I'm planning on going to California next year to hunt Elk. I may drop in on a family reunion too . I've found a web site where I can purchase BLM maps and I've perused the California DFG web site a bit. Can I get some more info from our California hunters on where I should start looking for potential public land to hunt? I'd like to spend as little as possible on these maps given I'll probably only use them once.
This is going to be a DIY hunt and I can't do any scouting beforehand, so I'll be shooting from the hip on this hunt. I know that was a bad pun .
Also what's the hunting style in California. I spot and stalk all my game, should I be on the lookout for people stand hunting during Elk season?