Think I have been applying that long also. My 18 points are from when they started giving points for unsuccessful draws. Before that there were no points given if you didn’t draw.
I live in the heart of michigans elk country and have been guiding elk for over 30 years. I think I have the scouting part covered. Fullquiver- if you want to pm me your contact info , I’ll help.Congrats!!! Once in a lifetime hunt. Have a couple friends that have done the hunt and it's not a gimme! Try to find a local (if you're not local) and do your scouting!
Canada Creek isn't in my hunt area..Look into Canada Creek Ranch for guiding service If your looking into going that route. Ive never used them or hunted elk as of yet. But my understanding is their Guide Service is a good value and they have good elk on property. Ive been on property an there’s lots of sign. Was told they have about a herd of 100-150 on their property.
Good luck and congratulations.