I hunted that unit with a cow tag in 2008 during the 2nd rifle season. My best suggestion is to be in shape. That is a tough unit to hunt. I killed my cow at over 10,000 feet and that is after they had come down some. We hunted to the treeline a couple of days. I thought I was in good shape when I went out there, but found out quick it's some rough country.
rough country...ummm yaaaa...it surrounds the collegiate peaks....only the highest peaks in the lower 48! beautiful country but ya the elk like it high there. tree line is at 11000 feet or better here.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...