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Bedrock Big Bucks - 9.85 . . . Tall Grass Safari's - 8.69 . . . Red Bluff Lodge - 9.68 . . . Le Domaine Shannon Inc. - 9.59 . . . Blue Rock Outfitters - 9.22 . . . Allagash Guide Service - 9.67 . . . Northeast Wilderness Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Lee Sells Outfitter And Guide Inc. - 9.92 . . . NGAHERE GAME RANCH, HUNTING & FISHING NEW ZEALAND - 9.11 . . . Happy Hunters Inc - 9.70 . . . Black Bear Island Lodge - 9.57 . . . Bee Rock Outdoor Adventures - 8.95 . . . CATENA SAFARIS ARGENTINA - 9.53 . . . Catdaddy Fishing Guide Service - 9.89 . . . Chariton Valley Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Nevada Outfitters - 9.72 . . . Chauffeured Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Gunsmoke Lodge - 9.14 . . . Big Water Outdoors LLC - 9.38 . . . Safari River Outdoors Ltd. - 9.39 . . . Whitetail Strategies Guide Service - 9.41 . . . Broken Brow Outfitters - 9.91 . . . G-Man Outdoor Adventure - 9.24 . . . Swan Mountain Outfitters - 8.85 . . . Wide North Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Shadow Mountain Outfitters Ltd - 9.51 . . . 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Outland Outfitting - 8.96 . . . Salmon & Halibut Sportfishing - 9.42 . . . Deep South Charters, Inc - 9.86 . . . K-N-D Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Whitetail Heaven Outfitters - 9.87 . . . Cowboy Country Outfitters of Wyoming - 9.13 . . . Timberland Outfitters, Inc. - 9.25 . . . Hidden Valley Outfitters - 9.31 . . . Game Hunting Romania - 9.64 . . . Broken Bow Ranch - 10.00 . . . Lake Douglas Hunting and Fishing - 9.53 . . . Kenton Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Bottorff Guide Service, LLC - 9.85 . . . Collins' Low Country Hunt Club - 9.23 . . . Estate Trophy Hunts - 9.77 . . . GIBBON GLADE WHITETAILS - 9.98 . . . Club Lac Brule - 9.38 . . . Arctic Rivers Guide & Booking Service - 9.58 . . . Silver Fox Outfitters - 8.23 . . . United States Outfitters - 8.93 . . . Full Draw Hunts Inc. - 9.87 . . . Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters INC - 9.57 . . . Reel Tuned In Sport Fishing Charters - 9.77 . . . Big Stone Outfitting - 9.65 . . . Let er Rip Outfitters - 9.94 . . . Code of the West Outfitters, LLC - 9.24 . . . Elk Springs Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Full Strut Guide Service - 9.86 . . . Beartooth Plateau Outfitters - 9.57 . . . Ursus Outfitters - 9.95 . . . Stuart Ranch Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Keyah Grande Ranch and Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Guided Hunting New Zealand - 9.79 . . . Shane Scott Outfitting LLC - 10.00 . . . Buckeye Creek Outfitters - 9.44 . . . Boss Outfitting - 9.54 . . . Montana Whitetails - 9.28 . . . God's Country Outfitters, LLC - 9.69 . . . Pipe Dream Charters - 9.87 . . . Andreani & Sons Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Heavens Gate Outfitters - 9.45 . . . Wild North Outfitters - 9.77 . . . C4 Ranch and Lodge - 9.93 . . . Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters - 9.76 . . . PARQUE RINCON DE LUNA - 9.54 . . . Omuwiwe Hunting Lodge - 9.58 . . . HICKORY CREEK OUTFITTERS - 9.28 . . . Matagamon Wilderness - 9.80 . . . Gana River Outfitters Ltd - 9.60 . . . Under The SON Outfitters - 9.60 . . . Wayne Hill Outfitting Inc - 9.55 . . . 