Unit 142 is NOT Fort Carson. It is the Pinyon Canyon Manuever Area. They are two very, very different areas.
I will be (elk) hunting the adjacent (to Pinyon Canyon) state owned Chancellor Ranch in the next two weeks. I'll let you know if I see any decent bucks. When I scouted there in August I encountered two serious deer hunters who very familiar with 142. Their opinion was that the quality had declined over the past few years.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...