I know thats right. My father and I have been applying for it for 11 years ( we live in GA) and I am so glad we can share this hunt together before he is to old to go. We hunted for elk for the first time last year in area 80, just to get a little knowledge under our belts, since we are doing it our selves with no guides. Can't wait putting in for two weeks vacation tomorrow!
First, I wanted to let you all know how much I enjoy and appreciate the information you provide to all of us who read and learn from the forums on this site.
I applied for Colorado, unit 61, first season rifle as a non-resident. I had 14 points built up, and I was fairly confident that this year I would draw a tag. It was not to be. I now have 15 points for elk (and 15 points for deer).
I would like to use the elk points first and now I will look forward to next years drawing. I understand their system and the statistics pages, and if the same numbers went forward from last year - I would have drawn a tag. However, about 20 more people that had not applied for unit 61, and had more points than I, had applied this year and they, of course, drew tags. In unit 61 only 22 tags are issued to non-residents for the first season rifle.
We have a nice small group that have mostly hunted together for the past 15 years, and we will be together again this year - second season rifle.
Good luck to all of you and thanks again for your inspiration.
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...