I took my 13 year old son on his first big game hunt. The 3 nights we spent together in the woods will provide memories for a lifetime. The 186 lb. hog he took will feed our family for some time to come.
The United States offers a vast selection of species to hunt, many of which cannot be hunted anywhere else in the world
The United States features diverse terrain, and different regions of the country use different hunting methods. This allows hunters a wide variety of hunt options to suit their physical abilities and preferred method of hunting. From the Eastern hardwood timbers to the plains and Rocky Mountains of the West, picturesque scenery and unique challenges await the hunter venturing to the United States
The United States is a safe destination that is easy to get to from nearly anywhere in the world
The United States is a huge country with diverse terrain, almost two dozen species of big game, and a wide variety of waterfowl, small game, and upland birds. There are few places in the world more exciting and challenging to hunt. From the snowy peaks of the northern Rockies to the deserts of the Southwest to the hardwood forests of the East and Midwest, the wide variety of landscapes provide a breathtaking array of hunting experiences for a plentiful selection of game animals. Whether you desire pronghorn, mountain goat, moose, white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer, elk, or mountain lion, each offers a different adventure. Because hunting in the USA is managed on a state-by-state basis and the game and terrain is so varied, it’s easy to find a trip perfect for your skill level, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hunter. From stand hunting for whitetails to spot-and-stalk hunting for elk to pursuing mountain lions over a pack of hounds, there is something for every hunter in the vast forests, plains, and mountains of the United States.
The United States requires a visa for entry, but citizens or nationals Canada and Bermuda, as well as of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, are exempt from the requirement if they are traveling to the United States for 90 days or less. Find the list of countries eligible for the visa waiver here.
Travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from their planned departure from the USA, and those using the Visa Waiver Program must have an e-passport.
Visiting hunters who are not citizens or legal residents of the United States are required to obtain a federal permit for their firearms and ammunition in advance of their arrival through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms (ATF). You will need to obtain and complete ATF Form 6NIA (5330.3D Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens) to apply for the ATF permit. Contact ATF's Firearms and Explosives Import office with questions at email@example.com.
All states in the United States require hunters to have a state-issued hunting license to hunt within the borders of that state. In many cases an additional permit for the specific animal, or “tag,” is also required. In many states, a valid hunting license from your home country will allow you to purchase the required hunting license; in some states, however, you may be required to prove that you have completed a hunter education course in order to buy a license. If you are hunting migratory birds, including ducks and doves, you will also be required to purchase a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp. Your outfitter will provide you with details of what licenses and tags are required for your specific hunt and how to purchase them.
Upon arrival into the United States you will go through passport control then proceed on to collect your bags and firearms for customs inspection. You re-check your bags with your airline for your next flight and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official will check your firearm, then escort it to your plane. TSA regulations require that firearms must be transported unloaded in a hard-sided, locked case, and ammunition must be checked in a separate bag. Certain airlines may have additional restrictions.
Wildlife management in the United States is handled on a state-by-state basis. Each state has its own hunting rules and regulations, and even within a particular state, hunting styles as well as gear and clothing may differ widely. Most outfitters can be relied upon to provide a list of recommended gear and clothing, as well as suggestions for firearm types and calibers. Stand hunts, for example, often call for heavy, warm clothing, while hunters venturing to the mountains or taking on strenuous spot-and-stalk hunts should dress in layers. Comfortable boots appropriate to the terrain are a must for any hunt. Some states require hunters to wear a fluorescent orange hat, vest, or sometimes both. Because enforcement of hunting regulations is taken very seriously in the United States, it’s a good idea to obtain a copy of the state regulations where you will be hunting and familiarize yourself with them. Look for these regulations on the website of the fish and game agency in the state you plan to hunt.
Tipping is generally expected and appreciated on most hunts in the USA. Tips generally range from 5 to 15 percent of the total hunt cost.
Your outfitter should be able to recommend local taxidermists and meat processors, but these services are not included in the hunt cost. Discuss these aspects with your outfitter before arrival. Local taxidermists can prepare and pack trophies to your specifications, but it will be up to you to check legalities and arrange transport and shipment of the trophies to your home.
As a busy professional with a practice and 3 kids rrvo provides a dream hunt pursuing the most mature buck possible. I would describe what i was looking for and they will make every effort for that opportunity to become a reality. The terrain is much different than S.C. and just being there with so much wildlife is incredible
I could not stay longer.
The guides are well verse in the animals of Alaska and are residents. Not someone from the 'lower 48' looking for work.
Having better sleeping quarters would be nice but not real practical if you are headed to the back country. A larger group tent for eating and drying out would be nice along with a chair or two.
I was able to harvest a very nice 6x6 elk on the very first night of the hunt, actually the very first time I ever hunted elk. My guide, Steve Miller and I had a whole herd of elk come by us, approximately 200-300 elk, lots of bulls, on Sept. 20, rut was just peaking, bulls were going crazy, chasing cows, bugling, fighting, we were in the right spot at the right time!! These guides know their hunting areas and know how and where the elk move. We ambushed the herd we saw coming down from the timber in the evening to feed in alfalfa fields on one of the private ranches that Montana Whitetails leases. The food was very good and their accomodations were very nice, they just built a new log cabin lodge. The stocked trout pond at the lodge was a nice bonus, full of big, hungry trout, and they supplied the rods and tackle.
