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.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...