Guided Hunts and Safari Outfits
Guided hunts and safari outfits are a worthwhile option for hunters. They provide access to good country with quality game and expert local knowledge. That is a combination that assures success and a memorable, enjoyable hunting experience.
I have always been a do-it-yourself sort of outdoorsman, and have been lucky enough to live in remote areas where there was excellent access to self-guided fishing and hunting.
My first paid, guided hunting trip was to Bensbach Lodge, close to the Irian-Jaya border in Papua New Guinea. That was back in the late 1970′s when a few buddies and I chartered a plane and flew in for a week of barra fishing and deer hunting. It was a fantastic week and left me with the clear impression that the enjoyment value per dollar was outstanding.
Nevertheless, it was to be 33 years before I took another guided hunt. In the meantime I explored and established my own access to good hunting and fishing areas. The last couple of years have been very demanding with a lot of overseas work travel, for extended periods, and a major relocation of home as well. So it was that I broke the drought and booked a hunt with Maryvale Safaris.
While I will be making the effort, involving some long-haul driving, to regularly return to my old stamping grounds, I will also be taking more guided hunts in future. I see them as excellent value in securing a great hunting experience.