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Colorado Elk 2017
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:04:48 am »
Today, April 4th is the deadline for all hunting license applications.  If you apply for either license of preference points, it must be done online or postmarked today.

Also, this year is the last year that paper applications will be accepted.  Beginning in 2018, all applications will be online only.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 09:19:15 pm »
I haven't been up there in several years. Last time I went we saw more people than deer or elk. Had some good hunts up there 20 years ago

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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 10:17:49 pm »
My next license will be my last.  Of course I also said that in 2012, but it's a fact this time.  I have about a 75% chance of drawing this year.  Marty is one preference point behind me so maybe I can make an accompanying trip with him next year and then I will "hang up my spurs".  My legs don't do mountains like they once could.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 10:53:08 am »
My father in law killed the biggest deer we have gotten up there sitting on his 4 wheeler. He had knee surgery and couldn't walk. We put him on a draw they traveled a lot. Enjoy while you can

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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 07:57:26 pm »
My father in law killed the biggest deer we have gotten up there sitting on his 4 wheeler. He had knee surgery and couldn't walk. We put him on a draw they traveled a lot. Enjoy while you can
  I've never seen a deer sitting on a 4 wheeler, a few draped over the rack. Seriously, glad he got one, it's a bummer when you can't walk like you once did.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 05:46:12 am »
I had to give up bowhunting a few years ago.  My back is so messed up I can't sit for very long in a stand or on a bucket.  Glad I killed some deer in my life.  Now just a memory.  Gary
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 07:50:32 pm »
The hunt code that the Colorado Fish and Wildlife has added to my online application indicates that I have drawn my Elk license for this year.  At age 74, this will be my last Colorado Elk hunt.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 09:21:02 pm »
Cow or bull

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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 12:19:23 am »
Bittersweet, Magic, but I'm glad you drew.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 07:53:45 am »
Best of luck with your hunt.
Where in colo do you hunt?
I quit going about 4 yrs ago
Miss it but cant walk the distances required anymore.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 09:03:04 am »
Thanks guys.  This is a second season Bull Elk license near where our late FF member Rancher, Dave Neukirch lived.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 07:02:21 pm »
Looked his location up.
When my son and i hunted it was in North Park south of Walden.
Made friends with a guy who let us stay in his 200 K summer hideaway
Linda and I spent a great week there in 2008.
bought bull over the counter in Walden and the place had leftover cow licenses but wouldn't take a credit card for the cow license
My cash was all buried in the bottom of my car so passed.
wouldn't you know it but I had 6 cows within 50 feet.
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Re: Colorado Hunting License
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 04:44:16 pm »
My non-resident second season Colorado Bull Elk license came in the mail today.  I will be 74 years old for this my last time to carry a rifle in Colorado.

I have worked up to 10 miles on my bicycle getting my legs ready. 
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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 09:39:26 am »
The Maine and then the Michigan trips occupied my time in July and the first of August, but I am now getting into the get-ready to get-ready mode.

Daily heavy rains have eliminated my bicycle riding, but I have been doing some serious restructuring work on the truck camper. I should finish that today and then go through cycling the refrigerator, furnace, and water heater.

It's two months away and counting.  The season date is; Oct. 21 through Oct. 29. 
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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 10:10:32 am »
As I mentioned in Reply #10 above, when Marty hunted this area in 2013, we met our late FF Member Rancher.  LINK and LINK

Here is a picture that Dave took while we were there in 2013.
 

 
He was a very accomplished photographer.

 

 
Marty, Rancher, and myself in Oct. 2013.
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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2017, 01:21:18 pm »
I put a new battery $$$ in the camper and installed a battery cut off yesterday. This morning it got a "top to bottom" washing.

I am steadily gathering and organizing "stuff". Pat is beginning to think "meals". We have done very well in the past with cooked, bagged, and frozen meats. That way we only have to cook our starch and open a can of veggies, plus a can of peaches/pears.

Having the Honda 2000 for the microwave and toaster is "camping" in style.
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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 05:45:25 pm »
Don't forget the coffee pot. ;D

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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 07:52:37 pm »
I am having a bit of trouble with the Polaris 425 Xpedition.  I have replaced the battery, A-arm bushings, upper steering bushings, and now I am looking for a problem in the front drive, maybe a CV joint?

Having the 4Wheeler is not a requirement, but it is comforting to know that it is there.
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Re: Colorado Elk 2017
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 08:24:48 am »
Don't forget the coffee pot. ;D
Actually Paul, there will not be a coffee pot.  We have found that using Folgers "singles" works best for us during these camping/hunting trips.  They are quicker and simpler.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 12:19:30 pm »
No way there for me. Got to have the real deal, 2 mugs in the morning and one late afternoon. Then a beer or ten after the afternoon mug. ;D