New to the forums, and glad to be here. Many years ago I hunted Roosevelt elk once near my former home in Oregon, no success not knowing how to go about it. Now living on the east coast and I have a 14 yr old son that is begging for a big game adventure.
We were thinking about applying for a Pref.point for 1st choice and going for Unit 49 Muzzleloader cow tag for 2nd choice. Unit 49 ML cow looks to need 1 Non res pref point to draw with 22% success rate, would it be worth applying with no points? This is our first year in this game and would like to pull off an excellent adventure with decent chance of success.
This whole drawing thing is mind boggling with how many choices there are, we have never been to Colorado. We are looking at a DIY hunt on public lands Unit 49 gives us the San Isabel Nat Forest. We would certainly be open to other areas or units as well, we have rifles too.
We really just want a decent chance at getting some meat for the family and having a kid have his first success. This year was his first here in our state and he missed his only shot of the year during the muzzleloader season at a young doe. We are excited for our first out of state hunting adventure. Are there any kind souls out there who could help a guy out with this? Thanks for your consideration.