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Hunters have unique travel requirements. It doesn’t matter where you’re going or what you’re hunting you need to plan right to maximize success and minimize cost. You may be going to Colorado Elk hunting, South Dakota Pheasant hunting or to Arkansas for a Duck hunt, for the best experience, Know Before You Go!

We have posted some detailed articles from our ProStaff that provide specific suggestions on topics such as getting your non-resident license and tags, what to ask an outfitter before you book, the importance of hunt timing and several others.

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Understanding Nonresident Tags

Over-the-counter, limited draw, landowner tag, there are a number of ways to secure your right to hunt depending on where and what you want to hunt. This story breaks down your options and what you need to know about each.

When To Plan a Trophy Hunt

To travel on the hunt you’ve always dreamed about is going to take some planning well in advance. These tips will tell you how far ahead you need to start planning with consideration to the type of hunt you want to take, lead time needed on booking with an outfitter and tag draw deadlines

Different Types of Hunts

Do-it-yourself, fully-guided, drop camp—these are a few of the types of hunts you can choose for your next hunt. Here are the pros and cons of each.

How Much Does a Trophy Hunt Cost?

Great hunts aren’t just for the rich, but they’re not free either. Everything has a cost and we’ll list ranges for what you can expect to pay—from the high-end to the low-end—by species and possibly even by locale. We also offer some hints on where to find bargains.

Choosing an Outfitter

Selecting an outfitter can be one of the most important decisions you’ll make in ensuring an enjoyable and successful trip. Here’s a list of top considerations you need to make before settling on the right one.

9 Questions To Ask An Outfitter Before Booking

Know what to ask an outfitter (and more importantly how he should answer) before sending him your check and booking a hunt with him.

Travel Checklist for Hunters

These are the key items you’ll need before leaving on your trip. Make sure you have everything with this handy checklist.

Pack It Up Right

Seven tips on ways to save space and pack efficiently whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile.

Protect Your Gear When Traveling

Rifles, bows, optics…they’re as big an investment in your hunting trip as the actual cost of the hunt, so don’t arrive with gear that was damaged en route. Here are some tips on what to look for in a case and how to pack it right so that the baggage beasts at the airport don’t crunch your scope or bow limbs.

Travel Insurance: Do You Need It?

How necessary is travel insurance and what does it actually cover? When is it a smart buy?

Taxidermy Considerations

Don’t wait until you have the trophy of a lifetime lying on the ground to figure out what you’re going to do with it. Leave for your trip with a game plan on how you will transport meat, antlers, hides, etc., what your outfitter is willing to do to help and if you should use a local taxidermist or not.

Save Money With a Do-It-Yourself Hunt

Do-it-yourself hunts can be fun, cost-effective and surprisingly successful trips. Here’s how to plan your next self-made adventure.

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Iowa Hunting Information

Iowa is one of the best Midwestern states for monster whitetail bucks. Non-residents must apply for a tag in their annual drawing. Archery tags are the most sought after and depending on what units you apply for generally take 2-4 years to draw.

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Kansas Hunting Information

Kansas is one of the top producing monster whitetail buck states in the country. It also has some excellent turkey hunting and a few big mule deer in the western part of the state. Kansas has an excellent reputation as a top notch destination for upland birds. It has excellent populations of pheasant and quail due to the vast expanse of suitable prairie and grassland type habitat.

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Alberta Hunting Information

Alberta is a large, diverse province with rolling prairies, farmland, river bottoms, Boreal forests, and large expanses of the northern Rocky Mountains. Many species of big game, waterfowl, upland game and predators inhabit Alberta. Long known for monster whitetails, Alberta also is home to big mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, black bear, cougar, Canada moose, and bighorn sheep. In fact, 7 of the 10 largest bighorn sheep in Boone and Crockett record book are from Alberta. In addition to big game, Alberta offers some top notch bird hunting. Serious waterfowlers know about the large flocks of ducks and geese that call Alberta home or migrate through.

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