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    unit 18 colorado

    will be hunting arapho or routt nath.forest in co.hows the elk herd up there?any info would be appreciated.



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    Depends on which season you hunt. I hunted it first rifle season last year. All the elk were still in Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather hadn't pushed them out yet.

    That doesn't mean there isn't elk to be found outside of it but it's going to be a hard hunt. I was unsuccessful I didn't even see any hanging in camps. I picked that unit in the leftover draw and I had never hunted it before. I probably will never hunt it again.

    But that was my experience.

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    Good luck, I fish that unit alot, but I think it's rather poor for elk hunting.

    FYI, the elk don't go out of the park, they go to the park.

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    we are being packed in 8 to 10 miles so im hoping this puts us on some elk,friends of a friend have been hunting there and seem to like it,they go every year but i have not had the chance to talk to them yet.i know its not a draw unit so its probably not the best area.

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    ttt

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    ttt

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    You've already got two solid replies the said pretty much the same thing.

    Find the darkest steepest north facing slope. That's your best chance. If you are going with locals to where they usually hunt then they might have the honey hole.

    Good luck.

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    i am going with some friends that know guys who hunt there yearly,just waiting to meet them and looking for any info i can.

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    Tag Soup
    1 elk tag
    1 jug of your own sweat
    1 small bottle of your own blood

    In a large pot combine your unfilled tag, the sweat you've poured out on those long hikes, and the blood lost on those unsuccessful stalks. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to dissimate the "failure" flavore to taste. Serve with memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunt160's View Post
    Tag Soup
    1 elk tag
    1 jug of your own sweat
    1 small bottle of your own blood

    In a large pot combine your unfilled tag, the sweat you've poured out on those long hikes, and the blood lost on those unsuccessful stalks. Bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper to dissimate the "failure" flavore to taste. Serve with memories.
    I am stealing that one... classic. Good luck to ya, looks like its going to be a tough hunt.

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    geeeez,maybe i will stay home.

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    hey keep your chin up their are elk just half to hunt hard look hard or have fun atleast

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    just kiddin i will be there,and there has to be some elk up in there.

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    well since my hunting area has no elkwhat kind of terrain can i expect up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrkyman View Post
    well since my hunting area has no elkwhat kind of terrain can i expect up there?
    Rocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunt160's View Post
    Rocks...
    thanks

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    You should look at it on google earth. That will best tell you what the terrain is like.

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    well i just got back and will use the tag soup recipe,but not because of lack of elk,passed a small 5 point and came very close to killing 5 other nice bulls and will be back next year.

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