The best mountain guides and hunters I know have all spent considerable time hunting over-the-counter wilderness elk. These elk have the keenest senses and are the most unforgiving of all the mountain species. A mountain goat will tolerate a quick glimpse of a hunter, a ram will often just shake his head at the first whiff of a human, and a bumped muley will typically stop for a shot opportunity. Wilderness bull elk will have none of that. These hunts will teach you more about hunting than almost any other, and the availability of tags allows you to hunt every year.
Most of our hunts have a horseback component and most involve some wilderness camping in remote areas. We hunt bulls like the old timers did fifty years ago. It’s an adventure of a lifetime.