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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.
Terry was an amazing host and an amazing guide. His woodcraft was top notch and his sense of humor was awesome. The fact we saw a ton of birds and got a really great one was icing on the cake. He's awesome.
Nothing. There was literally nothing I didn't like.
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.
I enjoyed everything about this hunt. The service that Swamp Nasty provided continues to be great. This is a great outfitter to use if you're in the North Texas area. Great private land to hunt on with lots of action! It was a great firsts hunt for my son. I highly recommend them.
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 this 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!
I've hunted with several Outfitters across North America and they have their act together. The guides were very professional but also made you feel like family. The outfitter 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 this outfitter and have all ready booked for the upcoming season.
Every outfitter has something that is a little different and will never please everyone. They did a great job with telling you all of the rules upfront and that's all you can ask of an outfitter.
Great guides, so much fun to watch the dogs almost forgot to shoot. The lodge and meals were tremendous. No place like it that I’ve been to.
We had trying weather, but it did not change the hunt. Very adaptive group.
From the time you get off of interstate 90 heading north to the new lodge, all you see is wildlife everywhere. Keith and Steve 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 the 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.
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
Mark and his team did an awesome job placing us where we were likely to see game, the lodge accommodations were excellent, the food and hospitality were great too.
No fault of the outfitter but the first couple of days were unseasonably hot so game movement was a little slow.
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.
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...
Pete is just a really down to earth guy who quickly worked out what our capabilities were and adjusted our days accordingly. He is loads of fun and we shared lots of laughs. We got serious when we needed to and got excellent trophies.
Lendell is very professional, very knowledgeable about the game on the ranch, and has consistently delivered a quality experience for every hunter in our group. And the game density is absolutely incredible. Just seeing the ranch is an adventure in itself.
No complaints whatsoever.
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.
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. God Bless!
Everything was great saw lots of deer does and bucks, the accommodations were really nice, and was fed really well. Terry and Stephanie were very professional the entire time of the stay.
I hated the fact that i had to return home to go back to work.
There is a lot to like about WOA Outfitters! I booked an antelope, mule deer and elk hunt with them in 2018. The outfitter and his wife run an outstanding operation and are local to the hunting area. The guides are knowledgeable and will put you on game fast; as they know right where to go. There is sufficient game that you can glass several animals to select the one to harvest for your particular interest. They meat processing and Euro mounting are made easy and reasonably priced. The accommodations are awesome and the ranchers I stayed with made me feel right at home. I didn't want to leave! The outfitter leases tens of thousands of acres of land and manages the game expertly. They are very careful to let the game quality mature and improve by providing sanctuary areas. The outfitter and his guides are just great people to hunt with as well. I would highly recommend WOA and plan to return.
Brian, Jefferson and his staff are top notch! What a great hunt with great guides who know what they are doing. They will be sure to do what they can to make your hunt as enjoyable and successful as possible. Would highly recommend them and I plan to be back!
We have used this outfit 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.
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.
We were treated like family and the staff went beyond our expectations to make us feel at home. We booked this hunt to put meat in the freezer, but I look forward to bringing my children back to learn to hunt with Jim and his staff and enjoy more of their wonderful hospitality.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Capt Bobby was awesome. Has a great lab named Chase. Worked with me when my hunter partner had to cancel after we booked the hunt, and I hunted with 2 other guys that were great to be in a duck blind with. We didn't limit out that day (the other hunters did the previous day), but I still got some birds.
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.
the callenge and the capable people they put with you.
when the hunts are over.
Good area and great Outfitter who is very friendly and helpful. Pete was more than willing to guide a Bowhunter when many Outfitters are not especially for Big Bears.
Hunt was too short as I killed my Bear on the 4th day. I should have bought Black Bear tags and was told I should but I did not as I wanted to focus on Brown Bears.
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.
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.
From the moment I arrived, it felt like home. Terry and I hit it off immediately. From the lodge to the great food to the whole experience, I have only good things to say. Terry went out of his way to take make sure I had every opportunity to harvest a buck. In spite of the warm and wet weather, I saw plenty of deer, just not what I was looking for. I will be back.
The weather wasn’t what we hoped for, but thats something none of us change.
Everything except my physical limitations! They could not have done a better job!
The weather and my limitations!
Everything was exactly as I was told. The accommodations and how everything operated was just perfect! Meals were OUTSTANDING with plenty of extras for the in between times. The efforts and skills of Dusty are Top Shelf!!! Really Good People!
Just finished a most enjoyable pronghorn hunt with this outfitter. John 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.
