I need some good advice on elk hunting using our horses. First off although I've had horses all my life mainly show horses, this is just my 2nd year bowhunting and have two great Rocky mountain horses I'd like to take on our elk hunt. Since we didn't get drawn for any permit hunts we put in for I need some suggestions on where to go, will there be areas to graze horses or should we bring feed? If we don't have a pack animal if successful how do we pack the meat out? I've been looking around for a third horse/mule to either buy or if anyone knows of someone who might lease a pack animal that would be great too.
Frankly any helpful information from people who use horses to hunt off would really be apprciated as I need to make sure I have all the neccassary equipment tack, etc... before we take off into the hills.