Are you looking to put in for 61 this year ? Also are you looking to hunt archery, muzzy, or rifle ? And do you know the unit at all ? What kind of a hunt are you looking for ? Are you looking to backpack in and do some serious hunting or sticking closer to the roads and trying to glass one up ? What is a trophy to you ?
The elk in the unit will range from all different elevations depending on the season and it also depends on your ability to dive into some steep and deep country to go after that bull of a lifetime.
Let us know some more info and we maybe able to help you out a little better.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...