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.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...