I'm looking at hunting near the Flathead Lake area next year possibly. I'd like to go over and scout this spring and summer. But I have no starting point. I've a friend that lives north of the lake. But he is not a hunter and has no advise about public access or info about hunting that area at all. I'd like to hunt mulies this year with the idea of scouting a future elk hunt. If you could give me some ideas for areas to look or even ranchers I might look to talk with, i'd be much in debt.