It took 3 years, but I finally got an elk. He went 5x4 (almost a 6x4) on public land. Our camp went 2/5. NO ATVS! I really think that was the difference. You couldn't have gotten one withing a few miles of this spot. I am really convinced they do more harm than good.
Shot the elk at 10 am. It was 2.5 miles from camp. I finally had him packed out (on foot) by 8 pm.