Welcome to BGH,
A few years ago I hunted in GODS VALLEY just north of tillamook, party of 5 pulled 3 bulls out of there.
They have been doing a lot of logging back in there the last couple of years, not sure if the herd has stayed around or not.
I have also heard the blue mountains in NE oregon had good elk hunting, but is a draw tag.
First make sure your gun is safe, remove the bolt and clean your barrel from the chamber to the end of muzzle. Clean the barrel using butchers bore shine until a patch comes out white. Run a total of 5 separate patches soaked with denatured alcohol through the bore and let dry for 30 minutes. Insert a cleaning rod with a jag and a dry patch into the neck of the chamber. Make sure it will stay there through the next process. Now using another cleaning rod, install a patch that has been coated...