If you’ve read this article, then I’m sure you’re interested in planning a future DIY whitetail adventure in the West. Logistically, it’s an easy hunt to plan as compared to elk or mule deer. However, there are several ways to lodge during your hunt depending upon your budget.
TENT CAMPING: If you want to pinch pennies, going the tent route makes the most sense. Aside from prairie winds, tent camping is simple. If you plan cooking methods and have access to water, the only thing you’ll sacrifice while tent camping is a comfy mattress.
CAMPER: Depending on your style, you can either dry-camp (without hookups) or stay in an RV park. Either way, if you own a camper, this route can ensure a more solid roof over your head, and the ability to cook on a stove and keep things cool in a refrigerator.
MOTEL: Perhaps the most popular lodging option is the motel. Little western towns always seem to have at least one family-owned operation that offers safe and secure lodging. The plus with these is that you’re spending money with local folks, and in return, they might willingly share some places to hunt or at least to begin scouting, which is a real benefit when hunting unfamiliar ground.