I'm curious to know what people think of Colorado GMUs 79, 80, 81 or 82 as possible left over limited draw candidates for a cow tag during 4 rifle season. Have people had much success in these units in the past? Thanks!
I don't like 79 at all, and am not very high on 80.
It would be 81 or 82 for me. But they are pretty different types of units, your access in 81 is probably better, less mid and low elevation private refuges, very good success rates in both areas, better bulls in 82, but not bad in 80 or 81 either.
One of the big kickers here is the difficulty of the land in 82. Unless you were planning a 4th backcountry hunt, I'd go with 81
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....