You’ve decided to plan a hunting trip. The game and state have been chosen, and you want to take the extra step of hiring an outfitter to help make your hunt memorable and successful. But where do you find an outfitter? How can you be sure they’re reputable? Mossy Oak pro staffer Karl Badger explains how to choose an outfitter.

If you’re not familiar or don’t have a relationship with a professional guide and outfitter in the area you’re planning to hunt, fish or take a pack trip in, it can be a scary experience. You’re going to pay somebody hard-earned money out of your pocket and you want to trust that the person that it taking that money is going to give you a good return by at least getting you into an area safely, comfortably and hopefully successfully.

Badger says to first call the guide and outfitter association within the state you’re planning to hunt to obtain a list of the state’s licensed guides and outfitters.


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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.