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unit 81 or 85 colorado? #5212068 07/21/14 10:01 PM
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Anyone ever hunt either one of these units for elk? Me and a buddy thinking of doing an elk hunt there and just seeing if anyone can kick any info my way. Anything would be appricated. thanks.

Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Shadeabby] #5212084 07/21/14 10:13 PM
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Don't do 85 unless it's a private land hunt.

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Yea Rifle see its mostly a private land unit.. It was pretty good on the stastistics chart but its abig unit to.

Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Shadeabby] #5212145 07/21/14 10:43 PM
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I never hunted that far East, but have seen good Elk driving through a gazzilion times. Units 741 and 74 are not bad, I have hunted behind the Purgatory ski resort (drive right through the place to get back there).

The golf course on the West side of town, has to erect a fence each year around Sept-Oct to keep the Elk out, they tear the he77 out of those "purdy" fairways LOL. Good hunting on top of the mesa just NW (unit 74) of Durango as well.


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Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Shadeabby] #5212221 07/21/14 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: Shadeabby
Yea Rifle see its mostly a private land unit.. It was pretty good on the stastistics chart but its abig unit to.


Has a lot of either sex tags handed out and guiding on private land...and irrigated alfalfa down in the valley for the mid-Nov hunts.

Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Shadeabby] #5212849 07/22/14 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: Shadeabby
Yea Rifle see its mostly a private land unit.. It was pretty good on the stastistics chart but its abig unit to.


78 Is my old stomping grounds, lot more public land.

Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Shadeabby] #5222213 07/28/14 03:39 PM
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We hunt 81. It's tough going back for a third time this year. We only bow hunt though.

Re: unit 81 or 85 colorado? [Re: Western] #5232584 08/03/14 01:50 PM
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Amen on Unit 741, and 74 very good place. Hunted there last year.

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