For many of us, a guided hunt is the adventure of a lifetime. We savor every second of the experience and we’re already talking about “the next one” before this one is over. It’s something we hope to pass on to future generations as well. To that end, it’s important to know how to get the most out of each time. That’s where we come in – today’s topic is exactly that.


Choose the Right Package for You

The first step towards getting the most out of your guided deer hunt is to first establish what your goals are. More specifically – what’s the one big game that has been on your big game hunting “wish list” for as long as you can remember? Look at a variety of different packages to find the game that is right for you. At Edenwood we offer several different package options, including top picks such as:

  • Trophy Whitetail
  • Trophy Elk
  • Trophy Red Stag
  • Trophy Combo Package

Once you’ve established the type of game you’re striving for, look at all that is included in the package. Be sure to read the fine print, too, to be sure about items like game processing, lodging, meals and more.


Research Your Game

We know it isn’t quite as thrilling as the active hunting and tracking portions of a guided hunt. However, we can’t under-stress the importance of taking the time to research before hitting the woods. The best sources are folks who have already had experience (and success) in the game you’re seeking.

Research all you can – the behaviors and tendencies of the species you are hunting, the land, weather and other environmental factors of the area you will be in, the best position to hunt from, your weapon choice and any potential products/resources that may help improve your chances of success.


Trust the Guide

One of the top resources that make guided hunting a positive experience is – you guessed it – the guide! This person will know the deer hunting farm land, game and potential challenges like the back of their hand. Doubting the outfitter will get you nowhere. If you’ve done your research ahead of time, you already know this person has a proven track record.

Be open with him or her about your expectations and past experiences. Spend time with the guide prior to stepping out into the hunt. Give him or her the benefit of the doubt if they do something unfamiliar or unexpected during the experience. There’s a reason they are in the position they are in. Trust the guide.


Preparation is Key

Last but not least, be sure you prepare well for the experience. Prepare for it all: the weather, the game, the down time, the reality that there is no guarantee you will be successful, the anticipation that you will. And don’t forget the basics, either:

  • Follow all manufacturer recommendations for gun/bow maintenance and preparation
  • Get your four-legged friend familiar with the territory early
  • Make sure all outdoor gear is in good condition
  • Invest in moisture-wicking materials as much as possible
  • Spend some time at the range before jumping in the blind


Big Game Hunting

We have a wide variety of ladders and hang on stands for the hunter who enjoys a more challenging adventure. Edenwood caters to all hunting styles – we can customize your hunt package to fit your individual needs and wants. Edenwood offers high fence hunts with our own self-sustaining herds of Whitetail, Fallow and Elk. For those of you who have never experienced this type of trophy hunting bring your camera and even an observer to share your wonderful experience. Give Edenwood a chance to help you bag your next trophy and we will win your hearts. We treat you like family!