I hunted the Castles a fair bit in college, and the Crazies probably just once or twice. Never saw an elk in either place, not even in the back of someone's truck, but got into some decent deer hunting every once in awhile, just never put it all together. Can't say I really knew what I was doing back then though.
I live near the Crazies. I have never hunted them before. Not sure if they changed the tags to draw only or not. Plenty of elk, and no grizzley bears. More pressure from rifle hunters cause the elk to move to private lands. Still plenty of public land to hunt. Watch out for the high winds!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...