I'm a long time MM member (since 2005), view often, just hadn't logged in the last 2 years and my account was cleared and re-set.
My father just got a call for a surrendered SW desert archery elk permit. Due to his age, this is is likely his only / last elk permit in Utah (non-resident). We've never been in the unit, and now with the surrendered tag now we don't have time to scout. When he originally put in, he thought he'd have the whole summer to make multiple scouting trips. We know the elk population is limited and spread out. Even with short notice, we are excited and determined to try and make it the best hunting trip we can. I'm taking time off work to go help him.
Any advice on camping spots? In this unit would most people say hunting the last 2 weeks is best?
Any advice from people who have had this hunt? Also, with short notice, any information on general areas to hunt and find elk would be much appreciated, PM is preferred.
Thanks and I wish you all successful hunting season.