I'm not trying to be smart, but "elk are where you find them". The two areas that you mention are generally on a migration route to lower wintering grounds from the higher county to the North. Thus, the increase in elk populations in either area is largely weather dependent. Both areas are quite popular during the November muzzleloader season. Last year, the weather didn't cause much of any movement until after the November season (which is a popular controlled draw tag.) If you are looking for lower and easier ground than the northern areas of 5000 to 6500 feet, then the Prospect and Butte Falls areas are options, but you are not likely to find the numbers that inhabit the higher ground during the October general elk season. Again, . . . . . get some weather, and things change!
How many times have you wished for a better view across a clear cut, an agriculture field or down a powerline?
Ever wanted to get a little higher to try to get above a deer’s nose?
Have you ever wanted a taller stand because… well… just because?
Here is an example of a stand I made a few years ago and it has some very real advantages and a few disadvantages.
commanding view from the stand
able to accommodate two hunters, perfect for parent / child hunts
hunters are well...