Originally Posted by mitchell
if all goes well with the draw this year ill be hunting elk in GMU 86 near coaldale Colorado. I've only been able to go on one scouting trip so far but while i was out i ran into a older gentleman he had told me he always had the best luck just above the trees.
as a first time elk hunter an a person new to colorado (only live here since Nov) i was hoping to get tips/tactics/advise on how to hunt. again if all goes well with the draw we'll be hunting first season rifle and OTC bow hunt for a cow (mostly used for scouting) i'll be hunting with a friend both of us in good physical condition and average shooters (haven't shot much in these crazy Colorado winds).
I like to contact the Game Warden in the area that I will be hunting. They have been a wealth of knowledge and have always been very helpful. It also never hurts to have spoken to them in the off season, as they are not quite as busy. Then a follow up call a few days before the season opens.
This past year, my local Game Warden lined a place for me to take my dad, who is getting up in years. We needed a place that he didn't have to walk and we would be able to take a vehicle in to pick up his efforts.
I am sure there are alot of folks on here that can relay alot of high country knowledge to you, and I hope you have great success this fall.