BillyG, congrats! The tags out here are very coveted. I have never been drawn. That's a heck of a tag too.
I wish I could help you, but I mostly put in for the Tule elk hunts in the south central zones, near Owens Valley. Never put in for the Roosevelt elk draws.
I have not really seen many guys on here fromt he California area, other than one other guy from SoCal like me, and a hog and turkey expert from the central area. There is another site I frequent that is mainly California guys, and there are always 5-6 guys each year on that site that draw tags. They would definately have a better idea there.
I won't post the link here, due to site etiquitte, but will shoot you a message. Other than that, you should stick around this site. Lots of great info! Welcome!!!
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...