With your results already up it really makes me wonde why it takes so long for Colorado to get theirs up.
Your question should be why does Colorado wait until March to start their application period? Every state is different. You can take Utah as an example. They haven't even set the tag quotas yet for any of the draws and that won't be done until May. So you could put in for a tag that will not even be offered that year. That happened to me one year.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...