Hunting Trip For Husbands Birthday

Jan 17th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I was serious with what type of hunting he is interested in, as were others. Mine was a bit tongue and cheek but a legitimate question.

Whatever you do, don't send him out into the wilderness with Alec Baldwin (The Edge)
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Jan 17th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Katie, planning the trip and/or picking out the outfitter may be your husband's favorite part of the trip. Most hunters have an idea of what kind of trip they'd love to go on if they could. Maybe you could give him a gift certificate for the trip of his choice. Having a list of possibilites would be nice, but he may already know of a trip/outfitter a buddy used or they he read about in a magazine that he's been wanting to do. Consider giving him a handmade gift certificat and letting him make the choice.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Wow! This has been so exciting getting all of this information & thank you to everyone with the wonderful links; I truly did not know where to start.

I am keeping the links for future use also! Time & keeping this gift within reason does dictate we stay in the states.

@starrs $20k is a bit out of my reach right now; not that I wouldn't love to do that for him. He is an ARMY man & we were stationed up at Fort Wainwright so he has been hunting & fishing there. Although I know he would go back anytime. Thank you.

@Tomsd I really got excited with the Gary Lewis Outdoors in Bend. We actually live about 2 hours at the most from Bend & this means he can spend more time hunting than traveling! I think this is the outfit I am going to go with! Thank you so much.

@starrs I do think I am going with you suggestion about him picking which hunt he wants to go with now that I found a place that looks great. The kids are very excited too; thank you.

@Lookin_Glass yes & thank you. I don't do this kind of sports myself & honestly don't pay a whole lot of attention when he talks about it, so it is helpful to have details pointed out to me on what to think about; I appreciate it.

He does all types of these outdoor sports and has a bow & all the other equipment & I love the idea of him picking his choice of what he wants to do; that way we know he will really be happy.

Again I want to say thank yo to everyone for your suggestions and I am keeping all the links for future information.

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Jan 20th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Yes, Gary Lewis looks like a good outfitter. There was also a guy over in Prineville (hour or so east of Bend - as you probably know) I was planning to hunt with - and he was very reasonable - but it just didn't work out. Sorry - lost the contact info, but again, suggest you just google away and make some calls.

There are a lot of big bulls in the Ochoco mountains, starting just outside of Prineville - plus other big game.

John Day country is also very good.

And here a guide I just found by googling and as noted - there are others. Again, suggest you contact a few of them to see what fits best for your husband.

I grew up hunting in Klamath Falls, further south - which also has a lot of options.
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:33 AM
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FYI also - just received an email from a very well regarded group - Jack Atcheson & Sons - based in Montana - whom I met at the Safari Convenion in Reno a few years ago.

They were very helpful - including the wife of one of the sons - and they might have some ideas for you/your husband's hunt - and/or know some of the outfitters in Oregon.
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