I was a member from 2005 of the forum until two years, and I forgot my password info and now have new email. And a new username, My old username was Pnelson. Anyhow in the last four years I moved from Fruita, Colorado to a rural area in western Montana. I really enjoy hunting/fishing and spending time up in the mountains with my family and hounds. There are things I miss about Colorado and things I like a lot better up here.
Im going to use my 8 pp to draw a 3rd season rifle tag in unit 40 Colorado for mule deer and apply there for elk with my current 5 pp, I'm still several years out from drawing a bull tag for a late rifle season down by Fruita.
I haven't hunted in Colorado since, 2012 due to work and hunting up here in Montana. My first year up here as a resident I got a six point bull, a four point whitetail. Elk hunting up here is very difficult due to all the rough backcountry and limited pressure, but good bulls can be killed. I found two very good spots this past fall for elk and almost got a shot at a bull but it didn't work out.
Anyhow, I just wanted to rejoin the forum and talk about hunting. If anyone has any questions about northwestern Montana I will try to help you, but my experience is limited. Good hunting and good luck in the draws. Preston