I know for a fact that area 129 has very few elk. It's almost all private land. The landowners bitch & complain about the elk so the game & fish are trying to get rid of the elk there. There usually isn't any elk till they get pushed out of the forested areas into 129. Has to be deep snow & heavy pressure. 129 is a general area. No one usually buys a tag because they elk are few & far between. Landowners in 117 are really on the wfgd about too many elk. But they don't really seem to want to let anyone hunt. I can't speak for the other areas in this plan but I know that's why 129 is included.