I am planning an elk or elk/deer combo hunt for 2007 with 3 friends. We are all out-of-state experienced hunters, though I did live in Denver for about 10 years and did my own hunts in the local hills.
I have read through lots of "drop camp" posts and learned a lot, but my question is a little different, plus I am overwhelmed with information so I thought I would appeal to good 'ol word-of-mouth for recommendations.
We are looking for a drop camp hunt in a remote mountain area. I am thinking most likely in a Wilderness Area, or some other horse/foot accessible and wild region.
We don't have any preference points, and so I am guessing that the most we can expect is a cow hunt, which is fine by us. Nothing like tastey elk steaks to keep the memory of a good hunt alive. Nice mountain scenary would be a plus, too.
After looking at the Colorado hunting statistics and looking up outiffters doing drop camps, I am unable to determine which outfitters do drop camps in Wilderness Areas, not to mention I have no idea which outifitters are reputable, etc. And also I have no idea where would be good places to hunt, or what GMU I can expect to get into without any preference points.
Anyone got any advice, suggestions, recommendations, sources to offer?