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  1. COLOelkman

    Nikon Credit Voucher

    I have a Nikon credit voucher that I received from Nikon from sending back a bad rifle scope as they no longer carry scopes. (not sure they even attempted to repair it.) Voucher is for $652.95 and can only be used for 1 product at Nikon.com. so a lens or camera body might fit this. I'm looking...
  2. COLOelkman

    Nikon Voucher

    I have a Nikon credit voucher that I received from Nikon from sending back a bad rifle scope as they no longer carry scopes. (not sure they even attempted to repair it.) At any rate, the voucher is for $652.95 and can only be used for 1 product at Nikon.com. So, to get the most out of it...
  3. COLOelkman

    Mule Deer RFW options?

    I've got 20 pts. which should draw most GMU's this year and I see a few of the RFW properties are above what I have. As I know nothing about the RFW properties, I'm trying to decide if I should wait till I can draw one of those or go to a GMU like 44, 10 or 66. I'm not a big deer hunter but...
  4. COLOelkman

    General elk application ?

    A NR friend asked me about the general application and I've only put in for Limited units so thought I'd post here. I'm sure it's in the regs so I admit I'm being a bit lazy to ask but here's his ?. If you put in for a general tag and don't have points, is there still a chance to draw a tag...
  5. COLOelkman

    headed to 44 for deer Monday!

    I'm heading to 44 early Monday to help a guy that has a deer tag. He's had a few guys that were going to help him that all backed out the last couple days so not what he was planning on. I might wanna hunt it next year but haven't been there this time of year so decided to "help out" although...
  6. COLOelkman

    Nikon heads up

    I sent back a Nikon rifle scope I had that went bad and wasn't aware they no longer make rifle scopes. I was told it was beyond repair and they gave me a credit voucher of $650 to use on their website. Problem is, I don't need anything else other than a rifle scope so looks like I'll have to...
  7. COLOelkman

    Deer hunting in 18/28/37/371

    I have a 3rd season buck tag for those units and am aware of where the fires are/were. Curious what any 2nd season hunters in those units experienced particularly in 18 and 37 which is the areas I know best. I'd heard much of 18 is closed which doesn't leave me a whole lot of areas that I'm...
  8. COLOelkman

    USFS closes some national forests

    The FS has closed some National forests on the Northern Front range. Heard on the news last nite that there will be no access for anything including hunting in these specific areas. This may cause a lot of people to take detours as well I'm assuming...
  9. COLOelkman

    CO bugle report?

    From what I've read, most areas don't seem to be very active yet. I've been very early and just returned from S Central area. 1st couple days heard a few late afternoon, and this weekend we heard 2 bugles on 1 of the 3 mornings but not very responsive. Friends heard a few bugles a week ago in...
  10. COLOelkman

    450 archery bull?

    Heard from a "friend of a friend" that his buddy shot a 450 bull with his bow. Anyone else hear about this? Trying to get a photo but might not be able to if this is true. Guy I know took a 390 last year in the same area last year and said there were a couple bigger ones around. All I know...
  11. COLOelkman

    Manti rifle hunt???

    A friend just got called and was randomly selected for a Manti rifle hunt. He has zero time to look into it so is looking at an outfitted hunt. He called Wild Eyez outfitters and talked to them for a guided hunt as they had a cancellation available. They'd stay in town and be guided...
  12. COLOelkman

    OTC archery changes?

    Curious as to how many OTC archery elk folks that previously hunted the now limited SW and Central units, will be looking for new places in other OTC units? I used to hunt one of those units but didn't want to be stuck in 1 area as I typically hunt different parts of the State so will be...
  13. COLOelkman

    NEW wolf bill presented in Senate last week

    Not sure how many are aware that a new bill (SB-121 2020) was presented in the Senate last week to introduce wolves in Colorado. I have no idea on how this would/could impact the 2020 ballot proposal for this issue if it passes or fails. At any rate, I heard that Senator Kerry Donovan (D) has...
  14. COLOelkman

    Rio Grande Management hunt opportunity

    Just got a call from G&F and said I was selected for a management hunt for elk. I don't know a thing about these but I must have signed up to be on the list. It's either sex and requires a limited weapon (bow, shotgun, muzzy). They said this is only the 2nd year for these hunts which are in...
  15. COLOelkman

    Cow elk 3rd season 37/28?

