Where in the Cache Units (spike only) would you guys generally recommend for the archery season? Not asking for people's special honey holes, just don't want to head to areas that are a waste of my time.
Head up Temple Fork road, drive until you find a spot that looks good and start hiking, but don't go too far or you'll run into another road (so annoying). Elk are all over the unit, just like everyone else has said when these "questions" come up. Get away from the roads and people and you might find them. If you come upon some water, find a spot to sit and wait. Get out, go for a hike and do some pre-season scouting!
I've been on the archery hunt with a buddy on the unit. Sheep and cattle can be an issue - I'd suggest checking out all the popular spots (Temple Fork, etc.) and find a water hole. My buddy sat on a water hole for a couple evenings and finally had a spike at 18 yards.
Not really. Have you made your reservations yet? ;-)
You do know that Temple Fork is a small area of a big unit right? Get some maps. Take some road trips. Glass from high points early morning and late evening. You should be able to see elk all through the unit.
I used to hunt temple fork a lot more than I plan to this year. Like I said, it isn't too uncommon to walk up to a waterhole and have someone already sitting on it. If that happens, sneak back out as quietly and have a plan B through D ready for the area. You can still have an enjoyable hunt in that area, as long as you realize that you aren't going to the back country area, and you will be seeing some other hunters, roads, beef cows, and the occasional band of sheep.
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