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#5997785 - 10/27/15 09:13 PM 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt
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Here's all my gear before it's on the pack a few days before we head out.

Arriving at the trailhead Friday morning in the rental. Sorting all the gear before the hike in.

Finally made the 6 mile hike to camp at 13400' and drying my feet because the wouldn't stop sweating..

Opening morning scouting. Didn't get any pics of elk but we heard lots of bugling and say a nice bull at 500 yards but I didn't have time to get set up amd we saw 5 cows.. Some pics of the land we were hunting.



Found this wallow and rub just below all the bugles. Both fresh from that morning.


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#5997790 - 10/27/15 09:17 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Looks like the beetles killed the hell out of those pines!
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#5997819 - 10/27/15 09:30 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Saw a small 4X4 and a cow Sunday evening at 700 yards. I was sitting really high on the mountain and decided to move down a few hundred feet to get a little closer.

Monday evening been watching a bull and a cow for 2 hours at 600 yards waiting for a clear shot. Covered the barrel so they can't see the reflection.

Besides the walk didn't take long to find my bull. Shot him at 580 yards through a hole between to pines. Finally got an elk from Colorado.

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#5997842 - 10/27/15 09:36 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Well plenty of pics of landscape and toes . . . We getting any of the dead animal?
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#5997874 - 10/27/15 09:48 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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#5997881 - 10/27/15 09:50 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Dude one antler or not, again that's a stud 5x

Congrats!!!

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#5997889 - 10/27/15 09:52 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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The next morning getting ready to quarter my bull.

No tag soup here

Meat hanging

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#5997895 - 10/27/15 09:55 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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congrats.

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#5997901 - 10/27/15 09:57 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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That's awesome! Congrats!

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#5997904 - 10/27/15 09:58 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Outstanding!!! Congrats on a great trip and dang nice trophy up
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#5997910 - 10/27/15 09:59 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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View from camp after getting snow Wednesday.

Place where we chillaxed from the snow and rain.

Almost a mile to water so trying to save some energy.

Better than the four seasons


Edited by Sq2 hunter (10/27/15 10:01 PM)

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#5997914 - 10/27/15 10:01 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Congratulations! up cheers
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#5997953 - 10/27/15 10:12 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Thanks guys. I'm trying to post the rest of it but my ipad keeps dying and my phone won't open photobucket

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#5997970 - 10/27/15 10:19 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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We got a little snow Wednesday night

Boiling water for some Mountain House

Almost had a pass thru

Home sweet home.

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#5997988 - 10/27/15 10:26 PM Re: 2015 DIY Colorado Elk hunt [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Drying my boots



Another view from camp

Looking for elk but they all left the high country


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