I was fortunate to draw an elk permit for southern Nevada for the late season rifle hunt so the hubby and I headed south just after Thanksgiving for a DIY hunt on public lands. The weather was very mild, warm and dry but we managed to see decent bulls every day - 42 different ones in all. My husband took a real good bull in the area two years ago so at least we knew what we were up against. We had 8 days to hunt until the end of the season and I stretched it to the last morning when the weather finally turned cold - must have been about zero with the wind chill before sunrise. In the drainage we were in that last morning we saw 16 bulls (10 of which we had looked over before). I took my bull out of a group of 4 bulls that morning that we had not seen until then and the best part was we managed to get our little truck fairly close to load it up after it was quartered. The area is also known for good Mule Deer so it was nice to see them around. We also enjoyed some amazing sunrises and sunsets. I thought Montana had some spectacular ones but I was impressed with Nevada!