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Trail End Camp & Outfitters - 9.75 . . . Third Generation Outfitters - 9.40 . . . RB Outfitters and Guide Services - 9.27 . . . Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia - 9.69 . . . Nushagak Guides and Outfitters - 9.60 . . . Dahl Creek Outfitters - 9.80 . . . Boars and More Outfitters - 9.91 . . . The Lodge at Diamond Cross/Cedars & Sage Outfitters - 9.52 . . . B.W. Outfitters LLC - 9.33 . . . Alaska's Extreme Hunting - 9.59 . . . Lone Star Outfitters - 9.50 . . . True Grit Trophy Outfitters - 9.59 . . . Crooked Creek Outfitters - 9.57 . . . New Zealand Safaris - 9.86 . . . Adobe Lodge LLC - 9.39 . . . Continental Divide Outfitters - 9.61 . . . Fairchase Outfitters Africa & Allan Dadford Safaris - 9.83 . . . FRONTERA WINGSHOOTING - 9.60 . . . Seven 2 Bar Adventures - 9.29 . . . Whitetail Ridge Outfitters - 9.78 . . . El Halcon Lodge & Outfitters (Chihuahua MX) - 9.74 Bedrock Big Bucks - 9.85 . . . Tall Grass Safari's - 8.69 . . . Red Bluff Lodge - 9.68 . . . Le Domaine Shannon Inc. - 9.59 . . . Blue Rock Outfitters - 9.22 . . . Allagash Guide Service - 9.67 . . . Northeast Wilderness Outfitters - 9.43 . . . Lee Sells Outfitter And Guide Inc. - 9.92 . . . NGAHERE GAME RANCH, HUNTING & FISHING NEW ZEALAND - 9.11 . . . Happy Hunters Inc - 9.70 . . . Black Bear Island Lodge - 9.57 . . . Bee Rock Outdoor Adventures - 8.95 . . . CATENA SAFARIS ARGENTINA - 9.53 . . . Catdaddy Fishing Guide Service - 9.89 . . . Chariton Valley Outfitters - 9.91 . . . Nevada Outfitters - 9.72 . . . Chauffeured Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Gunsmoke Lodge - 9.14 . . . Big Water Outdoors LLC - 9.38 . . . Safari River Outdoors Ltd. - 9.39 . . . Whitetail Strategies Guide Service - 9.41 . . . Broken Brow Outfitters - 9.91 . . . G-Man Outdoor Adventure - 9.24 . . . Swan Mountain Outfitters - 8.85 . . . Wide North Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Shadow Mountain Outfitters Ltd - 9.51 . . . Roosevelt Elk Outfitters - 9.38 . . . Safari Afrika - 9.76 . . . Himalayan Outfitter - 9.82 . . . South Dakota Hunting Service - 9.66 . . . Cross Oaks Ranch - 9.96 . . . PA-KO Plantation - 9.70 . . . White Peaks Outfitters - 9.53 . . . Einarssons Guide Service - 9.33 . . . Flatwillow Creek Outfitters, LLC. - 9.68 . . . Elk Camp Outfitters, LLC - 9.00 . . . Boxley Creek, LLC - 9.65 . . . Alaska Statewide Guides - 9.07 . . . Doublevranch - 9.98 . . . Master Rack Lodge Inc - 9.26 . . . Foggy Mountain Guide Service - 9.99 . . . Nicaragua Hunting Adventures - 9.22 . . . 1st Choice Fishing Charters - 9.39 . . . Steeprock River Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Fork Ridge Ranch - 9.77 . . . Hunt Trip Spain - 9.69 . . . Double Diamond Wilderness Hunts - 9.85 . . . Moose Valley Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Dunhams Africa - 8.99 . . . Wolf Creek Outfitters, Inc. - 8.87 . . . South Cypress Outfitters - 9.67 . . . CCW Outfitters - 9.78 . . . Double Diamond Outfitters - 9.64 . . . Brauns Outdoors Bass Charters & Guide Service - 9.99 . . . 180 Outdoors, LLC - 9.59 . . . 