I just joined, but have read many posts from google searches that kept me leading me back to website so I signed up to keep from missing out on the fun.
I'm planning my fith out of state hunt ever, and only my second elk hunt. I'm most definitely a novice. I'm as in good a shape someone at sea level can be, and I like to back pack hunt.
My inaugural post deals with hunting in a heavily timbered unit. From what I can tell, there aren't many meadows or parks where I am hoping to be drawn. This concerns me because, I'm worried that the few open areas will be magnets for everyother hunter. The terraine is terribly steep and there are a few rivers running through the area. Several outfitters work the unit, and there are good road systems. 3 miles from the trailhead is limit of my comfort level packing out an elk and
If you hunt heavily forested areas for elk, with few parks and meadows, how do you approach your hunt?