Hey I drew that hunt, my 3rd choice, but not 100% sure if I can make it this year. Damn business going to hell!! Where are you planning to camp/hunt? If I can make it I can perhaps meet up with you so we can help each other out.
Also, one thing to remember about $$$$ is to figure in the tip. I don't know if you want to hire someone just for the packing, or for guiding and packing, but usually a tip is made above and beyond the charged rate.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...