Welcome to the BGH Vanguard! Looks like you already found Numbnutz. He is one of the most knowledgeable guys we've got on the northwest region. Good luck on your hunt and we wanna hear the story of your success when you're done.
Vanguard, hows your scouting going? Give you an update, archery season was very slow. not sure why. We did get into a couple bulls but over all it was very very slow. hopefully you are having some better luck. like i said before if your hunting late things should be better for you as the elk wil be in bigger herds and at lower elevations. let me know how your doing and if i can help out anymore.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...