I saved an article form the Great Outdoors section of the VIA AAA magazine a few years back about hardware ranch up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Too late this year, but the ride is great fun, and the herd seems to always increase in size. You can go to the visitors center all year and see elk across the mountain meadow. I remember as a scout going to the ranch and helping with conservation projects, or bringing in the cut hay or bailed grass. We had some good times there. One of our scouts' dad worked at the ranch so we got to go there a few times. That would have been the Hyrum Fourth Ward at the time which included the ranch in its boundaries. Check out their website.