Is it important to have a Kentucky hunting guide? Absolutely. Is it better to have a hunting guide? Absolutely. Again, assuming your goal is to have the best chances possible to kill a Kentucky trophy buck. If you have the money to do so, why wouldn’t you experience everything you possible can? Now there are points of view on both sides. Some people have experienced a little better quality of a hunt, but maybe they like to do things themselves? Maybe they prefer not to be around other people? Maybe they want the hunt to be more challenging and totally up to them? I don’t know. Personally, if you have the money, why would you mow your own lawn or paint your own home? If I had the extra money, why would I want to gut out a deer? There is nothing enjoyable about it.