2018 Colorado Elk camp invite.

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  1. soccerdan90

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    It's an even year this year and that means we will be having the every other year elk camp. What Will does is incredible and very generous. Anyone is invited and it's a great way to get you feet wet hunting in the mountains. I will get in touch with Will to figure out the dates and such but I believe it will be September 15th-23rd. Several members from here have attended and will be happy to answer questions.

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    What unit?
     
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    I would love to give this a try! What is required on my part? How does this work?


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    I have the same question as jacobs117
     
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    Buy a tag and show up!

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    I want to say right around $611. Might have changed a little bit.

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    What major pieces of gear would someone need to get started with a camp like this?

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    To host your own you mean? You could go super basic. We have 3 big wall tents we the together. Middle one we use for eating and hanging out. Outer 2 are for sleeping. He also has 2 diesel heaters that make it nice and toasty. Really just need basic camping stuff to do this but some luxuries are nice to have.

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    Sorry, I meant for a first time elk hunter that would show up to this invite

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    A cot, money to pay for your share of groceries and other camp costs, good pair of broken in boots, snacks to eat while hunting and a tag.

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    2018 Colorado Hunting License Fees
    Non-resident elk tags includes a fishing license and the cost for Non-residents in 2018 is $661 for Bull Elk (Antlered) or Either Sex Elk tags and $496 for cow/calf (Antlerless). The cost for Non-resident Youth tag is $100.75. Plus everyone 18 – 64 also has to buy a $10 habitat stamp.
     
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    +Sleeping bag, a bow and arrows with broadheads.

    There are many other nice to haves: backpack, waste bladder, various weather gear, knife, gps/compass&map, various weather gear, camo, etc...but if these are barriers to entry, you still can probably get by, learn A LOT, build some friendships, have a fun week in the mountains and may just have an opportunity at a shot.

    I think all in camp in 2016 except 1 was close enough for an opportunity on an elk...1 mule deer, a marmot, opportunity on a bear, several moose sightings.

    Ability to shoot and a good attitude are also good to have but can't be bought.

    I'm tentative...If, I'm still in CO for week 2 and Will will put up with me again. ;) 20160921_115607.jpg 20160917_073715.jpg 20160918_074023.jpg 20160924_085313.jpg
     
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    looks like ya'll had a blast. What date was that last pic (snow on the ground) ?
     
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    It was the last day or two of the 2016 season, maybe the 9/23/16. A small group of us spiked out on a ridge at about 12,500 for a couple days. There was no snow at base camp.

    It did get a wee but colder thatnight and we did have more than the minimum gear needed...
     
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    Is it September yet!?

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    I'm planning on going this year. It will be a long drive from Alabama.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind. A hunter safety certification is a must for a tag. If you show up without one then your just camping. Colorado will accept another states cert. as proof.
     
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    Now this is the invite I have been looking for. Planning to be there this year. Can I start packing now?
     
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