Americans make up a majority of most European outfitters’ client base. It can be as high as 95% depending on their marketing strategy. Read our list of 10 Mistakes American Hunters Make in Europe and maybe this will help your next European hunting trip be even more amazing.
Right now bear attack risk is higher than normal as resources become scarce, bears are trying to lay on calories for hibernation and hunters are afield. Trust me, I know this first hand. I’m up in Alaska with CBEO member Dave Leonard who is good old friend and owner of Mountain Monarchs of Alaska.
Based on years of experience of hunting in Africa, we have compiled a list of mistakes that you SHOULD avoid to have a successful hunt.
It drives me crazy. Outfitted hunts cost money, so the people who book them must have achieved some success at something. Yet, time and again, I see people making snap decisions regarding hunting that they would never make in business! It’s okay to ask the hard questions, but before you do make sure you know what you want!
Did you know that Argentina is the world’s most popular hunting destination? Okay, maybe it’s not like key whitetail states like Pennsylvania or New York, where hundreds of thousands of hunters take to the woods annually…nor like Wyoming, where a large percentage of the small population buys hunting licenses.
I’m often asked about my favorite hunts. Some have been better than others, but almost no genuine “bad ones”…invariably, there’s a good memory in there somewhere! So a simple and honest answer has always been, “the last one…or the next one.”
There were no horns and no meat sacks in the Supercub when we landed. Outfitter Erik Salitan was there to meet me, as was Donna—she’d gotten ill and had flown out a few days earlier. Me, I went full term, continuing to battle terrible weather and never seeing the game I was seeking.
(Continued from DFTQ Part 1) The Marco Polo sheep is one of the world’s great game animals, hunted on the “roof of the world” in the Pamirs of Central Asia. As a mere gunwriter this was a hunt I never expected to be able to do,
Friends, I’ve had a long and wonderful career in this crazy business. I’ve been lucky in that I got some great breaks along the way. I have colleagues who claim they sold the first story they ever wrote and never looked back.
Some hunts are tougher than others, some are tough physically, while others are tough mentally. On any mountain hunt you know going in that you’re going to sweat, struggle, and huff and puff your way up—and with increasingly bad knees, I know the downhill is going to hurt just as bad.
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