Well folks, Colorado first rifle wasn't very productive. My hunt in the western portion of Unit 4 was cut short due to a family issue but we weren't finding any animals or much sign anyway. Now I'm thinking about a Plan B late in the season -- probably a List B leftover cow license.
Anyone else thinking about a late season cow hunt? I see 600+ leftover tags available for combined units 11,12,23,24 and 211 around Meeker, and a couple of those seem to offer pretty decent odds in late season. I've been flipping back and forth between the harvest stats and the leftover tag list, and have scratched my head raw. The high number of tags available seems almost like a red flag. What am I missing here? Does the public land get a little too crowded?
Maybe this is one of those situations where its better to just play roulette -- put every late season hunt code with List B tags available on a slip of paper, drop them in a bag, and then just draw one. And then go explore a new patch of this grand state!
Appreciate any and all suggestions!