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26 Years – Worth the Wait

I’ve been applying in Colorado for Units 1, 2  and 201 for the past 26 years. Finally, in April of 2017, I received word that I had drawn Unit 201. Unit 201 is the northwest corner of the state bordering Wyoming and Utah. It requires at least 25 points, but Colorado Fish and Wildlife started to giving two hybrid permits that can be applied for with only five points. There is usually 1,500+ applications for 27 permits. Continue reading 26 Years – Worth the Wait

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Rarely the Easy Elk

Elk hunting
One misstep on a wet rock landed the author in the middle of the creek and made for a cold walk back to camp.

The canyon was much rougher than I thought it would be. What was supposed to be a quick and easy shortcut back to camp quickly turned into a nightmare experience in blow downs, dead-end trails and sheer rock walls that only lengthened our ordeal. With our Continue reading Rarely the Easy Elk

Flashback Friday – The King of the Valley

safmagMA1994CvrEditor’s Note: On Friday we search through the extensive Safari Magazine archives and bring you a story from the past. This week we join Don Myers on a handgun hunt for a majestic bull elk in 1991. This story originally ran in the March/April 1994 issue of Safari Magazine.

The air had something extra in it that morning as we topped the ridge overlooking Cotton Mesa Valley. It was crystal clear, clean and charged with electricity and the smell of pine Continue reading Flashback Friday – The King of the Valley