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Hunting Consultants?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Hunt98 09-Nov-20
cnelk 09-Nov-20
Dale06 09-Nov-20
FORESTBOWS 09-Nov-20
LBshooter 09-Nov-20
JL 09-Nov-20
LBshooter 09-Nov-20
brettpsu 09-Nov-20
Bob H in NH 09-Nov-20
Ron Niziolek 09-Nov-20
brettpsu 09-Nov-20
Knifeman 09-Nov-20
swede 09-Nov-20
RK 09-Nov-20
Thornton 09-Nov-20
DanaC 09-Nov-20
DanaC 09-Nov-20
kentuckbowhnter 25-Nov-20
Quinn @work 25-Nov-20
Bou'bound 26-Nov-20
DonVathome 27-Nov-20
Bou'bound 27-Nov-20
Dale06 27-Nov-20
georgemcg 27-Nov-20
From: Hunt98
09-Nov-20
I’ve talked to two different Hunting Consultants over the past few years for a possible elk hunt. One was a well known company and the other from a smaller company. Both times I felt like I was wasting their time and they didn’t seem to enthusiastic in talking to me. Did I catch them on a bad day? is there a dollar amount involved to get them motivated?? Was it me??

I’m looking for an elk trip next fall.

Can anyone recommend a Hunting Consultant that will help an ‘average Joe’?

From: cnelk
09-Nov-20

cnelk's Link
Give Jay a call - see link

From: Dale06
09-Nov-20
Unfortunately, money talks. I’ve talked to quite a few, used more than one, and have very mixed results. I don’t have any specific advice, except be careful and don’t believe everything you are told.

09-Nov-20
I'll take ya elk hunting

From: LBshooter
09-Nov-20
You have an entire consultant team right here on bowsite. Ask for recommendations and then do the homework. Call , talk and get references and I would bet the outfitter would be enthusiastic to chat with you.

From: JL
09-Nov-20

JL's Link
I get WTA's emails often. Don't know anything about them. They offer alot of cancellation and discounted hunts. Someone else may be familiar with them??

From: LBshooter
09-Nov-20
You have an entire consultant team right here on bowsite. Ask for recommendations and then do the homework. Call , talk and get references and I would bet the outfitter would be enthusiastic to chat with you.

From: brettpsu
09-Nov-20
What type of elk hunt are you looking for? Public or private? Archery or rifle? Lodge, wall tent or back pack? Do you have points in any states?

From: Bob H in NH
09-Nov-20
They probably get so much "fly by" traffic that they have to filter some out and for whatever reason you were labelled as not serious? It happens, especially at shows. I tried a little experiment once, wife and I were looking to book a mulie/pronghorn hunt, our goal was 1 full day as Harrisburg checking out outfitters, that night over dinner compare notes, do on line research and book on day 2.

Friend swears by a hunting consultant so we went by the booth. Got little "excitement" from them but they answered questions flashed some options etc. Nothing memerable to bring us back to them. Few hours later ran into friend he brought us back to the booth, totally different reaction from them and they didn't remember us.

You have to get their attention, something like "I want to book soon"

From: Ron Niziolek
09-Nov-20
I don’t think you’d regret going with Forest. Top notch guy and business.

From: brettpsu
09-Nov-20
Forest would be a great choice is looking for guided or Joe(Mule Power) if DIY.

From: Knifeman
09-Nov-20
Forest would be a great option. It was for me.

From: swede
09-Nov-20
Indian Summer who advertises on WapitiTalk.com offers solid information on self guided hunts. He offers advise on hunting guides too, but specializes in getting people off on the right foot for DIY hunts. From what I have observed his hunters have a significantly better than average success. If I wanted to hunt Montana or Wyoming without using a guide, I would start with him.

From: RK
09-Nov-20
guess you guys helped Hunt 98 Since he has not been back

Some great advice on here

From: Thornton
09-Nov-20
There used to be a couple guys that ran Bowhunting Safari Consultants. Not sure if they're still in business. I hunted with them back in 06'.

From: DanaC
09-Nov-20
"You have an entire consultant team right here on bowsite. Ask for recommendations and then do the homework."

The 'free' information offered online can be overwhelming and contradictory. Not everyone has the time (or patience or skills) to sift through it all and make a solid choice. That's what consultants are _paid_ to do.

From: DanaC
09-Nov-20
Thornton, the seem to still be in business -

http://bowhuntingsafari.com/

25-Nov-20
I have used WTA for years, they used to be part of Cabelas, and have been on several trips that they have recommended and all of them were outstanding. I also use their tags service.

From: Quinn @work
25-Nov-20
I have used Bowhunting Safari Consultants twice. They were awesome on my Africa hunt but basically got "sold"on a crappy Alberta moose hunt.

From: Bou'bound
26-Nov-20
BSC is excellent. No downside to the hunter what so ever. Free service and you can do additional due diligence if needed. Great group and model.

From: DonVathome
27-Nov-20
They are busy and cater towards repeat clients - cant blame them. Spend 75% of your budget on a LO tag.......................

From: Bou'bound
27-Nov-20
BSC is excellent. No downside to the hunter what so ever. Free service and you can do additional due diligence if needed. Great group and model.

From: Dale06
27-Nov-20
On BSC, have you used them? I have, on two AK hunts. Both hunts quite unsuccessful. Yes I know, it’s called “hunting.”

From: georgemcg
27-Nov-20
I have used BSC about 15 times and never had a bad trip,

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