Hunted 4th Season Cow Units 11/12/211/23/24. Party of 8 - no one got elk. Weather worked against us - elk haven't migrated into winter range. Hunted many areas in Routte and White River Natl forests.
From my observation, not very many hunters did well - the processing plant in Maybell was closed at 7:00 on Saturday night - they are usually open until 9 or 10. I saw only 1 elk hanging in the park. I spoke with a few hunters who got elk high in the flat tops.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...