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