Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 74 - La Plata and San Juan Counties
Finding bulls is tough. They have survived by knowing how to avoid hunters. Concentrate on rugged terrain away from other hunters. Weather often dictates the success rate in this area.
Gear Recommendations for Elk Hunting From
YETI Rambler 36 oz Insulated Bottle-Silver-36 oz
The Rambler(TM) 36 oz. Bottle is next-level. The perfect addition to your rough commutes, day hikes, or kayak sessions, this insulated water bottle has the power to keep your water cold (or coffee hot) until the last sip. Like the rest of our Rambler series, the 18 oz. Bottle features a No Sweat(TM) Design to keep your hands dry with double-wall vacuum insulation to lock in temperature. Its 18/8 stainless steel construction stands up to even the toughest of conditions, and you'll find the leakproof, 3-finger grip, insulated TripleHaul(TM) Cap protects your truck cab or day pack from spills. Features:Goes wherever a good drink is neededTripleHaul(TM) Cap makes for easier grips on the trail or in the kayakStainless steel body will handle the hazards of the wildOver-the-Nose(TM) Technology means you can drink and clean with ease
Vortex Short Sleeve Double Logo T-Shirt-Burgundy-Medium
Seeing double? Get two times the Vortex awesomeness on a shirt that works perfectly on range day and leg day.
PROBAR Bolt Cran Pomegranate Organic Energy Chews - 12 Pack-Case/ 12 Pack
With the PROBAR Cran-Pomegranate BOLT, they have combined the fresh, tart taste of cranberries with the sweet, rich flavor of pomegranates for a well-balanced zest with electrolytes and B vitamins. These organic chews will delight and energize.If you need a boost of energy to get to the top of the hill, or to run the next mile, us a Bolt Energy Chew. Why PROBAR Bolt Energy Chews:24g CarbsUSDA OrganicVitamins B & CElectrolytesSuperfruit Blend of Acai, Pomegranate, & BlueberryCaution: They are so good you will eat a handful at a time!
Scarpa Grand Dru GTX Hunting Boot-EU Size 42
The ultimate workhorse mountain boot beloved by backcountry guides, mountain hunters and wilderness workers, the Grand Dru GTX provides serious support and protection in rugged environments, with a full-coverage rand and a durable suede leather upper.
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Binoculars-10x28
The Diamondback(R) HD smashes the scale of price vs performance, delivering a rock-solid optic that optically punches high above its class.Optical FeaturesHD Optical System: Optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.Fully Multi-Coated: Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.Dielectric Coating: Multi-layer prism coating provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.ArmorTek: Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.Construction FeaturesRubber Armor: Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.Waterproof: O-Ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all enviroments.Shockproof: Rugged construction withstands recoil and impactFogproof: Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperaturesRoof Prism: Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.Convenience FeaturesAdjustable Eyecups: Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.Center Focus Wheel: Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.Diopter: Adjusts for difference in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepeice.Tripod Adaptable: Compatible with a tripod adapter, alllowing use on a tripod or car window mount
Stone Glacier Sky Talus 6900 + Xcurve Frame Backpack-Foliage- Bag Only
The Sky Talus 6900 is a full feature pack designed to blend light weight with increased access and organization. A 6400 cubic main bag with 500 cubic lid, the Sky Talus has 4 external side pockets. The two large side pockets have full length, heavy duty #10 zippers with dual sliders for quick access to spotting scope and items needed quickly on the trail. Each side pocket is offset away from the frame to allow tripod or rifle carry without inhibiting pocket function or access. The lower external side pockets are open-top for carrying water bottle, tripod, or other gear on the side of the pack.The Sky Talus has 4 Swing Out pocket attachments just under the 33" full length main bag zipper. There are also attachment points for camp pockets on the back interior panel. The Sky Talus can be converted to a 4000 cubic inch day/bivy pack and is load shelf compatible to add another 2500+ cubic inches for dense loads. From day hikes using minimal volume, to extended trips using 8000 cubic plus, the Sky Talus will deliver added organization and function while being easily convertible in the field to fit the pack volume needed that day.Features:150+ pound load rating6400 cubic main bag and lid4000 cubic inches in bivy mode (no lid, compressed)2500+ cubic inch plus expandable load shelfHydration compatible33" Center zip for access to front pocket2" webbing on belt for belt attachments and accessories2 full length zipper side pockets, 2 open top pocketsHeavy duty YKK #10 zipperCordura 500 and Xpac fabricHeavy duty, 1" Duraflex military approved buckles and webbingVideo - Stone Glacier Sky Talus 6900 + Xcurve FrameVideo -How to use the Load Shelf
Similar Nearby Elk Units
La Plata and San Juan
The wilderness area boundary north of Pagosa often holds elk when snow pushes them down. Areas south of Pagosa Springs and east of Highway 84 can provide good hunting as snow begins to accumulate.
Dolores and Montezuma
The elk population is holding steady and herds are at objective levels. Animals are distributed widely throughout the eastern portion of the unit. Elk will move quickly into thick aspen, evergreens, and rugged terrain with hunting pressure.