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Q: Guided hunts with outfitters

kffight3r
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Hi everyone,

I know there are a lot of ppl from different states here. Does anyone know a good outfitter for any big game? I am looking for something around $2,000 or lower for a weekend type of deal. Location is not an issue - I have a lot of airline points.

I live in California and guided hunts usually run $4000 and up. Tejon Canyon charges $20,000 for an elk....absolutely ridiculous.
kffight3r posted Apr 21, 2013
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iowahawkeyes
Lol that sure sounds sick. Idk any, but I know someone who loves guided hunts in Africa. He has a zebra, cheetah, elephant, and polar bear in his house. Its pretty cool.
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.24k) posted Apr 21, 2013
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newguy
Lol...I like your tag :)
newguy (rep: 120k) posted Apr 21, 2013
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nthsll
I think most of your really "big game" hunts are very expensive. There are weekend hunts for hogs around here that are pretty cheap, but for things like elk, moose, bear, etc...I would think that even the $4,000 is cheap.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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Acidbaby
Antelope is about your cheapest option and usually runs in the $2000 range. The problem is you also have to pay for a tag and meat processing. The cheapest tags are whitetail and that is about $350, up to $600 for elk, $700+ for goats. These trips are not cheao by any means. But if you dont want the guide its much cheaper. You can do an ELK hunt for about $1500 unguided.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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kffight3r
Do you have more information for the self guided $1500 elk hunts?

I just came back from a hog hunt for about $1k. Cali has cheap fenced hunts but I think that's borderlined animal cruelty.
kffight3r (rep: 712) posted Apr 22, 2013
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Acidbaby
Most outfitters who offer guided hunts also offer unguided which are essentially on game preserves such as your hog hunt though pretty vast. I think the avg kill pct for people on guided hunts is like 5% and that was something like on average a 7 day hunt only 5% of all hunters shoot an Elk. We have them here in PA, Ive seen more mountain lions in PA than I have seen Elk and our game commission swears that we dont have mountain lions any longer.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Apr 22, 2013
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kffight3r
wow 5%?!?! That's awful. Cali hunts are like 90-95%. Bow hunts are like 30-50%. I saw at least a dozen elks this past weekend, 2 mountain lions, a few bob cats, a ton of deers, doves, some pheasants, a coyote, all of which I am not allowed to shoot.

You got a website? Where can I find more information?
kffight3r (rep: 712) posted Apr 22, 2013
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