Re: Help setting up first elk hunt
Looking over you circumstanses I would suggest an outfitter. Time is huge, Knowing where to go to harvest, is what they they get paid for. If this is a gift or surprise for your sons, having details worked out would be a benifit. Once in a lifetime hunts should be as sucsesful as it can be. Some might even be able to facilitate faster tags.
If hunting is what you have done with your kids for awhile, it might be a blessing to plan and exicute as a father and son trip. It might not be next year, but it's with your kids.
Sometimes it comes down to how much work do you want to put in to it, or pay someone else to do it.
HUNT WITH YOUR KIDS
NOT FOR THEM