Re: Do you ever go on outfitted hunts?
From J E Custom's post:
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 .
Those planning on an outfitted hunt should take these steps seriously. Every step is important to do all you can to have an enjoyable hunt. Notice I didn't say to assure you'll get the game amimal(s) your hunting. Only guaranteed hunts are not hunts just a shooting experience (imo)
With the internet, hunting organizations as B&C, P&Y, Hunting Report, etc. an awful lot of information is available for those willing to do the research.
Because I hunt Canada and Alaska a good bit, I have used outfitters many times. When possible, I enjoy DIY hunts every bit as much.
I have to say that on hunts where I don't loose an arrow or fire a shot, I have not once considered it a bad hunt. Having a good recipe for tag soup helps.
Not sure about the happy face???