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

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How can I take better trophy pictures in the field?

The biggest mistake people often make in taking photos of themselves with game they bag is rushing through it. Prepping the animal(s) and paying attention to the details that make for great photos takes time. In most cases, there's no need to rush it.

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Black-tailed Deer

Because their range is so limited when compared to the whitetail and the mule deer, black-tailed deer too often live in relative shadows in comparison to their cousins who get the limelight. Blacktail are worthy, challenging game animals that often provide ultimate hunting adventures for those lucky enough to pursue them in their coastal rainforest habitat of the Northwestern United States, Western Canada, and Alaska.

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Milligan Outfitting, Grizzly, Black Bear

Milligan Outfitting Ltd. of Terrace, BC has been in business for a long time and it's no wonder because they constantly deliver success on their hunts. Witness not only some exciting bear hunts but also a violent encounter between two huge Grizzlies that will leave you speechless! Be sure to DVR it if you can't watch it at its scheduled time.

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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.