- May 20, 2021
This will be our first western backcountry hunt and first bear hunt (coming from Oklahoma where bear hunting is very limited and still pretty new within the last 10 years or so). Heading to Colorado for a 10 day+ September Rifle Bear hunt in Colorado this fall. Narrowed down some units really to mainly one possibly two units for the hunt and now doing more in-depth e scouting as much as possible prior to going out. I know the basics of looking for water and food that time of year and sounds like they tend to hang out in the 7,000-9,000 ft elevation range at that time. Wondering if anyone has experience with a similar hunt or any other tips. I've also been marking common water holding areas (springs, creeks, ponds, water hole, etc) on gohunt and basemap. Anyone has experience or insight into how much they use creeks vs a bigger water source like a waterhole/pond, etc. Any and all information is greatly appreciated.