I just wanted to offer my compliments and thanks to the members of the forum. Lifetime whitetail hunters from the south, my father-in-law an I are planning our first elk hunt this fall. I have been researching and reading everything I can get my hands on in preparation. I've been following this board for the last three months and reading old posts back much further than that. The advice and welcome that you give to new guys in particular is impressive.
I've truly felt like a kid sitting around a campfire soaking up everything you have to offer.