Headed out for my rifle elk hunt in unit 7 and 8. Hope we see some elk!
Best of luck to you! We were up there for 2nd rifle season and did not see a darn thing, just some old sign. Of the hunters that were in the area, we only heard of one who took a cow opening morning. Talking with the lady at the hardware store in Red Feather, she said she had not heard of anyone having much luck this year.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...