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    Best time to scout for elk?

    I also suggest going before your hunt to learn the roads, trails, and camp spots. Look for plan A,B,C, and D even if they are 50 mi apart. This payed off for me last year because of fire the area I wanted to hunt was closed but I had back up spots. Locating elk might be ok for your opening...
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    Clolorado OTC second thoughts

    Thanks everyone for the positive reinforcement. The problem with all the information available now days is I tend to way over think things. Back when I first started hunting out west you called and had them send you a book, you maybe called a biologist, and picked a unit and you went hunting...
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    Clolorado OTC second thoughts

    Thats the plan I'm going with just dive into a drainage of the road somewhere I am planning on staying out but I am going solo so I am limited how far I can go in the strange chance I shoot one. I Have packed out by myself before it is definitely a experience.
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    Clolorado OTC second thoughts

    I've avoided going to Colorado archery hunting elk for 15yrs. I am out of Wyoming points and did'nt draw a general tag and I have hunted Idaho for a few years but after a couple bad years with wolves and very little elk sign I quit going there so I thought I would give Colorado otc a try but now...
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    Looking for MN area hunting partner to hunt colorado backcountry

    Its starting to look like I will be goung solo which I am ok with I have hunted solo before but not in the backcountry. I am a little concerned about packing one out of the backcountry by myself I will to be mindful of my location and distance. I have plan A,B,C, and D figured out and I am...
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    Archery hunting during colorado muzzleloader season

    Thanks I never thought to look into the amount of deer tags. I prefer to hunt the timber the blow down suck but it seems to hold elk.
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    Archery hunting during colorado muzzleloader season

    Sounds like the muzzleloader season isn't the issue its bow hunters its all part of hunting in a otc area. I will hunt hard and enjoy hunting in some new country
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    Archery hunting during colorado muzzleloader season

    I am hunting colorado OTC archery season this year. I realize it there will probably be alot of hunting preasure but I'm just going to have to accept that because the wolves have beat my area up in Idaho pretty bad and I am out of points for Wyoming so I thought I would give Colorado a try. The...
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    Making your own backcountry meals

    Has anyone ever made your own meals and if they keep ok and if they rehydrated ok at higher elevations I heard on the backcountry podcast about a guy that made his own meals but thet did'nt hydrate well on his trip. I am working on a few recipes like chicken dumpling soup and mac and cheese from...
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    Tarptent recommendation

    Thanks I think its a good option for price and the weight 34oz. How is it for condesation and does it get much wind coming under the fly from the picture looks like it the wind could sneak under or maybe its not that bad.
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    Tarptent recommendation

    I like the idea of a bivy tarp for the easy packability and light weight but I would perfer to have a floor. I found one made by Tarptent http://https://www.tarptent.com/. Has anyone had experience with this brand or have a recommendation of a similar brand that has a floor...
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    Cabelas Imeon

    Do you mean youhave the Imeon 15 degree bag if so how does it pack down?
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    Cabelas Imeon

    I will let you. I'm having trouble deciding between synthetic or down and 15 degree or 20 degree
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    Cabelas Imeon

    I am a expercienced archery elk hunter but I am planning my first backcountry hunt this fall before I get to old;) so I may be posting a few queations on here as I am getting my gear collected. Does any one used the Cabelas Imoen 15 degree bag I am curious about the down and synthetic fill...
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