We just got back from our 2nd rifle cow elk hunt in unit 201. My son, Sam, had the cow elk tag and we hunted hard for 4 days without a shooting opportunity for him. We did find some elk and were able to stalk up and work a couple of small herds, just couldn't close the deal. He learned a bunch about elk hunting too. Overall, it was a fun trip and he's ready to get after it again.
Honestly, I am a little disappointed with the number of elk we were able to find. The best areas we found while scouting this summer weren't holding elk for our season. The hunting pressure was pretty light, especially when leaving the roads behind and getting into the timber. And the elk we did find were pretty spooky. In terms of a totally limited trophy quality unit, I expected to be in elk more consistently than we were. Maybe that's our faults for not getting to the right areas where the elk were holding, dunno.
We might try to get out for a late season hunt in December, if time permits--he may have to wait until next year to give it another go. And our season thus far has been really great. Good luck to others who are hunting through the weekend for 2nd rifle. Get out and knock one down!