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#2909278 - 08/16/12 05:50 AM First Elk hunt!
ghosthunter
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I'll be heading out to Colorado August 29th to the Grand Mesa National forest for my first elk hunt ever. This is something I've been dying to do for years and never could get anyone interested in going with me. Well, now it's happened. I'm going with someone who has the same desire as I do and he was successful with a guide out there last year. That was his first hunt.

This will be a diy hunt. The plan is to backpack into some tough to get to semi wilderness (non-motorized) location.

We will be there til around September 8th / 9th.

If anyone has any information/tips I would absolutely appreciate it.
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#2909289 - 08/16/12 06:17 AM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: ghosthunter]
pseshooter300
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Good luck glad you found someone
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#2909429 - 08/16/12 08:34 AM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: ghosthunter]
Buzzard Breath
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Good luck and lets see some pictures on your return.

I'll be leaving just a couple days after you get back. My pile of stuff just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

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#2909986 - 08/16/12 02:37 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: Buzzard Breath]
easy45
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good luck
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#2910203 - 08/16/12 05:00 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: easy45]
trealtree
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Awesome. Good luck. What are you doing for water?
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#2910238 - 08/16/12 05:39 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: trealtree]
tickweed
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Im leaving for the last of bow season.
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#2910355 - 08/16/12 07:47 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: trealtree]
ghosthunter
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
Awesome. Good luck. What are you doing for water?
Water purifier.
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#2910368 - 08/16/12 08:00 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: ghosthunter]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: ghosthunter
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
Awesome. Good luck. What are you doing for water?
Water purifier.


What type? I assume there is plenty of water where you will be hiking in to camp?
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#2910389 - 08/16/12 08:09 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: trealtree]
ghosthunter
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It's a Katadyn. Same kind that Buzz has in his photo of equipment. They work pretty good. I got use to during turkey season.

Yes there is lot's of water where we'll be.
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#2910402 - 08/16/12 08:14 PM Re: First Elk hunt! [Re: ghosthunter]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: ghosthunter
It's a Katadyn. Same kind that Buzz has in his photo of equipment. They work pretty good. I got use to during turkey season.

Yes there is lot's of water where we'll be.


Neat. I am planning for 2013. just getting ideas
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