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Old 03-12-2013, 06:07 PM
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.308 is fine for Elk. Ammo should not be too much harder to fine than other hunting rounds. Some assault rifles are chambered .308 so demand might be a little higher than normal but not where I would not buy a .308 hunting rifle as a result.
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.308 has a great trajectory! My .460 SW actually has near the same trajectory as a .308 with the downrange energy of on 06! Unfortunately, The cost of ammo, especially non NATO rounds, has made the cost per shot over $3 per round! In short, .308 is a fantastic all around non magnum round! Basically a short 30-06. 300 WM is a 30-06 on steroids!
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That's sounding like it fits the bill. Thanks for all the info guys.

I just submitted my license application this morning for deer and elk, so I'm looking forward to the season. the Unit I want to hunt is not an Over The Counter Unit, so I hope to get lucky in the draw.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 PM
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That's sounding like it fits the bill. Thanks for all the info guys.

I just submitted my license application this morning for deer and elk, so I'm looking forward to the season. the Unit I want to hunt is not an Over The Counter Unit, so I hope to get lucky in the draw.
What unit? Go to Co DOW and find out how many preference points it really takes to be in the raffle drawing. Here is a direct link....http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/...tatistics.aspx
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What unit? Go to Co DOW and find out how many preference points it really takes to be in the raffle drawing. Here is a direct link....http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/...tatistics.aspx
Unit 39, where I will be working this summer. I did as much research as was available and it looked like 0 preference points were required, but increased the odds.
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Unit 39, where I will be working this summer. I did as much research as was available and it looked like 0 preference points were required, but increased the odds.
Thats a good area but lots of red necks. You need to chat with Yoder and/or myself as we both have hunted that area. Snow gets real up there!
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Thats a good area but lots of red necks. You need to chat with Yoder and/or myself as we both have hunted that area. Snow gets real up there!
Yeah, it's a pretty busy place, but I figure I get to scout it all summer, so hopefully I'll find a good out of the way spot to avoid the crowds. I'll be backpacking in more than a few miles too, so that should eliminate some of the pressure too I hope. Would love to pick your brains some more.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:37 AM
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Yeah, it's a pretty busy place, but I figure I get to scout it all summer, so hopefully I'll find a good out of the way spot to avoid the crowds. I'll be backpacking in more than a few miles too, so that should eliminate some of the pressure too I hope. Would love to pick your brains some more.
Just remember the farther your go in the farther you have to pack an animal out. Without a horse its a big job. Three of us plus Porter got my cow out in one trip two years ago. But it sucked even though it was probably only 1.5 miles.
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Funny you should bring that up. Concern about mountain lions snacking on mini horses had me worried and trying to think up countermeasures. Then I happened on why you often see donkeys grazing with horses...

They have been known to kill mountain lions. No joke. And gelded jacks are not hard to live with.

Then thinks I, gee, another possible use for a donkey... one could get way back in there, bring along some comforts, and have a fairly easy way to get the carcass out.

Yeah, yeah... I can hear it now. "What's that in the woods??"

"Some jackass.


and his donkey..."
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lol. yer too funny Bill
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