3 years now,
and it's public hunting so pressure is tough in some spots, and nothing in another just down the road.
animals depend on the weather, we are not hunting high, elevation where we hunt is about 9,000 feet. so if the weather is nasty early the migration happens early, this isn't a hunt of a lifetime with monster bulls, running amuck.
this past season, 6 of us from www.falfiles.com
got together for a otc tag cow hunt, i missed 2, and 1 didn't shoot,(english guy who flew over, and wasn't comfortable with the shot), and 2 got cows..myself and another guy, were there just for having fun, weren't too serious about killin, were best friends, and just hung out at camp alot..
the otc bull tags are good for more units, than a unit specific cow tag.
we have another spot where the bull on page 1 came from.
didn't want to spend 500 bucks last season for a bull tag, so we all bought cow tags.
we did see 4 legal bulls during the 5 days of hunting.
this year, not sure if any will be back maybe 2 plus me and a friend who lives close.
the one guy out of texas who came, didn't fair too well with the altitude, so he's doubtful, my best friend is is an investor/works for lwrc in va., so he may or may not be here this year. life is changing for him, so we'll see ...
we all look at this hunt as a get together for friends to have a good time, and do some hunting, bs round the fire at night, laugh, play uno til wee hours of the night..etc..
we do see and kill elk, but to me it's not needed...
i've killed tooooooo many things in my life, friends are slipping away way toooo fast....at this age.... so time spent together makes even more memories.....to last when were gone...
we need to talk in person ...send me an email or pm, or whatever with your number and i'll call you, on my dime...
it's great hunt, good food, (all actually gained weight), comfortable camp, plenty of game, awesome scenery, etc...
i'll post a link later to all pics and stories from the falfilers elk hunt from this past season.