Originally Posted by Len Backus
Have you ever in the past or will you in the future go on outfitted hunts?
More than one poll answer is possible in this poll.
I have been on 5 guided hunts and feel that they were for the most part very worthwhile
On 2 of the hunts I had to take the lead in the hunt because the guide did not care if any
of us killed anything or even had a good hunt.
These two Guided hunts were not researched very good (A Huge Mistake) one was put
together by a friend and the other was the 1st place prizes at the Texas state broad head
championship that I was ''Lucky" enough to win.
The other 3 were great and the guide service was outstanding even though I had to settle
for a mule deer instead of an ELK on two of the hunts.
And yes I will go on more guided hunts.
It is a good way to learn how ,If you are new to this kind of hunt (Like ELK).
Also a good way to learn an area or state.
And it helps you to learn what gear to carry and what not to.
Out of all of this I came to the conclusion that:
1 = you should do a lot of research before you talk to the outfitter.
2 = Get references and talk to some of them to get a feel for the type of outfitter he is (Not
just a good old boy).
3 = Communicate well with the outfitter and express your wants and expectations of the hunt.
4 = And if the Hunt does not appear to be headed in the right direction ,REDIRECT IT !!! It's
5 = And by all means don't demand a guaranteed kill because they cannot do that but they
should try very hard to make your hunt a success .
SO if the outfitter tries very hard and you have a great hunt (Kill or not) tip them accordingly
and it will give you a lot of good memories.
J E CUSTOM