Apologies ahead of time for the thread necromancy.
Second year elk hunting (4th year living in Utah/Heber Valley) and just learned that cow permits for 9-mile usually are leftover from the regular draw period. Did a google search and up popped this thread. This morning is chilly and wet here, and feels perfect for these type of thoughts.
Anyway, awesome thread and much great info and food for thought. I appreciate the folks who have gone before and have shared the wisdom!