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Elk Hunt 2012
« on: June 01, 2012, 08:20:01 AM »
This was my 17th year to apply for a special limited Elk hunt area in Colorado, and I FINALLY drew.  I do not have the license in hand yet, but looking at my ID# on the Colorado website shows that I was successful.   smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 09:20:04 AM »
This looks GOOD to me.   :)

Draw Species    Draw Results    You will be mailed    Pref Pts              Year

ELK    SUCCESSFUL    LIMITED LICENSE FOR 1ST CHOICE    17         2012
ELK    UNSUCCESSFUL    REFUND CHECK                           16            2011
ELK    UNSUCCESSFUL    REFUND CHECK                           15             2010 
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 09:43:45 AM »
congrats, how long have you been applying, is it 17 years for 17 bonus points?

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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 09:48:35 AM »
Is that an either sex tag? Which area did you draw for? Some of the guys I have hunted with got either sex for Area 26.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 09:56:58 AM »
Yup, 17 years.  One point for each unsuccessful year.  Mine is a Bull Elk tag in area 61, which in in the Uncompahgre National Forest West of Montrose.  8)
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 10:22:15 AM »
Sometimes it pays to be unsuccessful ;) :D
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 10:24:46 AM »
Unit 61 is a good choice,,,, hopefully between now and then it does not catch fire like what is going on in my most favorite elk area ever, the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico,,,,,,big fire.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 01:33:17 PM »
Nice draw MM, I'm jealous.  That's beautiful country over that way.  Make sure you post pictures of your monster bull this fall.  Is that an archery or rifle tag? 

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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 05:31:32 PM »
It is the second rifle season.  I still did not and would not ever have enough preference points to draw muzzle loader or first rifle.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 08:43:21 PM »
Better pack your long johns and a snow shovel  ;D
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 09:53:09 PM »
We go every year second season, just not in this specific area.  Hopefully we will get some weather.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »
Magic, I am absolutely sure you'll have some weather! :D
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 02:24:07 PM »
 :D  Yup, we will.   :D

I am busy studying maps.  A friend in Grand Junction, Co. sent me a couple that came in the mail today.  Since this is absolutely a "once in a lifetime" opportunity, it's also an "all of my eggs in one basket" situation.  There can be no coulda, woulda, shoulda.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2012, 04:39:27 PM »
Congrats Magicman!  Myself and two friends are applying for the same unit but for the muzzleloader season.  Only when we were about five years into the project (that is, last year) did I fully realize how long of a process this was going to be!

It's a truly great area to work or hunt.  I worked out of Montrose for the FS one summer and spent most of the time on the Uncompahgre Plateau.  For Colorado it's about as flat as can be and that unit has some enormous bulls.  I was seeing what I thought were huge bulls at the beginning of July!

Have gun and I expect to see some pictures this coming fall.

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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 06:37:34 PM »
I thought ML, and then 1st Rifle, but the preference point creep was faster than my birthdays.  I finally had to face up to reality and apply for what I had a chance to draw.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2012, 02:13:07 AM »
Good job!  In my mind anyway, just have fun, forget about the coulda woulda shoulda stuff  :).  I've never hunted elk out there and don't have a clue how hard it is to draw a tag just know that some of the best hunts (deer) I ever had never amounted to anything but a lot of fun and no deer!

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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012, 07:52:27 AM »
Finally.  ;D   Last year you and your son,I think,went? I enjoyed following that thread. Good luck. When do you go?
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 09:17:21 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 03:34:34 PM »
My pastor just spent a week in and around Montrose (one of his cousins lives there);  first time he'd ever been 'out West' and he is just ecstatic about the whole experience.
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Re: Elk Hunt 2012
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 09:27:25 PM »
The license is finally in my hands.  Well actually, it is now locked in the safe.

PatD laid it on the kitchen counter so that I would see it as soon as I walked into the kitchen.

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