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How to Select the Right Whitetail Outfitter

Tom Edgington was rewarded with this 180-class giant during his well-researched Kansas hunt in 2016. Tom sought a bowhunt with an outfitter who only provides access to nine hunters each year, with plenty of ground to spread out. (Photo courtesy of BowhuntingMag.com)
Tom Edgington was rewarded with this 180-class giant during his well-researched Kansas hunt in 2016. Tom sought a bowhunt with an outfitter who only provides access to nine hunters each year, with plenty of ground to spread out. (Photo courtesy of BowhuntingMag.com)

There are a lot of whitetail outfitters out there so it's important to learn the factors that differentiate a good one from a not-so-good one

Is whitetail outfitting dead in North America? Was it ever as good as we see on popular TV shows, or are those properties outliers in the whitetail world? Is it feasible for the average bowhunter to earmark a few thousand dollars and drop it all on a whitetail bowhunt? And when he or she makes the big investment, what are the reasonable odds of harvesting a Pope and Young-caliber buck?

I’ve booked hunts across North America over the last 11 years, from Mexico to British Columbia. After my dream Dall sheep/mountain caribou hunt in the Northwest Territories in 2015, I realized my true passion is chasing whitetails with a bow. This resulted in my decision to book only high-quality whitetail hunts in the coming years. Knowing what I now know, how would I research and vet the hordes of outfitters out there?

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