Booking 2021 trips

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Booking 2021 trips

Post by howl » July 22nd, 2020, 1:14 pm

Outfitter I had in mind for 2021 is booked from 2020 trips that didn't go off as planned. Another I looked at instead was the same. How about all y'all world travellers?

I'm thinking about booking 2022 and planning DIY for 2021.

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Re: Booking 2021 trips

Post by Jstocks » July 22nd, 2020, 4:22 pm

There’s an outfitter I have talked to in SD and Wy several times and he always stays booked a full season in advance. I just can’t make myself out the deposit down 2 Springs ahead of time. He must be as good as advertised.

In South Florida, you won’t hardly get an opening week hunt.... regardless.

A lot of places have return customers and covid made it worse for 2021. This is going to have 2 negative impacts in my opinion.
(1) Over hunted public lands from 2020 will again be hunted harder in 2021
(2) there will be less birds than normal in 2021 due to higher numbers killed in 2020

I was fortunate enough to get my hunts booked early for next Spring.

I have a good Osceola recommendation if anyone needs one.

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Re: Booking 2021 trips

Post by jsh909 » July 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm

I will take that recommendation Jstocks

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Post by Roy » July 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm

Im probably wrong, but I really believe spring gobbler hunting is going to be the least of our concerns come spring.
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Re: Booking 2021 trips

Post by decoykrvr » July 22nd, 2020, 6:50 pm

IMO, the majority of the closures this past spring were a real over-reaction/reach and really hurt the local economies in rural areas which have experienced a minimal impact from Covid-19. One of the counties which I traditionally hunt has had a single non-fatal Covid-19 case since winter , but was completely shut down to non-residents. I personally had three trips cancelled due to closures. If I were planning a trip for 2021, rather than book time w/ a guide, I would seek out booking property access in areas w/ known populations/harvest data. "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." Is there any place which can be any safer than isolated in wild turkey habitat. Use common sense, stay away from crowds and close contact, wash your hands frequently, don't kiss strangers, and be safe. I realize for some of you, "Don't kiss strangers," will be the hardest part.

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Post by OLE RASPY » July 22nd, 2020, 7:32 pm

Our trip to Campeche Mexico to kill the occelated maybe postponed. Idk. My buddy has sent a email to yukkutz and they haven’t responded. Already sent them half of the money to just to book it in 2019.
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Post by OLE RASPY » July 22nd, 2020, 7:36 pm

They said I had covid back in April but who knows. May be a hoax. Could’ve just been the flu. I’ve never had the flu and yes I was sicker than I ever been before. But who knows really cause I never got explanation. I’m bout tired of this mask wearin at work and other places and this covid shat
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Post by OLE RASPY » July 22nd, 2020, 7:39 pm

Roy wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Im probably wrong, but I really believe spring gobbler hunting is going to be the least of our concerns come spring.
Spring gobbler is always my concern lol.
I missed this past season cause I was sick with what they said I had covid. I was sicker than ever been but could’ve just been flu. IDK. but I missed season here and I damn sure are ready for next spring. Lol
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Re: Booking 2021 trips

Post by hoobilly » July 22nd, 2020, 9:21 pm

Roy wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Im probably wrong, but I really believe spring gobbler hunting is going to be the least of our concerns come spring.
I agree with your statement

If we get into a war with China and all of these crazy Antifa types keep escalating the situation here it can get nasty fast.

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Re: Booking 2021 trips

Post by Southern Sportsman » July 23rd, 2020, 12:19 am

Normally I would rather do a DIY hunt than an outfitter hunt. Lower success rate but a lot cheaper and more fulfilling for me. But I think next year could be night and day between the two. Many/most outfitters cancelled hunts, or hunters cancelled trips, or states suspended non-resident license sales. So a lot of already good private places had no or virtually no hunting pressure or kills. But most public land that was available got POUNDED with everyone off work and out of school. Kill totals in TN were up 30% and I promise it‘s not because there more turkeys running around than usual. Some places will be bleak for a couple years, if they recover that fast (or at all). It makes me think more about privately managed ground for next year, even if it’s a semi-guided or trespass fee arrangement. But, to the original point of this thread, those may be hard to come by with carryover bookings from this past spring.
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