I also hunted whitetails, saw lots of deer, many bucks, but no shooter bucks, but weather turned hot and windy, was in the 90's in Sept., bigger bucks were laying low, also was early to hunt deer, closer to rut in Nov. would be much better for whitetails. I picked Sept. to hunt mainly to hunt the elk rut,which worked out perfectly. There are a lot of deer in their hunting areas. The weather got hotter and windier as my week went by, unusually hot for that time in Montana, which affected deer movement, especially the bigger bucks.
I particularly like the antlerless season. I have always gotten a shot and usually a deer. The Trout pond is fun in down time. Also I have done many quail hunts at North River. The Turkey hunts get you out on the mountains and you hear and see gobblers. The food is good as are the evening drinks. You will be well off the beaten path on this adventure.
As soon as I showed up I knew things were different with WOTO. The staff is as nice as it comes and they went out of their way to make the experience fun and exciting. Not only was the hunting excellent ( I saw bucks on every hunt and was able to harvest the biggest whitetail I have ever shot with a bow), but my time at the campsite was fun and the food was excellent. It felt like I was at deer camp with a bunch of my best friends. Honestly the best outfitting experience I have ever had. It truly was a blast!
Everything was perfect
the staff, the food , the accommodation's, the food.. the hot tub !
The birds were a little weak, they didn't want to fly much
The outfitter and all associated with him were very personable.
There was no hunt. We rode horses in for 12 miles to have our gear come separately on mules. The mule carrying my duffel, sleeping bag, and ammunition tripped and fell over a steep embankment. The duffel was not retrieved until the next day. Then it began to snow. At one foot of snow the outfitter wanted to evacuate. So I evacuated with another 12 mile horse ride. Though I have my rifle, I still do not have my duffel, sleeping bag, clothing, and ammunition. My hunt was spent in the motel in St Regis, Montana.
The layout of the ranch is very nice and open feeling with a lot of game. The guides know the ranch very well. Food and lodging were good and the people were great. We had a awesome trip.
It was a long drive from Houston to get there but worth the trip.
the entire operation
that I can't hunt oryx every year with them.
I have attended Western Oklahoma Trophy Outfitters (WOTO) many times. I have enjoyed every trip I've made. The area is beautiful and awesome to hunt! The lodge and food cooked while there is excellent and worth the experience! They try very hard at WOTO to get you an awesome animal to kill! You will not be disappointed with this outfitter!
This place is top notch from the Guides, animals, service, food, accomadations and cleanliness. If I am going to pay to be taken hunting whether it's bird or big game, I want the best and I feel that Ruggs Ranch is the best place possible to go for all of this. We have been going for 4 years now and every time it gets better. Very, very professional in every way and the guides are fun to hang out with after the hunt. Elk hunting was amazing we got 10 animals out of 12 hunters pretty darn amazing. The bird hunting is also awesome and a very realistic experience as they encourage wild birds by feeding them year around. I could not be happier and will be going back every year Lord willing. The place is AWESOME!!
There's honestly not one thing that I have ever been dissatisfied or unhappy with.
The opportunity for game is abundant at WOTO. One of the only places in Oklahoma to have a chance to bag a mule deer or a giant whitetail. Food was great as well as lodging conditions. The lead outfitter is a very seasoned and knowledgeable hunter that was immensely helpful to me during my week of hunting.
I wasn't able to get a kill while bow hunting there last year. (That's why it's called hunting and not shooting I guess.) I plan to remedy that this fall when I go back to hunt with WOTO!
Driven to produce; personal attention; will work as hard as possible to get the hunter game. A true student of his quarry, Dan has probably handled more black bear than any outfitter in the northeast today. Attention to detail, outstanding dogs and delicious food make this a first rate hunt.
The whole experience from the flight out. First class all the way. Everyone on the island were great. fantastic scenery. Hundreds of animals.
Trip went too quick, Time flies when you are having fun.
The area they hunt appears to be well managed and holds good numbers of quality trophies. These folks are more than happy to hunt as hard as you are capable. If you are wanting to hunt sheep, be sure you are physically and mentally capable of this type of hunt. They do a good job of finding your best abilities.
The odor of my clothes when i returned.... I cant think of any one thing i did not like on my extreme sheep hunt. I expected to live on dried food and be wet most of the time from either precipitation or perspiration. My advice for a prospective hunter is know what to expect for the species you wish to hunt.
Time spent in the field and the incredible game activity while we were there and awesome food and company while at the lodge.
We have nothing negative to say at all....Totally positive trip!
Outfitter is honest and hard working. Tries to get client the best opportunity to harvest a trophy animal.
I have had a great time every time I've hunted with B and D. I have not killed every time , but that has not taken away from hunt experience.
