When you are talking about a certain unit in a state that the tags are hard to draw you are asking questions to a very limited resource.
I would suggest that you are going to have to get out there and scout the unit and find the water sources for the elk for a start. If you are from out of state then I would suggest that you give the regional game and fish office a call and talk to the biologist for that area and see if he can give you a hand on where to go.
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime I pull my clothes out of the box they reek of fresh earth.
I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...