So excited to be coming back to Montana to hunt Muley's again with my buddies this year. We will be setting up our Wall Tent in Unit 410 again and enjoying the Montana landscape and awesome hunting. Unfortunately one of my friends wasn't able to commit to the hunt early and the out of state over the counter Deer Tags sold out. At this point essentially his only option is to buy the combo tag over the counter......This is where I need a little help.
We know Unit 410 pretty well, but obvioulsy that is a permit unit for Elk. I believe the closest "open" units for elk would be 530, 511 & 701. I know nothing about these units, can anyone give any sense of what these units are like for Elk hunting?
I am wondering if anyone might have a recommendation on which open unit is closest to 410 that you think we would have a chance for success with elk in? Would want it to be within reasonable driving distance so we could commute each day from basecamp in 410. Any help would be much appreciated.
Actually after talking to Game & Fish it turns out 530 and 511 are draw units. 540 which is a bit farther away, but driveable but is open over the counter. Anyone have any experiene in unit 540? Would love to hear how it is!