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.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...