Big Game Hunting in Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 2:16 pm.

Big Game Hunting in Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado

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Both Gunnison and Crested Butte areas will come alive this fall as hunters quickly converge on these towns sporting camoflauge and blaze orange clothing.  Add to this a trailer full of ATV’s loaded down the coolers and provisions preparing for “elk camp” in the mountains.  Dreaming of elk tenderloin over a fire, these hunters gear up for a hopeful season of archery, muzzleloader, or rifle for Colorado’s infamous wapiti. Most of the available tags are typically by draw and include; elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lion, and more, with some elk tags being offered over-the-counter.  Archery is currently happening with its end date being September 26th.  Muzzleloading just ended on the 19th of September with first rifle season starting on October 16th-20th, where you might catch the elk still bugling if you are off the beaten track.  Second rifle season occurs between October 23rd-31st, third occuring November 6th -14th and fourth from November 17th-21st.  All hunters need to be aware that hunting at higher altitude (7500 feet and above) requires a little more preparation such as drinking lots of water.  Did you know that one of the past Boone and Crockett’s World Record Elk is displayed at the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce?  As an avid hunter myself, I wish all the newcombers and seasoned hunters alike a successful hunting season!

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