Glad you heard some. I was out all weekend north of DeBeque and didn't even see a elk and only 5 deer. The friend of mine that I was with couldn't figure it out but we came to the conclusion that the elk were midway on the mountain and not on the top like they usually are. But it looks like he may have his work cut out for him when he heads out on the muzzle loader hunt.
We did see tons of blue grouse (I refuse to call the dusky) with a lot of juvinals in the flocks. We also got a few pictures of bears and a mountain lion on his trai cam. I can say one thing that cat has been eatting well, he was a huge one.
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...