Yeah the short seasons are nuts! I'm also going to miss being able to bow hunt and rifle hunt for elk each year.
Didn't matter much this year though. With the move, job and grad school I didn't even think about trying to hunt. Hoping for next year. I'm building a .270 Gibbs that's in the final stages of construction and I'm hoping it and the 165 matrix (maybe 175, I'm limited by the 1-10 twist though) will be good elk and mulie medicine