Anyone hunt it in 2012? I'm heading out for a semi-guided bow hunt the last week of Sept this year and was just wondering how the Elk hunting was. Heard there has been a lot of beetle kill the last few years, but the new grasses have been coming up. Hopefully this will be a good thing? If there is not as much dark timber, will this mean less elk in the area? This is my first trip out west, so not sure what to expect.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!