Woo Hoo!! Got my first choice but I sure hope the gate is still open come November. Forest service told me once the snow flies the gate gets shut......could be a long walk to the top I havent really heard of many huge bulls up there but there always seems to be animals at least. Good luck to the rest of you
Got my 1st season Rifle Unit 66. Doing drop camp through Coffepot Outfitters. Hunting out of the "Little Elk Camp". Anyone know where this is and what to expect for seeing some Elk? Can't wait for October to get here!
Cong. I imagine the Little Elk Camp is located within the Little Elk Creek drainage (which is in the Uncompadge Wilderness). I was considering backpacking in there during the first season also. From the maps it looks like a great area. However I will probably hunt somewhere in the Powderhorn or La Garita. In the past months I noticed Coffepot Outfitters website, they look like a good outfitter and hunt a productive area. I've hunted the northern area of unit 66 in past years (3rd season) and seen elk.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...