I am from Hawaii planning on going archery elk hunting in colorado. It will be my first time using archery but I have elk hunted montana a handful of years with rifle. I am going with a friend and we are planning on living off our backs for 4-5 days and want to get away from hunting pressure. We are both in good hiking/hunting shape. A few area I have been looking at are gmu 18 in the Indian peaks wilderness around Thunderbolt peak and also Sheephorn Creek in Gmu 36 pushing into the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Also wondering what time of the archery season would be the best bet for these areas. I was thinking the last week, after muzzleload is over to try and hit the peak of the rut?
Any info would be appreciated since the application date is coming up. Do we have to specify our region for OTC tags?