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Western states outfitter reccomendations

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In three years I will graduate again, for the last time, and really wanted to surprise my dad with an elk hunt for the both of us. I was wondering if anyone had some reccomendations on outfitters/guides that maybe you used that were exceptional. I was looking for a pack in hunt, but it doesn't have to be. I'll take all the advice I can get as I'm paying for both of us. I'm a little paranoid as I would hate to have a once in a lifetime hunt ruined by poor guides or shady outfitters. Thanks in advance for any help or reccomendations you can give me.

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I've been with these guys several times. Mountain Ridge Outfitters hunts some of the most rugged Idaho country there is. But there's very little other hunting pressure. Success rates are high for big bulls. Talk to the owner, Bob Grathwohl. He's tough to reach sometimes as he is in Alaska in the summer and in the bush out west in the fall.

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Richard Didds with Elkhorn Outfitters out of Craig, CO runs a first class operation. The most sure thing for an elk hunt I've seen. They get some good bulls and a few monsters, but their fame is very success rates. Alot of different hunt options for time of year and accommodations. If you google them, they will come up. Tell Richard, Lucas Adams said hello.

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Not too impressed with ours so I won't pass the name, but you should start applying for preference points in the springs. We hunted unit 66 and needed two points to lock in our spot. 1 preference point only had a 50% chance.

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I did this exact same thing last year with my dad. We used Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters. Jake Clark is almost a legend, he runs an absolutely first class organization. The whole experience was exceptional, not just the hunting (we shot a bull, but had terrible weather). I spent over 30 hours researching outfitters in most of the western states and he came with some very high recommendations from some very knowledgeable folks. Let me know if you would like additional info on him and his operation. Trust me, you wont be dissapointed.

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i'd go self-guided only cause im cheap grin but keep applying to get those pref points, then get the spot u want to hunt. but, if going outfitted, id look into craig,co

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