I don't hunt them much. Have to travel to far and the draw here is tuff. Also most the animals on private land. Numbers here are really really down. 10 years ago they were everywhere. Now they are pretty hard to find. Think I'd check out the area between Paisley and Lakeview. Used to see a lot down there too. Someone told me Heart Mt too but never been there.
Turn off to the antelope refuge off of 395 north of Lakvview and should be lots of public land around there too with them on it.
See what happen this summer. maybe take a trip down there.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...