I am concerned that splitting the LE elk hunts into an early and a late hunt might unfairly effect the draw process. Here is my thinking. In November access to public land is very limited and elk are moving to winter ranges. Permits issued for these hunts favor those who can hunt on private property ( the lower elavation areas more typicle of winter range). I suspect that more hunters apply for fewer permits (fewer due to splitting the permit nunbers in half) for the earlier hunt. More applicatiions for fewer permits = less chances for the average Joe Blow hunter to draw a permit and hunt on public land. Thoughts?