Guides for elk hunting unit 78 and or 81 Colorado

deerifle3990

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Recently relocated ( part time) to Chama NM
and am looking for someone
willing to guide for fee
myself and friend elk hunting unit 81 or
78 next fall . Plan to get either archery
or 2 nd rifle OTC tags. Sort of semi DIY hunt
as opposed to full blown outfitter guided hunts .
we know nothing about these units and have
never done a DIY hunt for elk though I
got an elk in northern Co on an outfitter
(Expensive) guided rifle hunt
 

deerifle3990

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Ok thanks ; I didn’t realize that ; so I will need to
confirm they are permitted if they guide us. Main concern we have
is getting lost in those vast wilderness areas; very different
from hunting out of deer stands over feeders on ranches
here in Texas.
 

ishootdasmallones

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Gunnison, CO
Good luck on your search. Gohunt and a phone call to the USFS office can help you hone in on your search. I will say though you might enjoy a DIY hunt. A GPS with a onxmap chip can help you keep your way. Either way enjoy the country.
 

Tinner2216

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Central Minnesota
Hunted 78 for many years. If you are comfortable using your GPS or onx, I don't believe you would need a guide. Plenty of accessable country not to far from trails. Elk numbers have been declining in those units though, so a semi guided hunt that would get you off on the right foot may be worth it.
 

ghillie up

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Dont let getting lost bother you i hiked in last year alone and with a gps with onx chip you can find your way.. just throw your pack on and go its worth it.
 

Nick_CO

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Southern Colorado
Bringing a GPS is a must, also bring a good map and compass, dont rely on electronics alone. Do you have NM residency? There is good elk hunting all over the northern part of NM around Chama that would be a lot cheaper than non-res CO elk tag.
 

sodpoodleelkhunter

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I am from Tx and hunted 78 solo last year. I had my phone in my bino harness last year and slipped down a mountain and my phone came out, never found my phone again. All I had was a compass and ended up walking around for 3 hours trying to find a road, so a backup device is essential. It was my first time hunting in Colorado and didn't need a guide. It was definitely an eye opening experience but did tons of research. I plan on hunting 81 OTC archery this year.
 
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