A hunting trip can be an incredibly rewarding experience for all. Even if you don’t want to actively hunt animals, tracking them down and seeing them in the wild can be an amazing experience. While some prefer to slum it in a bog surrounded by flies and other nasty bugs, you can easily turn hunting into a luxury experience with the right equipment. Here is how to head out on a hunting trip in style.
Check Your Permits
One of the most embarrassing misfortunes you can face on a hunting trip is to have the wrong type of permit. Many countries are incredibly strict about the permits you can have for hunting different types of animals. To avoid getting in hot water with the local authorities, you need to make sure you have the right ones.
There have been countless stories in the media of people who have gone off on hunts and accidentally hunted an animal they were not supposed to. Make sure you know precisely what your permit covers and always listen to your guide. If they tell you to avoid something, make sure you do.
Speaking of your guides, they are likely to be some of the most knowledgeable people you will ever encounter. What might look like an empty patch of forest to you will actually be the most incredible road map to them. They will be able to lead you through any terrain imaginable on your hunt.
Therefore, you need to make sure you treat your guide exceptionally well on the hunt. Make sure to tip well after the experience and ensure that they are also happy while you are in the middle of the hunt. A happy guide will lead to a happy hunt.
The Best Gear
On a luxury hunt, you can afford the best gear. Whether you are looking for the warmest hunting boots for a snowy hunt or a loose shirt for the African plains, there are so many ways to get your hands on the best possible clothing. Think carefully about the terrain you are going to be in and make sure you buy the right clothing for it. You don’t want to have to stop a hunt early because you risked exposure to the elements.
You also need to ensure that you have the right equipment for the camp. Most hunts take place over several days. You need to have all the right equipment for a wild camp or a bivouac. Your guide should be able to advise you about what camping in these conditions might look like. Ask them while preparing how likely it is that you will need to wild camp. You don’t want to be caught unawares.
A Great Place to Retire To
Once the hunt is over, it is time to unwind in a luxury hotel! No matter where you are headed for your hunt, there is a strong chance that there will be a luxury hotel close by that will cater to your needs once you are finished. After a few nights wild camping, an ordinary bed will feel amazing so why not treat yourself to one of the best night’s sleep you will probably ever have?
Some exclusive hotels also run hunting parties alongside their accommodation. If you don’t want to head out on wild hunts, you might want to look for one of these packages. These lodges are frequently located on acres and acres of their own land. They will help prepare all the paperwork and permits and you can rest assured that you are in a safe and controlled area when you head out with the guide for the day.
If you do not regularly handle a firearm, it is worth putting in some time at the range before heading out for the hunt. There is concrete do’s and don’ts when handling weapons and there are no excuses when it comes to gun safety.
For the health of both you and your party members, you need to make sure you know how to handle your firearm correctly. Find a range that will support you and head there for your practice. If you will not be taking your own rifle, find out the make and model of the one you will be provided with. You can then find a range that offers the same type, so you can safely practice beforehand.
Heading out hunting can be a luxury experience with the right mindset. Take a look at some of the options available to you. Whether you head to a 5-star lodge that specializes in hunting parties or you want to arrange your own adventure, you will likely have an amazing time. Get planning your luxury hunting experience today.