Hunted 4th Season Cow Units 11/12/211/23/24. Party of 8 - no one got elk. Weather worked against us - elk haven't migrated into winter range. Hunted many areas in Routte and White River Natl forests.
From my observation, not very many hunters did well - the processing plant in Maybell was closed at 7:00 on Saturday night - they are usually open until 9 or 10. I saw only 1 elk hanging in the park. I spoke with a few hunters who got elk high in the flat tops.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...