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.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...