5/5. Our party had never been elk-hunting before, so we didn’t really know what to expect. Despite some rough weather, we had a phenomenal time. The guides were all very friendly and highly knowledgeable, and we wound up leaving with two punched elk tags (including a 6×6 Bull) and a deer tag, and saw several moose and even a cougar. Would definitely recommend… but if we were to go back, we’d probably do more preparatory physical conditioning, since successful hunting in the area seems heavily predicated on being able to climb up and down some steep slopes at altitude.
If you’ve got the money, it’s absolutely worth it. Great team, beautiful area, and the cook is top-notch.