Looking for some advice from those of you who know better than myself. I have been wanting to do a mule deer hunt for quite some time now, but am limited to my time frame (end of December/early January). I teach high school here in IL and can only really get away over the winter break, at least for the next four years and then I retire. I have been hunting whitetails in IA/IL for many years, but am yet to go on any kind of guided hunt. I have a bunch of hunts on my bucket list but mule deer is one that I would like to do before I retire. Originally, I had planned on possibly hunting muleys in Nebraska in December with my muzzleloader, but just recently discovered the quality mule deer found in west Texas. I have done some research and am finding prices for outfitters ranging from about $4500-$8500. Of course I would like to harvest the biggest buck possible, but I don't want to spend $8,500 to do it. What I really need is a respected, knowledgeable guide who can provide me with a great opportunity to take a "quality" buck. I look forward to hearing what all of you have to say. Thanks.