I have been accumulating points in Colorado for years and am getting antsy to start cashing them in. I could use some recommendations on units.
I have 6 elk points and 8 deer points. I have started having some luck with small bucks but have never shot an elk. Now that I have some points built up, I would like to go after a bull. I started saving deer points after seeing great bucks around Gunnison in unit 551 which required 3 points at the time. The Gunnison area was hit with the tough winter just as I was about to cash in. Now I'm at a bit of a loss on where to start looking, but with 8 points, I think I could hunt about anywhere.
As far as the elk go, I really just want to get the monkey off my back and harvest an animal. I'm not sure if my strategy should be to continue to save points and work toward something special while using a second choice to try and shoot a cow. If I keep doing that, I could use a better unit. I've been hunted 171, 231, 29, 18 and 551. Any thoughts would be appreciated.