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.
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s the last thing you want to hear when you just traveled 6 hours that someone else has already hunted the property. We had to come up with a game plan and one real fast.
The first thing we did was ask the farmer were they usually see the birds in...