About to hunt the late season for area 41 near Rifle, CO and looking for some advice on the herd up there if anyone has hunted the area or nearby. We will be on foot and packing in for the week, any input would be greatly appreciated.
A co-worker just returned from the 2nd season from there. They did not have any luck. Weather was too warm. Game Wardens said the area had been pretty slow since it was between seasons and to warm. The whole state needs some snow bad. Until some snow falls the elk are going to stay in the high meadows and dark timber. So look high as possible.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...