All - I am an experienced hunter but fairly new to elk hunting. I shot my first elk last fall in CO on a early season rifle cow hunt and shoulda arrowed a nice 5x5 bull during archery season but that is another story!
Uncle Sam has decided to send me to Iraq for 6-8 months and it will eliminate my 2009 hunting plans. So I want to take my 61 yr old father on his first elk hunt. He's always talked about it and brother and I want to make it happen for him. Will be me, my brother and my father. We plan to purchase WY pref pts this summer with hopes at drawing permits in 2010. Would like my dad to get a chance at a bull but he would be ecstatic even with a cow. He raised us deer hunting and we are meat hunters.
Been doing some research and with 1 pt does anyone have any recommendations for rifle elk hunting in WY? I have a large wall tent and love the high country. Dad will more than likely not hunt far from roads but brother and I are not scared to hump it in a ways (1-3 miles). Been doing some research via Eastman's Hunting Journal MRS but was wondering if anyone would be willing to point us to a GMU that might make for a good hunt?
Any other suggestions? If you don't want to share publicly...please PM me. Appreciate any info anyone has to provide! Thank you.