    Myself and a buddy have a 3rd season cow elk tags that we plan to turn in this week and possibly opt for the 4th season tag. If anyone is interested, post here and I'll reply when we turn them back so you might be able to snag one. With the new apps that target specific leftovers, it's hard...
  16. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock banquet May 11th

    Colorado?s Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations (RMEF) Castle Rock Chapter is hosting their 2019 annual banquet on Saturday, May 11th at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. Tickets are $45 for dinner and entrance. An annual membership in RMEF is $35 but you do not have to join to attend...
  17. COLOelkman

    shed season?

    I found in the regs from a couple years ago that May 1 is the start day for CO. Can't seem to find it in last years regs but it may be there somewhere and I'm blind. Anyone know if it's still May 1st?
  18. COLOelkman

    Muzzy scope vs rifle scope

    LAST EDITED ON Apr-06-19 AT 12:15PM (MST)[p]Anyone know the difference between what is marketed as Muzzleloader scope vs a "normal" rifle scope. If it has turrets then I'd guess the difference would be in the turret adjustment drops but if there's no turrets, what would be the difference? I...
  19. COLOelkman

    CO moose draw stats

    I also posted this in the Moose, Sheep Goat page. Below are last years odds for residents to draw a moose tag (bull and cow combined). They do not separate out the numbers for bull tags but generally speaking, odds are a lot better to draw a cow tag than a bull tag. 2018 CO Resident Moose draw...
  20. COLOelkman

    CO moose draw stats

    LAST EDITED ON Jan-30-19 AT 05:41PM (MST)[p]Below are last years odds for residents to draw a moose tag (bull and cow combined). They do not separate out the numbers for bull tags but generally speaking, odds are a lot better to draw a cow tag than a bull tag. 2018 CO Resident Moose draw odds...
  21. COLOelkman

    WY unit 45 type 1 vs 9 regs?

    Trying to find out whether the Type 1 tag will also include the archery option this year or not. Last year they considered changing that option after people had drawn the tag and eventually they allowed the bow option on the Type 1 tag. I was at the Denver ISE show this past week and visited...
  22. COLOelkman

    sleeping bag slides downhill

    Anyone else have the problem of their sleeping bag and pad sliding downhill at night? There's almost always perfectly flat areas. I'm trying to find a solution so any suggestions. I have a tarptent and have tried silicone and shoo goo dots on the floor but nothing sticks to it! Just bought...
  23. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Banquet Invite

    You?re invited to the RMEF Castle Rock Chapters annual banquet Saturday, May 12th with doors open at 4:00 pm. The event is held at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. Tickets sales must be purchased in advance at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=6669 TICKET SALES SHUT DOWN...
  24. COLOelkman

    Thanksgiving morning hike and food drive

    If you're on the Front Range of Colorado, this may interest you. The Colorado Backpack Cardio Group (facebook) will be hosting a Thanksgiving morning hike and Food Drive. The idea is to trade in the weight we normally have in our backpacks with Thanksgiving Food to be donated. Acceptable food...
  25. COLOelkman

    Favorite backpack hunting foods???

    Since I'm about to do some shopping SOON for my elk hunt, thought I'd see what everyones 3-5 favorite foods to bring hunting are considering weight, nutrition and taste? Especially lunch type stuff which is more challenging for me to find. Here's mine: Peanut butter in the small single serving...
  26. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Colorado Banquet Invite

    If you're on the Front Range of Colorado, Castle Rock?s Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) banquet is Saturday, May 13th. Details on how to get tickets and to view some of our prizes are on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RMEF.CastleRock.Colorado/ then go to the...
  27. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Banquet Invite

    If you're on the Front Range of Colorado, Castle Rock?s Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) banquet is Saturday, May 13th. Details on how to get tickets and to view some of our prizes are on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RMEF.CastleRock.Colorado/ then go to the Events...
  28. COLOelkman

    Expo Boycott?

