OK, enough is enough and I have officially snapped!
Forget 2012 - maybe 2011 is a possibility!
EcuBackpacker – let’s you and I drive from this coast.
CA-V, you are responsible for a partner from your end.
Four of us meet in NW Colorado – after agreeing on a guide service – and we do a drop camp… it should run us about $1000.00 to $1500.00 each for the drop camp, our licenses and permits are – what – roughly $600.00?
With that said – we could perhaps do the whole trip for $2000 - $2500 each?
It is 4000 miles round trip roughly from SC to NW Colorado. 4000 miles divided by 16 MPG = 250 gallons of fuel at $3 average = $750 for fuel – split 2 ways is $375 for travel. Heck, we might could fly for almost that amount…
I am not “stuck” on CO, either… I have read some very positive reports from other states – I am just having a hard time sorting it all out.
We can do OTC tags and I am open for bow or rifle – but lean toward the # 2 rifle season.
We could hunt in pairs and I would, of course, want to try to glean some experience from your previous knowledge.
I will forgo my Illinois bow hunt for 2011 if we can put this together.
Who else from the forum wants to join?
Groovy Mike?? (NY, I think)
TNDEERHUNTER? (TN, obviously…)
JonesKlan (TN – home from Military duty then?)
Other forum members???
I am sure we can do 6 equally as well as 4 hunters…
What am I missing???
Jim (stoked in SC!)