My dad and I are planning an archery elk hunt in September in Unit 74, specifically in the Hermosa Creek Wilderness Area. Does anyone have any experience in this area? Not asking for spots, just if there are elk there and if we will have an opportunity to be successful. The terrain varies from slightly less than 12,000ft to about 8,000ft. From research, this area is pretty rugged. Would it be beneficial to start the day at a higher elevation and work down or vice versa? I would assume during the heat of the day, the elk will be in the shade in the dark timber. I was also going to locate water holes and scout these out as well. I appreciate anyone's assistance.