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Looking for family Outfitter.....

My wife had a great idea for our next show. Find an outfitter / hunt, where the family can come along for a long weekend - or a 5 day deal.

She would take the kids and do family activities while I went and hunted with an outfitter. I think showing how we did it, costs, outfitter setup, etc.... a lot more families might do the same deal. Win-Win Family gets to spend some time together, a fella gets some hunting in, everybody's happy.

Anyone have any outfitter ideas?

Would you be interested in watching a show like that?

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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

Fair idea but outfitters usually charge an extra $100/day per each non-hunter so I question how many folks would want to do this...Unless the family is really interested in staying at a lodge someplace where the main weekday activity would be 'going for a walk'.
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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

Sure - they would be willing to stay in a lodge, or hotel down the road.....
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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

I have been thinking of a hog hunt and taking my gf along but she would not be hunting. Your idea sounds great to us.

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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

Alot of guys go on hunting trips to get away from the wife and kids for a while.
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Alot of guys go on hunting trips to get away from the wife and kids for a while.
I hear ya, that is what the further away hunts are for.....
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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

My wife found a few places in NH, where you can rent a cabin not far from town. They could stay in the cabin, cook, get up whenever, while I was out hunting. Then, they could go to town for whatever.
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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

Chris:

I do believe that there are families interested in that kind of vacation and people that would like to watch a show like that. The problem is, many outfitters are limited by their lodging and would prefer to have hunters at full price versus guests at a reduced fee. Also a shared lodge with a group of other hunters is not the best place for a family.

An outfitter that has private cabins and activities such as boating and fishing for the family and a bear hunt for the hunter would work. Baited bear hunts are an afternoon affair so the hunter could have most of the day with the family

A spring turkey hunt in conjunction with horseback riding, fishing, and sight seeing for the family would work too. Hunt gobblers in the am and do family stuff the rest of day.

I think these type of hunts versus "all day" hunts would work better and make it more of an overall family event.

The key factors would be private lodging, good weather and enough to keep the non-hunters busy and entertained.

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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

What about an Eastern Shore Maryland Cast and Blast. Hunt Sea Ducks in the AM and fish for stripers in PM. There are some other non-hunting activties in some towns there. Shopping in antique stores and galleries in Easton or the Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.
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Re: Looking for family Outfitter.....

Why use an outfitter??Rent a cabin somewhere in a state park;you hunt/they sight-see.Alot of places out west to do this.You can buy trespass rights for the week.Florida would be another good one.Kids at Disney; you hunting gators/turkey or axis deer
If you really want to know what I like in a show, it UNGUIDED guys doing some research and going for it;not big racks.Show the average Joe how to go about putting together an unguided hunt in Wy. or Co.Not much for all these deer hunts that are unaffordable or in a fence that TV has gone to.Model something around On Your Own Adventures style;the best HUNTING show on TV

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