Made my first elk hunt last year, OTC 2nd season on Unit 85 public land. We didn't see anything, but we learned a lot. I need some people with a little knowledge to review my plans for this tear before I put in for tags.
I don't have any points, and want to start accruing some. My plan is to put in for a Bosque rifle as my first choice, so I can get the point. Then use my other choices to apply for the 3 Bosque SWA late season cow hunts. In the past these have required 2 pts in some seasons, but have been available with no points in others.
I also plan on going back to the same place we hunted last year for an OTC archery hunt.
Am I approaching the draw correctly? I am going to request the left over draw if I don’t get one of the cow tags.
Are there better choices for late season cow hunts on public land?
My primary concern for the late season hunt is the roads. I don’t have any local knowledge of anywhere in the state, and don’t want to get a tag somewhere that the roads will be closed. I picked Bosque, because it is an easy drive from my home, and if I can’t shoot a cow, I would at least like the opportunity to SEE a bull.