Welcome SoCo! I'm pretty new to this site also but it's a wealth of info. It would be interesting to start a thread with the geographical locals in the area. Just to see where folks are and how spread out they are. Talk with you soon.
I live in So Cal now, B&R in Gunnison but still do all my hunting in CO and UT. I would love to move back to CO but hard to pass up the summertime in So Cal. San Diego women drive me crazy. Looking forward to another great year of hunting in the Great State of Colorado.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all
Ripstop, thanks for the welcome. Just curious, what was against the norm? Seeing the elk or the bunny hunting question? The snow all pretty much melted in Pueblo by the weekend.
Sorry for not being clear in my response. I didn't mean your post being against the norm, I was referring about posts in general. This is a really good forum with a lot of knowledgable people who give anwsers as if you were face to face.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.