Quality people all around. From the camp cook to guides and support staff. The kind of people you very quickly consider friends!!
As hunting goes, the elk rut wasn't peak when I was there. No complaints about the Ranch or staff.
Quality of land and game, you can see the hard work they put in before the hunt.
Nothing, hunted with several outfitters and this is by far best I've been to.
They hospitality is second to none. Brian will do everything he can to put you on hogs. Not to mention, he always has top of the line thermal/night vision equipment. If the hogs are out there, Brian will find them. We have been several times the last couple of years and will continue to come back. You will not be disappointed with Night Vision Hog Guide Service.
There are so many aspects of my lion hunt with Canyon Rim Outfitters I enjoyed I don't know where to start. I knew I would be excited about the hunt and the opportunity to fill my tag, but as it turns out that was just the cherry on top. Both Scott Summers Sr and Jr were knowledgeable, passionate, and professional. I hunted with both of them. They both are fun to be around, hard workers, and I could tell they love what they do! They made me feel very included in planning, finding the tracks, even down to the little things that made the trip special for me like getting to open the boxes to turn the dogs out on the first track we found! One of the things I did not expect to enjoy as much as I did were the dogs! Each have their own personality, skill sets, and gave their all just like the Summers. The relationship and communication between Scott Sr/Jr and the dogs was truly incredible! Watching them work was one of the neatest experiences of my life! We had a lot of opportunities; I ended up filling my tag with a very respectable lion that I am proud of, that I was suprised to find great to eat. I also got a mount to remind me of the challenge, effort, and fun I had during my hunt. I feel blessed to have been a part of the Canyon Rim Outfitters team for my hunt. For me it was so much more than I could have expected or asked for and I cannot wait to plan my next trip with them!
I cannot think of one thing I didn't like about my hunt. I learned the importance of good boots and layering clothing for the cold as being able to shed into a lighter water proof layer for hiking.
Hospitality, Food, Accommodation
Scarcity of Game, Claimed average of 1 shot per hunter per night for feral hogs ended up in reality at 1 shot for two hunters for two nights. Equipment/Gear. Use of Night Vision as opposed to Thermal Scopes. We were able to hear the hogs around the feeders but with only Night Vision we were able to spot them only when they would come right under the feeders...
Everything was organized, plenty of animals and they knew the area like no other.
I didn't have one complaint.
Everything! The hospitality, food, professionalism of the stalking of the animals, consistently making sure that you comfortable and having a great time! I am disabled with only 10 percent of my heart and Dirk and Jen did a fabulous job making sure that I was ok throughout all of the stalks.
The hunt ended too soon. We really loved our experience with Dirk & Jen with Great Plains Outfitters. God Bless!
I had a great hunt and killed an awesome tom on the next to last day of the hunt. Scott and his son work hard and will do whatever possible to make your hunt a success.
Nothing great overall experience
Urge2Hunt is a booking agency that has sent WOTO a number of hunters over the years and all of them have had a fantastic hunt, whether they got a deer or not. Brett sets the proper expectations up front so hunters know what to expect and won't be disappointed.
That other outfitters aren't more like Brett.
Friendly outfitter with great food and decent accomodations. Hunters work hard to get you on elk to so you can get a decent archery shot. I have had a shot every time I have been there. Additionally, outfitter treats you like family, which is really nice.
Their main goal is to get you a shot at a bull so it's not necessarily a great spot to go for big trophies, although they are certainly there. In all fairness, when I have hunted there, it has been very difficult to pull the herd bulls off their cows so you tend to get satellite bulls that come in.
I have always wanted to bowhunt sheep. It is a dream but the prices on bighorns and desert sheep often push over $50,000 on the tag alone. This is an amazing and unique opportunity to hunt free range Aoudad with a bow for a price the avarage person can save for. There are tons of rams, the setting is awesome in the south Texas mountains and the Outfitters are professional and have done their homework. I have been blessed to hunt all over the world and the bowranch is in my top 2 places ever.
Nothing. You can not go wrong at the Bowranch!
10 stars doesn't do the hunt justice. Everything about the hunt is awesome! From Brian, his equipment, the game...it is all top notch! He really works hard to make sure the entire experience is off the chart! We're already planning a return trip!
The only bummer is the fact that I can't afford to go a few times a year!
Once you take the the float plane out of Kodiak you are in the wilderness and the scenery is amazing. We saw bears every day but getting close to a mature bear is challenging. However on the seventh day we are able to take a great bear. If you really want a big bear you need to plan to stay all ten days.
The only thing not to like is the rain. We only saw the sun two of the nine days I was on Kodiak.
Great Plains Outfitters Dirk and Jenn are not just really good outfitters they are really good people. This was a father son hunt we put together and considered by us to be a once in a lifetime event. Dirk and Jenn made the trip better than we thought it would be. We both filled our deer and antelope tags with time to spare. They connected us with a meat processor and drove home without having the processing task ahead of us. Great trip.
