I'm trying to plan an elk hunt within the next couple years, but Google just makes me more and more confused each time I search for outfitters and locations. I need some help narrowing things down. I'm a teacher by day and taxidermist on nights, weekends, holidays, and in my sleep....so time off is extremely limited. I basically get to take one week off at one time in my teaching career. I need to hit the mark on this hunt because this is probably a once in a lifetime trip for me. For those reasons, I'm looking at a rifle hunt on private land. I'd rather not fight other hunters on public land and I don't have the opportunity to hunt self guided and get to know the animals or a specific area. Having a crack at a mule deer would be a bonus, but not a necessity.
Cheap usually doesn't mean good, and good doesn't mean cheap. I'm willing to pay for a quality hunt, but I'll have bribe my wife by taking her on a just as expensive trip as this....so I do have a middle of the road budget. Thanks for any and all help. Corey