I'm still miffed about the poor hunting skills of my guide on my recent "guided" elk hunting trip. So I spoke with a very experienced big game hunter at the VFW the other day and he said that there are times when, in order to save your hunt, that you just have to leave your guide and go hunt by yourself. Or at least stop following him, and instead, have him trail behind you while you attempt to make it on your own. He said that there are excellent guides out there, but they are relatively rare. He said most are either incompetent or of medoicre quality. I was just wondering what everyone else here thought about this?