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#5623174 - 02/26/15 11:14 PM Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO...
Mason Offline
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Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 226
Loc: Richardson/Lubbock
For now anyways... Fiance got a rockin' job up there. Will probably move back to Texas eventually, hard to leave the motherland for good.

Any tips for CO in general? Moving to North Front Range (FT Colloins/Loveland). Would love any suggestions on where to live or how to hunt up there. I am really hoping to connect with some other hunters and gun enthusiasts to figure things out and have some buddies to hunt with. The waterfowl game looks similar to out here in Lubbock, but man the whole Elk, Deer, and Turkey stuff seems like a whole different animal.

My precision hog slayer, to keep things entertaining.
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#5623220 - 02/27/15 01:11 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Good luck.
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#5623245 - 02/27/15 03:55 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Ft Collins is a nice town, my uncle lived there for about 10 years. We lived over near Montrose over on the Western slope for a few years.. If you like the outdoors things like hiking, camping, skiing, snow machine trail rides, you will have plenty to do.

Holidays will be more like a Rockwell painting, compared to what you're use to here.

Hunting will be allot different, much less time to "get it done", but it isn't too complicated, The 2015 DOW brochure is out now, so get one and read through it. There is so much public land it will boggle your mind, will also make finding a "honey hole", an adventure.

It is a beautiful state if you can get away from the front range big cities.
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#5623565 - 02/27/15 08:50 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Stay out of the liberal politics and you will really like it there. Check out the white water river rafting out of Fort Collins. up
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#5623625 - 02/27/15 09:11 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Not a ton of public land for waterfowl, but tons for big game. My suggestion is buy a goose trailer and start knocking on doors next season. No better way to spend your time than chasing geese on the front range.

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#5623626 - 02/27/15 09:11 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Stay out of the liberal politics and you will really like it there. Check out the white water river rafting out of Fort Collins. up


Is that even possible these days? flag
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#5623637 - 02/27/15 09:17 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Draw deadline are coming due ASAP.

Get on them ASAP!!! At very least build PP

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#5623730 - 02/27/15 09:58 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Start putting in for the draw this year. You will have to go Non-Res this year, but in future years you should be able to apply as Resident which will greatly improve your chances for a quality Elk or Mule Deer unit.

Even if you don't get drawn, CO has millions of acres of public land for Elk hunting. Research an area, scout the crap out of it before the season, go kill a good bull.
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#5623801 - 02/27/15 10:29 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Draw deadline are coming due ASAP.

Get on them ASAP!!! At very least build PP
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#5623817 - 02/27/15 10:38 AM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
Mason Offline
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Registered: 08/09/08
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Loc: Richardson/Lubbock
Good advice, thanks guys.

Yeah, can't wait to take the old hippie crusher out in the snow for some offroading texas
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#5624046 - 02/27/15 12:45 PM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Registered: 12/12/11
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Plenty of public land loaded with elk and mulies, you will have to hike to make kills but it's free so enjoy!
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#5624071 - 02/27/15 01:06 PM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
CO wont be so bad... cheers
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#5624129 - 02/27/15 01:41 PM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
jetdad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Trade your pickup in on a Volkswagen bus and it will help you blend in. rock_on

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#5624352 - 02/27/15 03:25 PM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: jetdad]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: jetdad
Trade your pickup in on a Volkswagen bus and it will help you blend in. rock_on


No SUH, he needs a Outback now days...

BTW, great yote hunting in the off season up
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#5624360 - 02/27/15 03:30 PM Re: Well guys, looks like I'm leaving TX for CO... [Re: Mason]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Fort collns is expensive. But really nice. Lots of great beer.

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