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Mar-28-17, 
08:07 AM (MST)
"Colorado Unit 28 General information"

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Taking my son out for his first time ever to the west. We have zero points. I was planing to get both an elk and mule deer tag for this unit because I believe that it's our best option for both. The would be a first week of archery hunt out of packs. Set up base camp, spike out from there. I have hunted out west numerous times. I have hunted WY outside of Cody numerous times for both. Looking for general information but would take anything. Hunting pressure, terrain, etc.. Thank you for any information

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Colorado ...  mntman      Mar-28-17   1 
  RE: Colorado ...  zekers      Mar-28-17   2 
   RE: Colorado ...  chas1      Mar-29-17   3 
    RE: Colorado ...  COtransplant      Mar-29-17   4 
     RE: Colorado ...  chas1      Mar-30-17   5 
   RE: Colorado ...  chas1      Mar-30-17   6 
    RE: Colorado ...  mntman      Mar-30-17   7 

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mntman
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Mar-28-17, 
09:03 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"


If your and your son are not complaining every step in that unit your odds of filling tags are greatly reduced. What I mean is if you are following the easy trails where everyone else goes not many animals. I think its better for elk than deer, however with that said I wasn't looking for deer. I only seen 5 total bucks all summer scouting and 3 weeks of archery season. That includes 6 weeks of game camera.

I had a lot of fun years ago in there. I packed in tree stands 5+miles so I could sit on wallows. It was a very miserable place to get to. I hated every step but I was in bulls every day. After they stopped using wallows I called and was a great time.
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Mar-28-17, 
11:43 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

Mntman nailed it. It's VERY close to the city's but has some good animals off the beaten path. I have one place I call the cereal bowl that is one of the best public land places I've been for bucks and bulls. That said, it is MISERABLE getting in and out of. You need to get in great shape and expect to hike from 9000' to 12000'+...Just to get to the remote areas. If you aren't dedicated to get remote, you'll be wasting your time at the trailheads with every other smoking gun from Denver.

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Mar-29-17, 
09:28 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

Thak you for the responses.

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Mar-29-17, 
01:33 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

Have hunted unit 28 multiple years. Got my butt kicked a lot, probably only about 25% success rate. But lots of good places to hunt and as noted above, you need to be more serious than the other guy. Xmaps and a good gps are essential. I'd love to talk to some of these other guys and compare notes. Crazy how 2 people can hunt the same unit and see completely different things.
PM me and id be happy to talk via phone. Takes me too dang long to type!

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Mar-30-17, 
04:00 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

Thanks again for the advice. Better up the workout routine to get into game.

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Mar-30-17, 
06:54 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

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What is the average night time weather for that time of year? 60 degree, 40's at nite? Just trying to determine general sleeping gear.

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Mar-30-17, 
07:43 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Colorado Unit 28 General information"

could be anything, the couple years I spent in there, I seen snow collecting a couple times in early September at/above tree line. Sure it didn't stay but possible. Some nights were 40+ degrees and over 70 in day time. So variable, you will have to be prepared for a wide range, lowest likely possible I'd say is 20 at tree line.

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