Brett runs a grade A operation. Great game quality, awesome guides, and nice accommodations, from the lodge to the hunting set-ups, everything exceeded expectations. When I left camp I had plenty of good stories, a trophy of a life time, and some new friends.
I didn't have any negative experiences, nothing not to like
Dan is a man of character and man of his word. With his outfit what you hear about his work is the results you will receive. We put in maximum dedication into our hunt and the return was tenfold. I have had the experience to hunt my whole life across the country with many outfits and Maine Trophy Outfitters is by far one of the top outfitters I have had the pleasure to hunt with with some of the highest skilled guides and experiences. The most refreshing aspect with this outfit is their feedback on what you can expect from their services is spot on with what you will receive. Top notch outfit and I can't hardly recommend them enough. Can't wait to go back!
Rough cabin is a fair accomation. Hunting this area of Kentucky has very few flat areas. Food plots were put anywhere he could fit them.
The owner.wants game dressed at the front of the property. 150 plus acres to attempt a solo recovery. The hills.make game recovery very difficult. Stands were reset 70yards off of the feeders. There is more than enough food to support a healthy deer heard, but zeroing in for a an archery kill on a shooter is challenging to say the least. I didn't see a shooter while there. The doe's are everywhere.
Our accommodations were very good. The food was also top notch for breakfast and lunch.
Dinner was sub par and I feel like could have been catered to the hunter a little better. I can agree with an outfitters' expertise, but as a paying customer, I would like to have my opinion/thoughts heard and respected.
The accommodations are great plenty of space for the whole family or just a few guys hunting for the week. Very family friendly hosts, the accessibility to hunting and fishing grounds are right there and close the hunting and fishing does not disappoint. Hosts offered a dinner at their home over the weekend when we stayed. Food was a great home cooked meal very filling. All around an outstanding area to hunt in Nebraska, managed well, big game, and we will definitely be booking another trip back to the Big Blue Ranch and Lodge!
The lodge is spectacular. The blinds are comfortable and the deer are amazing.
The property is extremely large. The Outfitter has done such an amazing job that all of the hunts I've been on are over way too soon. I take friends and clients there with limited time to hunt so I understand.
Lots of good quality animals and the terrain/altitude was very manageable. The least physically demanding elk hunt I've been on. Knowledgeable, professional, hard-working guides and each night is spent in a beautiful new lodge, complete with a catch & release trout pond.
I have hunted with Brian a few times over a couple years and have taken family, friends, and clients. We have always seen numerous pigs and everyone I've taken has always shot at least one pig. He is very knowledgeable and professional and it is always a pleasure to hunt with him. Highly recommended.
I've hunted with several Outfitters across North America and Premiere Outfitters has their act together. The guides were very professional but also made you feel like family. Premiere is very upfront with you about the fact that if you want to kill a good buck you need to sit all day. Play the odds, you can't shoot them from the lodge. I was very pleased with everything about Premiere and have all ready booked for the upcoming season.
Every outfitter has something that is a little different and will never please everyone. Premiere did a great job with telling you all of the rules upfront and that's all you can ask of an outfitter.
Just finished a most enjoyable pronghorn hunt with NM Professional Big Game Hunting. John Chapel was well organized and responded promptly to my questions leading up to the hunt. My guide, Robbie, was very good and fun to hunt with. There were plenty of pronghorn on the ranch we hunted and I got a good buck. I would definitely hunt with this outfit again.
I've hunted with Rut N Strut Guide Service 5 or 6 times and I'm amazed by the numbers of deer and the quality. This area has a tendency for sticker points and split brow tines and Todd's supplemental feeding really shows. I love the character of the deer in this area. The lodge is clean, new and functional. If you want a stuffy group of elitist, RnS isn't for you. If you want honest owners, plenty of opportunities and other hunters like you, then book a hunt now.
I don't like having huge deer show up seconds after I just shot a big one! I had two bucks fighting in front of me and ended up shooting the bigger of the two. A second later a giant strolled in to check on the action, oblivious to my shot. Man I hate that! But he's still there for this year...
In 2016 I contracted with BCG Outfitters to hunt mule deer in Arizona. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have hunted in at least one Western state since 1977, having never missed a single year. I have never been more pleased with my choice of an outfitter as I was with BCG. Their professionalism, expertise, knowledge, preparation, attitude, dedication, honesty, client care and use of modern equipment is second to no one.
You as the hunter are given the time to observe and listen with patience and make the right decision when the opportunity presents itself. All the pleasure of being a hunter and share your experience with others back at the lodge.
Can not think of one thing I did not like
John and his family really went above and beyond to keep us on Birds and made us feel like family. This was my first trip and I'm already working out the details for our next. The # of Turkeys is unreal and whitetail unlike I ever would of imagined for Texas. We truly left with new friends and our limit on turkeys!! Also after spending a couple days at the farm I can tell you one thing that sets John apart is his extreme passion for growing BIG BUCKS not just selling hunts.
