I just finished the density and trophy potential estimates on those yesterday. 36 is a much better option, about 50% more elk per square mile and they kill a much lower % of bulls. Hunter densities are miniscule and nearly identical.
Ive hunted both units twice in the past 6 years. 34 you will see more bulls but not as many big ones, the problem with that is every where you go there is a road that someone can bust a hunt for you. 36 is more of a wilderness hunt so you will have to do a lot of walking or horse back, that is what I use to get on top where I found the big bulls.
I did not kill one in 36 but IMO it is the better hunt. In 34 I have killed a rifle november cow and a ML 5x5.
The best advice I can give is apply, draw, and have the time of your Life. Good luck.
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...