NMG&F just put a trap near Hardcastle Gap for a problem bear....its just south of the lake. There was lots of elk in the area around the lake a couple weeks ago, but don't know how many hunters have been in there since. Mtns east of the lake are usually good.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...