Locals have hammered them down to nothing in most areas. The hunt around Winslow/Holbrook is going to be your best bet. You'll probably need to get permission to hunt private or get lucky hunting them in the Little Colorado River channel. The LCR in that area is basically a Tamarisk jungle, as close to unhuntable as it gets. The Verde Valley elk are pretty much gone from what I hear. I don't think any elk have been killed on the Alamo hunt in many years. I have done some work in the Gila area and saw elk but they were always outside the hunt area. If your a NR and considering it an option; you would be far better off going OTC in CO or ID.