Hunting Trip For Husbands Birthday

Jan 16th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Hunting Trip For Husbands Birthday

Hi, My kids & I want to get their father/my husband a hunting trip for his birthday. He is an avid hunter who we want to knock his socks off with this trip. It must be within the U.S. and a quality company for the trip. Does anyone know of or have suggestions for a guiding company and where? Thank you for your time.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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What kind of hunting? Birds? Deer? Elk? What part of the country? Budget?
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Jan 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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HI & thank you for your question. He loves all hunting so I am open to suggestions & our budget is negotiable. I want to see what is out there & what different guides cost.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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does he want to kill bambi with a bullet or a bow and arrow?
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Jan 16th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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This is a link to a friend of a friend who is an outfitter:

http://www.arrowfiveoutfitters.com/
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Jan 16th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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@MichelleY, thank you for your time I'll check it out.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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It really depends on what type of hunting he likes the most - be it Deer, Elk, waterfowl, upland game, whatever.

Check out the Safari Club and various hunting clubs/magazines for an idea as to costs, locations, etc.

I would probably lean toward the Western states - but there is good Whitetail deer hunting in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, etc, the south, and so forth.

And just a good hunt will probably suffice - not for a Trophy rack, which costs more.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 02:39 AM
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I can recommend this company-

http://www.sporting-trader.com/
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Jan 17th, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Depends 'way too much on what he wants to hunt and when the season is.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 04:26 AM
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For a "knock his socks off" trip, I'd say Alaska. You'd have options on hunting/fishing but I'd say a fishing trip via float plane. No particular recommendations on guide/company.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 04:30 AM
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Here are some options from Cabela's Outdoor Adventures -
http://www.cabelasoutdooradventures....fishing/alaska
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Jan 17th, 2013, 04:34 AM
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Oh, you said hunting. Use the same link and look for the hunting options. There's a sheep/combo hunt for $20K in Alaska. That's pretty much "knock your socks off".
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Jan 17th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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If you are going to spend big time for an Alaskan sheep hunt - he better be in great shape to hump up the hills.

Stateside - most guys dream of getting a big elk - as they have already been successful at deer hunting.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 06:51 AM
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And for some fishing options - check out our local radio - fish show - Let's Talk Hookup. They go all over - from Alaska down to Panama out to the Pacific, and they have links to a lot of different companies besides the trips they sponsor/take.

http://www.hookup1090.com/
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Jan 17th, 2013, 06:54 AM
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And here is a collection of various outfitters for Elk hunts - and they have them in just about every western state - including where I grew up in Oregon. And if you decide on an elk hunt - preferable guided if he's not familiar with the area - it's easy to add on a fishing trip somewhere in the area.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=...w=1253&bih=660
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Here's a map that shows more about hunting in Oregon for example (with both Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule and/or Whitetail and/or Blacktail deer, Antelope, etc) - and then - below that - one Oregon outfitter's page - and then a Field and Stream article about hunting on public land - but again, would pay more for a guided hunt unless he is readily familiar with an area.

Oregon also has all kinds of lake - and river and stream fishing (Trout, Steelhead - which is an ocean going Rainbow trout, Large and smallmouth Bass, Salmon migrating up the rivers - and out in the ocean - as well as big Sturgeon in the Columbia River and of course, as noteed going out to the ocean - where depending on the season - you can also catch Albacore tuna, etc.

http://plicmapcenter.org/view.php?st...FW6CQgodKHoANA

http://www.garylewisoutdoors.com/hun...n-hunting/elk/

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articl...-how-hunt-them
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Uno mas - plenty of bird hunting in Oregon too - being on the Pacific flyway - for ducks and geese, and you also have pheasant, and upland birds - grouse, sagehens, whatnot.

But the same can be said for Washington and northern California.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Tom STOP!
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Jan 17th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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A friend loved his trip here http://www.timberghost.com/
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Jan 17th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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The Brooks Range in Alaska has a lot of great hunting. Take a look at BRA's website for this. http://brooksrange.com/services/hunting.htm

BRA itself it not a guide service, but they have links to credible guides in the area. When we were up there, there were quite a few groups coming back from successful hunts.
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