Hunting Report, September 18 2014

I had hoped to have a personal hunting success story for the readers this week but so far have struck out on both bear and elk. Those 4 a.m. alarms are starting to wear thin and I am just trying to hang on for now.

There have been some success stories of course but the results are too scattered to really try and pattern a hunt. The warm temperatures have sent the elk into hiding and hunters report poor conditions overall. I was able to stop and visit many camps this past week and everyone was reporting the same dismal results. Many of the hunters simply gave up and went home which is troubling for our reputation as a prime hunting destination.  

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Colorado Elk Season 2014

With a week of archery elk season under our belts I have heard of several nice bull elk being taken in the area providing healthy meat for the coming winter months and proving the success of the management process for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife programs.

While a few hunters have reported quick success, others are complaining of finding few elk in the areas they normally hunt. No one can ever guess the reasons elk move around in our huge forested areas but food, safety and numbers of people in the area have an effect on the elk.

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