Have been hunting the Black Mountain area North of Craig for 4 or 5 years now. my hunting party has taken and seen several elk there. My chances have been good, but I have yet to cash in on an elk in that area. Some connections highly recommended the Freeman Reservoir area, and after camping there recently I can see it holds promise. Seems a bit more dense with Aspens and some good trails compared to the intermittent meadows, dark pine, and aspens of the east side. Although I will say Im not thrilled with the heavy, shoulder high undergrowth on the Freeman side.
Would those of you who have hunted both recommend one over the other? Please keep in mind that this is a hunting forum and that I am aware there are heavy amouns of hunters in both areas. I hunt probably as far away from other hunters as possible and walk to the far reaches of the area, so please do not mislead in any way. Your forthright input is greatly appreciated. I dont like a crowded hillside any more than you do and go to great lengths to avoid such scenarios.
I like Black Mountain and have probably scouted every feed and watering hole on it. So, I dont take lightly the decision to switch. What say you all?