Let me start with an introduction- My name is Heath, and I'm 23, and I have been hunting my whole life. I have bagged a cow elk and doe antelope, but have focused the majority of my time, energy, and money on waterfowl hunting. I love goose hunting but am starting to get the urge to try something new.
My dad and I both have second season cow tags for units 6, 16, 17, 161, and 171. We have been "cyber" scouting the area and Independence Mountain north of Walden looks to be a good area to hold elk. We are planning to head up there within the next few weeks to scout it in person and find areas of interest. Has anyone hunted the area or familiar with it and have any advice. There appear to be numerous roads all over the mountain so one of my main concerns is pressure. I know on public land there are always going to be others out there, I am just worried about it being too crowded.
I appreciate all the help and look forward to hanging around and contributing when I can!