These guys were a blast to hang out with and knew the territory like the back of their hand I would definitely go back and actually can’t wait to get back there to hunt many of the different species that they offer.
I have had the privilege of hunting with them 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!
I've hunted with them 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, this 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...
My son and I just completed a hunt for cow elk with Jen and Dirk. The accommodations were fantastic, the food was excellent, and the hunting experience was great. Jake and I both filled our tags on the first day of the hunt in the afternoon. We had to retrieve the meat on the next day due to the late time of the kill. Dirk went out of his way to make that happen, and get permission for us the be on a neighboring land owner's property to get my elk. If you are looking for a great hunt, and an excellent hunting experience Dirk and Jen will provide that for you. We will be hunting with them again in the future !!!!!!!!!
There was nothing that I didn't like about our experience with this outfitter!!!
Had a great hunt. Cabot is as hard working as they come and a fun guy to be around! Always positive and smiling.
Honestly everything was good. Hunting is hunting, as long as the Outfitter is working hard in my/our best interests i'm good.
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.
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!
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.
the entire operation
that I can't hunt oryx every year with them.
Both Terry and Stephanie were outstanding. Although the hunting was extremely poor, primarily due to bad weather, they always had a positive outlook and ensured that all of the hunters in camp felt comfortable.
We saw zero bucks during our entire hunt and only a few young does. I attribute this primarily to the poor weather.
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 Son and I were treated like visiting family there. The accommodations are new, well-appointed, and comfortable. The owners are very nice, and more importantly, very familiar with all of the wildlife on their property. This is a well-managed ranch, using both their own, considerable management knowledge, but also outside game managers to bring you the highest-quality options for whatever species you decide to hunt. You won't be disappointed.
There was nothing I didn't like. I booked again for this year, and will continue to do so.
Atmosphere, and demeanor the guide dissipated throughout the process.
Having to go back to work after an excellent hunt. Needed more hot sauce for the chili..
Everything was organized, plenty of animals and they knew the area like no other.
I didn't have one complaint.
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 this 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.
Eight days of true adventure. Saw between 45-50 different bears and at least 5 huge boars. I harvested mine at 80 yards. It squared a true 9’6 with a record book skull of 28 3/16. What an incredible hunt!
The hunt had to end
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..
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.
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.
This was a great experience across the board. Brian has to be one of the best guides around. Very knowledgeable, hard working, and on point when it comes to finding mule deer. I highly recommend this hunt to anyone that would like to try and take a desert mule deer.
I tagged out and had to go home. I know that sounds bad but it was such a great experience and fun hunt I wasn’t ready to leave.
+Everything was exactly as described +Terry get's it- he is a hunter and he totally understands deer and there habits as well as people and there habits! +This hunt was about my two boys getting a great experience. The deer did not cooperate, but Terry sure did, he worked hard to put us in the best spots. Great guy and am glad to have met and hunted with him. Stephanie was always quick to respond to questions and help me with the complicated Georgia license process. She was a great help all around.
Really the only bad thing was the deer were nocturnal. 3 hunters 3 trail cams and the guide only saw 4 deer during daylight during the 2 day hunt. Had pics of all kinds of deer and 130+ shooters every night, just could get them to cooperate. There is nothing we can do about that.
2017 will be my seventh hunt with this outfitter. 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.
We spent all day walking and checking likely deer spots. Come evening, Mike walked me up on a nice forked horn near a water hole. I had plenty of time to get the rifle up and be comfortable. I only fired one shot in two days, and nailed my first buck!
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.
Ron Schala is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable of the area and it's obvious he wants his customers to succeed. Some of the guides were less experienced but because the area has such a large elk population, everyone had opportunities. If you are a trophy hunter, you could be disappointed but our group was looking for a well rounded hunt and that is what we got. Five hunters, four elk harvested and everyone had multiple opportunities.
Some of the guides were less experienced.
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.
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 them.
Great deer area. Seen deer every day. The area is secluded and wooded. Not a lot of open farm land which could be a concern for feeding and keeping a healthy deer here. Overall I do prefer hunting in the woods and smaller food plots. The cabin was a typical deer camp with everything you need. We will hunt there again.
