By Barbara Crown, Editor
Hunting show and banquet season is here and that means hundreds, if not thousands of hunts being auctioned to raise money to support local, national and international wildlife conservation efforts. Some hunters heading to these affairs go in cold and bid on whatever catches their eye at the moment or seems like a good bargain. Sometimes they get the hunt they thought they were getting; sometimes they don't.
Savvier hunters are more methodical. They get the auction catalog before they attend the event and identify interesting opportunities. Then they do a little homework, maybe visiting the outfitter's website or calling for a brochure to read a description of hunts being offered and see photos of the trophies the outfitter has produced. This two-step research obviously increases the chances of getting a good hunt for your investment.
But you, as a subscriber to The Hunting Report
, can dig deeper, go to the auctions and shows even better prepared and increase your chances of finding that hunt-of-a-lifetime. You get the catalog, do the basic research, then, thanks to your Email Extra benefits, you can dive into our database and see what fellow subscribers have to say about an outfitter. All the details, good, bad or ugly, are right there, written by experienced hunters like you, paying customers who were actually in the field with that outfitter. And you can contact them for more details on their hunts. If you aren't sure how to access your Email Extra benefits, email Subscription Manager Rachel Daniels at Rachel@huntingreport.com
or call her at 305-253-5301 and she'll walk you through the steps. And, by the way, I'm always glad to speak with subscribers who need some help. I'll gladly give you my personal impressions, advice, warnings and any information I might have that may not have been published.
In any case, you get the real skinny, honest information on the hunt you are considering. You are less likely to waste your time and money on a hunt that isn't right for you or outfitters who can't deliver what they promise. How much is that worth to you?