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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Now there's a softball for somebody......................

    Tryin' to cozy up to Buffy?
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,663 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    If I shoot an 800 lb antelope back in the mountains, that'd about even us up.Mike

    Yep, that what I had in mind, start working out Jerry:)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Yep, that what I had in mind, start working out Jerry:)

    Mike always forgets to mention that 200 lbs. of that was the liver, which we carried out so that his wife could feed him offal.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,576 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Mike always forgets to mention that 200 lbs. of that was the liver, which we carried out so that his wife could feed him offal.

    Nope...not me. She and my inlaws are crazy about pate. I can't stand the stuff. Unless it's well-fried chicken livers, the closest you'll get me to a liver is hauling it off a mountain or dragging it across the plains. Unfortunately, if I leave a liver in the field, I'll be sleeping in the backyard for a while.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,922 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    If I understand this right, looks like I drew a cow elk tag (2014 - 580 RES ELK). I don't see a deer license, though, so either it hasn't been posted or I didn't draw. As for elk, I made a drive along the top of one of the mountains in my hunt area, and saw a herd of 10-20 elk, so I at least have a start as to where to scout. Who knows, though, where they'll be in October.

    I already received my refund check for fall bear, but I didn't expect to draw that.

    Yes 580 Res Elk means you drew your tag. Deer points were up and tags were posted, then retracted because CDOW blew it this year and didn't issue ANY tags to non-res hunters so they had to re-draw (funny how things are fine and peachy until the idiots at the Capital decide to combine a failing program with the ONLY successful government agency) so those are not posted.

    BUT....official results ARE POSTED FOR ELK!! Got myself a 580 Res 1st choice, Either Sex Muzzleloader 551!!!!

    Deer/Antelope/Bear shows "not yet available". Which is funny, because I have already deposited by bear refund check.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Yep. Antelope refund check came in today. Tomorrow it should all be posted, I presume.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 700 Senior Member
    Hope everyone that drew tags are successful. For you Colorado residents or anyone with knowledge what are good areas for a nonresident too try and put in for elk. How about mule deer also thanks
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,922 Senior Member
    Mule deers going to take a few years of building up points. There are areas you can get left overs every year, but there is a reason for that. Usually access. Lots of Hippie-Land area tags, with good deer, but bunny huggers who watch their property like a hawk during seasons and have the sheriff on speed dial. There are big deer every where, but the problem is always access and getting tags. There are probably some options out there with ease of draw and access, I just don't know em. The areas I hunt deer are all very high point areas, even for residents. My main unit is 6-8 points for the better season.

    Elk, well during 2nd and 3rd rifle, bull tags are OTC and good for the vast majority of the state, just buy it, hunt. Really hard to pin down good suggestions, over 1mil acres of public land, most of it has elk on it. Better choice is to try and tag along with someone else who has an idea of what they're doing, or hook up with one of the members.

    The place we hunted 2 years ago with JBOhio and Chiro, was a first come OTC tag with a cap of 500 tags. That was 2nd rifle in unit 54. Good elk country. Those were either sex tags, and Chiro actually drew a cow tag without a problem, but turned it in to buy the ES tag. Can be a real hard hunt in that area though.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    It's official, now. I just finished checking my draw/preference point results, and they match those shown in the 'back door' that Dan mentioned earlier. I have a second rifle season cow elk tag for GMUs 69 and 84, but only a preference point for mule deer. I should be able to hunt deer later in the year, though, as I live in an area that is allowing over the counter whitetail only tags and I've got a good lead on a large organic farm right along the Arkansas river.

    Good luck to all who applied, and for all who will be hunting this year.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,663 Senior Member
    Chiro actually drew a cow tag without a problem, but turned it in to buy the ES tag. Can be a real hard hunt in that area though.

    Speaking of terrain, is it going to be similar terrain for the muzzle loading season? Better? Worse?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 700 Senior Member
    Thanks for the information
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,922 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Speaking of terrain, is it going to be similar terrain for the muzzle loading season? Better? Worse?

    Lower elevation, not as steep. Not sure how well you remember or even paid attention, but when you drove over Monarch Pass on hwy 50 over the Divide, at the bottom of the pass on the western side, is where we will be hunting. So more or less the downward side of the divide going into the Gunnison Valley. Similar in parts, but nothing like where Joe got his. Closer to that other area we worked several days with the skier, but again, not as high elevation. We will be more in the 8.5-9k range
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Great to see that so many folks are going to be hunting CO this year. Beat of luck to all of you.

    Next year, I'll be sitting on 2 antelope points, so I will hopefully be joining you all next year.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,663 Senior Member
    Lower elevation, not as steep. Not sure how well you remember or even paid attention, but when you drove over Monarch Pass on hwy 50 over the Divide, at the bottom of the pass on the western side, is where we will be hunting. So more or less the downward side of the divide going into the Gunnison Valley. Similar in parts, but nothing like where Joe got his. Closer to that other area we worked several days with the skier, but again, not as high elevation. We will be more in the 8.5-9k range

    After 15 hours on the road, coming over the top of Monarch Pass got my attention, and the truck on my rearend, and how hard I was on the brakes, and how much I don't like heights:) A little more oxygen is better for this flatlander.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,907 Senior Member
    No CO hunting for me this year due to my unsure financial situation. However, next year it is game on.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
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