Just wondering what everyone thought about Unit 34. Any advice about early archery in the Lincoln National Forest?
Are you kidding me? That's the best of the best. Trophy! Great terrain. Those are almost always "High Demand" or "Quality" hunts. I'm pretty sure when you get one of those your ineligible to apply the following year. I'll have to check again. But, great animals in there.
Unit 34 has been known for some monster trophies. I was in that unit hunting turkey and saw plenty of elk. A good area to hunt is pinon draw. That is over by sacramento/ weed. Got to watch out for that area because of the patches of private land. PM me for some more info. I need to look up some directions to get to pinon draw.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...