I am wondering if anyone is familiar with this "neck of the woods"? I have been through there before but have never hunted for Elk there. I am wondering if any readers have any knowledge of the area and would not mind passing it on.
Not a lot of elk in that country. Mostly just deer. In all the years I have hunted down there I have only seen a handful of elk. I've heard you have to get further west to get into any huntable populations. Good luck.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.