My name is Archie Nichols, and I am from Florence, Mississippi. I have always dreamed of having the opportunity of coming out west to pursue a trophy mule deer (With Rifle). A couple of days ago, my wife told me that she wanted to give me this opportunity for my 40th birthday next year. Now the hard part of finding the right outfitter begins. I know that having a guide is the way that I want to go. This could very well be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and I want to be sure I make the right decision. One thing that the hunt has to be is absolutely 100% fair chase, no high fences or shooting out of a truck. Anything else is not hunting to me. Although I am in good shape, I would prefer to stay in a lodge or ranch house and hunt by spot and stalk. The thing that worries me the most is winding up with the wrong outfitter and not having the opportunity at a good buck. I am not expecting to break a world record, but I would like the opportunity to harvest a trophy animal 4x4 or 5x5 and 150-170+. I am looking for a place with good guides who will do anything in their power to make a hunt successful and enjoyable, good food, nice accomidations, and a guaranteed draw on a license. I would like to hunt in a state like Montana or another one with guaranteed licenses. I am looking in the price range of $4000 or under total cost including license. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
One outfitter I am looking pretty hard at is Montana Whitetails, Inc. Any info on them?