November 1st marks the beginning of the third rifle elk season in Colorado. With only four seasons total, the opportunities to harvest a cow or bull are winding down. The third season will run through the 9th of November with the fourth season starting on the 12th and running through the 16th.
While you may feel a certain desperation to fill that tag, it remains crucial to pay attention to what you are doing in the field. Don’t inadvertently stray outside of your designated unit when you’re hot on the trail of trophy bull. Avoid the temptation to "borrow" your hunting partner’s tag or allow him or her to shoot an animal for you and use your tag. Remember to properly tag your harvest and make use of the meat to the best of your ability. The officers with the Division of Wildlife in Colorado know that corners sometimes get cut during the later part of the season and will be out in force.
It is important to remember that as a hunter, even one accused of a hunting violation, you have rights and a Wildlife Lawyer can help make sure you are afforded those rights. Call our offices to speak to a Wildlife Lawyer about questions you may have if you are given a ticket for a hunting violation.