Model 88, I hear ya. Most guys that guide need to have a real job to make ends meet. Not many guys get hired on a year round basis. Maybe one in a hundred.
I know some outfitters now that totally rely on guides who take their annual leave from work for two or three weeks and go and guide. It is OK for the single guys but the married guys tend to catch a lot of flack for obvious reasons.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...