Hunter success averages 18, 16, 15 percent for units 4, 5, 161 over the last 6 years.
I haven't been over there during 2nd season, but I'm sure someone will provide some additional information.
Another question. Have you hunted in CO before? You might consider using a guide service for your first hunt. Just a thought.
Gary, I've hunted 5 a few times and 4 quite a bit but as AB points out, the success rates are pretty low. If you decide on hunting these units, you will see many camps and plenty of other hunters. Have you ever thought of the southwest part of Colorado. The success rates are usually higher and fewer hunters? If you look at AB's website...they have all of the stats there.
Have a good hunt.
i hunted 4&5 this past season
wasent able to get up high do to snow
but i did see alot of elk
i watch over 200 head for three and a half days (atleast 7 real nice bulls) but the daing things were just over the fence on privet ground
i did have one come in to me right at dusk but it was two dim to count his points & then the breeze swirled on me and he was gone
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...