I know that country a little too. Done a few trips up to Black Bear Cabin from Meadow Creek. A lot of that country has some older burns and the Black Bear Cabin area burnt in 2019. That trail is quite popular. I don't know how hunt traffic will be but that trail is "moondust" by July. Main route for the Forest Service Packers to get to people and supplies but they'll be done around then but their could be traffic getting crew out of backcountry.Sounds like a heck of a lot of don’t go there’s haha we’re pretty committed to going there the other option would be north of Yellowstone but I’ve heard worse about that area. We do have some experience elk hunting just never in that area. We’re going to hike in on foot though and planning to go roughly 10-15 miles in. Original plan was to hike from the meadow creek trailhead on the north end of the unit.
FYI the drive to Meadow Creek is a very long slow gravel road...search which side of Hungry Horse is the best for the timing. I've only gone down the east side.
I think you'll have a fun time if there are a handful of people and have the grit to pack out heavy. Watch for hungry bears. Adventure for the experience and if you find a legal bull send it!
August 2018...notice the dust
My last trip into that area was late June 2019