I just saw this section as I have been a member for a few months and did post one other time looking for some advice on a hunt next yr
I have been hunting (deer/bird) & fishing for about 40 yrs in the central Sierras in CA, IL and MO. Since moving to CO back in 2005 I have been primarily upland bird hunting with my pointing dog.
This last fall my 12 yr old son passed his hunters safety course and wanted me to plan a deer or elk trip for us in 2014. I'm excited to be back big game hunting and especially to teach my son to enjoy the hunt. he has really taken to shooting at the range is excited about our coming hunt this year.
I think we might try a 1st season rifle hunt for elk in CO GMU 54 since I think we can draw out either sex elk.
I have done allot of research on the web, talked to the local Parks/Game office and any other advice would be really appreciated. This hunt is all about my son so I'm hoping we see some animals and get luck enough for opportunity.
Anyway, I really enjoy the forum......