Re: How to tell elk points needed to draw tag in Colorado?
Karl, the point summary is up: http://wildlife.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyres/FAB33AB5-33BA-4BF4-9E40-12418F55E7BB/0/ElkMinPP10.pdf
But the points required vary a little bit every year. It is demand based, not an arbitrary limit set by the DOW. The muzzleloader tag demand won't stabilize for a few years either. This year, a lot of guys put bull tags in as more than just a first choice, making cow tags easier to draw than normal. I don't expect that to continue for too much longer, and certain units will continue to rise in their point requirements.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...