Hi everyone, just curious about the elk in unit 4 now days. Buddies and I have hunted it several times with good success but its been since 2011. We have tags for first season cow this year. Wondering how the herd is doing.
We have, along with several others as you know, always had good luck in the hole in the wall drainage.... and back toward the grizzly park area.
I understand the DOW has lowered tags in the unit and the herd is near objective but are there still good numbers or more hit and miss these days. When we started you could make a kill... go to town and buy a leftover and harvest a second elk if you cared to. One year we tagged out on the fourth day of season. My latest experience is if you do not have luck by 4 pm opening day any elk in the area disappear overnight.
I have been told by a local to try our luck lower and close to angel springs. What is your opinion?
Appreciate any help, but also understand it is a touchy subject.
Lastly, I remember an outfitter "Dusty Trails" who would take a pack string in and get your game for you but he wasnt around last time I was there. Is there anyone who still does this other than renting from Sombraro (scary)?
Im new to this site, but I attached a photo from 2011. Im on the far right with outfitters hat and a cold celebatory drink as the ones you see have tagged and everyone else is still hunting.
Thank You.... Happy Elk Hunting in 15'