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Cross Oaks Ranch - 9.96 . . . 1st Choice Fishing Charters - 9.39 . . . Whitetail Heaven Outfitters - 9.87 . . . Bottorff Guide Service, LLC - 9.85 . . . New Zealand Safaris - 9.86 . . . Double C Guides and Outfitters - 9.52 . . . Big Chrome Fishing Charters - 9.90 . . . Omuwiwe Hunting Lodge - 9.58 . . . Gobble n Grunt Outfitters - 8.79 . . . D.C. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - 9.77 . . . Venture North Outfittin - 9.92 . . . PA-KO Plantation - 9.70 . . . Full Strut Guide Service - 9.86 . . . Turtle River Whitetails - 9.62 . . . Corey Kristoff's Classic Mountain Hunts - 9.33 . . . Laguna Elk Ranch - 9.70 . . . Stuart Ranch Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC - 9.62 . . . Himalayan Outfitter - 9.82 . . . RB Outfitters and Guide Services - 9.27 . . . SaskSkye Waterfowl Outfitters - 9.56 . . . Hotfire Hunting & Fishing Safaris - 9.79 . . . Deep South Charters, Inc - 9.86 . . . Wild North Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Fish-Kabob Bowfishing and South Coast Safaris - 9.54 . . . Safari River Outdoors Ltd. - 9.39 . . . C4 Ranch and Lodge - 9.93 . . . Cowboy Country Outfitters of Wyoming - 9.13 . . . Tall Tine Outfitters, LLC - 9.71 . . . Master Rack Lodge Inc - 9.26 . . . Dunhams Hunting Adventure Company - 9.22 . . . Black River Hunting Camps LLC - 9.51 . . . Salmon & Halibut Sportfishing - 9.42 . . . Crooked Creek Outfitters - 9.63 . . . Nevada Outfitters - 9.72 . . . Double Diamond Outfitters - 9.65 . . . Limpopo Big Game Safaris - 9.98 . . . Hidden Valley Outfitters - 9.31 . . . Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Wolf Creek Outfitters, Inc. - 8.87 . . . Rocky Woodford Outfitting - 9.78 . . . Mill Lake Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Harris End of the Trail Ranch - 10.00 . . . Ivory & Antler Outfitters - 9.45 . . . Beartooth Plateau Outfitters - 9.57 . . . A 1 Hunters Rendezvous Outfitter & Guides - 9.73 . . . Broken Brow Outfitters - 9.91 . . . God's Country Outfitters, LLC - 9.69 . . . Timberland Outfitters, Inc. - 9.25 . . . Big Bear Camp - 9.59 . . . Estate Trophy Hunts - 9.77 . . . Moose Valley Outfitters - 9.74 . . . Montana Hunting & Fishing Adventures - 8.76 . . . Stanley Pieterse Safaris - 9.90 . . . Game Hunting Romania - 9.64 . . . Boars and More Outfitters - 9.91 . . . The Expedition Company - 9.91 . . . Heavens Gate Outfitters - 9.45 . . . CATENA SAFARIS ARGENTINA - 9.60 . . . Swan Mountain Outfitters - 8.85 . . . Dahl Creek Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Silver Fox Outfitters - 8.42 . . . Northeast Wilderness Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Big Grass Outfitters - 9.40 . . . United States Outfitters - 8.93 . . . Alaska Cross Country Guiding - 9.22 . . . TDK Safaris, LLC - 9.89 . . . New Orleans Style Fishing Charters LLC - 9.84 . . . Matagamon Wilderness - 9.80 . . . Hunt Trip Spain - 9.71 . . . Little Lake Lodge - 9.44 . . . Avalanche Outfitter, llc. - 9.02 . . . Santiago Safaris - 9.88 . . . Mexico Whitetail and Wing - 8.72 . . . Keyah Grande Ranch and Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Roosevelt Elk Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Get N Lucky Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters INC - 9.65 . . . Arctic Rivers Guide & Booking Service - 9.41 . . . NGAHERE GAME RANCH, HUNTING & FISHING NEW ZEALAND - 9.11 . . . C&S Western Big Game Outfitters - 9.84 . . . New Ranch Outfitters - 9.85 . . . Reel Tuned In Sport Fishing Charters - 9.77 . . . Matlabas Game Hunters - 9.72 . . . K-N-D Guide Service - 9.54 . . . High Caliber Outdoors - 9.82 . . . 180 Outdoors, LLC - 9.53 . . . Bedrock Big Bucks - 9.85 . . . Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters - 9.50 . . . Safari Trails International Safari Trails Mozambique - 9.80 . . . Frikkie Du Toit Safaris - 9.87 . . . Chauffeured Guide Service - 9.93 . . . East Coast Outffitters - 9.79 . . . Lee Sells Outfitter And Guide Inc. - 9.92 . . . Let er Rip Outfitters - 9.86 . . . Montana Whitetails - 9.28 . . . Limestone Guide & Outfitting Service - 9.57 . . . Big Racks Hunt Club - 9.75 . . . Illinois Xtreme Whitetails - 9.89 . . . Tall Grass Safari's - 8.69 . . . 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How do I pack for a hunting trip on which I will be flying on commercial airlines?

