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.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...