Using a Hunting Outfitter

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We wanted to get some feedback from different Hunting Outfitters as to the type of responses their clients have had in the benefits of using an Outfitting Service.  We feel this discussion could provide hunters with valuable information about the different services found by different outfitting firms around the world. We hope you use this discussion to not only promote your services but also to give people the knowledge of the range of things an outfitter can provide that can't be found by going hunting and learning on their own.

 

Discussion started by Chauncey , on 2032 days ago
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Chauncey
Well except for the lack of a kill or a great dinner you got what we think is the most valuable thing. That which leads us to the outdoors time and time again. A combination of the thrill of the adventure mixed with the memory that lives and stays in our mind way past the meal. Time, recognition and the awareness of all the things we have to be grateful for friends, family and the great outdoors! They never said it was going to be a cheap hobby :)
1999 days ago
 
Nathan Grover
Just disapointed I guess, was hoping for at least a chance at a Tom Turkey, my son is goin into the Military soon, and hoping to give him a good chance at a successfull hunt. I had no illusions of a guaranteed hunt. But the outfitter assured me they had a 98 percent success rate, it was this claim that had me spend money. This outfitter who I will not mention, so I will not seem unduly or otherwise negative, I feel, misled me to fill his pockets. On the bright side, I was able to spend some quality time with a young son who I feel reflects the best in me and of the youth of our country.
2004 days ago
 
Chauncey
That is one of the bad situations when it comes to guides. I have plenty of friends and myself included that have used guides for both fishing and hunting. I agree that there should be some type of retribution if you come home with nothing but empty pockets but that is the gamble in hunting and not finding a place where it is shooting. I think that is why hunting ranches have become so popular versus hunting guides. It is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. Kind of takes the fun out of it. I would agree that many of the hunting trips I have gone on that were guided hunts were somewhat of a waste but at the same token they do possess the land to at least have the potential to hunt certain animals but I think that is where most of the cost has come from. Leasing ground has become a premium. That is why we did the blog on how to access good fishing ponds and the same has held true for hunting. Meeting someone who has land and helping out around the farm or ranch can get you great access to good places to hunt and fish. What were you hunting with your guide maybe we can give you some ideas!
2004 days ago
 
Nathan Grover
Well the guide we had was, a nice guy. But bottom line did not get us on any game, we saw nothing,
Probably will never use a guide again, very expensive lesson in throwing away money, I realize shit happens but what is appropriate to do in a situation like this?
2005 days ago
 
Nathan Grover
Well the guide we had was, a nice guy. But bottom line did not get us on any game, we saw nothing,
Probably will never use a guide again, very expensive lesson in throwing away money, I realize shit happens but some kind of Comp was due here.
2005 days ago