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!!!
I had the idea of calling antelope, never had heard one before and this was my first antelope hunt and archery one to boot. I know it sounds crazy to most hunters calling a antelope but I just had it in my head that I was going in the middle of the rut and they have to have some kind of vocalization at this time of year. Mention antelope hunting and calling in the same breath, well the old timers thought I fell off the rocker and the bets were on!The knowledge about antelope hunting and...