Big score! I just drew my first colorado elk license for Unit 56 in the Nov.5 -13 season. Any advice from all you veterans out there on Unit 56, or just hunting late season bull elk in general? I appreciate all the help!
3rd season is traditionally one of the toughest seasons to elk hunt. Thats a good unit, but it's big country with several 14ers. You can actually use that to your advantage somewhat, as the the elk shouldn't be too high in the drainages during 3rd season, making them a little easier to get to. And pray for snow, but not too much.
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...