Theres probably a better way but this is what i did. I ordered a 'master' map that showed every quad (1;7500 scale) and name of quad in CO from USGS. From that master i was able to pick what quads i needed and ordered the basic paper maps.at the time it was 6or7 dollars per quad.I did this pre PC so i would think it would be fairly easy to get on the USGS web site and go from there.
I really like the delorme topo zone map program. I have been using it for years and is a good tool. yuu can create all kinds of maps. For the $100 i have the whole western united states. Than get the national geographic adventure paper so your maps don't run when rain hits them.
I also have the delorme topo usa and their hand held gps, they both work great. You can download aerials topos etc. onto both. Another option is mytopo.com, you can do a specific area that might run onto 4 or 5 usgs quads and put them onto one map,they can waterproof it and do different layering , they worked out for me in previous years also.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...