So I am finally doing my first elk hunt this fall, and I of course am beyond excited. I've put in for a limited tag, but this question will be pertaining to my OTC tag. I want to camp while hunting (frame pack the meat out should I be so lucky, etc), and am trying to decide on a location. I figured I should also add that I camp in a tent, and I am in great shape (being 21 helps ) and willing to pack out an elk quite a distance.
I want to get away from the crowds, and am willing to sacrifice the size of the elk (I won't be chasing the trophies just yet), keeping in mind I do still want a reasonable number of legal elk to chase!
Near Meeker? Down near Montrose? Glenwood Springs?
Thanks! Hopefully I included most of the info I needed to!
P.S. Does anyone have a link of how many elk were taken in which units?