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  1. COLOelkman

    Hunting Deer in 1st Season

    I believe they used to have all deer and elk seasons combined many years ago and they specifically made 1st season elk only for a better "quality" hunt. I do think 1st season often has elk bugling as cows are going thru 2nd estrus cycle. So I'd highly doubt they'd combine the 1st season. As...
  2. COLOelkman

    CO Unit 44/66 4th Season Required Points?

    Friend talked to the Warden for 44 and said they had proposed to cut tags for 3rd and 4th from 20 total to 15. So, not sure if the Commission accepted that or kept it at 20. At this point I guess it doesn't matter.
  3. COLOelkman

    CO Unit 44/66 4th Season Required Points?

    Stevo - Are you talking unit 44 or 66? From what I see, unit 44 has had identical numbers in '18, '19 and '20 for both 3rd and 4th season. 20 total tags, 13 resident tags in 4th season and 11 resident tags in 3rd season.
  4. COLOelkman

    CO Unit 44/66 4th Season Required Points?

    Heard a rumor that I need to followup on but it won't matter now that the deadline has past. I heard they were cutting deer tags by 25% in an area I was interested in. I hope to get ahold of the guy today so it's just a rumor but this guy tends to know some key info from when I've talked to...
  5. COLOelkman

    Looking for outfitter - Early rifle 44/45/441

    I know an outfitter out of Merideth that hunts 444 and 47 which is not far from Eagle. Assuming you are talking about the wilderness tag, you may have mistyped the unit numbers as that includes 44, 45 and 444. Not 441. From what I know of the wilderness areas in 444, I've seen very few deer...
  6. 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...
  7. COLOelkman

    Nikon Voucher

    Not sure if I can post this in other forums? Optics or Colorado?
  8. 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...
  9. COLOelkman

    Grand Slam award

    Great looking pieces AW. Good meeting you last nite too!
  10. COLOelkman

    CO Unit 44/66 4th Season Required Points?

    On the plus side, I know guys with a boatload of pts. that are burning this year and don't have a plan. 1 guy I know just has never paid attention so he said he's just gonna get a point. Kinda think he's waiting to retire so he'd have more time to hunt maybe. Another guy that's near the top...
  11. COLOelkman

    CO 68 4th season 2021?

    Not to bum you out but if you've not done so, look at the 1st page of the CPW deer stats page. If you have 21 now, adding up the people at 20 last year and above after last years draw, I get 994! So, my take would be to apply but not be too discouraged if you don't draw as there's just so many...
  12. COLOelkman

    Wanted Kifaru 26" Frame

    Might also post on the Kifaru Insiders Facebook page!
  13. COLOelkman

    Colorado Deer 23 PP...... would like to use this year

    The numbers shown in your post above do agree with the CPW data but the original post referred to the 24 and 25 pt category which those do not seem to match the CPW data. Thought I could screen shoot to illustrate those but not luck. At any rate, I've sure read quite a lot of posts that are...
  14. COLOelkman

    2021 point creep

    There's several reasons I'd not consider 2nd season for the unit I'm looking at as that tag could be drawn with 50/50 odds at 3 points and I have 20 pts. Waaaaay more tags issued in 2nd season as compared to 3rd or 4th. Also 2nd season has lots of doe tags as well as lots of elk hunters to...
  15. COLOelkman

    Colorado Deer 23 PP...... would like to use this year

    Not sure where you are getting the NR numbers from? From looking at Stats page on CPW site, it shows predraw with 25+ was 85 and 8 drew so it seems that'd leave 77 coming into the draw this year. Still a huge amount of high point people. For 24 pts it looks to me like there's 104. I'm a...
  16. COLOelkman

    2021 point creep

    I don't think I'd do a 2nd season hunt as it's 12-15 pts less than what I have.
  17. COLOelkman

    2021 point creep

    I was wanting to burn my pts and normal numbers I could draw a good 4th season but not sure if I will be able so thinking of dropping to 3rd season which might also jump big time. Tough to decide which one to choose???
  18. COLOelkman

    Resident Elk with 9 points

    I use Toprut which used to be free. It's currently setup for free showing 2 year old data but if you want the latest info, it's $10 per year for 2 States or All States for a bit more. CPW is all free but just takes time to sift thru all the raw data so for me, it's worth the $10 to save me...
  19. COLOelkman

    Resident Elk with 9 points

    20% drew with 8 pts. last year for 49 1st rifle. 34% drew with 6 pts for the muzzy tag in 49.
  20. COLOelkman

    Resident Elk with 9 points

    Unit 76 last year was 85% success with 9 pts so he would likely draw it with 10. I hunted it 3 years ago archery and wish I held out for muzzy. I had a great time and had bulls bugling pretty much every day and got a lot better around the muzzy season. Saw an amazing amount of elk and...
  21. COLOelkman

    Colorado leftover watch app.

