Planning Your Hunting / Fishing Trip

 

 

HuntAndFishGuides.com would like to assist you in making your next hunting or fishing trip fun and rewarding.  Below we’ve provided some tips and information to help plan your next hunting or fishing trip.

 

 

There are certain things you, as an outdoorsman, should take into consideration while preparing for your trip so that you can have a fun, safe, and successful time away.  Please take the time to review some of these suggestions before filling out the Find A Guide form.

 

 1.  Know where you want to go; what state or province would you like to hunt of fish in?

 2.  Decide the purpose of your adventure - hunting or fishing?  Include the species of animal or fish you would like to harvest.

 3.  How many will be in your party?

 4.  How long do you plan to stay?

 

 

Once you have decided these important and basic items, you can then proceed to get matched to a guide that best fits your needs.  

 

 

HuntAndFishGuides.com makes it easy for you - simply use our Find A Guide form. 

 

  • Choose the options you desire for your trip.
  • Provide your contact information on the following page.
  • Our system will automatically match you to guides that can fulfill your request.
  • The matching guides will then deliver free quotes to the email address you provided.

 

 

It’s that simple! 

 

 

 

After you’ve received your free guide quotes, follow up by:

 

 

Reading reviews - 

Check out our Reviews page and read up on what others may have said about the guides that provided you quotes.

 

 

Interviewing the guides - 

Going on an outdoor adventure and being in the hands of a guide service takes trust.  You want your trip to enjoyable, memorable, and most importantly, successful.  As guides contact you with quotes, make sure to ask them questions; a reputable guide service will be glad to answer your questions and explain how they can provide the experience you’re looking for.

 

 

Ask for references -

If you can’t determine from reviews alone, not ask the guide service for any available references.  Most guides will be glad to show you examples of satisfied customers or have others contact you with their own stories and advice.

 

 

Ask how long they’ve been in business -

Not to discredit new businesses, but a great way to determine if a guide service has provided a good value for it’s customers is to check how long they’ve been in business.  A business that has endured for years has proven that they’ve provided a good service to their customers!  This certainly does not mean a business that is young is not reputable, but you know for certain that a poor business will not stay in business for long.

 

 

How many guides do they offer -

Again, make sure you know how many people will be in your party.  Then determine how many guides will be assisting you.  With larger parties you will want more guides assisting you on your trip.  Find out specifically who your personal guide will be, get to know them and build a healthy business relationship with them.  

 

 

Verify certification and insurance -

Every guide company listed in the HuntAndFishGuides.com network must meet requirements for guide certification, business establishment, and liability insurance coverage upon enrollment.  However, while HuntAndFishGuides.com attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, and confirms changes when notified, we cannot guarantee that their information is up to date at the time they contact you.  Therefore, we recommend that before choosing your guide service company, you verify that their information is still current and / or acceptable to you.

 

 

 

Other frequently asked questions -

 

 

When should I start planning my trip?

The earlier you begin planning for your trip, the less stressful it will be for you and the better chance you have of booking your desired guide service company, who can provide you with a fun and successful outing.    This tends to be a case of the sooner the better, but if you’re looking to book a last minute trip, don’t fret, there may still be availability with a number of guide service companies.

 

 

How far in advance should I book?

Several of the most reputable guides are booked a full year in advance.  Often guides attend trade shows and do a lot of booking then, so you may want to begin searching for guides prior to the big hunting / fishing shows that come to the area.  If you are planning a trip in a certain region, call the guides and ask how far in advance you need to book to secure availability.  

 

 

 

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