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How to Choose the Right Deer Hunting Outfitter

Picking the right deer hunting outfitter requires asking the right questions before you book a trip. (Photo by Scott Haugen)
Picking the right deer hunting outfitter requires asking the right questions before you book a trip. (Photo by Scott Haugen)

Finding the right deer hunting outfitter can take some work ' here are the questions to ask of potential outfitters, and yourself

I hunted nearly 30 years on my own before going on my first guided deer hunt. I went on that guided hunt, 15 years ago, because I was hosting a TV show and we were filming the hunt.

Since then, as part of TV, I’ve been on numerous guided hunts around the world, and throughout the West.

As we were filming these hunts for TV, I had a vested interest in who we hunted with. This is because I was putting my name behind these hunts, promoting them as places people could go and expect to have a good time and find success.

Most outfitters I’ve hunted with were great. Some pulled the wool over my eyes, and we left camp and destroyed what tape we shot. Others were questionable, ran legal operations, but still weren’t someone I’d promote.

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