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  1. #1
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    Default CO 1st season - the blood bath cometh

    Are you holding a 1st season bull tag? Please turn it in so I can grab it on the leftover list!



    With more than a foot of snow in the high country, it's going to be some fantastic hunting!

    Good luck!

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    I set up part of our camp last Sunday...I got up here this afternoon and it was buried and I was in 4 Low on the main road. No way we are getting the trailer in there so it’s Plan B for camping, but outside of the snow (soon to be mud) - it’s setting up great for the hunt itself!
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    I will be turning 1 in tomorrow I got a pleasant phone call today
    I'm turning off Real Life Drive and thats right I'm hittin Easy Street on mud tires

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    Makes me wish I had applied this year.

    In addition to tracking and easier spotting, is the tougher high country access likely to reduce pressure as well?

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    Good luck folks. I'm heading up this morning. It's gonna be a mud pit.

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    Here is a cool overlay for google earth with current snow depths.

    https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

    I'm hoping this weather holds... getting to be selective on B&C size bucks will be fun.
    "No Kuiu here"

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    I'm beginning to regret turning in that third season deer tag....

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    I have always hunted 1st Rifle and the past few years it has been TOUUUUUUUUUGH hunting with the weather in recent years. This year, I was an idiot and screwed up my tag application with the new CO tag system and now I'm even more angry with myself because of this great weather. I live at about 6500' and it's currently snowing as I look out the window. Awesome.

    This year's weather is the complete opposite of each of the past few years. Bummed that I can't hunt until the general OTC season 2. Good luck and leave one for me if you're in unit 43

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Are you holding a 1st season bull tag? Please turn it in so I can grab it on the leftover list!



    With more than a foot of snow in the high country, it's going to be some fantastic hunting!

    Good luck!
    Sorry, I've got a 4th season tag.

    I heard Wolf Creek pass got 20" of the fluffy stuff.
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    Tire chains and tensioners are sold out in Montrose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Tire chains and tensioners are sold out in Montrose.
    Buy cheep down low, run up into the mountains, and sell high??
    No one can go back and make a brand new start, however anyone can start from now and make a new ending.

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    not that I'm trying to add competition for myself but there are a good handfull of bull tags still available for just south...and the elk up there were going nuts this morning...

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    I'm up at 9500' in 55 right now. I bet a foot or more fell the last day and a half. It's a very wet heavy snow though. Melting fast. Bring your chains. Good luck!

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    I'm taking a friend out elk hunting, I've know him since preschool, he has never hunted anything other than small game (47 years old), it's gonna be piss you pants funny! Hopefully we at least see an elk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambistew View Post
    Here is a cool overlay for google earth with current snow depths.

    https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

    I'm hoping this weather holds... getting to be selective on B&C size bucks will be fun.
    Plenty of October and high pressure weather to chase them bucks back into the fir patches.
    Colorado's Sexiest Elk Hunter 2009-2018
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    Wolf Creek ski area will open this weekend!
    We have resident elk bugling around our house at 9k, with snow on the ground. Glassing elk in meadows up to about 11k easy. The hard part is all the green still left on the trees. Should be fallen by the end of 1st or beginning of 2nd. A good wind event will help. I have NM 2nd and CO 3rd and 4th. It's gonna be cold this year! Good Luck to all

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    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Yes!
    Congrats! Heard about it
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    Where will I be meeting you?
    I'm turning off Real Life Drive and thats right I'm hittin Easy Street on mud tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Yes!
    61 1st rifle? Congrats! Saw those... wish I didn't hunt archery...

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    61! I've arranged work coverage, and cancelled all plans. I'll be piling gear tonight and heading out in the morn.

    Can't believe the luck!

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    That is great T bone...been awhile since the weather cooperated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    61! I've arranged work coverage, and cancelled all plans. I'll be piling gear tonight and heading out in the morn.

    Can't believe the luck!

    LOL you sound like me a couple days before elk bow season when I snagged a 76 tag and then again the afternoon before gun lope season when snagged a tag I would never have enough points for. Fun stuff! Look forward to the story. Any more my wife just groans when I tell her the impossible tag just landed in my hand last minute. Having ability to drop what you are doing and go hunt has real advantages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    61! I've arranged work coverage, and cancelled all plans. I'll be piling gear tonight and heading out in the morn.

    Can't believe the luck!
    Good luck! Can't wait for the story!
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!! Taking 2018 off

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    That's an unbelievable grab Tbone. Did you use one of those services that alerts you when a tag becomes available? Super jealous right now.

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