Another elk hunt is in the books; we're eating organic again. The elk were pretty quiet, but we found a few. We saw a few bears too, a beautiful sow and her cubs. We ran into other hunters with backpacks on their shoulders and some internal drive to hike the mountains all day, every day. People can be hunting these same ridges 100 years from now if we play our cards right. I'm afraid many Wyoming Republicans( and Republicans in general) want to pursue a transfer of national lands to state agencies. This idea grew out of the Tea Party, make no mistake. Check out FLAG. What a joke. They'd sell it all to build an interstate or a stadium. It's hard to believe that the party of Theodore Roosevelt has shriveled into such a bunch of pantywaistes and waistettes who couldn't walk up the gentle slope of the Wyoming Range on their best days. Funny how they use photos of wild places to hock their tone-deaf policies.They are not interested in the future of hunting and fishing, or anything really. They are only interested in money and immediate gratification, like eating wings and watching BYU get hammered by whomever in football. Just a few years ago, the Bushes and the Clintons worked equally hard in their administrations to protect public lands and national monuments. My, how times have changed. Sorry for the rant, but I just killed an animal that I find supreme and ineffable. I find them to be perfect--the opposite of these dirty politicians.