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New Zealand Safaris - 9.86 . . . Roosevelt Elk Outfitters - 9.38 . . . D.C. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - 9.77 . . . Cowboy Country Outfitters of Wyoming - 9.13 . . . Alaska's Extreme Hunting - 9.59 . . . Elk Camp Outfitters, LLC - 9.00 . . . Adobe Lodge LLC - 9.39 . . . Whitetail Ridge Outfitters - 9.78 . . . East Coast Outffitters - 9.79 . . . Wild North Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Illinois Xtreme Whitetails - 9.89 . . . Bear Paw Outfitters - 9.75 . . . C4 Ranch and Lodge - 9.93 . . . Hotfire Hunting & Fishing Safaris - 9.79 . . . Chauffeured Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Keyah Grande Ranch and Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Get N Lucky Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Andreani & Sons Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Fairchase Outfitters Africa & Allan Dadford Safaris - 9.75 . . . Outland Outfitting - 8.96 . . . Steeprock River Outfitters - 9.71 . . . Hidden Valley Outfitters - 9.31 . . . Lake Douglas Hunting and Fishing - 9.53 . . . Moose Valley Outfitters - 9.74 . . . Brauns Outdoors Bass Charters & Guide Service - 9.99 . . . Foggy Mountain Guide Service - 9.99 . . . PA-KO Plantation - 9.70 . . . Florida Alligator Harvesting - 9.84 . . . Dunhams Africa - 8.99 . . . RB Outfitters and Guide Services - 9.27 . . . El Halcon Lodge & Outfitters (Chihuahua MX) - 9.73 . . . True North Outfitters - 9.89 . . . Stuart Ranch Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Einarssons Guide Service - 9.33 . . . Wind River Outfitters - 8.97 . . . Wolf Creek Outfitters, Inc. - 8.87 . . . Master Rack Lodge Inc - 9.26 . . . Continental Divide Outfitters - 9.61 . . . HICKORY CREEK OUTFITTERS - 9.28 . . . Bitterroot Outfitters - 9.62 . . . Blue Sky Outfitters - 9.63 . . . Seven 2 Bar Adventures - 9.29 . . . Gobble n Grunt Outfitters - 8.79 . . . C&S Western Big Game Outfitters - 9.84 . . . Double C Guides and Outfitters - 9.52 . . . Doublevranch - 9.98 . . . Jack Hume Adventures - 9.50 . . . Crooked Creek Outfitters - 9.63 . . . White Peaks Outfitters - 9.53 . . . Reddog Birdfarm and Guide Service - 9.14 . . . Catdaddy Fishing Guide Service - 9.89 . . . Gana River Outfitters Ltd - 9.60 . . . Addictive Hunting - 9.85 . . . Cross Oaks Ranch - 9.96 . . . Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters - 9.38 . . . TDK Safaris, LLC - 9.86 . . . CATENA SAFARIS ARGENTINA - 9.60 . . . Mexico Whitetail and Wing - 8.72 . . . Blue Rock Outfitters - 9.33 . . . G-Man Outdoor Adventure - 9.24 . . . Collins' Low Country Hunt Club - 9.23 . . . Bee Rock Outdoor Adventures - 8.95 . . . Nushagak Guides and Outfitters - 9.50 . . . Harris End of the Trail Ranch - 10.00 . . . Black Bear Island Lodge - 9.57 . . . Fishtonka Guide Service - 9.94 . . . Alaska Statewide Guides - 9.07 . . . High Caliber Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Limestone Guide & Outfitting Service - 9.57 . . . Tall Grass Safari's - 8.69 . . . Black River Hunting Camps LLC - 9.51 . . . Shadow Mountain Outfitters Ltd - 9.51 . . . Safari Afrika - 9.76 . . . Hunt Trip Spain - 9.71 . . . Hidden Alaska Guides & Outfitters, Inc. - 8.88 . . . Under The SON Outfitters - 9.66 . . . Thunder Creek Outfitting - 9.72 . . . Big Chrome Fishing Charters - 9.90 . . . Wayne Hill Outfitting Inc - 9.55 . . . 