Originally Posted by COBrad
Is the idea to find an inexpensive hunt or to do it yourself. An inexpensive hunt with real trophy potential is a bit of an oxymoron.
I agree, i believe its a tough bill to fill. We would really like a to get a trophy, thats why we were considering a guided hunt. But after hunting in Oregon on public lands our whole life, my dad and i dont know if we would be satisfied with being guided to the elk.
So we thought if we could get a private land hunt, self-guided, trespass type hunt, we could do the hunting ourselves but be in a spot with trophy potential.
The other issue is my dad will be 70 in 2014, he gets around really good, can still do some hiking. However, a 4 mile hike into backcountry, or drop camp where all the hunting is done in rugged terrain on foot just wont work.
Im trying to find a happy medium. But im realizing were going to have to make a sacrifice somewhere.