Thread: Colorado elk hunt
05-13-2012, 10:13 PM #1
Colorado elk hunt
I'm going on my first elk hunt and I need some tips. Going for the opening of archery the last week of August and first week of September. Any advice welcomed. Thanks
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05-14-2012, 05:31 AM #2
Build up your stamina; get in as good a shape as you can.Bear Grizzly, Beman Centershot/Steelforce , Legacy Quiver
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06-30-2012, 11:32 AM #3
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As stated before build your stamina. Also, what alot of people don't do is get here a little early and acclimate yourself. Nothing ruin's a hunt faster than a case of altitude sickness. Good luck, with all the fire's burning here there may not be much left to hunt
07-02-2012, 10:32 AM #4
No advise just wanted to say good luck.
Someday I want to go on the same hunt.
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07-03-2012, 12:37 AM #6
Pretty much what everyone else said. Get in as good of shape as you possibly can, it's funny how a pair of boots that you can walk miles in at 5,000 ft can feel like lead weights at 8-10k feet. It will be hard, even if you had a week before to do it, to get acclimated to the elevation. One thing that will help is to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid caffinated drinks and alcohol or be prepared for the headaches that will come.
Elk are big animals and at that time of year, it's going to be hot enough to ruin meat if they're not cared for properly and quickly. Take some game bags to help protect from flies too.
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