My experiences at Western Oklahoma Trophy Outfitters has been excellent. I have hunted on several occasions with Brett. He and his guides are first class. The hospitality is second to none. The meals are great. They offer plenty of high quality deer. I appreciate that I have had the opportunity to take a trophy quality buck every single hunt. Looking forward to another hunt this fall.
the callenge and the capable people they put with you.
when the hunts are over.
From the time that I arrived at the lodge the accommodations professionalism and friendly atmosphere made me realize that this was going to be an epic hunt... And that was even before we started hunting... The quality and abundance of my encounters turn this hunt into a once-in-a-lifetime hunt for me .
Saw plenty of bears, beautiful country, lots of other game. Had opportunities to get a bear, but didn't connect. Dennis and Kelsey were fun and entertaining--we had a great time. We'll go hunting with Bitterroot Mountain Outfitters again!
Bathroom was quite aways from camp.
For my first time hunting in North America i had the best experience pursuing whitetail the way most americans do. Although i never drew my bow back on any deer this is by far one of my most favourite hunts to date. I look forward to hopefully coming back one day.
The hospitality was great and they made me feel like family. They have a lot of different set ups so you can hunt multiple locations. The hinting is great and you will see a lot of different wildlife. Great place I go every year.
I have had the privilege of hunting with Montana Whitetails a number of times and hold them in the highest regard! Their level of professionalism is unmatched and the quality of lodging and game will keep you coming back for more. Look nowhere else when your booking your next hunt . . . you wont be disappointed!
Everything except my physical limitations! Premier could not have done a better job!
The weather and my limitations!
The staff, the hunting fields, the chef, the meals, the accommodations, the well thought out plan each day. Everyone is exceptionally friendly, helpful and professional.
Everything is so well planned and thought out that I can not think of anything I didn't like.
I have hunted in PA since the 1960's. This was my first time to ever hunt outside PA. Montana topography is much different than PA's. The week was interesting and fun. Made a mental mistake the first morning. Had my bow hanging on a hook while watching one way, when a shooter buck walked under my stand from the opposite direction at 10 yds. Opps! after that I saw big bucks either at a distance or it was to dark to shoot. Then came Friday (the last day0. I saw many deer all over the area around my tree stand. Finally my opportunity arrived at about 8:00 am. A nine point at about 30 yds. My Montana trophy was mine. Everyone at Montana Whitetails, the guides, fellow hunters and cooks, were both professional and enjoyable to with. It was a great week of hunting in the northwest.
It is a long way from PA to Montana, so I flew. Could not bring my antlers back with me. Had to wait until the following spring to have them shipped from the taxidermist.
Not only was it a friendly atmosphere at camp with great food and nice accommodations, but we also saw some incredible bucks on this hunt. We were all very happy when we left after hunting with Brett and everyone at WOTO.
We saw multiple bucks during the week, some shot opportunity at shooter bucks but warmer then normal weather had most bucks moving after dark. The sign & trail cams told the story, def TROPHY bucks in the area. 100's of acres of corn & beans with small woodlots mean prime Midwest ground! No doubt I would suggest Camp Kay Outfitters to any one looking for a Midwest whitetail hunt!
- All the guides were nice, knowledgeable, and genuinely wanted you to harvest a black bear. - Food was good. I do wish they served a little more than just sandwich meat and brownies for dinner though. - Accommodations: Depending on where you stayed, it can be nice or bad. (Some camp houses have 10 hunters staying there with one shower and one toilet).
- $15 per day per person gate fee that you are not told about until you arrive. - Waiting to get picked up after hunting. Sometimes could be waiting 2+ hours. (Need more guides) - Only sandwich meat and brownies to eat after hunting. I wish we had something for filling.
It was a very enjoyable experience in every aspect. I have been on several paid hunts and have not had the best experiences. This hunt was actually a kind gesture from another outfitter to make up for an unfortunate trip we had taken. He certainly got it right booking us with Alutian Outfitters. Everything was first class and even though it was the last hunt of the year the whole crew worked hard helping make the experience one to truly remember. I hope to one day return with friends and Grandchildren to help them make memories of a lifetime.
Can't think of a thing
This is the real deal if you are an avid bird hunter. Extraordinary country, great dogs, great guides, very walkable terrain. Bud Ogan knows his business and his birds, He is extremely honest and under sells his product. I have been back three times and as an avid New England grouse and woodcock hunter can only rave about this western experience.
That I had to leave. That there is not enough time to hunt New England and with On Point Guide Service of Nevada
Excellent properties expertly managed by Jim and Jamie. Always a warm welcome - family style. Committed guiding based on years of experience and careful research - if you do your work and come fit and prepared, Jim will do his part and work all day and night to put you on game. I've three trips here under my belt and will no doubt be back again later this year.
Hospitality is outstanding and PH is knowledgeable. Friendly staff, good conversations, and willingness to go above and beyond to make your experience fun. Plenty of hogs and shot opportunities, day or night.
Nothing bad to say about my experience. The only downside of my hunt was familiarity with my new night vision equipment and lack of experience shooting from a blind. Blinds don't offer a lot of room for a dead rest. Practice with your equipment and shooting from positions other than a dead rest will go a long way to success. But that's hunting.
