First off, I'm not passing judgement. I'm new to bows as well as bowhunting. Spent my first day big game hunting last weekend for elk in Central Oregon. Found fresh droppings and a good place to do some "early season elk calling" ala Jim Horn. Just when I was getting ready to toot, off in the distance comes the sound of a 4-wheeler - and I figured it was all over. I am wondering why people bowhunt for elk on ATVs. Seems to me that any elk in the area would be aware of them a long time before the hunter gets in the vicinity of his quarry - and would be on its way to the next county. Am I wrong here? Or am I correct in assuming that hunting in an area accessed by ATVs is a waste of time? Hey, if I'm wrong, I can take my licks - correct me and educate me. Thanks, fred.