View Full Version : 76 or 61 for elk??

04-16-2011, 11:18 AM
whats everyone think about hunting 61 or 76 for elk.......

04-16-2011, 05:35 PM
I've only heard good about 76. Might have enough points for it next year.

04-16-2011, 07:44 PM
what season are you going to hunt??

04-16-2011, 08:30 PM
I'm gonna do archery elk and pronghorn, deer 3rd season and possibly an otc bear tag this year.

04-16-2011, 08:42 PM
Hunted 76 several years ago on the first rifle and is was a lot of fun. Ton of elk. We packed in 8 miles never saw another person or heard any other shooting than ours. Should draw again next year.

04-18-2011, 02:58 PM
whats everyone think about hunting 61 or 76 for elk.......

I don't know much about unit 76... only that it's a good unit. I have however hunted and spent a lot of time in unit 61. What season/ weapon are you considering? Hope you have a pile of points if it's archery or muzzleloadng. Rifle takes several points too. My friend has enough points to draw a muzzleloader deer tag for unit 61 so we'll be hunting there in September. An uncle of mine should draw a muzzleloading bull tag, and a couple others should draw bear tags for the september season. If you decide to hunt 61 I might be able to help you out. PM me if you want.

04-23-2011, 12:56 PM
Talked with Biologist in 76 he said if your looking for a good backcountry hunt come to 76 for elk. He said the trophy quality may not be quite what 61 is but that it is a great unit for elk. I was also told not to waste my deer points on 76 for archery by a couple of people. If you look at the archery success rate and harvest numbers it definitely has me scratching my head why this is a draw unit with a minimum of 4 pts for non resident. Guess they don't like seeing out of state tags over there. Lol.

In God We Trust
04-25-2011, 11:16 AM
I hope it is a good unit. I put in this year for first rifle with 5 points which gives me a 68% chance of drawing. If you have 6 points you can draw it for sure.

06-01-2011, 04:06 PM
I'd go with GMU 76....whether you are a DYI or going with a outfitter...it is excellent.
It is a rugged Unit but holds many excellent trophy bulls.
A great outfitter is Aaron Laske Wilderness Adventures in Alamosa.

06-01-2011, 09:18 PM
Aaron Laske is a good guy. I've never used him but spent some time with him on the phone.

08-09-2011, 09:32 PM
it takes alot more than 4 pointrs to draw 76 first rifle elk tag, and 61 for non residents for bow is at least 12 points

In God We Trust
08-16-2011, 09:54 AM
Yeah Like I posted earlier 5 points gives you a 68% chance of a first rifle tag and 6 points gives you a 100% chance of drawing it. You can look it up on the "On Your Own Adventures" website.