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 must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...