I hunted 24 during 3rd season in 2007, have not
killed a Bull but had a great time and did see Elk.
I will be going back during 3rd season this year
with friends, and hunt the same area. I hope the
weather does what its suppose to up high during
that time and puts the Elk in migration mode. This site
is a great place to obtain info.
I've successfully hunted there, but I'm not sure I'd say I enjoy all the company.
There are a few good bulls running around up there, but for the most part, you're looking at raghorns and cows, which really sin't a bad thing. There are tons of hunters in there simply because there are a ton of elk in these units with lots of BLM and Nat'l Forest to hunt. Don't be surprised if you see camps parked right off the road............they're everywhere. Unless you plan on hiking in a good 3+ miles, you're gonna have alot of company.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...