Ok, guys this will be my first year hunting in Colorado. I just moved up from AZ. I am looking into buying a new bow for archery elk season 2010. I had a few questions I was hoping you could all answer or give advice.
1. It looks as though the archery elk season starts at the end of Aug. My question is, are all units over the counter for Archery or are they also draw units? Do I need a bowhunter safety course as well as a hunter safety course? I have a month and a half to get prepared.
2. I am looking to purchase a new bow. Here is the issue I am having. I can buy a mid level package deal bow such as the PSE"bowmadness xs" or a QUEST "hammer" for around 600$-700$ ready to shoot including release and arrows.
I have also been thinking of going all out for a mathews "DXT" or "Z7" but that set up will put me close to the 1200$ range. At this time I am unsure if there bows are woth the extra money seeing all these bows are totally capable of hunting with for years to come. I know the saying you get what you pay for, but I am having a hard time choosing. Any advice is welcome.
Another thing to think about is that I had my girlfriend shooting a bow for the first time yesterday. She is addicted and may want to try hunting next year. I may have to buy her one by next year or pass mine down and upgrade. Again, any advice is welcome
Last but not least, what is the best setup for Archery elk hunting?
Arrow weight? Broadhead(fixed, expandable)? Broadhead weight? kenetic energy required?