After talking extensively to Remi Warren at Montana OutWest we had a good idea of what we had to do to prepare. We quickly learned that we were not ready from a physical standpoint to hunt the west. We hit the trail and the gym to get elk fit. We hit the range to stretch our shooting out past the usual 100 yard shots of our Eastern hunting properties. My brother sold plasma to save enough money for the trip. We bought the clothing and gear that we would need in the higher elevations and changing weather of Montana. We mapped out our route as we would be driving so that we could bring all of that meat home.