View Full Version : Sept. Colorado Archery Season

02-20-2012, 05:08 PM
Could someone please shed some light on the type of clothing I should be prepared to take in the backcountry for late Sept Elk hunt? This is my first backcountry elk hunt and wanted to get my ducks in a row early. Thanks for all your help!!

02-20-2012, 05:57 PM
I haven't hunted there in Sept. but if it is like all the other western states be prepared for anything from nice warm weather to snow!

Colorado Cowboy
02-20-2012, 06:42 PM
You never know. September of 2010 was really hot, up to 90 in the daytime. last year was more normal, 70/75 in the daytime. Depending on the altitude, could get down to freezing at night. Usually get some rain too, thunder/lightning in the mts.

The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared".

Musket Man
02-20-2012, 11:23 PM
I Hunted high country in colorado last september and got rained or snowed on everyday. Be ready for anything!

02-21-2012, 07:04 AM
Thanks guys thats what I figured, but just wanted to ask the experts!!

02-21-2012, 08:55 AM
My two experiences in CO late Sept agree with the guys above - first time out reached 84 one day, then two days later was upper 30's up on mountain with spitting snow. Second trip had snow storm the first night there, then great weather rest of week, 26-30 at night then 60-70 during day.

Staying dry is key. Even the one day in the rain/snow shower I only had on one base layer and a thin packable rain gear - stayed plenty warm since I stayed on the move. I have always stayed plenty warm with just a base layer and thin fleece layer on top of that. If I get warm, just stop for a few minutes - it doesn't take long to cool down. Bring rain gear and extra fleece upper layer with you at all times.

02-24-2012, 12:29 AM
Thanks guys thats what I figured, but just wanted to ask the experts!!

If you were looking for an expert opinion I probably should have kept my mouth shut. Lol. Good luck.:)