I did follow the blood to private and unfortunately it dried up pretty fast. As Laramie stated in analyzing the shot and knowing how tough elk are I'm not ruling out hat he will die. But yes after that rodeo I tracked him to the edge of private.So did you trail blood all the way to the private?? I'd focus more on things you can control, rather than the other hunters.
The property boundary rules out west are for sure a bummer, but I can see why they are in place.
It seems from anecdotal evidence, most people are never able to gain access to pursue their wounded animal??