Anyone hunting this unit? We haven't seen a single elk or fresh track. We hiked high and low, nothing. All the other hunters there have said the same thing. Abundent wolves though. Any help or recommends? ,)
,) This is about right. The wolves are taking their toll all around the state. I've heard bugling once this whole fall. Was a pretty frustrating bow season for many. I have no advice for the Lemhi area. Sorry. I don't even know what to do in my own backyard .
I was hunting 18 miles from Wy border in Colorado unit 6 and was talking to the dow and they said there was a resident pack coming in and out of Wy. My thought is that the wolf are making the elk more wild then ever trying to stay away from these Wolfe's. I think people will be hunting Wolfe's in Colorado in the near future!
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...