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Offline mountainman

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Re: Outfitters
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2020, 07:11:20 PM »
Steve and Jess Darwood. Top wrangler and some good areas too! Was a successful hunt👍👍
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Re: Outfitters
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2020, 10:31:15 PM »
Couple high hunt thoughts.

If you are the new guy this year, you are getting peripheral hunts.  Their top shelf locations are repeat, strong paying strong tipping clients. Believe anything else and you've been warned.

Most trail systems end in obvious large head water basins
 Outfitters aren't the only people with horses that acess them. Everyone with google earth sees them.

Except pasayten, almost all are 10 miles and less, in reach of pack hunters. You won't be "alone". 

If you are not an experienced WA high hunter (or comparable from anoyher state)... 2 New guys arent taking two bucks, lotto time for that.

Outfitters have lots of land to put hunters in. With crazy low deer density. Plan on learning. Use the cost to learn where deer do and don't live.  Which you can do over the late summer on your feet at less expense.  These camps are still going to be a fair steep pull from where you should be to pull the trigger..

Look for a drop option where you might still put in several miles on pack to your spike camp and hunt.  There's tons of underused non major basin, no lake locations that will be passed by. You can be dropped without a base camp reasonbly if you are flexible on dates so they can get the "big basin" clients in and out on the start/end dates of the season.

This is not WY or MT or CO. We dont have huge quality alpine habitat. 

The sooner you see an outfitter as an uber/taxi, the closer you will be to success.  Two cents give or take.


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Re: Outfitters
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 06:05:43 AM »
Just remember that no matter far you go back 5, 10, 15, 20 miles it doesn't lead to success. The hunter success in the high hunt is about 2% over all. It all depends on the area you want to hunt as to what Outfitter. An outfitter for say the Pasayten is not going to take you into the ALW as they don't have a use permit for both areas.
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Re: Outfitters
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 07:09:19 AM »
Couple high hunt thoughts.

If you are the new guy this year, you are getting peripheral hunts.  Their top shelf locations are repeat, strong paying strong tipping clients. Believe anything else and you've been warned.

Most trail systems end in obvious large head water basins
 Outfitters aren't the only people with horses that acess them. Everyone with google earth sees them.

Except pasayten, almost all are 10 miles and less, in reach of pack hunters. You won't be "alone". 

If you are not an experienced WA high hunter (or comparable from anoyher state)... 2 New guys arent taking two bucks, lotto time for that.

Outfitters have lots of land to put hunters in. With crazy low deer density. Plan on learning. Use the cost to learn where deer do and don't live.  Which you can do over the late summer on your feet at less expense.  These camps are still going to be a fair steep pull from where you should be to pull the trigger..

Look for a drop option where you might still put in several miles on pack to your spike camp and hunt.  There's tons of underused non major basin, no lake locations that will be passed by. You can be dropped without a base camp reasonbly if you are flexible on dates so they can get the "big basin" clients in and out on the start/end dates of the season.

This is not WY or MT or CO. We dont have huge quality alpine habitat. 

The sooner you see an outfitter as an uber/taxi, the closer you will be to success.  Two cents give or take.

Your avatar backs up all the above :tup:

 


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