Big question, but a good one. Here are some tips to get you started:

Firearms and Bows -- firearms and bows need to travel as checked baggage (not carried on the plane) in a locking, hardside, airline approved case.

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North American Wild Sheep

The four species of North American Wild Sheep are the glamour animals of the continent’s big game. While a small percentage of hunters may ultimately have the opportunity and resources to hunt sheep, most of us dream about hunting for a trophy ram.

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What is Outfitters Rating TV?

The Outfitters Rating TV series is based on the website www.outfittersrating.com. This is a free service to link hunters with the very best outfitters around the world. It's free to hunters and it's free to outfitters so there can be no way to "buy" a good rating. It's popularity since launch has been overwhelming and continues to grow. This episode will share Doug and Bill's most memorable hunting moments with these terrific outfitters and offer tips on booking your own outfitted hunting adventures.

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How can I make the weight limit for the bush plane, but take all the gear I need?

GOOD QUESTION! It often seems like the weight limits that outfitters put on the gear their hunters can fly into camp are impossibly light, even if you stick to the letter of their recommended gear lists. So here are 10 tips for packing the lightest load, but making sure you have everything you need.

Make sure your gun is sighted in before you take off in the bush plane or float plane headed for camp. Allow only a couple of rounds of ammo for a final check before you hunt. Minimize the amount of ammo you take for hunting, too. If you and your hunting companion(s) shoot the same cartridges, so much the better as you can pool the ammo you'll need.

Plan to layer your clothing for changing conditions. Have one primary set of clothes for hunting, and plan to utilize other layers differently if the main set of clothes is wet or otherwise unwearable.

Take only one pair of all-around boots for hunting, and a pair of light slippers or Crocs for camp.

4) Liquids and gels are heavy. Minimize both in your gear. Plan on drinking primarily what's available in camp such as water, coffee, tea, juice(?) and perhaps soft drinks (?). If you want beer, wine or alcohol for camp, negotiate with the outfitter to have this ordered and shipped in separately from your gear.

5) When you're getting ready to board the plane, wear as much of your heaviest gear as possible. While it's likely they will weigh you to calculate the load, they won't make you take off heavy boots or your parka. Put reasonable gear (compass, cameras, GPS, etc.) in your pockets.

6) Carefully consider what you'll need for a sleeping bag on the hunt. If you'll be staying in heated tents or cabins you can usually get away with a very light sleeping bag rather than a heavy model weighing 6, 7, or even 10 pounds or more.

7) You'll probably have your firearm or bow in a hard case for transport whether you fly commercially or drive to the bush plane base. Bring along a soft case to take on the bush plane and stash the hard case in a secure location to await your return. If there's any other gear that you brought to this point, but won't actually need in camp, then stow it inside the locked hard case.

8) It's great to have a complete set of clean clothes in which to travel home after a long trip, but there's no need to take them into camp with you. Make arrangements ahead of time with the outfitter to have a secure location at the base to leave this gear behind.

9) Make sure you're gun/bow is set up as light as possible. Not only can this shave pounds on the load for plane transportation, it makes the gear much more pleasurable to carry in the field.

10) Plan on sharing with your hunting companions. If you're hunting with friends, plan ahead to only take in one tube of toothpaste, one can of shave cream, one spotting scope, etc. This preplanning quickly cuts pounds from each individual's load against the weight limit.