appriciate it man, im really thinkin im jus gonna focus on my white tails this year and keep hittin the research hard to help make next year as in my favor as possible, the last 2 years i been goin like a mad man tryin to fill a tag in colorado and not focusing enough on the areas am aucually in. i got a neighbor thats been huntin the same place 6 years and no luck, now hes giving up on elk hunting he says he is burnt out, its just to hard. i dont think i would ever get to that point, but still im thinking hunt smarter not harder
Darrin, I have just the solution for you. Subscribe to my mag at the link below, and you'll get it all, man.
Seriously, asking questions like that can be perceived as bad etiquette. But the problem with that question is that there isn't a perfect answer. We all want a place that has low hunter density, high elk density, high mature bull density, and terrain that is nice and easy. It just doesn't work that way, as far as OTC tags go.
You have to set priorities as to what you want: get away from other hunters? a particular landscape you like to hunt (north woods like N. Idaho or desert)? Absolute success at notching your tag? Decent chance at a 6x6? There's give or take in all of it. There isn't the perfect general season elk zone. Can't have it all.
So, ultimately, the question you asked just doesn't make much sense. What are some of the best areas to hunt OTC in Idaho?
haha well put hombre.. and your web site is pretty kick ass! ill be getting your mag soon. it shows you where the good units and places are but leaves the foot work up to the person. pretty dang perfect.