I am a non-resident and have 11 preference points for elk in Colorado. Can someone help me as to whether area 40 or 76 would be a better bet for elk hunting. I am not sue if I would be going muzzleloader or 1st rifle.
It's always better to camp where you can be closer to where you are going to hunt. It's about a 45 minute drive from pretty much anywhere in the valley. The NF is going to be where the greatest amount of pressure is going to be. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck and good hunting!
I would like to hunt during the rut but the muzzleloader season seems a little early and the 1st rifle seems to be at the tail end of the rut. Which season do you think there would be more rutting activity?
They will be going crazy during ML season, it is just insane up there! You would be suprised at how active they are during first season, also. Let me know any other questions. Good luck and good hunting!
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...