We hunt a few ranches around Rand and do ok with hounds. I think if I was to try calling I would hunt the state parks that allow hunting we cant hunt it with dogs becuase of the leash laws and from what I saw last year there loaded with cats. Poudre canyon has alot of cats as well we cut a monster tom track last year but it was to late to run it and we never saw it again.
That big tom that came off the Buckhorn Road that straddles units 19 and 20 and was taken last week weighed 181 pounds WITHOUT guts. Big ol boy. I didn't watch them weigh it, but I believe it. Shoulda got a picture at least with my camera phone if I was thinking.
There was a cat shot near Debque early this year that is suppose to be #3 in the books. I got an email about it with the picture but I had some computer problems and lost it. All that I can say is that it was a huge cat. The hunt was a donated hunt by a outfitter out of the area and the story was that it was taken by a disabled vet. From what I understand the outfitter was not too happy that this person got the cat since he wasn't a paying client but if it was a vet he deserved it.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...