Maybe I'm missing something but it seams davis 20 really has no other choice unless he wants to wait another 10 yrs. There are plenty of big mulies all over the area. Guided Elk and Deer Hunts into the Colorado Wilderness. There are bulls up to 370" inches killed here every year. Learn everything about hunting Colorado Elk Unit 67. Again I thank all of you for your help and look forward to being an active member on bowsite! These numbers would indicate that this is a pretty tough archery hunt even for locals especially so after a 5 year minimum wait for a NR. I have broke down all the draw statistics and have come to the same conclusion that their is no way i will ever catch unit 76 or 851. Took the first few days to figure out where to hunt and what elevation. In fact in the past 2 years I have seen several that will likely break the 200" mark. CO Preference Point Minimums to draw a Unit 55 Mule Deer Tag: Contributors to this thread: davis20 06-Mar-15. Plus you can go 'Premium' and get 5 year stats and access to premium content. Good luck and remember to send pictures. I would love to see those pictures. All help is greatly appreciated. Shoot me a pm if you want pics of the 5 bulls over 350" that were taken in the past couple of years that I have.. Top scorer i know of went over 380" in 2014 with the second biggest going over 360"... Not posting them here but if you know what you are doing there are hogs in the unit and the hunt is nothing like any otc unit I have been on. Our horses will transport you to the hunt location. ! The local folks said it was really cold this winter, but they did not have the winter kill anything like the gunnison valley. I'm sure you'll have a good hunt either way. It is really a matter of knowing the area you're hunting (which is usually farther in than some hunters will venture) and a little something about elk behavior. So I would rather burn points this year in one of these areas and narrowed it down to 49. Elk hunting Colorado with Pierce Brothers Outfitters. You can hunt unit 49 caliber bulls in OTC every year. Unit 20 is a lot of checkered private but some nice bulls, 66 and 67 are average hunts but just have a feeling 49 has the upper edge by my research. Drop Camp: $3250.00 Will the velvet still be on at this time? There are some real hogs in there, but few folks are willing to spend the time and effort to get them. Hunted 49 year before last...hunted 17 days, and NEVER SAW a BULL.. This is about as good as archery elk and mule deer hunting in Colorado gets. I like a good Scotch, should we ever cross paths. Plan on hunting Rio Grande NF. Because of the extent of wilderness area in these units, elk find plenty of lush meadows for summer grazing. I can't really speak to the quality of the above mentioned units. Unit 76 archery. Here’s a step by step guide using the spreadsheet I built to help you narrow it down. Without giving up your best spots does anyone have any tips. Staying near La Garita (Lime Creek Area). Just about like anywhere, 2 miles in and pretty much all alone. Our area covers everything from 11,000 foot elevations to lower elevations where migration hunts take place at about 7,000 feet. View Harvest Reports, Draw Odds, Preference Points, Regulations, Elevation, Maps, Vegetation Analysis, really anything pertaining to hunting Elk this fall! Situated in Unit 54, archery hunting in the month of September, great weather, a great ranch, excellent guided hunts, and lots of bugling bulls.Bulls are in rut and the action is non-stop! Best of luck. That's likely to be a bit more scotch! These units are 20, 66, 67 and 49...I know these units are all around 2-4 preference points but it jumps to 8 in unit 40 which is to much private land and then to 10 points for the next better units. September 2-30 Private Land Only. Still burning twice the points needed for the tag. Once again, just my honest opinion. I agree with Stands with Knife....a 330 bull in that unit is a rare rare prize.....most herd bulls are well under 300. JMHO. If you are not familiar with any areas in CO; as Quinn stated, whatever unit you hunt it would probably be worth it to have a guide or someone who knows the area to tag along, especially if you live too far away to do any meaningful scouting. Our archery hunts are guided and operated out of our lodge just as are the rifle elk hunts. In my opinion with your amount of points you'd be better off saving some $ for a few years, drawing unit 40 and hiring a guide on private to have a chance at having a great hunt for big bulls. Plenty of elk. Can you do the same as above for Deer and Elk for GMU 9? I figured there would have been more units in that 5-7 pt window. These Colorado guided elk hunts are in game unit 73 & 74 and take place in the San Juan National Forest where I am under a special permit, in fact we have the ONLY outfitter permit in all of unit 73. We do have a small tract of private land we will be allowed to hunt, but mostly the Rio Grande NF. I also am a nr and I'm sitting in nomans land with 8 points. Also dont get too tied emotionally or otherwise into that huge 300+ elk heard that forms in basically the same spot on the summer range every year. Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 65 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, and Ouray Counties Hunting prospects are generally very good. JC the point minimums don't dictate what it takes to actually draw, that's just the starting point. Learn everything about hunting Colorado Elk Unit 68. Description; Availability & Pricing; Inclusions / Exclusions; Insights; About Outfitter; Description: Unit 67 Archery Elk Tag Either Sex. Looking at it now, you're in a tough spot. If you do draw I'd recommend hiring a guide or going with the 2 locals. JB. Good luck, muley info is kept pretty close to the vest. Our private land and remote National Forest Permit, which has limited access to the general public, is a true delight. Hey guys I'm new to the forum and have a 1st rifle elk tag in Colorado unit 66. 66 is my suggestion. I'm going to have to get stock in scotch. Elk hunting Colorado with your Colorado Outfitter. There are huge Bulls in 49, and a lot of elk. View Harvest Reports, Draw Odds, Preference Points, Regulations, Elevation, Maps, Vegetation Analysis, really anything pertaining to hunting Elk this fall! But I did learn a'lot! A big game deer or elk license for the same unit and season is required to purchase a bear license. I agree with your friend, plenty of great bucks...and they might still have their velvet early that week. (so I'm not all that much help I guess) I would just hate to dump 7 years of points into a unit I could have already hunted twice in that same span of time. Elk hunting is done by calling and stalking as well as using tree stands and ground blinds. While it is not 76 or 61 you can have fun and a shot a hog in 49.. You me and everyone else who spends even a day scouting knows where they are and first day when the sun comes up well monkeys looking for lovin and finding only footballs come to mind... One more tip - be real careful of some of the "scouting" services offered under the table in 49 as you might just find yourself hunting bulls long dead from years past or you could find yourself in the same spot as many others on the same info.... One "service" ran is ran by a convicted poacher and has given out the pics of the same bulls (all that are dead) for several years now... Good luck on your choice and also think about - quinn is right 49 is not a slam dunk unit but it does hold better bulls than any OTC unit or low point units I have ever hunted.. Hunted all over the unit, and even spent some time with a couple of locals. By looking at google earth on this unit, it doesn't look very elky to me. I will be going back one day. I have always been impressed with everyones knowledge and willingness to help others and hope to be able to give back a little in the future. Unit 61 is hands down one of Colorado’s most exciting units to hunt. All guided Colorado mule deer hunts are 1x1 guided and 5-days. I already drew a Mule Deer Buck Tag and I am buying a OTC Elk Tag. Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 62 - Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties. Will be there east of Ridgeway on the 13-20th. I am looking at hunting archery elk in 49 this year because I think this is the next best unit to hunt with my points. the elk herd is pretty good in 68. We will be coming out the first week of September (like the 4th) and hunting till the 13th. Colorado Archery Elk Hunt DIY public land, Big Bulls Crazy Weather, Part 3 (The End) - Duration: 9:58. tracknthetrail 39,317 views Archery elk- unit 49 Colorado. Limited (draw only) rifle hunts are during the month of September and an Unlimited rifle season runs concurrent with the combined Deer/Elk season. 