hunter777, Yes you are right. Jessica has been on one elk hunt with me, last year. She is a trooper and did great staying up with us, over the down timber and 6" inches of snow. Her cousin shot his first bull elk on that hunt, we were slowly stalking in the trees and spotted him at 100 yards in his bed and thankfully the bull was looking away from us.
model88, We were outside of Buffalo, WY., just west of Gillette. I agree, hunting them is a blast.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.