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.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...