Just made a scouting trip to my elk hunting area, and noticed the bugs were really bad this year. I figured at 10500 ft they wouldn't be that bad. The elk seem to still be in the area, but if I were an elk I would have to find some where else to live, they about drove me nuts! Going to have to remember my face mask next week to keep the bugs at bay when I set on the wallows. If anything the bugs have made the elk wallow more. I guess covering your self in mud is one way to keep them off. Have any of you noticed that the bugs are a lot worse this year?