Colorado 2011

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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:35 am

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This creek crossing was about a mile into the pack in.

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Camp pictures.

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Picture of Jay devising a plan of action.

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My brother and I in a large park situated west and up hill from camp.

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Jay's elk killed the first evening in. We hiked in and set up camp and had enough time to hunt the first evening. I was calling for Jay and Alex and we set-up and called in three bulls and a cow. Jay killed the 4 point, and Alex hit a big bull. We waited to track until morning, Jay's bull went about a hundred yards. We never did find Alex's bull, fount the bloody arrow and searched all of the next day, but there was no blood to track. We glassed the open areas looking for him, but never found him.

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Butchering Jay's elk. We ended up de-boning the elk, put the meat in game bags then packed it out that day. Steamboat has a 24 hr freezer at a butcher shop, which you can drop your meat off, tell them how to process it, then pic it up when you get out of the mountains, works slick.



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This last picture is the pack-in method recommended by all the top backcountry bowhunters :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:51 am

Any problems with bears? Looks like a great trip!
I need to do a elk hunt sometime in my life before I get any older and while my body can still handle the hard work involved. :)
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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:07 am

We spotted a black bear with cubs when walking out, but other than that nothing. We did hang our food at night.
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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:09 am

D-day is Tuesday!!!!

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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:13 am

To cool! What a trip!
Congratulation for the buck!
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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:53 am

Cool!
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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:21 am

Good stuff thanks for sharing.
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Good luck!!
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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Beason » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:35 pm

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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:24 am

We had a good time, no kills. My brother and my buddy passed on cows. Three out of the four of us had five pointers in range, but no shot opportunities. I saw a lot of elk, one morning I spotted over 40 of them, unfortunately I could not get to them, they were across a drainage and in a park on the opposite hillside. The older gentleman in the pictures is my friends dad, he was in amazing shape for any age (I think he is around 66 years old). We packed our camp in 4 miles and everyone survived. It is hard not to have a great time in the mountains, kill or no kill. Enjoy the pictures.

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My brother wonders why he didn't kill a big bull.

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Camp was in the same place as 2008 trip.

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Jay and his dad.

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Myself, Jay, and my brother

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Cyclone Park in the background.

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Cooking a meal after a hard morning hike.

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End of the hunt at the trailhead.

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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby BigHunt » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:29 am

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Re: Colorado 2011

Unread postby iamyourhuckleberry » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Very cool! There is something magical about being in Colorado's mountains during the archery season. Elk or no elk, it is an experience you'll never forget.

Dewey, every other year I set up a big camp and invite elk hunters to Colorado. Tags are OTC and you (and anyone esle for that matter) are welcome to join us this year. It's a great time and wonderful way to meet new friends. Give it some consideration.

Here's a link to our last adventure:

http://forums.bowhunting.com/showthread ... O-Elk-2010)
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