An Introduction to a Colorado DIY Public Lands Bull Elk HuntBy Jake Hubbell, Realtree United Country Land Pro
November 19, 2021
Getting geared up and executing a Colorado elk hunt is quite a big undertaking when considering all the factors.
Getting geared up and executing a Colorado elk hunt is quite a big undertaking when considering all the factors. From deciding if you’re going to specifically identify a unit to apply for tags in, whether you’ll pursue elk during the rut for an archery hunt high in the mountains, or sighting in your rifle for a second, third or fourth late season tag. Are you planning to pack into a high mountain camp location with horses, on foot, or strike out early every morning from a local home or hotel room with nearby forest service access? Planning to hike from the trailhead early every morning, utilize ATV/UTV or even E-bikes? The multiple considerations from which area you’re hunting all the way down to what type of bullet you use can be the deciding factors on whether or not your cards line up, and you have the opportunity to put crosshairs on one of the most elusive and intelligent animals roaming the Rocky Mountains.
In this article, I’ll primarily focus on the hunting methodology that we’ve found to be the most effective in finding animals, developing a game plan for a hunt, putting a stalk on the animals, and effectively harvesting a bull elk.
About the Author:
Jake Hubbell is a real estate broker and Realtree United Country Land Pro at United Country Real Estate in Hotchkiss, Colo. He is an outdoorsman and adventurer, hunter and fisherman and excellent real estate marketer, especially for hunting and recreational properties. Learn more about Jake and view his listings at www.UCColoradoBrokers.com.