I'm back from my Colorado elk hunt. I had a great time with my dad. We got to the area 3 days before the season started to try and locate some animals and get familiar with the area. We ended up seeing a big bull the day before the season, so we stayed in that area the rest of the trip. We saw a cow on opening day, and that was the last elk we saw. We did see a pile of mule deer too which was awesome. Too bad we couldn't have had a deer tag too!
A surprise we had on the trip was finding a bunch of sheds. I assumed there would be snow when we got there and finding sheds wouldn't be likely. We found 33 sheds during the trip with 12 of those hardly resembling antlers anymore. The other 21 sheds were ok. Of the sheds, 4 were from elk, and the rest were from mule deer.
Even though we didn't get an elk, it was a great time. I was really happy getting to see the bull the day before the season. Maybe next time I'll see him a day later!
I want to thank Quinton for the tips he gave me which helped make this such a great trip.