Hey guys, I'm a new guy on here and I'm totally green when it comes to elk hunting. I'm from Louisiana and I live in Texas. I have done alot of whitetale hunting and I'm ready for the challenge of Elk. My dad and I are planning to take a trip to Colorado to take advantage of the OTC archery tags. We are looking at doing it the hard way, we want to go to a public camp ground, and hike into the woods each day looking for Elk, no guide. I know it will be difficult, but I'm looking more for the exprience than anything. I am planning on buying an either sex tag. I would love to get a bull, but I would be happy wth a cow as well. Any elk would be a trophy for me.
I need help as to which unit I should look at for decent hunting chances? I know some of the units are high preference and are draw hunts only, so those are out of the question. I also need options of units that have public camp grounds in them. Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me some Units to research? Thanks in advance! BTW, the forum looks like a pretty awesome site.