Backside of Monarch pass and black sage pass.
I've hunted here my entire elk hunting career (7 years) and have not gotten a shot. Most years bull, some cow. On two occasions I've come close with a rifle. I've stuck with the area for so long because 1) family friends provide comfortable lodging for free, and 2) I've become pretty familiar with the area and I am not sure I want to put in several years learning a new area.
I've become open to the idea of broadening my horizons, sucking it up, and learning a new area that may have more potential. Just when I think I'm ready to do it, I remember the nice bulls I've seen taken from the area. ,)
I archery hunted a couple of years ago and am getting back into it this year (loved it btw).
What are your opinions on the area? I usually don't run into many hunters, but I don't see alot of elk either. Just asking to get my pre-season homework started