This is a laid back no pressure hunt. They layout the ground rules first thing and let the chips fall where they may from that point on. They have a large number of hunt locations placed on thousands of acres to give the hunter the best opportunity at a harvest.
His overall concern that I got a good elk. I had a bad knee and was going to have a knee replacement. His scouting the area before I got there. He had enough food and drinks for a month. I would take him or hunt with him anywhere. He doesn't smoke or drink and has a clean camp. He judged animals well. I have hunted a lot and was impressed.
I have none
My long time hunting friend & I arrived in camp with Brett & crew and we immediately were made to feel at home. The lodging was very accommodating, the food was excellent. They served many types of wild game throughout the week & all cooked to perfection. The hunt was unlike I've ever seen. I've hunted all the "big name" states for whitetail & i've never seen such numbers of quality bucks running around. I ended up harvesting the largest whitetail buck I've ever killed, 187". My partner shot a buck the first evening in the mid 150's. Excellent trip. I have been back 3 times since and have passed good deer, and shot several more trophies with them!
There was nothing I didn't like.
Very nice people, both Camp boss and Guide. Fantastic surrounding's and views. Well organized, possibilities to fish. Food nice and always there if you wanted to have something. A lot of Game. Easy access to hunting places.
Accommodations aboard the yacht are first class. Mutts and Zach Decker are extremely knowledgeable about the animals and the areas they hunt them in. Great Christian atmosphere through the entire trip. I have 2 friends hunting brown bears with 2 different outfitters this season and they saw a total of 5 bears in 20 days. I was fortunate to take the 17th brown bear I saw on the 5th day!
I'm not a super patient person and hunting Brown bears with Glacier Guides is an afternoon affair. You normally don't get to sleep until after midnight. Most days go back out after 2:00 pm. Makes for a long boring day on the yacht.
Scenery was beautiful even though it was so steep.
Very steep terrain and only saw two elk. It also seems that the tents could have been better set up so we didn't step in a puddle of water when we got out of bed We realize the outfitter cannot control the weather (rained every day) but maybe better accommodations could have been made..
I like the area and terrain we hunt there. The abundance of deer and knowing that a true giant could be seen and possibly harvested on any given day. Mark and his guides are gentlemen that know what is happening on their hunting grounds, and will do their best to put you in the best spot possible.
The 1200 mile ride to get there and then again to get home. We can't control weather and some days can be warmer than I would like.
The property is unspoiled, managed for wildlife and multiple places to hunt. Easy for hunters of all skill levels and comfortable accomadations. John Gavitts also gives back to the community in multiple ways, clay shoots, training, civic organizations. A top notch operation.
Only that I don't get there often enough!
We have used North River Retreat for years as a family hunting vacation. Great cabin with very comfortable amenities. The land is well managed and there are many stands to choose from.
Can't say there is much I don't like about this place.
At Canyon Rim Outfitters - Scott Summers, son Jr, wife Sheila and their hounds work together like a fine tuned machine. They know their hunting territory and the game they pursue extremely well. During my hunt with Canyon Rim Outfitters we treed 3 Mt. Lions and a Bobcat. The snowy mountain scenery of Colorado in January was incredible. I was very impressed with Scott & Jr's houndsmanship and tracking skills. Their atv's were surprising very comfortable and fun to ride while trying to cut tracks. I can not describe how exhilarating the feeling is once the chase begins. I have been hunting for close to 50 years now and this was one of the most physically challenging and self rewarding hunts I have ever been on. Now every day when I look at my gorgeous Mt. Lion and Bobcat mounts I count my blessings and appreciate how fortunate I am to have shared this great experience with Canyon Rim Outfitters. I proudly share my photos and personal experiences with all my hunting friends. After recommending Canyon Rim Outfitters, 2 of my friends called Scott, booked hunts and both of them successfully harvested Mt. Lions.
For most hunters this is not the type of hunt you do on a yearly basis. It can be very physically demanding at times, so I would recommend getting yourself in the best shape possible prior to arriving.
The one thing that stood out for me is that Braden my guide on this hunt reached out to me before I arrived. We had a nice chat and he was able to learn a bit about me and I about him prior to my arrival. I also brought my wife along for the ride and Mark and Braden were very accommodating to her. I am sure I will be hunting with these guys again in the future.
Hunt was on private land and there were many, many antelope to choose from. Outfitter put us up in the Holiday Inn which is also where we ate. Guide was knowledgeable and also helpful in dressing out my antelope. Very friendly and easy going. Just an overall great time.
Well, if you can call it a dislike, my 3 day hunt was over by lunchtime on day 1. I had such a good time, I was sorry it was over so soon.
Dirk and Jen are two of the hardest working guides I've met. They've always gone above and beyond to make sure I'm having the best hunt I can. That doesn't always mean I'm able to harvest an animal but it's never due to lack of hard work by Dirk and Jen or opportunities to get on game. Hunting with GPO is like visiting good friends I only get to see but once a year.
