We adjust to warm weather by shedding layers, but elk are wearing heavy winter coats this month, and they head for shade to regulate their temperature.
We hunt the north-facing timber, wooded ridges that get the afternoon breeze and the bottoms of drainages that have springs or streams, adds another Wyoming outfitter, Justin Jarrett, out of Cody. Not everybody can hunt dense timber, but you have to when elk are holed up in cover. It's a game of inches. You move, then watch and listen and smell, then move again