2014 Colorado Archery Elk Hunt Invite

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  1. CowboyColby

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    Hey everyone just wanted to let everyone know that Will (IAMYOURHUCKLEBERRY) is having his elk camp this year. It will be September the 20th-28. He provides the tents and some food but any one is welcome. You can find a group of guys to hunt with that know a little bit about the area and share camp with us. I will be there the probably the last 5 days of it. If anyone is interested or wants more info let me know. A couple guys on here have attended before so hopefully they will share their thoughts and experience. This is not a guided hunt. We usually all pitch in with camp chores and give Will a little cash for food. Tags are OTC so thats nice. Hope to see you there.

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  2. bluecollaroutdoors

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    You certainly have my attention. What is the cost of a tag for that area and are cow tags available. I could care less if i get a big one I would just love to have and have a chance regardless of size. Any antler restrictions for that zone?
     
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    2014 BIG GAME SEASON DATES—check the regulation brochures for more specifics
    COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE • 1313 Sherman, #618, Denver, CO 80203 • (303) 297-1192 • cpw.state.co.us
    C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E
    BigGameHunting Planner
    2014**
    Archery
    Deer/elk (west of I-25 and Unit 140) Aug. 30–Sept. 28
    Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 1–24 and
    Nov. 5–30 and
    Dec. 15–31
    Moose Sept. 6–28
    Pronghorn (bucks only) Aug. 15–31
    Pronghorn (either sex) Sept. 1–20
    Muzzleloader (by drawonly)
    Deer/elk/moose Sept. 13–21
    Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 11–19
    Pronghorn Oct. 21–29
    RifleDeer/Elk/Moose
    Moose Oct. 1–14
    Separate limited elk (1st season) Oct. 11–15
    Combined (deer/elk) (2nd season) Oct. 18–26
    (3rd season) Nov. 1–9
    Combined limited (deer/elk) (4th season) Nov. 12–16
    Plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Oct. 25–Nov. 4
    Late plains deer (east of I-25, except Unit 140) Dec. 1–14
    Rifle Pronghorn (by drawonly) Oct. 4–10
    Black Bear
    Rifle limited (by draw) Sept. 2–30
    Archery (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 2–28
    Muzzleloading (over-the-counter with caps) Sept. 13–21
    Rifle (over-the-counter with caps) concurrent with deer/elk rifle seasons
    *Note: To participate in the over-the-counter w/caps bear rifle seasons, a huntermust also hold a deer or elk license for the
    same unit(s), season andmanner of take. **Season dates are finalized each January at the CPWCommissionmeeting.
    2014 ColoradoHunting and Fishing License Fees
    Habitat Stamps (non-refundable) Resident Nonresident
    Habitat Stamp (valid 4/1–3/31) $ 10 $ 10
    (Required for persons ages 18–64 buying or applying for a license)
    Lifetime Habitat Stamp $ 300.25 $ 300.25
    Licenses Fees* (Note:When applying for a license, an additional $3 non-refundable feemust be submittedwith payment.)
    Elk, Cow $ 46 $ 451
    Elk, Bull or Either Sex $ 46 $ 601
    Deer $ 31 $ 361
    Moose $ 251 $ 2,006
    Pronghorn, Buck or Doe $ 31 $ 361
    Bear $ 41 $ 351
    Youth Elk, Deer & Pronghorn (12–17 yrs) $ 10.75 $ 100.75
    Mountain Lion $ 41 $ 351
    Turkey (spring) $ 21 $ 101
    Turkey (fall) $ 16 $ 101
    Youth Turkey (under 18 yrs) $ 11 $ 76
    Small Game (valid 4/1–3/31) $ 21 $ 56
    Small Game (1-day) $ 11 $ 11
    Youth Small Game (under 18 yrs) $ 1.75 $ 1.75
    Small Game & Fishing Combo (valid 4/1–3/31) $ 41 N/A
    Fishing (valid 4/1–3/31) $ 26 $ 56
    Fishing (5-day) N/A $ 21
    Fishing (1-day) $ 9 $ 9
    *License Fees include a 25-cent search&rescue fee and a 75-centWildlife Education surcharge.
    *All non-resident big game licenses include an annual fishing license.
    For Hunter Education Classes (if born on or after
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    Cow tags are 451 this year. I believe they went up 100$ bull is still around 600. Cant shoot spikes. Has to have 4 points on one side or a 5 inch brow.

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    You can get an either sex tag for $601 or a cow only for $451
     
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    Great to see the invite Colby! I hope some guys on the fence seriously consider Will's offer - his "tent city" setup is great...and his generosity with such an offer to anyone willing is just awesome!

