I'm writing from the Middle East and dreaming about my first chance to elk hunt in CO this fall. I grew up hunting in Wyoming and it's been about 7 years since I've had a chance to go and I miss it. I drew a good tag for New Mexico and unfortunately got deployed w/ the military so I wasn't able to go, again. Anyways, I'm moving up to Colorado Springs and I will have to buy an OTC archery elk license.
Any suggestions on good areas? I will be there for one month before the hunt starts which limits my scouting time. I love to hike and hunt hard during the week. I am not afraid of driving 4 hours either if it will get me into a lower pressure area that will increase my chances. Any suggestions? I wish I had more time but the military won't let me move until July. Thanks for the help!