No sign, no bugles, no nothing but miles of looking/walking.
Limited time for scouting so most of it will be on the web trying to find places that look good. I know this is wide open and covered a million times but based on peoples experience for where the elk are or may be after 1st rifle this year... any suggestions on a unit within say 4 hours of Colorado Springs that has maybe a higher than average chance of bagging an elk in season 2, 3, or 4?
I'd offer up a front shoulder if someone could say "go here, walk over there, snoop around, and short of finding them in a corral, you'll get one."
I know it's called hunting for a reason and elk are called ghosts for a reason too, but to not even see one from 3 ridges over is just a little frustrating.