My son has a either sex tax the same season for BDO. We were down there this past weekend of course now is not a good time to figure out where the elk are. The terrian is steep, looked like glassing off the ridges and then stalking the elk will be the best play. We can use the well roads to get to the tops the water is scarce up top expect by the wells. The critters are drinking out of pits by them. 30K acres does not seems like much but it is alot of ground to cover. I think there are only 5 elk hunters for the first Oct hunt, I am sure we will see each other.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.