Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
mrklean

Archery Elk Hunt

Recommended Posts

My buddy and i are thinkging about trying a public land hunt, we were thinkging about an OTC tag doesnt matter if its Cow or Bull, just trying something different. What are some areas with good public land opportunites and where we could at least see some elk. Were not trophy hunters just looking to hunt something different. Being in minnesota any help would be great. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have a lot of options for public OTC archery elk in CO - hit their HSOforum and you can first narrow units down to those with OTC tags. From there they have maps of each unit that show land ownership. For starts check into units within the White River and Routt Nat forests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm starting the planning process for a DIY archery elk hunt this year in Colorado and was wondering if anybody has any success in recent years and could help me out with units that are better than others for numbers of elk, bull numbers, and such. Any help would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have hunted unit 36 for the last few years. Good numbers of elk and decent access. I'm heading out for 3rd rifle this year with a group of 8 guys. Shoot me an email and I will help however I can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have always hunted 1st rifle due to dads age and not being able to hunt them with a bow. He's in his 70's so rifles our best choice. I have friends that hunt archery though and they do well. From the looks of the rub's, and wallows in the area I hunt (71) there it must be a great archery hunting. I have hunted unit 71 since 98 and seen some nice bulls in there, 2 that I could have had 1 I wasn't ready for the 2nd never gave me a good shot. If I was going on a public hunt with a bow thats the unit I would take.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scoot, just saw this. I archery hunted the first year I lived there, but realized I wouldn't be able to rifle hunt them also (which I really enjoyed due to the camp atmosphere). Year 2 I decided to bow hunt muleys and rifle hunt elk. I wouldn't consider myself an expert in 36, but I have had a chance for the last 7 years to fill my tag. The only problem is the fact that it is fairly accessible and sees a lot of pressure during the first 2 seasons of rifle (hence why we hunt 3rd). Shoot me an email if you want some more info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got an additional question for you guys if you can help me out. We are planning an Archery hunt in the 2010 season so I will be applying for a preference point this year. My question is, do I still need to get the wildlife stamp too? I assume not, since I won't actually be hunting this year, just wondering what others knew. Also when you apply for the point it costs around $250 but you get that back, any idea how long it takes for that money to be given back since I'm not actually getting a license?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I may be wrong about this as I have not read through the Colorado law completely yet, but you want to be careful with how you attain your preference points. As I remember it if you apply and get drawn you loose your preference point, If you decline to purchase the lisc. you were drawn for you can retain your preferrence point by forfeiting the moneys that you sent, $250 or $549 depending on which lisc you were going for. So you are out that money but still have your preference point. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.

They area my friends and I have applied for in the past drew us every year we applied so if things haven't changed we will probably get an archery tag this year as well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You only need the wildlife stamp if you are hunting or fishing this year. You will get your money back minus the application fee ( $3.00). If this is your 1st preference point they may charge another $25.00 if you don't meet certain requirements. It seems like you get your money back the end of June or 1st of July.

Any other questions give me a holler.

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this