Well I have to say there are tons of elk in unit 61. I only saw 1 monster on the first morning during a huge rain storm. He had a lot of cows and we just couldn't get close enough. I passed on 17 other bulls that were all 6X6 or 5X6 and were all within archery range. Most were within 20 yards and didn't mind hanging around for some great video that one of my buddies recorded. After 3 1/2 days and seeing probably 100 bulls, this bull was the biggest I had seen other than the one on the first morning. This one looked really good coming through the aspen trees and I couldn't force myself to pass on another one. He is not the "MACK DADDY" but I am tickled to have him. He is by far the best bull I have ever killed and worth all the years it took to draw the tag. Truly the greatest hunting trip I have ever experienced. Good friends came along, plenty of bulls and non-stop bugling. I wish it didn't take me another 15 years to draw another tag.
Thank you Quinton (elkkill06), for your help. It is greatly appreciated.