Longtime lurker, first time poster. Lots of good information here, thought I'd finally post.
After checking the list of leftover cow tags for unit 3, 1st rifle season, and seeing that there were none available, I emailed someone from the DOW. He said that they cut the number of cow tags from 1000 to 500 for unit 3 this year. He mentioned something about a pipeline being constructed and how that might have affected the number of elk being seen. I was just checking if anyone here knew of this pipeline construction and was wondering about that. Since I will actually be hunting in Unit 4, but when applying for unit 4, you apply for unit 3, I was not sure about this. I will be hunting near the Elkhead mountains in the Routt National Forest and was wondering how this may effect my hunt. Thanks in Advance.