Well, I have been trying to plan a hunt for next fall in Colorado. I have had a couple of possible offers from guys to join me, but haven't finalized anything.
However, I also was trying to get my Dad and I on a whitetail hunt for big whitetail in the midwest. But, looking at financials, I am wondering if I should maybe ask my Dad if he'd rather do a combo hunt in Colorado with me. I have to guage his interest in elk, but here is what I am thinking, and can some of you chime in on what options I could take.
My plan was to hunt 2nd season combo hunt, most likely in 62. I put in for a point for deer, because I was told I would have an average chance at a deer tag with one point. Then I would buy the OTC elk tag. Now, my Dad would have no points for anything. So he could also get the OTC elk, and I was thinking he could buy an OTC bear tag. That way we'd be covered on 3 species. I don't think he's too big on bear though.
So, just wondering, are there any places in the state where a person with no points can draw a buck deer tag, and still have OTC elk permits where we could both have those tags? Or, would my plan for 62 still be our best bet and go elk/deer for me, elk/bear for Dad? Price wise, It would only be about $900 for each of us in tag fees, with one OTC elk, and either a bear or deer tag. Then add in another $1000 or so total for miscellaneous expenses, and it still totals only about what one of us would spend on a Kansas whitetail hunt or something.