2013 10 bulls/6% success on bulls 2012 42 bulls/26% success on bulls 2011 15 bulls/9% success on bulls 2010 20 bulls/11% success on bulls. Plus you can go 'Premium' and get 5 year stats and access to premium content. Without giving up your best spots does anyone have any tips. Nice Buck! Hahaha yea dont hunt 49 no big bulls at all... Wink Wink.. I was sorry I had to trade two weeks of hunting here to make my Sheep hunt happen. Size: That or you could just click on my link and read the stats yourself... Yeah, I guess that wasn't nice... sorry :^). This is where action starts. JB. View Harvest Reports, Draw Odds, Preference Points, Regulations, Elevation, Maps, Vegetation Analysis, really anything pertaining to hunting Elk this fall! This is a great unit for harvesting bulls in the 310"-330" range. I wouldn't burn 7 there but being a NR I know you have a disadvantage. For what it's worth.......although the CPW harvest stats aren't 100% accurate they do provide a pretty good idea on what was harvested. I hunted it last year and I will say it is in between the last two posts. You will stay in a tent base camp, that is accessible by motor vehicle. Good Luck! I dont think hunting a 380" bull is s reality in too many otc colorado units. Looking at the draw statistics, you can draw that tag with 3 points .... You'd be burning 7 pts on a 3 pt unit. Archery hunts run during the month of September along with Black Powder. I did a bunch of scouting in early may and found some really good bulls (if I can find the pics on my computer I will send them). Hope to see you up there next fall! I have a friend that rifle hunted for Elk in Unit 68 (Rio Grande NF) and he said there are plenty of 25" Muleys there. Plus you can go 'Premium' and get 5 year stats and access to premium content. In 49 if you scout and hunt hard it is a reality as 2 out of 3 years someone gets a bull over 380" our of 49... Best part is that not too many hunters are willing to put in the work necessary to get it done in 49. How long does it take to draw a Mule deer tag for CO 68? $2,400 DIY Archery hunt. Unit 61 has the best bull to cow ratio of all the units we hunt. I will be hunting 68 this year for elk has anyone got any info on the herd there. Many of the elk are above treeline in large herds, which for a bowhunter is just teasing you. Step 1: Pick a state. ... Elk are widely distributed, but hunting pressure during the early seasons appears to be forcing animals from the unit, an over-the-counter unit, to GMU 61 which is a totally limited unit. Altitude 12,000ft. Colorado Unit 67 Elk Tags for Sale; Colorado Unit 71/711 72/73 Elk Tags; Colorado Antelope Tags. I have been OK when you get off the ATV and go as far as you can from the trailhead. Is this the next best unit to hunt and has anyone seen some nice bulls in here? I am coming out to Unit 68/681 for the archery season this year. With all that said, as soon as I have the points, I will try again, as it looked great with Lots of old sign. JC, I guess my question would be is their anywhere else you would suggest burning your points that is better than 49? Plan on hunting Rio Grande NF. I had fun but didn't have the time to really learn the unit. I am coming out to Unit 68/681 for the archery season this year. Muzzleloader 76% with 2 points, 100% with 3 points, I'm trying to work something out where two guys can hunt different species. I'll admit I've never hunted it but felt it's just a unit that everyone who can't catch up to the better units due to point creep puts in for. I've never hunted Colorado before, I've hunted AZ unit 23 late, MT general season and NM unit 22. It seems that it is real wooded low and middle ground ranges and then wide open spaces up high with very few feeding openings. Contact Outfitter Add to Favorites Remove Favorite. Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber. Said it was a bad year, but MAN! I've never hunted a draw Elk unit (until hopefully this year), but did hunt sheep in 49 (S12 for sheep) many years ago. North West Colorado Archery Elk Hunt in GMU 231: Access through private land to limited access federal land DIY elk hunt with the largest elk herd in the world (40,000+ animals) This unit has unlimited Over The Counter Tags. This unit does have a fair amount of hunting pressure. Dates: Success Rate: % Hunt Avg. Seems we saw lots of elk, and great bulls. We are very particular in how we Archery hunt only hunting morning and evening. I have not seen more big bulls in 49 than my other OTC units. May not be a concern of his, but if he's just looking for a place it may be worth looking at a higher point area? Unit 49 is a big unit and there are some good bulls but just showing up as a NR and "working hard" for your 7 day hunt at high elevation probably won't do the job. This allows for a long active rut. You could tie one to a tree and I would still have a problem closing the deal on them. I've hunted 49 quite a bit. JMHO. Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties Hunters are advised to be in good shape and to hunt well away from roads. It gives a guy something to help motivate. I'm not familiar with what 7 points will get you in other parts of the state but sounds like you've done your homework in that department. 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