The first recommendation is from Wes Vining of The Trophy Connection. He suggested an outfit he represents in British Columbia, citing two reasons why hunters would be interested in this opportunity. First, it is possible to take both a whitetail and mule deer here. Second, this outfit runs its deer hunts along the Peace River - famous for producing large bucks.
The mule deer are not quite as numerous here as the whitetails, Vining says, but the quality is very good. He maintains that a lucky hunter could get a record-book buck. "Things haven't changed much since I personally hunted here six years ago," he says, noting that he killed a huge non-typical whitetail on that hunt, despite spending most of his time hunting a specific 200-class mule deer that he never found. Vining also says he saw two potential book bucks here in the same field one day - a whitetail and a mule deer. Fate dictated that neither would be tagged that season, but it certainly left him with a favorable impression.
Several six-day hunts with this outfitter are still available from November 1 - 20, Vining says. The outfitter can handle up to six hunters in a party, and Vining indicated that he could be talked into joining a group this fall. Just be aware that it can be very cold and stormy this time of year. Clients fly into Fort St. John, where the outfitter provides shuttle service to his lodge. Accommodations are nice. Hunts are conducted on a 1 x 1 guided basis. The price is $3,500 for the hunt, including a deer of either species. A second deer can be taken for........(continued)