Yep, Backpacked every direction out of Jackson and you will have no problem finding elk in any direction. Just pick your backpack skill level. Some areas around there are way steeper and more rugged than others. As far as elk, I have seen big ones in every direction as well. Learn how to camp with bears because I guarantee you will see grizzlies in those units around Jackson. That country is full of them. Pull up Wyoming game and fish on the net and you can navigate through to see your chances of drawing a tag in the various units. In Wyoming it is all draw and will probably take at least one point to get a tag. Colorado would be your best shot to hunt next year with over the counter tags while getting you a point in Wyoming. I have got some really nice bulls with over the counter tags in Colorado every year.
I did a little looking over around Jackson last weekend and saw 10-12 bulls over 370. Saw 2-3 nontypicals that were awesome and a monster 6x6 with double drop tines that looked like ball bats hanging down. The largest typical was an 8x8 about 390. Hunting seasons are over for bulls so there should be some big ones somewhere next year. Most of the big guys probably migrated down out of the parks where you can't hunt.
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