I hunted that same hunt ten years ago my first archery hunt its what got me hooked. Take a look at the canyon creek mountains about ten miles to the east of snow lake along the northern boundry of the wilderness. Saw the biggest bull I've ever seen in my life there. Lots of animals and good quality bulls at least there was back then.
Did some scouting last weekend, Saw tons of elk, mostly cows, spikes and raghorns didnt see any of the big boys but they are in there. There is plenty of water everywhere in that area, and a lot of food. Elk look healthy, looks to be a good year. I did see some wolves, big, very big.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...