Congratulations on getting a tag. Have you hit up the California Game and Fish folks yet for some information? I've found them to be really helpful in the past for hunting and fishing. I'm sure you have probally seen this on their site but I did see some information listed there for hunt information, and such. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunti...ule/hunts.html
I'm not much help. Other than fishing and hunting turkey there a bit I'm not all that familar with the Elk herd there. Again congratulations and I hope you have an awesome hunt!