I hunt 751 and 75- very close to that unit. not sure about bow seasons- but the first rifle always has pressure-but.... its easy to get away from the hunters if you walk in over a mile in rough terrain- which is all over in the area I go to. Hunted 4 times- all 1st season- killed 2 bulls 1 son got a cow, the other a 5-4 both of my bulls were mature- 6-6 and a 6-5 its an EE tag-- we hiked in 2.5-4 miles each day- don't expect success like that if you don't put a bunch of work in the dark on the way in and out. we left camp at 4am and got back at 9 pm. its really hard work to do it that way. you might look at a drop camp- that's what I did when I hunted with out my pack horses-my sons!
we hiked in 2.5-4 miles each day - don't expect success like that if you don't put a bunch of work in the dark on the way in and out. we left camp at 4am and got back at 9 pm. its really hard work to do it that way
The odds are certainly upped hunting the way you do, boy that makes for a looonnnnng day, real successful elk hunters seldom see camp in the day. I try to hunt like that, but I admit I see camp too often in the broad daylight lately, but I do have a red hot spot that has allowed me to hunt easier.
I'll be backpacking. Hunted 751 previously, so the rough terrain is definitely familiar, but I'm not going in totally blind. Just was hoping for some Intel in a specific area. Thanks for the replies so far.
According to the backdoor method, I'm in for MD. Tough decision if I should OTC elk too. I'll most likely be solo and already have the time off early September, I can't get any of the slugs around these parts to leave their deer feeders for some western hunting and I'll be trying to figure it out as I go, not time for pre scouting.