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  1. VinnyG

    Bittersweet Elk season, lots of lessons learned!

    This year was my first year solo hunting elk as a resident of Colorado. I apologize in advance for the long post, but after the help I received on this forum I felt obligated to share my story around the fire with you all. Leading up to hunting season, I had a serious case of elk fever. I spent...
  2. VinnyG

    Bumped a big bull, what now

    Hey everyone, I am out hitting it hard in unit 17 and I bumped an absolute monster bull with 6 cows. I only have a cow tag, so I can't shoot him unfortunately. However the spot is really solid with tons of sign everywhere. After I bumped them I am pretty sure they bedded down in this patch of...
  3. VinnyG

    Tactics in Bad Weather

    Good evening everyone! This upcoming weekend is the opening of 2nd Rifle in CO, and the weather looks like it is going to be pretty gnarly where I plan to go. How do early OCT snowstorms affect elk behavior? Most of the experience I have is from hunting whitetails, do elk react similarly...
  4. VinnyG

    Late to the game, advice for private land access?

    Hello all! I did not anticipate being able to take leave this fall to fill the freezer, but at the last minute I was approved!! I can't wait to get out into the elk woods and get 'er done. For the window of time I have available (early OCT) the only options available to me were cow tags on the...
  5. VinnyG

    Elk Hunting the Full Moon?

    Good Afternoon everyone, I have been reading through all of the tremendous advice in these forums, and have answered many of my newbie questions. However there is one topic that I would love to have a discussion about, regarding hunting tactics during the full moon. Most sources (and my...
  6. VinnyG

    Hello Everyone!

    Hey All, I am a new member to this site, from Colorado. I just moved out here from Annapolis, MD and am very excited about all the opportunities for hunting and fishing. I have grown up hunting whitetail but am relatively new to big game hunting. I will be doing my first real elk hunt this...