My GF is a first year hunter this year and decided to buy her elk tag. The IDFG shut down the Elk hunt in the unit I've been hunting in for years, which has been pretty good. Numbers were a bit down, due to wolves in that area (15 wolves were moved out by F&G twice this year). I've been hunting an early hunt and havent had any luck, so Im a little hesitant in purchasing another tag for that unit (it goes till Dec 31, so there is plenty of hunting left to do, just need snow up high)... and I havent had to go scounting in other units.
I dont want to know your special spots but has anyone seen any decent numbers of elk (bulls and cows) in any of these units;
ID 69 - Tex Creek( either near Sheep Mtn or the NE side of this unit)
ID 61 - Island Park (near Spencer)
ID 64 - Palisades (near Moody)
I dont know what response I will get, but hopefully I dont offend anyone by asking. Again, I dont expect any details, mainly looking for suggestions.