Looking for OTC archery elk hunt opportunity for 2022

Bullshot

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Sure wish you’d have posted this up before the end of the Colorado draw. Put in for my old OTC that’s now draw.
I’ll be 61 come September and usually hunt alone, but wouldn’t mind company.
Like a 76 year old told me a couple years ago, us old farts have to stick together.
Wave if you see me out there. Good chance I might be. You’ll be able to guess by my plate…. farthest thing from a local! Maybe we’ve even met 🤣
 

Born with a Bow

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None of my 2 normal hunting buddies are up for a hunt this fall due to other commitments. I ain’t getting any younger at 62 so I don’t want to just hope for next year as nothing in this life is guaranteed. I have inquired to several Colorado outfitters about drop camps so I can save on the wear and tear and avoid carrying an elk out on my back . All have a 2 person minimum, for safety reasons I get that. I’ve been diy archery elk hunting for 25 or so years every 2-3 years. The area I am use to hunting seems over run with folks the last 2 trips so I’m looking to try somewhere new. Didn’t get drawn for Az again so back to OTC back up plan. So that’s my story, I know, sucks to be me right? I would like to find some one a maybe in my age range that I might be able to keep up with if needed ( as I typically hunt somewhat slow ) compared to some young bucks I know. I’m thinking a drop camp 2nd or 3rd week of Sep, Somewhere with OTC either sex elk tags. I’m not willing to sit this season out and I plan to hunt one way or another but would prefer to team up with someone if possible. If this interest anyone, let me know.
I may be interested, am47 years old and am in kinda the same boat. Have an area that I’ve done tons of research on and been to once already.
 

Born with a Bow

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I may be interested, am47 years old and am in kinda the same boat. Have an area that I’ve done tons of research on and been to once
None of my 2 normal hunting buddies are up for a hunt this fall due to other commitments. I ain’t getting any younger at 62 so I don’t want to just hope for next year as nothing in this life is guaranteed. I have inquired to several Colorado outfitters about drop camps so I can save on the wear and tear and avoid carrying an elk out on my back . All have a 2 person minimum, for safety reasons I get that. I’ve been diy archery elk hunting for 25 or so years every 2-3 years. The area I am use to hunting seems over run with folks the last 2 trips so I’m looking to try somewhere new. Didn’t get drawn for Az again so back to OTC back up plan. So that’s my story, I know, sucks to be me right? I would like to find some one a maybe in my age range that I might be able to keep up with if needed ( as I typically hunt somewhat slow ) compared to some young bucks I know. I’m thinking a drop camp 2nd or 3rd week of Sep, Somewhere with OTC either sex elk tags. I’m not willing to sit this season out and I plan to hunt one way or another but would prefer to team up with someone if possible. If this interest anyone, let me know.
text me at 320-224-8540
 

Born with a Bow

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Not sure if you cut my reply as I clicked on reply underneath your post but I’m interested you can contact me via text at 320-224-8540
 

CTELK83

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I think I would prefer to be dropped off by horses like in a typical drop camp then left alone without any horses in camp to contend with over renting lamas and being responsible for them all week. I don’t have much experience with horses either but I have rode them a few times
I’ve never done a drop camp, but that seems like it could be great. 2 guided elk hunts and 5 DIY. I worry drop camp is a guy that packs you in, takes your check and says “there’s elk here some times”.
 

Rackman77

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None of my 2 normal hunting buddies are up for a hunt this fall due to other commitments. I ain’t getting any younger at 62 so I don’t want to just hope for next year as nothing in this life is guaranteed. I have inquired to several Colorado outfitters about drop camps so I can save on the wear and tear and avoid carrying an elk out on my back . All have a 2 person minimum, for safety reasons I get that. I’ve been diy archery elk hunting for 25 or so years every 2-3 years. The area I am use to hunting seems over run with folks the last 2 trips so I’m looking to try somewhere new. Didn’t get drawn for Az again so back to OTC back up plan. So that’s my story, I know, sucks to be me right? I would like to find some one a maybe in my age range that I might be able to keep up with if needed ( as I typically hunt somewhat slow ) compared to some young bucks I know. I’m thinking a drop camp 2nd or 3rd week of Sep, Somewhere with OTC either sex elk tags. I’m not willing to sit this season out and I plan to hunt one way or another but would prefer to team up with someone if possible. If this interest anyone, let me know.
I am 55 and in the same position. My brother used to be my hunting partner but his work situation has changed and he no longer is able to attend. I would definitely be interested.
 

Sharp stick

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Not sure if you cut my reply as I clicked on reply underneath your post but I’m interested you can contact me via text at 320-224-8540
I see there are lots of folks in the same boat as I was. I was able to assemble a group and book with an outfitter for a drop camp style hunt. My group is filled up now but there are several guys on this thread still looking, maybe try reaching out as I did or contact some of these guys to see if they are still looking??
 

Sharp stick

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I’ve never done a drop camp, but that seems like it could be great. 2 guided elk hunts and 5 DIY. I worry drop camp is a guy that packs you in, takes your check and says “there’s elk here some times”.
I mostly don’t want to haul one out on my back anymore. At least not the entire way. Been there and done that a few times. I don’t want my hand held either. I want to call them in and kill them on my own. Plus Im cheap. Lol.
 

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