Now that my elk season is winding down I wanted to see what other's were experiencing out there this year in terms of bugling and cow calling. I probably came across half a dozen elk herds this year, not a single one of which was making any noise what so over. No cows chirping, no bulls bugling, notta. This was completely opposite from my experience last year, in the exact same mountains. I also had 2 raghorns and one definite shooter come into bugles this year during archery season, all dead silent (don't ask about why the shooter isnt on the wall...still a very sore subject).
Wondering what other Colorado hunters were experiencing this year and have experienced in the past? Do you notice a difference between high pressured areas and those backcountry haunts? Timberline elk vs. desert elk vs. oak brush elk?
I hunt in what most consider a trash/high pressure unit...but like to think that I pack into the areas of it where few go. But the this years silence is seriously making me consider looking for greener pastures in other parts of the state.