180 Outdoors, LLC - 9.59 . . . Third Generation Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Elk Springs Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Guided Hunting New Zealand - 9.79 . . . Safari River Outdoors Ltd. - 9.39 . . . Nevada Outfitters - 9.72 . . . Nebraska Outdoor Experience - 9.35 . . . Broken Brow Outfitters - 9.91 . . . SaskSkye Waterfowl Outfitters - 9.56 . . . Cody Cole Guide Service - 9.48 . . . Himalayan Outfitter - 9.82 . . . South Dakota Hunting Service - 9.66 . . . Ivory & Antler Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Hearne Lake Lodge - 9.63 . . . Double Diamond Outfitters - 9.65 . . . Brugman Outfitting Service - 9.52 . . . Babine Guide Outfitters - 9.82 . . . Code of the West Outfitters, LLC - 9.24 . . . Broken Bow Ranch - 10.00 . . . Big Grass Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Whitetail Strategies Guide Service - 9.41 . . . Double Diamond Wilderness Hunts - 9.86 . . . Aspen Outfitters - 9.66 . . . Pleasant River Guide Service - 9.84 . . . Little Lake Lodge - 9.44 . . . Full Strut Guide Service - 9.86 . . . FRONTERA WINGSHOOTING - 9.60 . . . Reel Tuned In Sport Fishing Charters - 9.77 . . . Matagamon Wilderness - 9.80 . . . Rocky Woodford Outfitting - 9.78 . . . Trail End Camp & Outfitters - 9.75 . . . Heavens Gate Outfitters - 9.45 . . . Shooters of Ohio - 9.80 . . . Omuwiwe Hunting Lodge - 9.58 . . . Alberta River Valley Lodge - 9.52 . . . Happy Hunters Inc - 9.70 . . . New Ranch Outfitters - 9.85 . . . Fish River Lodge - 9.34 . . . Club Lac Brule - 9.38 . . . Game Hunting Romania - 9.64 . . . Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Turtle River Whitetails - 9.62 . . . Iowa Trophy Whitetail Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Matlabas Game Hunters - 9.72 . . . Laguna Elk Ranch - 9.70 . . . Boxley Creek, LLC - 9.62 . . . GIBBON GLADE WHITETAILS - 9.99 . . . Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve - 9.81 . . . Boars and More Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Twin Chimney Outfitters - 9.83 . . . Avalanche Outfitter, llc. - 9.59 . . . Champion Ranch - 9.76 . . . Dahl Creek Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Majestic Mountain Outfitters - 9.98 . . . Montana Whitetails - 9.28 . . . Chariton Valley Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Full Draw Hunts Inc. - 9.87 . . . Goodman Ranch - 9.84 . . . Bedrock Big Bucks - 9.85 . . . Florida Backwoods - 9.62 . . . United States Outfitters - 8.93 . . . Montana Hunting & Fishing Adventures - 8.76 . . . Big Water Outdoors LLC - 9.38 . . . Big Bear Camp - 9.59 . . . Salmon & Halibut Sportfishing - 9.42 . . . Le Domaine Shannon Inc. - 9.59 . . . Kenton Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters INC - 9.65 . . . Gunsmoke Lodge - 9.14 . . . Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia - 9.69 . . . PARQUE RINCON DE LUNA - 9.54 . . . Let er Rip Outfitters - 9.86 . . . Tall Tine Outfitters, LLC - 9.71 . . . Ursus Outfitters - 9.95 . . . Horns Africa Safaris - 9.86 . . . Dunhams Hunting Adventure Company - 9.22 . . . Lone Star Outfitters - 9.50 . . . Flatwillow Creek Outfitters, LLC. - 9.68 . . . CCW Outfitters - 9.78 . . . Deep South Charters, Inc - 9.86 . . . Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC - 9.62 . . . Big Stone Outfitting - 9.65 . . . Red Bluff Lodge - 9.68 . . . Alaska Cross Country Guiding - 9.22 . . . OutWest Adventures - 9.58 . . . Swan Mountain Outfitters - 8.85 . . . The Wilderness - 9.85 . . . Northeast Wilderness Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Big Game Big Country with Dave Marsh - 9.69 . . . Beartooth Plateau Outfitters - 9.57 . . . Andrew Harvey Safaris - 9.83 . . . Rocky Acre Farms - 9.98 . . . Pipe Dream Charters - 9.87 . . . Arctic Rivers Guide & Booking Service - 9.58 . . . Fish-Kabob Bowfishing and South Coast Safaris - 9.54 . . . Nicaragua Hunting Adventures - 9.22 . . . Fork Ridge Ranch - 9.77 . . . NGAHERE GAME RANCH, HUNTING & FISHING NEW ZEALAND - 9.11 . . . South Cypress Outfitters - 9.67 . . . Mill Lake Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Big Racks Hunt Club - 9.75 . . . Chincoteague Hunting Fishing Ctr. Inc. - 7.89 . . . Buckeye Creek Outfitters - 9.44 . . . Boss Outfitting - 9.54 . . . Venture North Outfittin - 9.92 . . . 1st Choice Fishing Charters - 9.39 . . . Corey Kristoff's Classic Mountain Hunts - 9.33 . . . New Orleans Style Fishing Charters LLC - 9.84 . . . Estate Trophy Hunts - 9.77 . . . Lee Sells Outfitter And Guide Inc. - 9.92 . . . A 1 Hunters Rendezvous Outfitter & Guides - 9.73 . . . B.W. Outfitters LLC - 9.33 . . . Kansas Xtreme Outfitters - 9.69 . . . K-N-D Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Whitetail Heaven Outfitters - 9.87 . . . Allagash Guide Service - 9.67 . . . Mckenna Ranch Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Shane Scott Outfitting LLC - 10.00 . . . Silver Fox Outfitters - 8.42 . . . The Lodge at Diamond Cross/Cedars & Sage Outfitters - 9.52 . . . Timberland Outfitters, Inc. - 9.25 . . . True Grit Trophy Outfitters - 9.59 . . . Safari Trails International Safari Trails Mozambique - 9.82 . . . Riverbend Whitetails - 9.54 . . . The Expedition Company - 9.91 . . . Wide North Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Fourtrack Hunting Adventures - 9.91 . . . God's Country Outfitters, LLC - 9.69 . . . Rod's Alaskan Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Frikkie Du Toit Safaris - 9.87 . . . Bottorff Guide Service, LLC - 9.85 New Zealand Safaris - 9.86 . . . Roosevelt Elk Outfitters - 9.38 . . . D.C. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - 9.77 . . . Cowboy Country Outfitters of Wyoming - 9.13 . . . Alaska's Extreme Hunting - 9.59 . . . Elk Camp Outfitters, LLC - 9.00 . . . Adobe Lodge LLC - 9.39 . . . Whitetail Ridge Outfitters - 9.78 . . . East Coast Outffitters - 9.79 . . . Wild North Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Illinois Xtreme Whitetails - 9.89 . . . Bear Paw Outfitters - 9.75 . . . C4 Ranch and Lodge - 9.93 . . . Hotfire Hunting & Fishing Safaris - 9.79 . . . Chauffeured Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Keyah Grande Ranch and Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Get N Lucky Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Andreani & Sons Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Fairchase Outfitters Africa & Allan Dadford Safaris - 9.75 . . . Outland Outfitting - 8.96 . . . Steeprock River Outfitters - 9.71 . . . Hidden Valley Outfitters - 9.31 . . . Lake Douglas Hunting and Fishing - 9.53 . . . Moose Valley Outfitters - 9.74 . . . Brauns Outdoors Bass Charters & Guide Service - 9.99 . . . Foggy Mountain Guide Service - 9.99 . . . PA-KO Plantation - 9.70 . . . Florida Alligator Harvesting - 9.84 . . . Dunhams Africa - 8.99 . . . RB Outfitters and Guide Services - 9.27 . . . El Halcon Lodge & Outfitters (Chihuahua MX) - 9.73 . . . True North Outfitters - 9.89 . . . Stuart Ranch Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Einarssons Guide Service - 9.33 . . . Wind River Outfitters - 8.97 . . . Wolf Creek Outfitters, Inc. - 8.87 . . . Master Rack Lodge Inc - 9.26 . . . Continental Divide Outfitters - 9.61 . . . HICKORY CREEK OUTFITTERS - 9.28 . . . Bitterroot Outfitters - 9.62 . . . Blue Sky Outfitters - 9.63 . . . Seven 2 Bar Adventures - 9.29 . . . Gobble n Grunt Outfitters - 8.79 . . . C&S Western Big Game Outfitters - 9.84 . . . Double C Guides and Outfitters - 9.52 . . . Doublevranch - 9.98 . . . Jack Hume Adventures - 9.50 . . . Crooked Creek Outfitters - 9.63 . . . White Peaks Outfitters - 9.53 . . . Reddog Birdfarm and Guide Service - 9.14 . . . Catdaddy Fishing Guide Service - 9.89 . . . Gana River Outfitters Ltd - 9.60 . . . Addictive Hunting - 9.85 . . . Cross Oaks Ranch - 9.96 . . . Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters - 9.38 . . . TDK Safaris, LLC - 9.86 . . . CATENA SAFARIS ARGENTINA - 9.60 . . . Mexico Whitetail and Wing - 8.72 . . . Blue Rock Outfitters - 9.33 . . . G-Man Outdoor Adventure - 9.24 . . . Collins' Low Country Hunt Club - 9.23 . . . Bee Rock Outdoor Adventures - 8.95 . . . Nushagak Guides and Outfitters - 9.50 . . . Harris End of the Trail Ranch - 10.00 . . . Black Bear Island Lodge - 9.57 . . . Fishtonka Guide Service - 9.94 . . . Alaska Statewide Guides - 9.07 . . . High Caliber Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Limestone Guide & Outfitting Service - 9.57 . . . Tall Grass Safari's - 8.69 . . . Black River Hunting Camps LLC - 9.51 . . . Shadow Mountain Outfitters Ltd - 9.51 . . . Safari Afrika - 9.76 . . . Hunt Trip Spain - 9.71 . . . Hidden Alaska Guides & Outfitters, Inc. - 8.88 . . . Under The SON Outfitters - 9.66 . . . Thunder Creek Outfitting - 9.72 . . . Big Chrome Fishing Charters - 9.90 . . . Wayne Hill Outfitting Inc - 9.55 . . . 180 Outdoors, LLC - 9.59 . . . Third Generation Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Elk Springs Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Guided Hunting New Zealand - 9.79 . . . Safari River Outdoors Ltd. - 9.39 . . . Nevada Outfitters - 9.72 . . . Nebraska Outdoor Experience - 9.35 . . . Broken Brow Outfitters - 9.91 . . . SaskSkye Waterfowl Outfitters - 9.56 . . . Cody Cole Guide Service - 9.48 . . . Himalayan Outfitter - 9.82 . . . South Dakota Hunting Service - 9.66 . . . Ivory & Antler Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Hearne Lake Lodge - 9.63 . . . Double Diamond Outfitters - 9.65 . . . Brugman Outfitting Service - 9.52 . . . Babine Guide Outfitters - 9.82 . . . Code of the West Outfitters, LLC - 9.24 . . . Broken Bow Ranch - 10.00 . . . Big Grass Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Whitetail Strategies Guide Service - 9.41 . . . Double Diamond Wilderness Hunts - 9.86 . . . Aspen Outfitters - 9.66 . . . Pleasant River Guide Service - 9.84 . . . Little Lake Lodge - 9.44 . . . Full Strut Guide Service - 9.86 . . . FRONTERA WINGSHOOTING - 9.60 . . . Reel Tuned In Sport Fishing Charters - 9.77 . . . Matagamon Wilderness - 9.80 . . . Rocky Woodford Outfitting - 9.78 . . . Trail End Camp & Outfitters - 9.75 . . . Heavens Gate Outfitters - 9.45 . . . Shooters of Ohio - 9.80 . . . Omuwiwe Hunting Lodge - 9.58 . . . Alberta River Valley Lodge - 9.52 . . . Happy Hunters Inc - 9.70 . . . New Ranch Outfitters - 9.85 . . . Fish River Lodge - 9.34 . . . Club Lac Brule - 9.38 . . . Game Hunting Romania - 9.64 . . . Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Turtle River Whitetails - 9.62 . . . Iowa Trophy Whitetail Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Matlabas Game Hunters - 9.72 . . . Laguna Elk Ranch - 9.70 . . . Boxley Creek, LLC - 9.62 . . . GIBBON GLADE WHITETAILS - 9.99 . . . Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve - 9.81 . . . Boars and More Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Twin Chimney Outfitters - 9.83 . . . Avalanche Outfitter, llc. - 9.59 . . . Champion Ranch - 9.76 . . . Dahl Creek Outfitters - 9.76 . . . Majestic Mountain Outfitters - 9.98 . . . Montana Whitetails - 9.28 . . . Chariton Valley Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Full Draw Hunts Inc. - 9.87 . . . Goodman Ranch - 9.84 . . . Bedrock Big Bucks - 9.85 . . . Florida Backwoods - 9.62 . . . United States Outfitters - 8.93 . . . Montana Hunting & Fishing Adventures - 8.76 . . . Big Water Outdoors LLC - 9.38 . . . Big Bear Camp - 9.59 . . . Salmon & Halibut Sportfishing - 9.42 . . . Le Domaine Shannon Inc. - 9.59 . . . Kenton Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters INC - 9.65 . . . Gunsmoke Lodge - 9.14 . . . Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia - 9.69 . . . PARQUE RINCON DE LUNA - 9.54 . . . Let er Rip Outfitters - 9.86 . . . Tall Tine Outfitters, LLC - 9.71 . . . Ursus Outfitters - 9.95 . . . Horns Africa Safaris - 9.86 . . . Dunhams Hunting Adventure Company - 9.22 . . . Lone Star Outfitters - 9.50 . . . Flatwillow Creek Outfitters, LLC. - 9.68 . . . CCW Outfitters - 9.78 . . . Deep South Charters, Inc - 9.86 . . . Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC - 9.62 . . . Big Stone Outfitting - 9.65 . . . Red Bluff Lodge - 9.68 . . . Alaska Cross Country Guiding - 9.22 . . . OutWest Adventures - 9.58 . . . Swan Mountain Outfitters - 8.85 . . . The Wilderness - 9.85 . . . Northeast Wilderness Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Big Game Big Country with Dave Marsh - 9.69 . . . Beartooth Plateau Outfitters - 9.57 . . . Andrew Harvey Safaris - 9.83 . . . Rocky Acre Farms - 9.98 . . . Pipe Dream Charters - 9.87 . . . Arctic Rivers Guide & Booking Service - 9.58 . . . Fish-Kabob Bowfishing and South Coast Safaris - 9.54 . . . Nicaragua Hunting Adventures - 9.22 . . . Fork Ridge Ranch - 9.77 . . . NGAHERE GAME RANCH, HUNTING & FISHING NEW ZEALAND - 9.11 . . . South Cypress Outfitters - 9.67 . . . Mill Lake Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Big Racks Hunt Club - 9.75 . . . Chincoteague Hunting Fishing Ctr. Inc. - 7.89 . . . Buckeye Creek Outfitters - 9.44 . . . Boss Outfitting - 9.54 . . . Venture North Outfittin - 9.92 . . . 1st Choice Fishing Charters - 9.39 . . . Corey Kristoff's Classic Mountain Hunts - 9.33 . . . New Orleans Style Fishing Charters LLC - 9.84 . . . Estate Trophy Hunts - 9.77 . . . Lee Sells Outfitter And Guide Inc. - 9.92 . . . A 1 Hunters Rendezvous Outfitter & Guides - 9.73 . . . B.W. Outfitters LLC - 9.33 . . . Kansas Xtreme Outfitters - 9.69 . . . K-N-D Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Whitetail Heaven Outfitters - 9.87 . . . Allagash Guide Service - 9.67 . . . Mckenna Ranch Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Shane Scott Outfitting LLC - 10.00 . . . Silver Fox Outfitters - 8.42 . . . The Lodge at Diamond Cross/Cedars & Sage Outfitters - 9.52 . . . Timberland Outfitters, Inc. - 9.25 . . . True Grit Trophy Outfitters - 9.59 . . . Safari Trails International Safari Trails Mozambique - 9.82 . . . Riverbend Whitetails - 9.54 . . . The Expedition Company - 9.91 . . . Wide North Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Fourtrack Hunting Adventures - 9.91 . . . God's Country Outfitters, LLC - 9.69 . . . Rod's Alaskan Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Frikkie Du Toit Safaris - 9.87 . . . Bottorff Guide Service, LLC - 9.85

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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.