I went hunting for the first time in 17 years last year (and my first time in Colorado ever). I got skunked but had a greattime and got the bug bad. We went up to West Muddy/Electric Mountain area in the Grand Mesa National forest, lots of pressure 2nd rifle last year.
I am looking for any input on units and locations, I live in Grand Junction and a buddy has a place in Mancos (between Cortez and Durango) so we were thinking relatively near either of those places.
Just wanting an enjoyable hunt and some meat, do not care at all about trophy animals, cow is fine, spike is fine. Rifle season for sure and am considering muzzleloading season as well, relatively open to dates.
Have fourwheelers but we are willing to hike as well, both of us do plenty of camping/hiking so we can handle SOME hoofing it. (don't want to pack the whole camp in)
I just plan on putting in for a tough draw so I can get a pref point and then finding an either OTC or easy draw to actually hunt this season.
Wanting to do Muley too, so any suggestions there are welcome.
FWIW I grew up hunting in So TX and have hunted plenty of hogs, javelinas, whitetail and dove, but mountain/elk hunting is a wholly different experience and much more beautiful.