I would look around Red Feather, Wellington and Masonville. They are all west or north of Fort Collins. I have a buddy that works for a guide that has a lot of luck north east of Wellington. It's in the foothills that they are getting a lot of Elk.
Have you had any luck getting a lion on your land? I've been looking near Red Feather and no luck yet. Found tracks but they were 2 or more days old. I do have a good lead on where I can find a few but they are pretty far in and I'm having trouble getting some one to hike in with me.
Hope all is well and don't forget that I would love to go to your land with you. I still have that guy out of Wellington that has dogs.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...