    I've been to this camp 4 straight years - packed elk 3 of 4 years:

    2010

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    2011 - No Elk with bow, we would have had 3 with muzzleloaders:) Also had 30yd encounter with black bear.

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    2013

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    Hope to see past and new faces this Sept!
     
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    Matt glad to see ya chime in. You are proof that you can have great sucess and as someone that has attended multiple years you have the knowledge of what it takes. Love seeing your pictures and hearing your stories. Sorry you had to have Justin in your 2010 photo. LOL I will see if he is coming this year.
     
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    Wow. I know I dont post on here alot but I would certainly be interested.
    The specifics and the cash have always been a problem. I have the money to go and now maybe I found a camp to bs at!

    Can anyone who has attended this camp explain the terrain or the necesseites needed? Whats the closest town or Unit so I can do a little research on the surrounding area?
    For instance can we drive a truck close to the base camp or is a 4 wheeler or a mile walk necessary to get to it.
    Im sure besides my standard hunting gear I need a sleeping bag, coolers, bags for meat in the field if we would get so lucky and probably a tarp to lay the animal on the 1/4 up in the field.

    I see 601 for a combo tag and the 4 pts a side or 5 inch brow tine to be a legal bull. Thats no problem with me.

    I have a rangefinder, 65 lb bow, backpack, bow sling but would need to pick up a couple calls and a good pair of hiking boots.
    This came up out of nowhere and my trigger finger is tingling a little!!!! :)
     
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    I was typing my repsonse while BZ chimed in with his pictures. Nice work.
     
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    Minturn is the closest town. There are a few under 20 miles. Will's camp is set up right off the highway on No Name road. you can park right in camp. It will be three very large tents and we will camp in two of them that sleep numerous people. I would recommend a 0 degree sleeping bag or less. The middle tent is the cook shack and hang out area. We will have extra pack frames and I'm sure others would help you pack one out if sucessful. Temps very greatly. Two years ago we were down to 18 at night and in t shirts by afternoon. Layers, Layers, Layers. It is not uncommon for it to start snowing or raining.

    The tents have old diesel heaters in them to help stay warm.
     
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    BZ is an animal. I'm from Colorado and he could run circles around me going up a mountain and I'm younger than him.
     
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    I will be 33 when this would roll around and would certainly be doing some training beforehand to make the altitude and hiking as doable as possible. 18 hour drive from Green Bay. I would be all archery and my dad has mentioned that he would come just for the experience alone, but I am looking at the site for any overlapping muzzleloader and archery times. He is not confident enough with a bow for big game do some shoulder issues.
     
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    I have been shooting over the top Rocket expandables for about 7 years now for Wisconsin whitetails with great results.
    Would you recommend a fixed blade for elk instead?
     
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    Muzzle loader season does over lap it. Cross bow may be an option too if he qualifies under Colorado requirements

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    I shoot fixed blades no matter what I'm hunting but its all personal preference

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    We picked up a TC Impact last year and I am sure he would jump at the opportunity to go with that. Looks like he would have to pull the scope off but thats not an issue. Is this camp usually mixed between bow and gun hunters?
    I know I said I was interested to start with but now I am really really really interested...if you cant tell by my 10 posts in 10 minutes.
     
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    Blue,
    Only issue with muzzy hunting is that it is only the week of Sept 13-21 I believe...and you have to submit online by April 1st to draw that tag - they are not OTC. Otherwise, yes - any muzzleloader works, no scopes, no pellet powder, and no sabot (lead ball or conical only).
    Either of you could also draw a muley archery tag, around $360, but again must put in for draw before April 1.

    Your dad should come regardless - there's plenty of water to fish...or I could just waste a week sitting in camp and hiking around - It's beautiful country!

    Any broadhead will work - need to hit your mark no matter what kind you shoot. All 3 of those pictured were taken with expandables.

    You need hiking boots, pack, and gps...and you're ready to go. The best gear in the world doesn't kill elk...putting in mile after mile does.

    Make it happen - see you in Sept!
     
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    Colby,
    Justin taught me a lot that day! I just had Justin out in Nov to chase some IL whitetails...go figure, its the one year IL makes news that deer herd is decimated by EHD. He did get a doe the first morning, and passed some small bucks...sure wish he could have taken some antlers home - but we had fun regardless...
    Hope he can make it to elk camp again...
     
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    Thank you for the info. If I would go he would come along just to soak up the experience. He has done wyoming and south dakota several times 25 years ago and we did south dakota on a semi joke of hunt about 7 years ago. I want the real thing.
    Production at work has offically ended for today. Way to go guys.

    What are the tentative dates that you woud have your camp setup? Obviously not exact but a rough guestamite for now.
     
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    20-28 will be the camp site days
     

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