Just got the deer and elk applications off in the mail. I cant wait. Hoping for GMU 70, or 71 & 711 for the deer tag during 3rd season rifle, and also hoping for the 70, 71, 72, 73, 711 either sex elk tag for the 4th season.
That means being out of the house and in hunt camp from Oct. 31st - Nov. 15th, if everything goes right. Not counting scouting days! Just me, the boy, and some good drinks and eats.
So Im hoping to drop my buck within the first few days of the season and then shifting all my attention to the elk. If I can do that, It will give me plenty of time for scouting and figuring out what the elk are doing and more important, where they are doing it! I hunted the same units last year for deer, but also had a cow tag. Two days into the season the deer were everywhere, but the elk were nowhere to be found. As dry and warm as it was the first few days of the season, it wasnt a big surprise, but a disapointment. So hopefully, the difference between the 3rd rifle season for deer, and the 4th rifle season for elk, will make the difference when it comes to weather, and paying attention to one or the other, and not having to worry about both. But Im hoping for the weather difference more than anything. Can the five days in between the 3rd rifle deer season and the 4th rifle elk season give me the weather that will get these elk coming down lower and moving around more?
Let's hope so!
Thats my plan and Im sticking with it! To everyone here in Colorado, good luck this year, may you get your first choice, and most of all, be safe.