Well fellas , this past year I tryed a DIY elk hunt in gmu 65 near Ridgeway CO. I saw a few bulls before season , a couple more during season and got a shot but was unable to recover the bull. It is time to start looking at next year , I just recieved a outfitters info dvd I requested and am considering a semiguided hunt where I am told that they will provide lodging , meals , a guide to consult with and review map locations aswell as packout service . The price is $1700 per hunter. with a min of 4 and a max of 6 in a over the counter gmu. I have never payed a soul a nickle to guide me to hunt a thing in what I consider a decent hunting carreer of 35 years . My decision to consider a semiguided hunt is the hassle of lugging a truck and trailer loaded with gear/ supples 20 hrs. so that I can come in way after dark to cook somthing to eat and be 10pm getting to bed . Now I am not above this, but the idea of getting more rest in order to hunt harder appeals. I don't have a clue about these types of hunts and about all I here is "read reviews" and the reviews say 66% positive on fully guided hunts and 33% gripeing about the guides insensetivity to thier physical condition and his dry personality. Right now fully guided hunts are a stretch for me and not having any preference points I wander if I would be any better than a DIY hunt. I would appreciate your thoughts on the hole situation. I hate to pay $1700 and all I realy get is some pricey room and board sold as "semi guided"