As a resident of Dolores Co, I spend a great amount of time in the mountains around here. This year has what I believe been a banner year for the herds around us. I have run into groups of up to 100 elk in both area 71/711. Tons of them on the backside of Lone Cone right now as well unit 70. I have a cow tag for second season and will hunt my usual Fish Creek area, Stoner, Willow Divide etc. Looks like a good hunt for this year.