Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PA - Venango County
A self hunt is certainly doable, but there are a lot of things to consider, including as you mentioned getting the critter out. I drew a tag two years ago and after going over everything, including the time I would be able to spend pre-season there (not much), the sometimes difficult zone boundaries etc., I decided to go with a guide service. I did a lot of research and interviewing and ended up selecting Elk County Outfitters. I could not have been happier.
I'll never forget a question I was asked by ECO when I first met with them and had not yet committed to anyone. It was: "Other than getting an elk, what do you want in a hunt, how do you like to hunt?"
I thought that said a lot. I was right.