I can't say there was anything I didn't like about the time and experience with GPO. They are 1st class.
The experience in the Aleutian Islands was pretty wild. Tons of game. Learned a lot.
This is not a cheap hunt. There were a couple of coordination problems on the back end of the hunt - getting to where we needed to all get flights etc.
2017 will be my seventh hunt at Premier Outfitters. They are professional, accommodating , and very knowledgeable of their properties and the deer that reside there. Mark and his guides are top notch hunters and do their very best to provide clients with a hunt that is both successful and a memorable experience. I highly recommend this outfitter to any hunter who enjoys deer, deer hunting and a capable staff together with a rustic homelike setting.
I hunted 4 times with Bearfoot Adventures in 4 years. Every year was successful and I have 4 memories of a lifetime. 2 made Top 10 SCI and one of them All-time Boone and Crockett. The hunts are hard but he game is there. If you put in the work, effort, and preparation you can be assured a great experience and successful hunt. You feel important to the outfitter and won't be let down. I never went hungry and the outfitter was constantly in touch with the hunters and guides out in the field. He worked hard toward safety and success on every hunt. When necessary they brought in the plane to make a change in location when weather or hunting dictated a change.
Costs in Alaska are very expensive, so it is with hunting and the necessity of airplanes for travel This makes it very pricey for the average hunter like myself. Weather during hunting season can be brutal. Both are out of control of the outfitters/guides. I was advised of proper gear ahead of time. Not the outfitters fault of course but makes it hard to feel like a good value for your dollars.
A truly unique experience to hunt on Umnak Island! The lodge and the host and hostess were top notch, and the two local guides were very easy going, helpful and eager to please. There were a lot of animals on the island and we saw several groups each day.
This hunt is "all in" very expensive to harvest a single animal, so it is hard to recommend it to friends because of the cost. The only other thing we didn't like was we left with a feeling that as a group of "Joe Nobodies" we were somewhat steered by the guides to take good/average bulls while they preferred to reserve the exceptional animals for high profile clients from the hunting industry and sporting goods vendors. Just a feeling..
Brett was very knowledgeable of the area and the animals in the area. He is extremely accommodating, I arrived late one evening and was turned around on the back roads and he came out to find me! The lodge is comfortable and has a relaxing atmosphere.
Mark and his guides are Great , they work year round to make your hunt amazing. If you follow them on Facebook you'll see what I'm talking about. It is the only hunt I've ever been on where I got to see grunting ,snort wheeze ,fighting ,chasing ,BIG DEER, just like on TV. I highly recommend it !!!!!
Everything it was a great time from the minute we met.
Nothing everything was just what I wanted in the hunt.
This is an amazing place to visit. All the ammenities were better than expected. I harvested one of the largest 8 pointers I've ever seen. It took less time than expected because my guide knew the landscape and took me right where I needed to be. I can't wait to come back for Archery season.
Wish I had more time to spend on this inclusive retreat.
I have hunted quail, turkey and shot the very challenging matrix. In every case, the owner worked extremely hard to ensure a safe and positive outdoor experience. He is a man of the highest integrity and I am certain that he provides the same quality service to all of his clients.
From the time you get off of interstate 90 heading north to the new lodge, all you see is wildlife everywhere. Keith and Steve Miller will do everything possible to fulfill your hunting experience with a quality animal. I booked the 2015 rifle elk and whitetail hunt and could not have had a better experience. Ended up harvesting a beautiful 6x6 bull elk, cow elk and a mature whitetail buck. There private ranches and river bottom property are properly managed so you can count on good animals being there. Tree stand bow hunters will love the setups on the river bottom for whitetails because Keith and Steve are experienced bow hunters themselves and carefully place quality stands in strategic areas and use the wind each and every day to put you in the proper stand for that days conditions. My first hunt was an early season whitetail bow hunt in 2008 and I shot a nice mature 8 point. During my first day out I had a moose come into stand and saw antelope, whitetail and mule deer. These guys do their homework for you and do the best they possibly can to give you an opportunity for a successful hunt. Going back again this year to do it again........2016
What I did not like has nothing to do with Montana Whitetails but for me I like to eat what I harvest, so flying is not an option. Pack up the vehicle and drive from Pennsylvania to Montana. We used to drive straight threw but since we are getting older it now takes us two days. We break up the driving with a visit to Mt. Rushmore. Maybe this year we will visit the Crazy Horse Memorial.
I liked that the Outfiter was very knowledgeable and had recent information to evaluate every trip to the stand. He worked very hard to put you in front of a trophy class animal. The hunting area was low pressure and well managed for Trophy Whitetails with a strict minimum to ensure you're hunt for a Trophy was just that. A great family with a unmatched work ethic to make sure you have a hunt of a lifetime!
Nothing all aspects were great.
