I am a longbow archer and am in withdrawals from elk season being over. This is my second year Elk hunting and this year I saw my first elk (8 to be exact), but I can't help thinking that I could still be in a better spot. I hunted wilderness in unit 43 near Snowmass between 9000 and 11000 ft. The entire time I was out, I didn't hear a peep but did get within about 50 yards of a big cow. I even had a shot, but she jumped the string and I missed right behind her. Being in withdrawals, I am already doing research on my next hunt. I live in colorado now, but didn't grow up here so I don't have any experienced hunters to teach me where to go and I am a grad student and so don't really have the cash for a prearranged hunt. Has anyone used the different hunt statistics services? I feel like if they were done well they could be useful, especially if they talked about specific spots in units, but if done poorly, they could just be a waste of money. I am not a trophy hunter and would just be excited to see more elk and have some good opportunities to take home some meet for the dinner table (my wife would probably appreciate it too). Any ideas or tips to put me in the right direction for next year would be great.