Expectations are just to have opportunities on elk. Any legal bull is fine and quite honestly any legal elk is fine with me. We both have quite a bit of experience elk hunting with mixed results but feel confident in our capabilities.
Some of the units we are looking at are 39-9 Special draw 41-1 Regular with archery stamp 35-9 or 35-1 Regular with archery stamp 93-1 Regular with archery stamp
Grizzlies are not really a concern unless they try to eat us, then I am blaming you guys :)
We are planning DIY and do not have access to Wilderness areas so we are trying to pick areas that have the least amount Wilderness so we can hunt the entire unit. We have UTV’s so we can be pretty mobile hunting from a base camp. We are not opposed to going back with rifles if need be but prefer to get it done with archery equipment.
Any help/advise would be appreciated. I am not asking for anyone to do “our research for us” we are just looking for options and advise as we plan on burning the points this year so we can get into the normal general drawings in future years.
Thanks everyone Rich
I hunted unit 25/27 on the draw last year and would recommend either to use your points. Killed a decent bull and had very few hunters, but the elk were hard to find and the forrest absolutely sucked due to all the blow down. That storm in early Sept. made it way worse than it already was. I would think maybe a general tag then pic an area... I can say that I have helped my buddy in WY hunt the general tag in archery and most days we saw more elk than people and we were never really messed up with a bunch of others. We could always get away and find elk to ourselves.