Heading West?

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by N2MyWake, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. N2MyWake

    N2MyWake 10 pointer

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    Anyone else heading West to Elk hunt this year? In 3 weeks I'll be heading to Colorado for Muzzleloader season. We've been to this area 2 other times. Needless to say I'm fired up. ;)
     
  2. sdorton

    sdorton 6 pointer

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    Not this year...but I'm heading out 1st week in Sept. with a couple of buddy's next year. I can't hardly wait...
     
  3. jb917

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    Heading out to Colorado Tuesday for archery opener.
     
  4. N2MyWake

    N2MyWake 10 pointer

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    What part of the state JB?

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  5. shoulderblock

    shoulderblock 6 pointer

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    I'm headed to New Mexico Sept 8th for an Archery hunt in the Gila Wilderness.
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    which unit?
     
  7. racsr

    racsr 10 pointer

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    Have a safe trip! Hope you have the hunt of your life! God bless!
     
  8. shoulderblock

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  9. jb917

    jb917 8 pointer

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    It is close to Meeker
     
  10. N2MyWake

    N2MyWake 10 pointer

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    Should be good bulls there

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  11. N2MyWake

    N2MyWake 10 pointer

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    Lots of good advice from those guys on that thread. I'm going to give you a couple of other things to consider... we wear gaiters over our boots (even when it hasn't snowed) to keep moisture off our pants from leaching into other layers, socks, boots. I love my Meindl boots, just bought a 2nd pair of Perfekts as a backup pair. if your feet sweat get high quality socks (high in wool) for wicking ablility, I change my socks every day at lunch to avoid blisters (moisture=blisters) so let your feet air out while you break midday (over the years I have accumulated several pairs, I've changed to Light Hikers for the archery/muzzleloader seasons). Excellent quality packable raingear is a must as others said but also a couple of disposable poncho's are nice if it's really wet (2 years ago it rained on us 9 of 11 days).
    replace all alkaline batteries with ultimate lithiums, you won't have to have as many spares. headlamp with red or green LED is needed.

    your guide will probably provide filtered water for you but check. We do drop camps so we're on our own..
     
  12. shoulderblock

    shoulderblock 6 pointer

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    Great Stuff! Thank you for posting.
     
  13. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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  14. jb917

    jb917 8 pointer

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    Three of us went public land DIY and all three of us filled our archery bull tags. Will post pics in a couple of days
     
  15. N2MyWake

    N2MyWake 10 pointer

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    Can't wait to see them. I leave Monday morning!

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