Native of CA, moved to MI for work 8+ years ago, and have really gotten into hunting the last 3 years. I have filled every tag I have had thus far, which is no small feat in Southwest MI with the extreme hunting pressure the deer receive. At any rate, having zero equipment for western hunting, I have spend the last year piecing together gear (coolers, tent, Thermarest, Kuiu clothing, spotting scope and tripod, etc.) to try to make this happen in the Fall of 2017. I still need to get a pack and boots as well as a number of odds and ends--it has been an expensive year. My plan is to subscribe to the GoHunt Insider in December and start researching units and getting ready to put in for tags. I am thinking Wyoming for elk and pronghorn. I am also thinking I may best be served just going after a cow during gun season so I can learn the land, etc. I would love to have a partner to share the ride and adventure with, even better if they have experience. I know people are picky about partners, especially newbs, but I WILL be doing this one way or the other. I am fully committed to making this happen on a yearly basis.