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.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
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