Well we just got back from our trip west. We hunted the Pagosa Springs area and the only elk we saw were 2 cows and a spike on the way into Colorado at about 3:00 in the morning and a cow and calf the last day of the hunt. We heard of a few bulls being killed but mostly in the upper elevations. It was so warm that the elk just hadn't moved in lower yet.
But on the flip side it was some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen . And the mulies were plentiful we saw probably 250 -300 mule deer altogether. I woul have tagged out on a huge 4x4 but- no tags = no shootin'
Here are some pics