Please help. Just got back from my first elk hunt. I was hoping for something challenging and adventurous and a chance to hike around and see the countryside, not to mention learn about elk hunting. What I got was basically a canned hunt and I'm not happy. It was a New Mexico private land owner tag. Scouting consisted of driving around with the guide looking for elk from the highway. There was no calling, no stalking, no hiking. I got a decent bull but was pressured to shoot much further out then I wanted because the guide didn't want to risk spooking them (we were in a planted alfalfa field only about 1/2 mi from the highway). I should have refused to shoot and walked away. I know elk hunting should be so much more than this and feel like I was a bit misled when I booked the hunt. I grew up backpacking the west and want that kind of experience. So for all you experienced elk hunters out there, how do I make that happen?