Everything they run a top knotch business Guides kill their selves to make your hunt successful and know the game moments so you always see game
Late season elk hunting is touch and go due to weather I like late November for the whitetail rut so a combo hunt that I do is a lot more challenging on finding a trophy bull and the herd sizes. but that's my decision not the outfitters. Thanks
I liked the young man who runs the outfit. Very conscientious. I liked my room. I liked the personal touch. I liked the snack collection. Friendly atmosphere. Great looking property but few deer due to the weather.
Not much except the weather. Torrential downpours really make it miserable.
Love the personal attention to both me and my daughter. Made sure we both had a great time and an opportunity to harvest a animal. Made lifetime friends from both the guide and outfitters
The accommodations were phenomenal we were put up in a very nice house with trout stream in front. Food was excellent. Area we hunted in Big Horns was absolutely beautiful and there were animals there.
After being on a few guided hunts that have been excellent i feel i have a basis to speak from. I understand that we are free range hunting and awesome hunt/awesome experience doesnt necessarily equal kill. The good points were accommodations, food, and Chad our guide worked his butt off. Now for thr but.....this is likely the last "big hunt" i will do with my 72yo father. We had a great time together so our goal was met. My irritation with this outfit wasnt that they didnt put effort out when we were there. As i said Chad worked his butt off. There appeared to have been zero homework done. They obviously hunt the area alot as they knew their way around well. It appeared this somewhat worked against them as there were no cows to be found where they normally hunted 😔. It had tbe appearance that they would go where they always go knock down a couple easy cows and done but the elk didnt read the script. They knew where elk normally are but not where they were or had been in the past week. Obviously a red flag that showed up a bit late ☹. Whether this is how they roll or they simply underestimated an "easy" cow hunt i dont know. We ultimately never saw a huntable cow elk. There was a herd in town in a green field. And we saw 6 on private property otherwise nada.
The farms we hunted were set up great for all wind directions. I saw plenty of deer every sit. There are a lot of mature bucks on their farms I passed on a nice mid 140 ten the first day and saw several other bucks bigger but couldn't close the deal. The guides were very attentive and worked with me to try and make it happen. Great food, lodging and atmosphere.
2016.was my second year to hunt with Western Oklahoma Trophy Outfitters and although I didn't think it could be better than 2015, it was. The opportunity to get on a great animal is better than anywhere I've hunted. I'm excited to be booked again and looking forward to this fall.
There was nothing that I didn't enjoy.
Everything from lodging, food, people, diverse herds and beautiful land you get to experience will have you coming back for more! From the Mule Deer, Whitetail, Antelope, Buffalo, Pheasants to the Coyotes and Prairie Dog towns you see is like none other! Really can call this place a hunters paradise!
I never liked having to leave!
This is a 4 day hunt, expect to stalk on mature coues deer between 85-115" and mature mule deer between 15-180' every day and have opportunities on both between 15-50yds. The hunt is 1 guide to 1 hunter unless requested otherwise by the hunter. Hiking between 2-6 miles daily various terrain and weather conditions depending on the season. Accommodations: canvas wall tent, camper trailer, or hotel upon request. Good food and snacks throughout the hunt, the hunters will be asked to provide a list of favorite food and beverages before coming. Alcohol will not be provided, the hunter can bring or buy when in town whatever they may need in addition to what will be provided. Early archery: August 20th- September 10th. Late Archery: December 10-31th. This hunt is available with over-the-counter tag.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 20 August 2018 31 January 2019
The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer. The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer, Axis deer, Black Buck antelope, wild hogs and Rio Grande turkey. Texas deer hunting packages for super trophy animals is available in portions of the ranch under high fence including trophy whitetail deer and exotics such as Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck, Red stag, Ram (Aoudad, Corsican, Black Hawaiian, Barbados), Scimitar Horned Oryx, Gemsbok, Sika deer, wild boar and Others. There is significant game across both the low and high fence areas of the ranch providing excellent opportunities for every hunter. Ranch daily fee (includes lodging and kitchen, transportation on ranch, walk in cooler and access to rifle/bow blinds and feeders) 125$ per hunter and $50 Per non hunting guest. Optional meals $50 Meals and snacks per day per person. All white tail hunts and select exotic hunts require a guide and the guide will determine the animal for harvest (trophy, management or cull) Guide Fee's: $100 per day per guided hunt includes skinning and quartering of game Minimum $500 cost per hunter regardless of trophy fee's
Trip duration: 2 days
Trip available on: 1 January 2017 31 December 2017
This hunt is 4 days and 5 nights including lodging and meals. Included with your hunt is full lodging and three meals daily to include snacks and evening beverages. Your hunt will be led by a seasoned professional guide and we will transport you to and from the hunting areas. Finally, we provide field dressing and capping of your harvest to offer you the complete adventure. Hunters can expect to hunt from a combination of comfortable lock-on and ladder stands. All hunters will be provided with recent trail camera photos of the bucks recommended for harvesting in their assigned areas. For this hunt, you'll be allowed to harvest a total of one mature buck of 130 Boone & Crockett inches or better and one doe. Please inquire on available date before booking!
Trip duration: 4 days
Trip available on: 1 September 2018 4 September 2018
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