I am getting all the final details ironed out for this years first season rifle elk hunt. The anticipation from reading some of the posts is beginning to pump me up for this year. My group and I will be leaving Maryland in two weeks and we are excited to get there and enjoy the high lonesome. My group drew a first season either sex tag down in the southwest part of Colorado. Anyone been hunting in that area? Hows the rut this year? Hope everyone has a safe and successful hunting season.