Yes, it's near the bottom as trophy elk states go
No, it's a great trophy elk state
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BTW, if your ever interested in killin a pig in the oak hills of central CA, killin "piles" of duck/geese, dont think about CA, were really not nonresident friendly
Sorry guys...coming to CO anyway...can't beat the CO high country.
Same problem here in West Central IL...no such thing as big whitetails...not sure why all these NR drop $4000 for a 5 day hunt...it's just a pesty whitetail...
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Aren't the 'trophy' areas more in the SW part of the state?
I've never elk hunted CO but have been considering it.
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Real trophy area is NW part of state, but it takes mega points to draw....upwards of 20!!!!
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I agree ... as far as trophy quality goes they are hard to come by. Every year there are a couple killed over 300 around here but there are LOTS more rag horn bulls that are killed. We have a good amount of elk here, but not many are true 300 inch trophies. Most of those big bulls stay on private property if they are around and there are usually over a dozen people waiting for it to make a mistake and go on public land. Not much fun!
Even trying to find a place to get away from hunters anymore is getting harder to do. There are still lots of elk but SO many hunters that are now going off the beaten path its hard to find those honey holes anymore.
And yes, NW Colorado has the big bulls but takes WAY TO MANY years to try and draw it. Its worth it to look somewhere else you might be able to draw.
I disagree about it being the worst trophy state. There are nice 300 bulls killed in many units every year and some bigger. Especially le and on private there are a lot bigger bulls than people give credit too. I don't call it the best and for trophy it's towards the bottom but there are good 6 pt bulls around.
I see multiple bulls taken by hunters every year over 350. had a 371 brought in last year was killed otc archery on public land. We do have the largest herd in the world. But are average bull is nothing compared to some places. And yes we have lots of good 6pts.