I don't think they set the tag quota until later this spring after they have processed the aerial counts and have a feel for how last winters weather effected the herds.
Aerial counts are done now and winter kill usually happens later in the season, so there is a lag of a year between a large winter kill and a reduction in tags. Some tags were reduced last year when it became obvious that there was very high winter mortality in some areas.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...