I live in 65 and hunt 67. The animals are here for sure. You have to be willing to hike. You have to go where the horses and ATV's can't. That is where the animals are.
Tough hiking. Steep canyon walls, lots of tight veg growth and downfall.
Have seen quite a bit of grizz sign this summer. Big trees clawed over 7 ft. high.
It is heavily hunted and the trophy bulls are wiley! Over and over I hear that there are no elk in Idaho, "they are shy because we drive and drive all day and never see a thing."