
                                          Daughter Erica in Macon just called me, finally after several yrs of trying she is going to have her first baby. In October. . No elk huntign for her this fall. I am gonna be grandpapa again.

                                          I write pretty well, maybe Ill grow a white beard and have the grandbabys call me "Papa"

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                                          • #22
                                            Congrats to both you and Erica.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by silvertip_co View Post
                                              Daughter Erica in Macon just called me, finally after several yrs of trying she is going to have her first baby. In October. . No elk huntign for her this fall. I am gonna be grandpapa again.

                                              I write pretty well, maybe Ill grow a white beard and have the grandbabys call me "Papa"
                                              Alright ....Give Erica my Congrats, and congratulations to you too Grandpa.

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                                              • #24
                                                well, yeaaaa for erica and you too, papa. (my grandkids all call me papa, and i wear it with pride).

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                                                • #25
                                                  My intention was to drop off $50.00 to the DOW Friday to help buy food for the Gunnison deer and elk but our good Gov Ritter gave the DOW $1.7M ,out of the GOCO fund I think, so we otto be in good shape. That said I'll be buying lots more Colo Lottery tickets this yr to help replenish the fund. Heck maybe I'll win enought to buy a camper and help the outdoors too.

                                                  As well Coors beer donated 200tons of expired grain which will be made into wafers to feed the herd which is struggling with 8' (yeah thats 96") of snow pack. I'll buy a case or three of Coors this yr too.

                                                  Hope to see some of y'alls in October.

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