I'm planning a 4th season elk hunt in Colorado's GMU 444. This will be my first elk hunt. I have done quite a bit of hiking and camping in the mountains before in Idaho so I believe i have that part of the trip covered. What i have no clue about is where the elk are that time of year and how to find em? I've done a bunch of research with topo maps with the USGS quads and arial maps such as google earth and so forth but really have no clue where i should base camp out of. I've been studying up on Elk Hunting University but if anyone has any suggestions, or has hunted this zone previously, any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!