Looking for ideas for 2013 hunting trip
I'm posting this in hopes of getting some specific ideas for hunting trips in 2013. Looking for people that have used specific guide services or outfitter services. Not really looking for any high fence type hunting. Those are good hunts for some people, but not what I'm looking for.
Obviously unless I draw a tag somewhere, it'll have to be over the counter or land owner/outfitter tags. We do not have any preference points built up anywhere. We are looking for something out west that would be "long range friendly" if possible. Elk or mule deer, or even a big whitetail. We aren't expecting to get a trophy, just a decent hunt with a moderate success rate. Speaking of trophies, we aren't rich so we are looking for options that are $5000 and less and this will have to include our travel expenses either driving or flying depending on location.
I've hunted CO and WY on DIY hunts many times with little success. When you don't live local and aren't able to scout anytime preseason it makes a blind trip to unknown areas very difficult.
So, to recap:
Outfitters or guides-public or private land (would prefer to hear about people you have personally used in the past)
Elk, mule deer, or even whitetail
Long range friendly if possible
Trip for $5000 or less per person (less is always better)
Anywhere out west CO, WY, MT, ID, UT.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.