    I saw where someone said it auto renews! Found out you have to go to the app store and view it then find "Cancel Subscription".
  22. 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...
  23. COLOelkman

    Nikon heads up

    If you're just looking for scope caps, there's aftermarket ones around although I must say my Nikon caps are more durable than any aftermarket ones I've found. Think I still have my 50mm cap as I didn't send that back in with the scope.
  24. COLOelkman

    Colorado leftover watch app.

    I saw where someone said it auto renews! Found out you have to go to the app store and view it then find "Cancel Subscription". Hope it works and they don't hit me again!
  25. COLOelkman

    Nikon heads up

    I found out my voucher is not tied to me, just a code they gave me as I plugged it in and put something in my shopping cart and it took off the voucher amount. Thus, I'll probably try to sell it locally as I'm guessing not many people would buy something like this from a stranger on the...
  26. COLOelkman

    General elk application ?

    He's just trying to decide if he wants to apply for WY now since the deadline is soon and he didn't want to start building pts again if he doesn't have any chance to draw, even if it's bad odds. Not sure of his CO plans.
  27. 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...
  28. COLOelkman

    Drawing Moose and the fires aftermath...

    I also have like 20 total moose points and after reading an article on Toprut, it's clear that when you have lots of points, your odds hardly change by adding more points so I'm still applying but not buying any further points. It's really a ripoff for those that don't understand and think that...
  29. COLOelkman

    4wheeler permits Unit 20 Elk

    fyi, you can buy one via CPW shop and you can print out the temp "tag/receipt". You will eventually get a "green" tag in the mail that looks like a hunting lisc., then they mail the stickers later. I did this last year and finally got the stickers about 6 weeks later. As long as you have a...
  30. COLOelkman

    Unit 76 colorado

    My experience during archery season in 2017 was that most drainages I hunted, the elk were near treeline. A couple of the areas you could day hunt from the road and others were best to backpack in a couple hours. I didn't have horses but an ATV was pretty essential as many of the roads would...
  31. COLOelkman

    52 Caliber Bullets for Colorado

    If you plan to shoot a lot and want a mold, here's a post on modernmuzzleloader dated - Dec 14, 2016 "I ordered the 52-510m mould from accuratemoulds my 52 loves them they cost me next to nothing to make, and shoot minute of prairie dog out to 100 yards with the stock open sights on the rifle...
  32. COLOelkman

    52 Caliber Bullets for Colorado

    A friend of mine has the .52 Knight and has bought bullets thru Parker Production. They make an all lead hollow point and a solid. He's shot both with decent accuracy. https://parkerproductionsinc.com/collections/hydra-con
  33. COLOelkman

    headed to 44 for deer Monday!

    He did get a nice 30" buck on Saturday and preferred not to have photos posted. It was a fun hunt and could have shot bucks every time out but just not a lot of big ones. We scouted Monday and Tuesday and the weather was relatively warm with much of the snow melting creating some really muddy...
  34. COLOelkman

    Unit 44 Muley

    Great buck. Headed there Monday with a guy that has a 4th season tag so if you're willing to pass along any tips via PM or otherwise, we'd appreciate it! A few guys that were going to help him backed out at the last minute so he's stuck with just me and I'm not experienced in judging mule deer.
  35. 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...
  36. COLOelkman

    Not many CO reissue tags this week

    Saw a 44 4th season CO buck tag posted today but as soon as I saw it, I checked the CPW site and it was gone.
  37. COLOelkman

    Unit 44 fourth season deer? Who got??

    I got the notice on my leftover app and by the time I looked, it's not even listed? Not sure if the app delays things or I just didn't notice it in time. I realize that would go within a couple minutes if not less but to not even be listed on the CPW site makes me wonder how long the app...
  38. COLOelkman

    Deer hunting in 18/28/37/371

    I heard from another hunter that the FS opened all of 18 up last Thursday nite. I just returned yesterday and was a bit surprised with less hunters than I'd seen previously (unit 37) but I hunted 2nd season last year. I ended up shooting a meat buck just to be done and consider myself lucky to...
  39. COLOelkman

    Nikon heads up

    Ideally that'd be best but I'm not sure if the voucher is tied to my name or ? Not sure if I'd want to even ask their Customer Service about it as my experience with them so far has been quite frustrating and very time consuming for very simple questions and issues. I'll probably see if I can...
  40. 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...
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