I'm new here and just wanted to say hi. I've been reading thru some posts for the last couple weeks and figured I better just join in.
A little about me. I'm almost 45, been a bowhunter since 1982, and really only a bowhunter at heart. I'm a machinist by trade, a father, grandfather, husband, and all around normal guy. I've been hunting whitetails my whole life and decided I really need to start hunting elk before I just can't do it.
My brother and I are planning a Diy backpack hunt to Colorado for the first 10 or 12 days of the season. Neither of us have done this or hunted elk before. I've been looking at the DOW site, this site, several others and Google earth for about a month now. I have information overload :) I don't want or expect anyone to hand out any spots or gps coordinates. I will be asking alot of questions over the next few months I'm sure. I am a planner, organizer, and over analyzer by nature. We've both been working out already and going over our gear.
I don't expect it to be an easy hunt, nor do I want it to be. I am looking forward to the challange of the hiking and hunting. Looking forward to learning new things and the adventure. Sure we'd both like to shoot a bull, but that would just be a bonus really on my first trip out. I'll shoot a cow if one presents a shot also. But mostly going to embrace the mountains and the time with my brother.
Can't wait to start chatting with you guys.