My dad and I are seriously thinking about trying to bow hunt for elk next fall. (2011) Both of us are avid bow hunters in Iowa where we live but we need some advice for elk hunting out west. We are looking for a good outfitter that has reasonable rates. I guess you could say we are looking for the best hunt for the money. I know that may mean different things for different people. Looking for a guide that will provide a good effort and an enjoyable hunt. I understand if the odds for harvesting a bull elk are 50% that is pretty good. Packing in on horses would be nice. With so many outfitters I don't even know where to start. I am a little hesitant to just call one up and ask what they have to offer. I'm sure they will try their best to gain your business, who could blame them. I'm sure many of you have tried multiple outfitters and some have to be better than others. I would appreciate any advice you have to offer. As I stated earlier, I don't even know where to start.