With whitetail season in your crosshairs, you might be debating trying a guided hunt this year. You’ve done pretty good hunting on your own in past years, but you’re wondering if a guided hunt could offer some bigger and better opportunities. So what advantages have other hunters discovered using a hunting guide? Good question!
As you know, a successful hunt requires a lot of front-end work, including scouting the area, locating game trails, and setting up blinds or tree stands. Sure, you have a standard routine for your usual hunting location, but it takes longer to prepare for a new area. Your guide will have all the prep work done for you before you arrive.
Everything You Need
When booking a guided hunt at a preserve or ranch, you can expect to find all your supplies ready and waiting for you, including your licenses. Some places even provide weapons and offer taxidermy services.
Tricks of the Trade
Even an experienced hunter can learn some new techniques. Your guide is a skilled professional who can maybe show you a thing or two.
No Season Restrictions
Hunting on a private reserve gives you incredible flexibility– there are no seasons. You can hunt whitetail all year round. But no matter the time of year, your guide will be up to date on the hunting hotspots, weather, rutting behavior, and feeding patterns, increasing your odds of bagging that trophy.
The Right Genetics, Food, and Habitat
Speaking of bagging that trophy, hunting ranches work hard to manage their herds and produce healthy, incredible monster bucks. This may be the opportunity you’re looking for to harvest the trophy of your dreams.
Leave the Crowds Behind
For safety as well as success, it pays to keep your distance from other hunters. Hunting preserves limit the number of hunters in the field at any one time, giving you and your guide the best chance of a unique and successful hunt.
Comfort and Convenience of Private Hunting Ranches
If you’re looking for more than a one-day outing, consider a private hunting ranch. Lodging, meals and good company come standard in your package. You may not be aware of this perk. Hunting ranches want you to go home happy. Most let you hunt until you harvest an animal. Now there’s a deal!