I'd like to put in for an anterless elk tag this year. I've never hunted elk (or anything else with 4 legs) and was hoping someone woudl be willing to give a suggestion as to a good area I could start scouting in the Spring duirng the off season that I have a reasonable chance of drawing out in and a reasonable chance of seeing some cows.
The only wild elk I've ever encountered close up was a bull that came into my dog whistle when I was grouse hunting up by Strawberry. This year my main goal is to just learn about elk, where to find them, and how to hunt them. I figured there's a lot less competition and from what I've read higher numbers of cows so I thought that would be a good place to start.
I would also like to make an offer if anyone is interested. If an experienced and patient elk hunter in the Wasatch Front area would be willing to have me tag along with them and learn I'd be happy to provide the muscle and help out with whatever tasks need doing, packing in, packing out, whatever. I'm a grouse hunter so I understand and adhere to the rules about honey holes and the rules that apply to being shown one as a guest. I'm just looking for general knowledge that I can apply to my scouting this Spring.
It seems a waste to live here and not enjoy the big game hunting opportunities that are available. So any help, suggestions, or information would be greatly appreciated. Flames will be ignored, I gotta start somewhere.