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Deep South Charters, Inc - 9.86 . . . K-N-D Guide Service - 9.54 . . . Whitetail Heaven Outfitters - 9.87 . . . Cowboy Country Outfitters of Wyoming - 9.13 . . . Timberland Outfitters, Inc. - 9.25 . . . Hidden Valley Outfitters - 9.31 . . . Game Hunting Romania - 9.64 . . . Broken Bow Ranch - 10.00 . . . Lake Douglas Hunting and Fishing - 9.53 . . . Kenton Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Bottorff Guide Service, LLC - 9.85 . . . Collins' Low Country Hunt Club - 9.23 . . . Estate Trophy Hunts - 9.77 . . . GIBBON GLADE WHITETAILS - 9.98 . . . Club Lac Brule - 9.38 . . . Arctic Rivers Guide & Booking Service - 9.58 . . . Silver Fox Outfitters - 8.23 . . . United States Outfitters - 8.93 . . . Full Draw Hunts Inc. - 9.87 . . . Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters INC - 9.57 . . . Reel Tuned In Sport Fishing Charters - 9.77 . . . Big Stone Outfitting - 9.65 . . . Let er Rip Outfitters - 9.94 . . . Code of the West Outfitters, LLC - 9.24 . . . Elk Springs Outfitters - 10.00 . . . Full Strut Guide Service - 9.86 . . . Beartooth Plateau Outfitters - 9.57 . . . Ursus Outfitters - 9.95 . . . Stuart Ranch Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Keyah Grande Ranch and Outfitters - 9.77 . . . Guided Hunting New Zealand - 9.79 . . . Shane Scott Outfitting LLC - 10.00 . . . Buckeye Creek Outfitters - 9.44 . . . Boss Outfitting - 9.54 . . . Montana Whitetails - 9.28 . . . God's Country Outfitters, LLC - 9.69 . . . Pipe Dream Charters - 9.87 . . . Andreani & Sons Outfitters - 9.70 . . . Heavens Gate Outfitters - 9.45 . . . Wild North Outfitters - 9.77 . . . C4 Ranch and Lodge - 9.93 . . . Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters - 9.76 . . . PARQUE RINCON DE LUNA - 9.54 . . . Omuwiwe Hunting Lodge - 9.58 . . . HICKORY CREEK OUTFITTERS - 9.28 . . . Matagamon Wilderness - 9.80 . . . Gana River Outfitters Ltd - 9.60 . . . Under The SON Outfitters - 9.60 . . . Wayne Hill Outfitting Inc - 9.55 . . . Big Grass Outfitters - 9.40 . . . Nebraska Outdoor Experience - 9.75 . . . 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Mill Lake Outfitters - 10.00 . . . High Caliber Outdoors - 9.82 . . . Little Lake Lodge - 9.44 . . . Black River Hunting Camps LLC - 9.51 . . . Get N Lucky Guide Service - 9.93 . . . Harris End of the Trail Ranch - 10.00 . . . Thunder Creek Outfitting - 9.70 . . . Reddog Birdfarm and Guide Service - 9.14 . . . Illinois Xtreme Whitetails - 9.89 . . . D.C. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES inc. - 9.71 . . . Fish-Kabob Bowfishing and South Coast Safaris - 9.52 . . . Shooters of Ohio - 9.82 . . . Jack Hume Adventures - 9.50 . . . Big Bear Camp - 9.59 . . . New Orleans Style Fishing Charters LLC - 9.84 . . . Bitterroot Outfitters - 9.62 . . . BEAR PAW OUTFITTERS - 9.77 . . . Safari Trails International. - 9.79 . . . Horns Africa Safaris - 9.86 . . . Fish River Lodge - 9.34 . . . Dunhams Hunting Adventure Company - 9.22 . . . A 1 Hunters Rendezvous Outfitter & Guides - 9.73 . . . Addictive Hunting - 9.85 . . . Trail End Camp & Outfitters - 9.75 . . . Third Generation Outfitters - 9.40 . . . 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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.