Many of you are just receiving rejection notices from various hunt permit drawings. So, what now? One solution is a last-minute hunt offered by proven booking agents. It is a mistake to assume that only second-rate outfitters will still have openings. Even outstanding outfitters can have booked clients who have to cancel a hunt. When a hunt cancels, often the first call the outfitter makes is to his booking agent. This month I will cover two time-tested booking agents who recommended six interesting and, most importantly, available hunts that you wouldn't find with a random internet search. Each of these hunts stands out in some way: trophy quality, an interesting hunting experience, high hunter success, or, perhaps, an attractive discount.
Bob Dunn of Dunn's Sport Hunting (717-766-0789 and email@example.com) recommended a Quebec caribou hunt. Certainly there has been a lot of negative press about caribou hunts in recent years, but this hunt offers several unusual features to consider. First, the outfitter is no novice to outfitting, having owned the business since 2006 and served as President of the Quebec Outfitter's Federation (www.quebecoutfitters.com) for many years. The prior owner ran the operation for 31 years.
This hunt is conducted in September, reducing the risk of bad weather. Also, this outfitter has six floatplanes, and he and his four sons are all pilots. And, this is a do-it-yourself opportunity perhaps best described as a "supported hunt." Clients stay in one of the outfitter's 14 outpost camps in canvas wall tents with hard floors, showers, equipped kitchen and a meat house. Hunting is by motorized boat, four-wheeler or on foot from camp. Camps hold up to six hunters, plus the camp manager who maintains the equipment. Food........(continued)