CO unit 61 first season success.

Pjsherpa

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Got my bull opening day. Second best bull I saw. I found him in a deep canyon where he thought he was safe . Saw a lot of small bulls off divide road but no shooters for me. So I started looking in the canyons where people drove passed and found few bigger bulls, no 350” +. Don’t think it’s a trophy unit but you have a great chance in getting a good 6 point. 11 points I used.

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MG209

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Congrats on your bull! :)

Hunted it last yr late season. Saw 2 good bulls and took the second best (340 6x7) on the last hour of the last day. There's plenty of good bulls in 61.

Its a big rugged unit with deep canyons and heavy brush. Not much pressure if you scout, check out leads and glass where a big bull would go.

The key is to scout early, get away from pressured areas, use good glass and make the most of your time. You might have to switch locations, and don't be afraid to ask others where they've seen elk.

Unconfirmed but a local told me a 360 class bull was taken by another local during the last season.
 
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Pjsherpa

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Thanks everyone, I know of one 5x5 got shot he went 320”. Saw him everyday before the season started while scouting. Shot my bull opening afternoon. Tossed the antlers in barn to collect dust and have a freezer full of meat . Glad I’m out of the point game in CO.
 

BradA

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Congratulations, it’s a great bull and will be awesome to have all that meat!


 

Thomas11

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Got my bull opening day. Second best bull I saw. I found him in a deep canyon where he thought he was safe . Saw a lot of small bulls off divide road but no shooters for me. So I started looking in the canyons where people drove passed and found few bigger bulls, no 350” +. Don’t think it’s a trophy unit but you have a great chance in getting a good 6 point. 11 points I used.

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Congrats!! I didn’t know u could draw that tag w 11 pts? But I hadn’t looked at draw odds for Residents but I think it’s 20 something pts for NR
 

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