This 2012 season will be my first year hunting. Growing up camping and fishing I never hunted or shot a firearm. Last summer my passion for the outdoors led me into a new realm of the outdoors. I purchased a Remington 870 for waterfowl/small game and have since been working my hand at shooting clays. My passions took on another progression as I purchased my first two rifles. A Marlin X7S 308. Stainless with a 3x9x40 Nikon bdc; and a Weatherby Vanguard Series II blued in 25-06 with a Burris 4x12x42.
I have been reading and asking as many questions as possible leading up to the 2012 big game events. From the draw I acquired a deer point as well as an elk point.
Deer, elk, and antelope are the species I favor most to chase this 2012 season. 511 for elk and unit 20 for deer are two possibilities. How will I know if 20 will have any leftover deer tags? What units within a two hour drive from the Denver/boulder area would you reccomend for a cow leftover hunt? What knowledge will you guys divulge on the Pawnee grasslands for hunting speed goats?
I'm not looking for a trophy, but rather rich experience on fairly mild terrain. Harvesting my first big game is now a dream and the task.