View Full Version : Colorado Holy Cross Wilderness

02-29-2012, 06:02 PM
I am looking for as much info on the deer hunting in the holy cross as I can get. I'm sure no one is willing to put an X on a map but pointing in the right direction would be great. I am planning on packing in, distance is not an issue. But not sure I will even be able to get a scouting trip in. New job and 800 miles away. PM me if keeping it a secret makes you feel better. I myself have always tried to help fellow hunters as much as I can but I understand those who don't.

02-29-2012, 09:36 PM
Bow or gun? Early or Late season?

03-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Sept 8-16 early rifle.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Sept 8-16 early rifle.

Sweet hunt.

Old Hunter
03-02-2012, 05:33 PM
That's the muzzleloader season. Unless they have a high timber rifle season there. Then it's obvious where you'll be hunting. Above the trees. :)

03-03-2012, 11:16 AM
That would be correct. On top of the world.

03-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Do you have enough points to pul the tag? I believe it took 5 points to get it for certain this year.

03-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Not for certain no. It took four last year I believe.

03-05-2012, 07:34 AM
I have limited experience in Holy Cross...was there last year Sept 17-23 for Elk hunt. I was more on south end of wilderness area - very thick timbers and most anything above timberline was very rocky/steep. We did see Mule deer everyday - many just along the roads. I did not see any with antlers, but a few dandy bucks were spotted by others in camp. Maybe the northern side has more open areas for spotting/stalking. Good Luck - I'm curious how you do, I enjoy this area just for the beauty and high peaks. I'd also be curious if you find an concentration of elk in this area:)

03-05-2012, 05:53 PM
I saw some dandy bulls in the rahway wilderness 2 years ago on a similar hunt above treeline.