Hello all, before I get to my question let me start with saying yes, I am a Newbie, we all have to start somewhere. Although I have been a looker on this site for at least a couple of years I haven't joined till now, glad I took the leap. You all seem to really post some great information and stories of the hunt...thank you for the reading experience.
On to my question, I typically hunt elk and deer in either the Salmon or Sawtooth regions. Last year was Sawtooths, was happy to get my deer, but no elk. This year it's Salmon. Last time I hunted the Salmon area was in 05 and I stayed at a forestry cabin in Yellow jacket and hunted from there. Unfortunately 05 was a warm year in mid-October and those bulls were holding high and tight in the nastiest timber around.
This year my jumping off point will be around the town of Salmon. Thinking of possibly heading up towards North Fork, then on to NF 030 back past Shoup, Panther Creek, etc.,crossing the Salmon river and heading towards the boundary of the Frank. I will be hunting by myself and once I go in, I'm not coming out till either the hunt is over, or I harvest. My other choice is heading back over the mountain range of Yellow Jacket and chasing them around. Unit 28 appears to be the best success rate, at least according to last year. So, if any of you would like to share some insight into my thoughts of planning would be great. I'm not asking for anyone antying up honey holes, just a decent jumping off point and my legs and heart will get me as far back as I need.
Thanks in advance for any help you all can offer.