What should you expect from a professional hunting guide? For starters, you should expect him or her to keep you safe. Even if you aren’t able to bag a deer, boar, or other animal during your hunt, the expectation is that you’ll return home in one piece. But that obviously isn’t the only thing you should expect from your guide. Check out some of the other expectations you should have below.
Your guide should know all about the area in which you’re hunting.
A good hunting guide will know all of the ins and outs of a particular area and be prepared to show them to you as you hunt. Regardless of whether the guide has been in the area 100 times before or only a handful of times, he or she should have a good lay of the land and be familiar with the terrain that you’ll come into contact with while hunting. This will help you and your fellow hunters get around easily and help you avoid tricky terrain in the process.
Your guide should know where to find animals in the area.
In addition to knowing how to navigate around on a particular piece of land, your guide should also have a good idea about where to find the animals located there. Some guides know from experience, while others know because they’ve done their research in advance. Either way, your guide shouldn’t struggle to find animals once you start hunting. That’s a sign that he or she probably haven’t put in the necessary work to track down game.
Your guide should know your limitations as a hunter and respect them.
A good hunting guide will spend some time getting to know more about you and your hunting background before heading out with you to hunt. This will help them to know what you’re capable of doing during a hunt. The last thing a guide should do is encourage you to do something you’re not comfortable with or prepared to do. It could ruin your hunting experience and even lead to an injury while hunting.
Do you want to make sure you’re set up with a great hunting guide the next time you hunt? Tioga Boar Hunting can pair you up with one. We can also provide you with a wide range of big game hunts on our ranch. Call us at 570-835-5341 today to schedule a hunt with us.