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    Flat Top Wilderness area Colorado

    Starting to plan a archery elk trip for 2018 and was thinking about heading into unit 25 in the Flat Top Wilderness Area of Colorado. Anyone has have an experience with this area. Any help would be great.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    I've hunted the Flat Tops 3 different times during 1st Rifle. We rented horses and set up a spike camp hunt. After a total of 15 hunters over 3 trips we took 2 bulls and 3 cows. Not great success, but a good hunt none the less. I don't know what archery season is like then, but we've found several arrows over the years so someone was flinging them. I think it gets plenty of archery hunters as we've seen numerous campsites that had been used. Lots of outfitter camps as well, but it's a big area.

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    Sounds like this could be a great place if you can find your own spot to hunt away from others.
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    We had quite the crowd during 2nd rifle. Some of the veterans there said it's the most crowded they'd ever seen. We were just outside the Flat Tops in National Forest that was ATV accessible and it was overrun. Lesson learned.

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    I have a drop camp hunt 1st rifle 2018 near Marvine Lakes in the flat tops unit 24. Any insight on this? Is there really as many hunters in there as everyone says.

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    Gents a couple comments as this is my stomping grounds.
    1) If you hunt one of the 5 main elk herds in Colorado and they are over objective.......as indicated by...... there is always leftover tags......and 1st season rifle cow tags are "A" tags.....then expect areas to be a complete zoo.......at times.
    2) Example: My archery hunt every year in September is WONDERFUL.....little to no people......slight spike of pressure during muzzleloader.
    3) As someone eluded to previously......gotta find that hole that no one else wants to hunt, where pressured animals go, that has water and feed.....and limited access due to either terrain, lack of two tracks or lack of foot/horse trails.
    4) 2nd and 3rd season OTC will always have more hunters and pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugz View Post
    Gents a couple comments as this is my stomping grounds.
    1) If you hunt one of the 5 main elk herds in Colorado and they are over objective.......as indicated by...... there is always leftover tags......and 1st season rifle cow tags are "A" tags.....then expect areas to be a complete zoo.......at times.
    2) Example: My archery hunt every year in September is WONDERFUL.....little to no people......slight spike of pressure during muzzleloader.
    3) As someone eluded to previously......gotta find that hole that no one else wants to hunt, where pressured animals go, that has water and feed.....and limited access due to either terrain, lack of two tracks or lack of foot/horse trails.
    4) 2nd and 3rd season OTC will always have more hunters and pressure.
    Elevation gain is one of the best ways to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    Elevation gain is one of the best ways to do this.
    Shhhhhhh.......along the same lines........the willingness to hunt downhill and pack out uphill�� either on your back or with stock.

 

 
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