    I haven't heard much on the Expo fiasco for a while so thought I'd ask as I have been getting their emails lately to sign up! I'm a Non-resident and have enjoyed coming to the show the last several years contributing money to the local economy (hotels, food, $5 tags, etc.) However after seeing...
  29. COLOelkman

    CO deadhead rules?

    Anyone know what the regs. are for finding a deadhead in CO? Have a friend that found a nice 6 pt. likely shot during archery season but they didn't find an arrow or anything and it had been worked over likely by a bear. He wasn't sure about whether you need to call CPW or ?
  30. COLOelkman

    Bighorn mountain update?

    LAST EDITED ON Sep-19-16 AT 03:57PM (MST)[p]Any update on conditions in the Bighorns for elk hunting lately? I'm headed to the Western side this week with a buddy that has a tag. We've waited till after the full moon and the weather looks like it's turning colder so we're hoping the bugling...
  31. COLOelkman

    Any Bugling?

    Just checking to see if anyone has heard much bugling yet? I hunted in S. Colorado opening weekend and Central mountains (Summit CO and Vail) a couple days and haven't heard a peep yet. A friend was hunting around Yampa and said they'd been hearing bugles. Another friend heard bugles around...
  32. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Colorado banquet invite

    If you're on the Front Range of Colorado, you may be interested in this! Castle Rock's Annual RMEF banquet is on Saturday, May 7th. You can find out more details and view some of our prizes on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/RMEF.CastleRock.Colorado/ You need to purchase your...
  33. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Colorado banquet invite

    If you're on the Front Range of Colorado, you may be interested in this! Castle Rock's Annual RMEF banquet is on Saturday, May 7th. You can find out more details and view some of our prizes on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/RMEF.CastleRock.Colorado/ You need to purchase your...
  34. COLOelkman

    Archery and sidearms

    Is it legal to carry a sidearm during an archery elk season in WY? Started looking at the regs but it didn't jump out at me yet so I thought I'd ask here.
  35. COLOelkman

    Badlands Superday pack

    The Pack is about 7 or 8 years old but in excellent condition. I did have to send it in for a zipper replacement on one of the hip pouches and also a couple tabs were replaced. I have a few extra tabs with it as I requested extras just in case. It is in Max 1 camo and has no tears or stains...
  36. COLOelkman

    Cableas Alaskan Guide pack

    Excellent condition full size backpack. Not positive on the size but probably around 6000 cu. in. or larger. Pack can be removed from frame for hauling meat. I've only used the pack a few times as I've mostly used the frame for packing meat. No rips or wear in the pack or frame anywhere and all...
  37. COLOelkman

    2 Badlands day packs

    LAST EDITED ON Jun-27-15 AT 06:15PM (MST)[p]LAST EDITED ON Jun-27-15 AT 06:03?PM (MST) I have a Badlands Superday and a Whitetail Hybrid. The Superday is about 7 or 8 years old but in excellent condition. I did have to send it in for a zipper replacement on one of the hip pouches and also a...
  38. COLOelkman

    Bighorn snow conditions?

    Anyone know how the winter was in the Bighorns especially on the West side? Also has there been much moisture this Spring? I'd like to get up to do some early season scouting in June perhaps??
  39. COLOelkman

    RMEF Colorado - Castle Rock Banquet

    LAST EDITED ON May-01-15 AT 08:21AM (MST)[p]Just thought I'd post an invite for the Castle Rock Chapter of RMEF for their annual banquet which is Saturday, May 9th. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the following link: https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=4610 There's some really good...
  40. COLOelkman

    RMEF Castle Rock Banquet

    LAST EDITED ON Apr-22-15 AT 05:32PM (MST)[p]Hi Guys and Gals - Just thought I'd post an invite for the Castle Rock Chapter of RMEF for their annual banquet which is Saturday, May 9th. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the following link: https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=4610 There's...
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