I have been hunting deer and elk in these 2 units for years, primarily deer but for the last 2 years I have drawn elk tags and chased them about as well. The areas I have hunted have been North of Silverthorne along Highway 9 and the surrounding peaks. During my first two scouting trips to the top of Ute and Ptarmigan peaks have shown less animal activity than in past years so I am looking to broaden my scouting. Any suggestions on drainages that I should look into. I pack in around 2-3 miles and set a base camp there, then usually hike up to 5 miles further from my base looking for animals. My tags are for 2nd season rifle, I already drew the cow and buck, Bull is OTC and I am hoping to pick up a left over Doe as well.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.