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    Elk hunting gear

    Need some help. This will be my first year elk hunting . Was wanting thoughts on binos 10 x 42 , calls to purchase and magazine subscriptions. I need to keep my budget no more between $500 and $1000 On the binos.Thoughts on Vortex? or for that price point is there something better? What would...
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    elk . tough as a leather boot

    Try dry aging the meat I do it in my fridge with deer. I use a bacon rack over a bed of salt In a container. It will build a hard crust on the meat you just cut away.i do it from one to three weeks if you have access to a fridge your not using you can do a whole hind quarter Also you can...
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    First OTC hunt questions

    Yea me and my best friend are going. Should be an adventure I’m just looking forward to getting out there. It’s a bit overwhelming. Still can’t decide an area to hunt .Seems like there is always something negative I read on the forms once I pick an area. I’m might just put numbers on the wall...
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    Colorado units 12,13 and 24 questions

    New hunter here finalized that I’ll be hunting elk 2nd gun season of units 12,13 or 24. Trying to find out recommendations of were to find information of names of trail heads and access points for my first bag pack hunt to research and maps to order. Any thoughts on which unit would be better...
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    New gun 300 win mag question

    I’ve been looking at the whea
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    New gun 300 win mag question

    This will my first elk hunt. I live in Illinois so all my gun hunting is done with a slug gun or muzzle loader. I ok with recoil. Would prefer a muzzle break if recommended. I’m comfortable with my slug gun at 150 and do a lot of shooting. My shooting will all depend on what I can put on paper...
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    New gun 300 win mag question

    Going to purchase my first rifle for elk hunting. Going to purchase a 300 win mag. Like everything else little overwhelmed on what to buy. My budget for the rifle only is 1200.00 And what power scope would you recommend.
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    1st Elk hunt White River NaTional Forest.

    Wow thanks for the info. I’ve been to Colorado a few times in Durango but was not hunting done some fishing there. Appreciate the advice on staying in Denver a couple nights. Do you recommend any units I should research for a new hunter. Been doing as much research I can from a far online just a...
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    1st Elk hunt White River NaTional Forest.

    I’m in good shape I’m a runner. Been hiking with my pack on However I’m from Illinois so I’m not in mountain shape. I try to hike and run as many hills as possible. However I know it’s a different beast in Colorad. there two of us going I figured if it was ver the counter hunt we both would be...
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    1st Elk hunt White River NaTional Forest.

    This will be my first elk hunt this year planning n going second rifle season with an OTC tag Looking at White RiverNational Forest. Plan on parking at a trail head and bag pack in . Not looking for a someones honey whole just a few units for a novice to start researching. Being a novice I...
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    First OTC hunt questions

    Planning on doing my first Elk Hunt 2 gun season Colorado this year and I am overwhelmed. I will be doing a bag pack hunt.and need some help 1 Not asking for your hunting spot however could you recommend some units for a knew hunter to start off in and name of the trail heads to park and hike...