Anybody have some tips on hunting thick, nasty country for me. I've almost always hunted more open country where visibility is pretty good and it is relatively easy to get around somewhat quietly. With that being said, I've killed a lot of my animals at <100 yard distances, but that has been somewhat coincidental. Up on my family's place we have some very thick, heavily timbered benches that I have scarcely set a foot on. Our livestock don't go down there and I have had enough luck finding animals in the more open areas that I have never really resorted going into those hell holes. I know the elk and some great bucks hang out in there though. Several times I have seen spooked elk make a bee line for these benches and I killed my hog 2011 muzzleloader buck right on the edge of them. If I can't find any elk in the "easy" spots this year I think I am going to brave this thick stuff.