Model 88, I hear ya. Most guys that guide need to have a real job to make ends meet. Not many guys get hired on a year round basis. Maybe one in a hundred.
I know some outfitters now that totally rely on guides who take their annual leave from work for two or three weeks and go and guide. It is OK for the single guys but the married guys tend to catch a lot of flack for obvious reasons.
One of the best ways to scout your hunting area is to look for signs that mature animals leave behind. Wallows, scrapes, rubs and areas littered with tracks are great evidence that game are using your area. But why not look for the single piece of evidence that you are hunting for when fall rolls around anyway... antlers. Game animals in the family cervidae shed their antlers annually. Why not use these unique souvenirs as a way of helping you fill your tag next fall?
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