Im thinking whatever zone is open to GENERAL tags west of the Greybull river. I plan on doing a lot of truck scouting in those zones. My work schedule: As an Airline pilot, I get ten weeks of vacation. Plus my wife is very independent and likes to hunt. Logistics: I have a brother inlaw in Wyoming who is very into elk hunting. He has 25 years of experience and has a network of friends with good intelligence. He has assured me to get a GENERAL tag and he will get me on ELk. Also that 12 years from now when I might get a Bull tag in zone 62, I’m not too old to pack it out. I will stay away from the Big Horns. Too many hunters from Wisconsin. My BIL has a Camper and is willing to go up into the wilderness. Probably Day trips with the camper used as base camp. Plus I’ll sleep in my truck if need be. Although I am considering bringing a one man tent for possible overnight trips. Bears: Bear spray. CZ 97. .45 ACP with 230gr. FMJ carried in a thigh holster. Plus extra magazine. When packing out meat, I’ll carry a CZ Ringneck SxS 20ga with Brenneke slugs. And the Dog will come with as an early warning device. Weapon: Ravin crossbow Remington 700 30-06 or CZ 550 6.5x55 Swede. Haven’t decided. This will be my fifth elk hunt. I’ve shot four cows in the previous four hunts. I’ve helped to gut and fillet over 15 Elk then drag or pack them out. Each of the four years I’ve hunted I could have shot a bull at under 50 yards with a rifle or shotgun during rifle season. Hopefully it holds true this year. Personally, I enjoy the challenge of the hunt including packing them out. I’m not necessarily in it for a trophy bull and will not pass on a small bull even on the first day. I’ll get more satisfaction helping my BIL, Nephew and friends packing out their Elk. Last year I hunted for only one hour on public land in the worst possible zone (tags don’t get sold out) and shot the best game meat ever. Kind of nice when you can drag it to the truck.