Retirement HuntContributors to this thread:
Top Pin 14-Jan-19
Top Pin 14-Jan-19
Lone Eagle 17-Jan-19
Top Pin 18-Jan-19
Mike Ukrainetz 20-Jan-19
I am starting the planning for an archery mule deer hunt in about three years. This is as retirement gift to myself :) I was hoping for some advice on location and outfitters. In my very limited research so far, I am looking at Alberta or Eastern Plains of Colorado. I have two outfitters in mind but am open. My budget is approx. $5k for this hunt. Looking for recommendations. Thank you.
Was similar recent inquiry . Check out Bowsite sponsors Mikes Outfitting, and GRAHAM BRIGDEN OUTFITTERS Both Alberta. Can’t recall the eastern Colorado plains outfitters and there also is the services of Bowsite sponser BOWHUNTING SAFARI CONSULTANTSOUTFITTER
And you can look at Bowsite feature of Bowsiters reviews of these and other outfitters.
$5k might be a little light for the best choices in Alberta and Eastern plains unless you find a cancellation hunt. That might be a good option for a retired guy who could probably leave on a moments notice or so.
you got to dream bigger than that for a retirement hunt, only live once!
i have hunted with Mike and Graham both great outfitters !!!
From: Lone Eagle
Give Jim a call at Arrow 5 Outfitters. He has ranches in Mexico that offer management hunts for that price. You will stay in 5 star accommodations and have the opportunity to harvest a deer up to 180" for that price.
Thank you for the advice. I reached out to Comanche outfitters and Graham Brigden outfitters but did not get response from either. Unreal. I will research Arrow 5. Thx
Have you only given them 3 or 4 days? If so, might want to allow for a little more time.
Try Bow and Arrow Adventures, Scott Alberda.
I would stick with the 2 you've already contacted and give them time to respond.
+1 Matt. This is outdoor show season and they are likely working booths or traveling right now.
Call Ryan at 605 210 1440
From: Mike Ukrainetz
For 5k or less just go to Arizona. Over the counter tag, lots of great guides to take you out, long season. Why wait for retirement?