Next year I will have 20 points for elk in Colorado. I could draw a Unit 61 muzzleloader elk tag next year (2012), but the muzzleloader season will be September 8-16, and that is the earliest it has been since 2007. On the other hand I have a 1 in 3 chance at a Unit 201 archery tag. What are your thoughts on these earlier dates for muzzleloader next year in Unit 61. Is the rut normally in full swing during the Sept 8-16 dates in 61? If those early dates are risky, I might just hang in there for 201 next year.