Well, here we go again! It's time to start planning out my first archery elk hunt. I have decided on GMU 444 due to the fact that i had my first elk hunt there last year fourth season and got to know the area a little bit. I did not come home with an elk but i seen some and had a great time in the process. I have gone over all the rankings and statistics and have settled on 444, even though it does not rank the greatest, simply due to the fact of being somewhat familiar now with the area. I was there during mid november last year and did not experience too much hunting pressure.
What i am wondering is if there is alot of pressure from hunters or other recreationalists there on top of Basalt Mountain in the early archery season? I am planning on hicking back in more towards the eastern side and spending some time back up in there for about 2-3 days at a time if possible.