Hello I'm new to the site and I'm trying to find some info on Montana Unit 410 for archery elk. First heres a quick bio to give you my abilities in the field to help with my questions. I'm from UP of MI, 29 yrs old, excellent shape and I have hunted archery elk in Gunnison Co. I was successfull harvesting a 5x5 (58 yard shot); over 5 miles from the truck, on foot in the rugged West Elk Wilderness (12000ft elevation) with my brother. That was my first elk and second trip out there. I am hooked, my wife calls it elk fever! Back to MT Unit 410: I was reading a Hunting Fool magazine and found the Missouri Breaks area to have excellent elk numbers and quality along with lower elevation. I found a ton of information on the unit, however not very recent stuff and I'm trying to narrow it down a bit. I will be going for a week within the first 3 weeks of the season before it gets 2 much pressure. I am thinking of using a 14' boat w/ a quiet 4 stroke motor (depending on water level) to get down the river and to be more mobile. Then hike in a bit and make a spike camp and glass from a vantage. This seems more reliable than the roads if it were to rain or just to get away from some of the crowd. I am not opposed to hiking in miles to get away if I were to hunt from the roads, however I could not find a hunting partner this year so this limits how far a guy can pack out an animal by himself. Just wondering if anyone has had good experience with one option over the other? If so where would be a good spot to take off from? Should I focus on any certain area of the unit? I would consider finding another person or a group of three at the most that are going to be hunting this area to team up with. Also what is the chance of seeing a Grizzly, or Rattlers? So please let me know what you guys think and your experience. Thanks in advance!!!