Get rid of the elk tag! Let them keep their money and you keep your points. Moose Muzzy is a great time to catch them in the rut. Rifle season is a bit late and some of the big boy's have started to hole up. They are easy to pattern during the rut. Find the Cows he likes to visit and when one comes in estrus, he will not leave. Muzzy elk a few years ago I watched 3 bulls and a cow for 3 days. Of course the monster bull was king and the other 2 were just trying to harass him. What area did you draw???
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...