I am new to the area I will be bowhunting elk for a week starting on openning day. I am also very new to elk hunting in general, but I am trying to find an area of the unit to pinpoint my efforts and I was looking for tips on what to look for. I have heard that north facing slopes are more comfortable to elk becasue they are generally cooler. Also what type of areas do I look for in a bedding and feeding area. I dont want to just plow through the woods and scare everything away looking for elk beds if at all possible. Also, what are the typical travel pattens of elk during the day at this time of the year? For example, do they move up or down the mounting in the morning and evening. The area that I will be hunting is heavily forrested with small open parks breaking up the forrest.
Any tips are much appreciated!