me to.i drew area 34.never been to colorado.will be doing a backcountry camping hunt.from what ive read not the best area,but i will be hunting in the backcountry for a week so will have a great hunt even if unsucessful.the wife says she is going to tag along.she dont wont me going alone
Turk did you draw a deer or elk tag, I am guessing that it was a deer tag.
I have never hunted it either but I would start high and if you don't see something then head lower. If you drew for deer you will find that they are a strange animal. I know of areas that as soon as they feel a cold rain on their backs they will head to the low country and do it in a hurry. Elk on the other hand may just stay up on the top of a windy ridge at 9,000' all winter.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...