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.
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...