I'll get out there late Wednesday night. Have a hunter ed class to teach first, but I should have all of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday to hunt. Gonna go high, given the heat and water issues, but am a little uncertain of the water availability. Going to have to be flexible. Not muzzy hunting though just bowhunting. Also have 3 days that I can take at the end of archery season if need be, but let's hope I whack something this weekend instead (do have a bear tag to use too).
Family and I are headed out Friday to unit 12/23 but have ML elk not deer tags. Only deer tag will be my son's but his is an archery tag. He got a bit of buck fever this year and missed a nice 3x3 but still has time to fill the bow tag. Good luck and hope to see some photos after the hunt.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...