Re: Do you ever go on outfitted hunts?
I haven't gone on any hunts in the wild wild west, as they say, but I want to. Actually, it's the wide open spaces that brought me to longrangehunting. I'm looking to put together a combined Elk and Muley hunt at some point in the future. I have A LOT of things to prepare first.
Why this pertains to this thread is that I'm doubting the idea of going on a fully-guided hunt. So I guess my answer to the poll question is that no, I would not use one.
However, my two choices would be a drop camp, or self-guided on public land. I have to admit that the idea of spending a week on a mountain, in a drop-camp scenario, and not seeing a single (target) animal, scares me away a bit. But that would be my preferred method if I can find a reputable outfitter that can prove some success with drop camps.
As a last resort, I'd do a self-guided hunt on public land. But if that's the way I'd have to go, I'd have a LOT more homework to do. Not only the areas I'd be willing to hunt, but also what the animals there typically do throughout the open season.
But....like I said before, I have plenty of preparations to make before I get to the point of making the really important decisions.
For what it's worth, I hope this discussion continues because some folks like me are really paying attention to it.
Last edited by theflyonthewall; 07-18-2011 at 01:37 PM.