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Idaho approves changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat quotas - posted 1 week ago

The odds for non-residents are less than a high-school football player being drafted into the NFL (no, this is not an exaggeration): https://blog.eastmans.com/what-are-your-odds-really/

Colorado Big Game Unit 521 - posted 3 months ago

Hunted 1st rifle 2018 for elk in 521. Hunted the Sardine & Silver creek drainages. Some sign, a few cows, 1 non-legal bull and a TON of horse/mule hunters. Outfitters just sit at the Dark Canyon horse park & pack in out-of-staters to drop camps. I hiked in ~ 7 miles 2 days prior to open to camp at 10,800 ft. Come opening morning, there were big packs of horse hunters all up and down the drainages. Nothing against horses (hell, I'd use 'em if I had them) but they muck up all the trails and the hunters just won't get off them at all. Instead of using the horses to get to the bottom of a drainage/camp then hunt on foot from there, most of them will hunt their entire day straight from horsebakc blowing cow calls non-stop. My 2 cents - the southern portion of the Raggeds (Anthracine creek and south) is no good because of all the noise and scent from outfitters blowing out the herds. There are elk here but you need to get away from places that pack animals can get to.