>If true, you clouded the issue
>by calling it your "Money
>hole". I assume private
>ranch, not high fenced?
>venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore
I can see now that calling it a Money Hole is a bit misleading. I was playing on wording often used by Cameron Hanes where he states "that is money right there".
I appreciate your feedback txhunter58. In the future I will try to be a little more careful how I word things.
As for the others.
There is private land close by and some other public land that is near impossible to get to. I think these elk escape to both when the hunting starts even though there is some hunting pressure there as well. I believe this is the reason so many bulls survive each year. Still if this was all on a ranch or a high fence you would see much bigger bulls. Even the biggest bulls in this area are only approaching 300 inches. Most are 4 points and small 5's. Not much of a draw for someone wanting to pay for a trophy.
It is funny. The guys from Utah love to show their 400 inch trail camera pics and harvested bulls which they are lucky to get a chance at every 7 years or so. Then someone shows some of the shear number of bulls that can be found in Colorado and everyone thinks it only exist on a ranch. Well they can keep believing that if they want. As for me I'm going to continue to hunt where there is plenty of elk so I get lots of opportunities. Some day I will get a chance at a nice 6 point. Funny thing is now everyone will think I paid some rancher to get it. Go figure. Well I know what reality is because I was there. Others that I associate with know the truth also. Utah may have 400 class bulls for those that want to wait but Colorado has the numbers if you know where to look.
Good luck to everyone. I hope you find what you are looking for.