So back in April I threw a dart for my 3rd and 4th options and ended up with an either sex elk tag for 4th season in units 04 and 441, north of Hayden. Never hunted either.
As the year unfolded I began to lose hope that I would actually be able to get the time off to do any hunting this year, but this week the outlook for getting away for 6 or 7 days in November is actually improving.
I've been studying these units with google earth and some good maps. I've also been looking at the stat's. May head up next week for a lil scouting.
First question tfor hose inclined to help me out:, am I crazy to think the sparse state and BLM partials in the south end of 441 are my best public land choices for this late in the season or should I focus further north and higher up?
Second question, any suggestions on lodging? My pop-up, while ususally comfortable, doesn't do well should the snow start snowing and the wind start winding (two years ago it nearly flipped over in the wind during 2nd season). That was the time I only had a mulie tag. The next morning, three 5x5 bulls strolled right past me at 60 yards.
Yes, if it weren't for bad luck ....
Thank you all for any suggestions.