Going to hunt Colorado for the first time this year with a buddy and his dad and father in law. No preference points yet. We have been doing a lot of research on the DOW website to try and find a decent either sex rifle tag and unit 54 is one that we are interested in. There are other hunts we are looking at, but mainly interested in either sex 1st or 2nd season rifle hunts.
My buddy and I are in good shape, but the 2 older gents wont be able to put on a heavy pack and hike 5 miles in to hunt. They can hike some, but nothing too extreme.
Just looking for information on this unit as far as what the terrain holds. Is there a lot of good access here for older folks to have a chance to bag an elk, or would it be too strenuous for them?
Not really looking for trophy area, more like a good area just to put a tag on an animal to fill the freezer. Not too sure how many more years of hunting his dad will be able to manage, so we would like a decent chance for him as well as us.
Any input is welcome and if you know of any units that are more what we are looking for, I'm all ears!