After being away for several months, I thought I would post up after getting lots of great advice on the forum from a great group of guys. I was gearing up for my first elk hunt, and unfortunately, it will be over before it started. Due to several family situations that have come up over the summer, the elk hunt has been canceled. I appreciate all the help and support from the people who have helped me get started. I wanted badly to make this happen, but it is just not up to me. Still getting in shape and still dreaming, but I will have to wait until next archery season to head out. I'm still thinking about a spring bear hunt, but we will see. Again, good to be back, lots of changes for my family, but good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and stomping the mountains flat.