I used to hunt there when I was in college, took a large 5x5 one year there, good deer numbers too. But I'm working on some Montana data sets right now, elk density is a little below average for the region at about 2.5 elk per sq. mile, the bulls get pretty beat up to with about 58% of them being harvested and about 7.5% of the bulls are 6 points.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...