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Affordable Elk Hunts Are Still Possible

Looking for affordable elk hunts? So many hunters have dreamed of going on an elk hunt in places like, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana but once they do some checking into prices, their dream begins to somehow just fizzle out from underneath them.

 

So how can you go on that dream elk hunt and it still be affordable all at the same time?

 

Unfortunately, most hunters think that the only way to experience an elk hunt is to go on a guided hunt. And, true, guided elk hunts can definitely be quite expensive. That's because you either have your own personal guide or you go in with a group of hunters with a guide.

 

There is another way though which is much less expensive but it does require you to do your homework ahead of time. Many outfitters offer what is called an "elk drop camp". This is when you still have a guide BUT they are not with you the duration of the trip.

 

They take you into the designated camp area and "drop" you off. Then after the hunt, they return to pick you up. Many of the elk outfitters who provide this service, also give you the option of what you want them to provide and what you will provide yourself.

 

For example, with some elk drop camps, the outfitter provide the gear, food, tents, and other essentials for the trip. Other outfitters, on the other hand, just provide transporation in and out of the camp. You would be required to provide all the rest.

 

By finding an outfitter who would be willing to "customize" your trip, you would be able to tailor it to your individual budget needs. Some expenses will stay the same no matter what. For example, your hunting license or your transportation to the state in which you plan to hunt. But other expenses could be whittled down and made much more affordable.

 

As they say, knowledge equals power, so the more you can learn ahead of time about affordable elk hunts, the more you could possibly save. So the first thing you need to do is get a list of elk hunting outfitters in the state you plan to hunt and start making some calls. Check out their websites and see what they offer.

 

And most of all, don't "assume" anything. Elk Outfitters want your business and can be more than willing to work out a trip that would fit your needs (and pocketbook:-)

 

Affordable Elk hunts are out there. You just need to start looking early and do all your homework. Here's to a great elk hunt!

 

 


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