Does anyone know of any areas that have high density of the bigfoots. I wouldn't mind trying to get out and hunt them atleast once during the winter. I have only taken them on chance encounters but I wouldn't mind focusing on them on a hunt or two.
I saved this link, but haven't been that far yet. I work with a guy that grew up in Buena Vista and he says the small game hunting is great up there. I've seen a few snowshoes closer, but not great populations. If you do contact these people and hunt up there, let me know.
We use to hunt them in the high country 10,000' all the time. I used to hunt Red & White mountain north of Vail, the Shrine Pass Road and Red Table mountain south of Gypsum and Eagle. We would load up the snowmobile and snowshoes along with the .22's and head out. We would run the machines until we crossed some good tracks and then get on the snowshoes. It was great exercise not to mention fun and good eatting in the end.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...