I have only bowhunted Starkey/Ukiah one time previously in September 2009 and was there the 12 - 23. I found the bulls were very vocal everday in the morning until around 0930 ish. All the bulls that I observed were single bulls with a herd of cows ranging 3 - 9 in the group. The only bachelor bull I saw was a respectable 5x5 that I missed.
I was wondering if anyone has experience bowhunting Starkey/Ukiah earlier (end of August) when the season starts and if the bulls are bugling at that time or if they are responsive to calls at the end of August? Also if you know roughly the time frame when they start to form their herds of cows? Any info would be greatly appreciated.