So I went on my second hunt, 2nd Rifle Elk, and got my ass kicked. Looking to talk to Elk hunters (I'm in Colorado) but all Elk hunters input is welcome. I'm not looking for a GPS coordinate to your honey hole, just technique, advise and some general BSing about hunting Elk. I'll tell you a little about my last trip. I'm a public land hunter with a general understanding of the work involved in elk hunting. That said, most I have been able to do is read about hunting elk, couple of the guys I go with are seasoned hunters but seems no one has a "plan", maybe thats my fault, as it seems I prefer to have a plan. Headed out to GMU 15 from Oct. 21-26, got some snow on the 25th about 8". Lots of track some new, most old, but they are there I know that. I picked a couple places I wanted to still hunt, and a couple places I wanted to walk through. I had my pick of deer and had a tag but did not want fire and scare away what I was really there for, elk. So it seems to me a bad idea to combination hunt when your there for one purpose only? But looking for ideas and technique for next year. Good news is, never got discouraged. I think it is a hard hunt and am ok with coming out empty as long as a good time is had. At the same time I want to increase my chances so with that let the conversation begin! Thanks. Edit to add, I know the search function is my friend and could find plenty of info, I am looking for interaction on this, not just reading. So please don't rip me because I didn't just search and read. Thanks.