Have I been lucky enough to draw an early season early rifle hunt in Colorado with only 2 pref points? I just checked CDOW and I now have 0 pref points for mule deer. The early season hunt was my 1st choice.
I used up all 12,...which was a lot for this unit but i chose it over the weather. I was looking at a fourth season hunt in 36 but the last few years weather patterns have been too warm to be predictable enough to expect good snow to get the truely big guys down to where I can get to them. Up in the high country you don't need the weather...just mule legs!!!...we'll see what happens.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...