OK, so do I have any chance of getting a deer or elk next season? I’ve hunted whitetails in Texas for years but just moved to CO last July. I’m a medical resident in Denver with a wife & newborn baby girl -- so I don’t have a lot of money for a guide or much time to drive or scout. Ideally, I’d like to be able to find a place I could drive to in the early morning hours, hunt all day, then drive home. I’d be ecstatic to bag a doe or cow elk and put meat in the freezer – antlers are purely of secondary concern. I have a friend who may be willing to join me on an expedition.
Any suggestions on what units/areas to hunt? Techniques? What dates to apply for? Can I get over-the-counter tags? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!