I am going to try to archery hunt unit 36 this year and would like to know if it will be worthy my time. Im not looking for a trophy but does anyone know if there are many bull elk in the area? Thanks.
Area 36 had pretty dismal success rates for rifle hunters last year - 7% for bulls. But that is a different season, they could be in there during the archery season. I have never been there, but from the sounds of it, they might not be hard to find and probably aren't very vocal if the wolf activity is high in the area.
If you are bowhunting and a resident, there are better areas.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...