Re: CO Elk Hunting and Loss of Freedom
Just got back from an elk hunt in CO's GMU 53 which was (is) also restricted to foot and horse traffic only. The area is rugged, very pristine and I can't imagine spoiling it with ATV's, pickups and the like. Yeah, it is a lot harder to get an elk out of remote areas, but IMHO, that is the way it should be. I'm not a tree-hugger or an enviromentalist but the last thing I want to see or hear while I'm out in the boonies of CO is a motorized vehicle. It was bad enough having a hunter(s) leading horses or mules through the area you are hunting (it happened twice) but I would have really be PO'd if it would have been atv's or other motorized vehicles. To me, the restrictions are a GOOD THING.