Hey I drew that hunt, my 3rd choice, but not 100% sure if I can make it this year. Damn business going to hell!! Where are you planning to camp/hunt? If I can make it I can perhaps meet up with you so we can help each other out.
Also, one thing to remember about $$$$ is to figure in the tip. I don't know if you want to hire someone just for the packing, or for guiding and packing, but usually a tip is made above and beyond the charged rate.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...