Is it too late to plan an otc rifle elk hunt in Colorado
I didn't draw any tags this year and the leftover tags for antelope weren't available in the area I wanted in Wyoming. I was going to do a Aoudad hunt in Texas but the few places to hunt with trespass fees are booked up until the spring of 2014. I've hunted Mule deer the past 5 years in Nebraska and Wyoming but I want to try something different.
I've never done a backcountry hunt or hunted elk in any manner. I'm going to need some elk hunting experience if I draw one of my LE tags in the next few years anyway. I would be happy with a legal bull of pretty much any size my first year, but I would like to hunt an OTC unit with the potential of a 250+ bull. I would like to learn a unit or 2 with OTC 2nd and 3rd rifle elk and an easy to draw (5pp or less) for deer so when I draw the deer I could hunt elk again. With these criteria in mind is this doable in 2 and 1/2 months? I've been researching the southwest region.
Any help would be greatly appreciated along with GPS coordinates to you're honey holes. :p just kidding!
Feel free to pm if you don't want it up on the internet. I've got a few areas in mind but I'm very open to suggestions because I am a elk hunting and backcountry newbie.