If you are thinking of Colorado apply for the general state muzzleloader tag. You would be good except for special units that require higher preference points or certain select units. The majority of units would be good. If you're not familiar with the state look for units with high elk numbers on the Western slope like the White River National Forest or around Gunnison. HIgh elk numbers and the lower hunting pressure then later seasons. Good thing about Muzzleloader is you generally don't have to worry about bad weather ruining a hunt and the animals aren't as spooked with the benefit of the rut and calling them in as well.
Central Utah, send me an email at : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will line you out on some great units for DIY or guided hunts on some 320-360 bulls. Maybe bigger if you have a little luck and some time. Our Utah muzzle units are at the end of September so it is a post rut hunt and a lot of fun. Lots of elk. Good luck!
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...