Re: Backpack Elk Camp Location
Short version is play the wind ref where the ELK are in relation to FOOD.
I hunt 8,000' to 12,000' and on normal days the up drafts start when the temp goes up between about 8:00am to 9:30 am and does a flip down drafts start down between 2 1/2 hrs before dark and dark. Depends on which side of Mt. you are on and how far up the ridge you are located. It is HELL on top with wind going every which way with no rime or reason.
My 8,000' to 12,000' elk usually come down to ranches at night, which are private, and most of the USFS in the HOOD is 25 to 40 degree slopes -north facing-1 mile from closest trail-and DANGEROUS footing! Thats where the ELK are- go get'em!
"I'm better when it's breathing" Chris Kyle
NRA Life Member 1970