Colorado is the only Rocky Mountain state where a nonresident can buy an elk tag over the counter. As a result, the state has more elk hunters than any other. It also has more elk-upward of 300,000, which is about a third of all the elk on the planet. There are millions of acres of national forest and BLM land to hunt here, but one of my favorite spots is the White River National Forest. Don't expect to find much solitude here, or anywhere in Colorado, for that matter. There are no secret spots, unless you can draw a limited-entry tag.