I've never hunted that unit, so I can't offe anything specific...
When you get up to scout take advantage of AZ's dry climate. Find water holes, meadows, canyons, N. slopes all away from easy road access. Elk leave such pronounced trails on their travel corridors here that you won't have any trouble figuring out where they move from water, to feeding, to bedding areas...
Run the 300 road. It's on the southern border of 3C. Any further south than that and you're on the Apache Indian Reservation. Since the fire of 2001 the elk populations have blown up & the big daddys like to hang out on the res. but they do cross the fence. Find water on the north side of the 300 road and sit and watch. Do not camp on a water hole here though, that is severly frowned upon here by hunters and game wardens alike. Good luck on your hunt. You have my favorite elk tag. I've hunted those units a ton.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...