We go every year. Its pretty much just like every other festival in Estes where they set up vendors in the city park, and call it a festival. It is a great time watch the bulls going crazy in RMNP though. It will be really fully, but if you can get to some of the less popular areas and wait until sunset, you can be one of a handful of people watching a bull keep his herd together.
So I guess I am saying, the festival itself is really no different then any other festival Estes hosts throughout the year, but great time to see the bulls in action in RMNP.
There will be quite a few elk in town, especially on the golf course. Last weeekend, there was a big, I mean BIG 6x6 sitting under a tree right by McDonalds. Didn't have a care in the world...lol...that is Estes Park for you!
That's good to know. I always went up in March, to catch the end of the ski season. That's when the golf courses, fields, lawns, etc., at lower levels were becoming exposed so alot of the animals were hanging around to get that first green stuff after a long winter.
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...