Maybe you are new to the old tradition of hunting. It would make perfect since to hunt with pro hunting outfitters. But maybe you’ve hunted and fished all your life, and you’ve got some nice trophies to prove it! So why should a seasoned hunter with plenty of knowledge and experience hire professional hunting outfitters? And exactly what kinds of services should be expected when you hire pro hunting outfitters?
Let’s look at the first question: Why should an experienced hunter hire pro hunting outfitters? There are actually several very good reasons.
The first reason is Hunting Outfitters save you valuable time. If you work hard, like most of us, you don’t have time to scout properly and maintain hunting land. It takes a huge amount of time to track the game and figure out the patterns of the local wildlife. Pro hunting outfitters makes it his (or her) business to know about the feeding, bedding, and mating routines of the local game.
Next is Hunting Outfitters have prime hunting land access. Every part of the country operates a little differently. In many areas, private land hunting is preferred because food plots and established game management insure a healthy herd of game with a good buck/doe ratio, insuring the chances of a nice trophy buck. If you don’t have access to private hunting land that has been properly managed, you could gain access by hiring pro hunting outfitters or paying to have access to the land for a ‘do-it-yourself’ type of hunt or pay a ‘trespass fee’ to hunt on private ranches. In remote areas, especially out west and in Canada, hunts are on national forests and public land. Good hunting outfitters will have intimate knowledge of the local game and also have access to hunt in high demand or specific game units.
Hunting Outfitters have invested in all the necessary hunting equipment. Good hunting outfitters will have expensive equipment including tree stands, shooting houses, safety equipment, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, walkie-talkies and all the other things you probably don’t care to purchase or have room to store in your garage. And also, think about care and training of hunting dogs (if needed). A lot of time, money and TLC goes into maintaining a professional hunting operation! When you consider all that money invested, it makes the money spent with pro hunting outfitters seem pretty reasonable!
Hunting Outfitters provide much more BANG for your BUCK! If you are planning a ‘hunt-of-a-lifetime’, and you are traveling a great distance to hunt a special trophy, or take your son or daughter on their first big hunt, why not use the services of pro hunting outfitters – and choose one who has hunted the area for years. In today’s economy, it costs a lot to travel. License fees and tags can add up. It cost money for lodging and meals. Hunting with pro hunting outfitters can make your dollar stretch further and improve your chances of a successful hunt dramatically. Many of our hunting outfitters provide comfortable lodging, delicious meals and assist you in securing hunting licenses and tags. Also, (almost) all pro hunting outfitters love what they do and they work hard to provide excellent service and make hunting even more fun and exciting! One thing is for sure – their main goal is to ensure you have a great hunt so you will want to come back year after year!
As to what kind of services you should expect from pro hunting outfitters, that is something you must work out BEFORE the hunt is scheduled. See our Plan a Hunting Trip page for some helpful tips when planning any kind of hunting or fishing trip!