Well did not get an elk but had a good hunt. The day befor the season I saw 4 elk within 25 yards. One good thing that happend is that I learned alot about the area. Found their travel routes and where they go for water. Later that month I did go to Montana on a Buffalo hunt and got a nice 1000 pounder with my muzzleloader. So there is still meat in thr freezer.
Hey bubba, I was reading your post about late elk hunting, and have to saw you have done one hell of a job just seeing em, if you find yourself back out here this year get in touch with me I live out here, and maybe could help you get on some more. You can reach me at email@example.com that is the same as my yahoo im. Best of luck on you for this season.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...