I've been invited to muzzleload elk in unit 5 in 2013. I want to be sure that is a good unit to burn my 11 preference points. Has anybody hunted that unit with BP or archery? Any other recommendations? Thanks.
TM...If I were in your situation, I would apply for a cow tag AS SECOND CHOICE with pref point as first. I use this strategy all the time. There are 2 advantages: First you get a tag and a pref point and can usually fill your freezer and 2nd, you get to get a good look at the area to see if you really want to burn your points there in the future. I looked at the 2011 stats and looks like you could draw the cow tag. Just sayin.........
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I wouldn't burn that many pp for that unit I've hunted that unit before there are some big bulls but not many, the bigger bulls are back between farewell mountain, dome peak, and diamond park and diamond park is in unit 14 which is below unit 5.