Anyone here hunt here for elk or deer?

Got drawn for a 3rd season buck deer and a late season cow tag. I picked this unit because it is close to home and I've heard the cows are easier to get with more snow. I thought about holding out for a bull in 20, but I'd prefer to hunt this unit more often than wait to hunt 4 years from now.

I haven't been out to scout yet, thus I'm wondering if anyone has any hints on where to start, elevation, what kind of cover deer prefer, and how many other deer hunters to expect during 3rd season.

So if you can help a newbie to this unit out I'd much appreciate it!