i am just wondering my chance of tagging out for both elk and deer in unit 77 and 78 in colorado, or should i plan on hunting them at diferent times. I am wanting to do a bow hunt in the next couple of years. i now you have to draw a deer tag and can buy a elk tag over the counter.
not good. Most guys who hunt deer in the high country are going to be doing a spot and stalk hunt in the alpine stuff. When they are elk hunting they will be going after them in the timber. Unless you want to sit waterholes, your chance of bumping into one while hunting the other isn't very good. You'd have to commit to one at a time, and leave plenty of time for both.
And to be more specific, your odds are 28.6% for deer in 77 and 9.4% for elk. 26.2% for deer in 78 and 13.4% for elk. So to kill both in 77 your odds are 2.3%, and in 78 3.5%.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...