Please post if you know where the elk were in GMU 24 in 2012!
We hunted GMU 24 1st Rifle Elk 2012 with Ripple Creek Lodge outfitters. Zero elk taken by the the 13 guided hunters and only 1 elk (a 3x5) was taken in the 5 drop camps. That one was taken North of County Road 8 and up the pass. Nothing was taken in the wildeness area. Very few elk were even seen and minimal sign.
Is it likely that the elk were further east in GMU 24 as the CPW write up of that unit indicates?
Our guide had minimal area to take us too without bumping into other hunters from the same unit. Significant numbers of public DIY hunters in that area as well. We hunted mostly between the Lily Pond trail and the Beaver Creek draw (east of Trapper's Lake Road). Note: in 2011, ~15 guided hunters with this outfitter tagged out completely by day 3 (many bulls) - verified by independent sources.