Originally Posted by thumbs
Yea your right. My problem is I really don't know where to start. I guess I'll just ask around and see what comes up. I have a little time but not a ton of it. From what I have read there are outfitters and then there are outfitters. Hard to tell the good from the bad. The prices are all over the place. All I want is a place to hunt. I don't need the "full" experience. I know that is how they make their money but I have all my lodging and meals with me.
PD's are a scourge to ranchers. If you see a town on land that is private find the owner and just ask. Most will welcome the help as long as someone hasn't come along before you and screwed it up trashing the place or shooting his livestock.
The mapping program mentioned on the previous page would be awfully helpful if you have GPS system that supports it.
Local Feed Stores, Restaurants and sporting goods stores can be great resources too.
Expect your first trip to be one of mostly scouting, meeting people, and shaking hands.