2014 Colorado Archery Elk Hunt Invite

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  1. Taylor.S

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    Great buck Frog, I hope I can make the trip out there one day
     
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    Really want to make this happen in 2016! Guess I need to study up and start getting some gear. Not sure how much hiking and running around my amputated leg can take, but this sounds like a way better vacation then some beach anyday.
     
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    Don't know if it is too soon to start panning, but i am definitely going 2016! I will be driving all the way from Alabama and have never hunted elk so all advice is welcome! Also if anyone has any good recommendations on some good gps systems that are user friendly id really appreciate it!
     
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    Good to see your interest! I used a garmin etrex 30 last year I believe. I borrowed it so I'll be buying one this year as well. There are some free maps you can download to them that are very helpful as well. Honestly you don't need anything super fancy. Mainly all it needs to do is mark the vehicle and a few waypoints of sign you want to come back to.

    Main necessities are good hiking boots that fit you right. Make sure to have them well broken in before heading out. Also make sure you shoot a lot before coming. Nothing worse then not being prepared for your only shot you may encounter. Make sure you do some hiking with a pack and some weight to prepare for carrying all the weight of gear and hopefully meat!

    You will put on a lot of miles so be mentally prepared.


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    Also pm Pat to talk about a possible carpool. Could save a lot of money that way.


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    was definitely going to see if anyone wanted to carpool. I will see if i can pm him. Also is this a good place to take a 4 wheeler or will it not be needed? Was planning on taking my truck, but at 1400 miles may end up taking the girlfriends 4runnner.
     
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    An atv would be nice but you would have to get a Colorado sticker for it so you would want to make sure all you paperwork is in order. I drove my parents Corolla last year and loved the gas bill. I paid $180 for the whole trip. Not bad from eastern Iowa to central Colorado lol. Next year I'm driving my truck so I can get up the roads further.


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    I think i will take the truck and the 4wheeler or rzr. As far as camp goes, what print should I get. I assume wearing what I wear in the hardwoods of alabama won't help much out west.
     
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    I just used my normal camo. No need to buy all new stuff.


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    Bring the atv but don't expect to go everywhere with it. There's limited access in some places if I remember correctly.

    Maybe this year I'll bring my horse. :)
     
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    As for camo, it doesn't really matter. But you'll want layers and light rain gear. It will likely get warm during the day, and definitely if you're hiking. When the sun goes down it gets cold. Immediately.
     
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    Well I may try and save up money and instead of new camo probably just go with a gps system, boots, better binoculars, and a new bow.(been wanting to upgrade anyways and this just gives me an excuse)
     
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    What part of Alabama you in? I'm gonna try to go if I can get off work.
     
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    I live in Birmingham. I'm hoping that this trip is early enough into my school semester that i will not have a test, other then that I'm going. and I will probably bring the atv, any amount i can cut back on hiking will probably help since i have never done this.
     
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    Who the heck are you?!


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    What he said!!!! Where ya been, Colby??
     
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    Lol. I've been around. Promised a friend this year was a rifle only year as I had never drawn for rifle. So I went rifle elk hunting and shot an elk then went rifle deer hunting and shot a whitetail.

    Haven't picked up my bow in months. So its about time to start shooting again and I'm dreading trying to get back in shape for bow hunting but excited to see and hear from everyone. Was good to hear a couple guys made the trek to Colorado this year and hunted elk.

    Hungry Horse informed there was some action to this thread so figured I would check it out.

    I have missed you though Tony :bow:
     
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    Stick around and post those rifle kills!
     
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