After 2 years of unsuccessful whitetail hunting on Long Island, I decided to invest in a guided hunt around the same time I was going to be in Texas. The place has turned me into a spoiled hunter who needs to remember that not all his hunts can be as worthwhile as this one. Anthony and Gerald do a fantastic job making sure that you have the highest chance possible for success. All of the stress and anxiety that a new hunter may feel when planning a hunt was relieved and the only thing I had to focus on was making my shots count. Hanging out with Gerald for a weekend was an awesome experience. During the hunt, Gerald was comfortable with answering questions, imparting valuable knowledge, and lead me to harvest 2 Axis doe in 3 days. During the downtime, we swapped stories, had some fun discussions, and he prepared me some of the best meals I've ever eaten. All in all, this is a fantastic operation. Anthony and Gerald have quality land, quality game, and care about their guests succeeding and having a rewarding experience.
They didn't offer me a job.
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 them again!
Bathroom was quite aways from camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmons are very welcoming. Their home and adjacent lodging are like new. The bedrooms and living areas were very clean and comfortable. Lots of snacks, bottled water and canned sodas in the cabins. The separate baths were stocked with supplies, and the shower very large. The meals were prepared daily, were delicious and in very adequate supply. The desserts were fantastic. The deer, black bucks and other wildlife were numerous, very healthy, and were available in all sections of the ranch. Mr. Emmons keeps the skinning and cleaning area very clean. This area has an electric lift and cooler storage area for hanging deer. The four wheelers were clean and adequately carried us about the ranch and different blinds. The blinds are like new and spacious. The feeders are large and operate and function with a timer. The ranch also has a shooting range for sighting in hunter's rifles. This is a first-class ranch with opportunities that will make wonderful memories for years to come.
I liked everything. This is a well thought-out operation and the Emmons make you feel like family.
Fly in, tent camp, and food were very good. Guide worked hard and was a trustworthy backup on an archery Brown Bear. Hunt was successful and skinning job for a life size mount excellent, my taxidermist said it was the best he had ever seen.
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.
The accommodation was great and the guy is so friendly and helpful.
The guy smokes too much and every time. Even smoked in the the truck while taking us to the blinds or tree stands; which meant we were all contaminated every time. As a hunter, we try our best to do the scene control. But he doesn’t have that. I saw him smoked right just before he walked to the bait sites or even refreshed the baits. And most of the blinds or tree stands are set up too close. I m talking about 20 yards to 30 yards. Maybe good for bow hunters, but not for rifles.
The guides are very capable, professional and knowledgeable. Not only did we have a successful spike elk hunt but we also came away with a deeper understanding of how to hunt these creatures. Great introductory destination hunt. Utah is a beautiful state. Highly recommend!
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 there!
Owner Jim Boone took me out hog hunting one night and hogs were all around us! It was one of the best hunts I had ever been on and was very intense and extremely fun! This wasn't a hunt sitting in a stand under a feeder, we hiked in and set up in the challenging dark of the night. I can't wait to go back and do it again! My friend Brenda got a deer on the trip and we were only there for 2 days. Lots of game animals and a well managed organization. We appreciated the staff and the guides were knowledgeable and very professional.
Weather wasn't the greatest but a guide can't control that.
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.
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 this outfitter 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.
We hunted hard amid very difficult weather conditions. Our guide did everything in his power to help us harvest a bear. It was not to be that week but I would highly recommend this hunt, especially if you are a true hunter wanting to enjoy more than just the moment of harvest. I will hunt with John again.
When it was over.
- 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.
That it was tough physically and mentally. The elements were brutal at times. The terrain was challenging and unforgiving. I like to earn what I have in life so all of this made the trophy of a lifetime after 13 days seem deserving.
It’s expensive! Not just my outfitter but any brown bear hunt is costly.
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.
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.
Taylor and Johnny made every effort to put us in the perfect opportunity to get a great Tom. Despite the weather not cooperating, we still were able to get on the birds. Can't wait to get back for another hunt.
No criticism, they are amazing.
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.
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
Mike’s slogan says it all. My experience really was “more than a hunt.” Mike knew the area well and was great company. We got to see some beautiful sites while hiking and exploring the land. I would definitely recommend Pismo Adventures to anyone who is thinking about going on a hunting trip!
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 there. 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.
My experiences 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.
Mostly importantly I shot a nice buck. So of course I have good things to say. The property is done to perfection. The food plots offer variety and are obviously being hit by the deer. You have to love well fed deer that visit a known buffet. I think guide services are available but I didn't use them. I used the cabin and went hunting until I bagged my buck.
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.
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
Lendell is very knowledgeable and feels like you have known him along time, made the hunts fun and put us on the animals.
Wish I had more time to hunt some other exotics after 3 of us killed our animals.
Everything it was a great time from the minute we met.
Nothing everything was just what I wanted in the hunt.
Brian and his crew were first class hosts. They were early to every meet-up, friendly, & engaging. They worked hard before and during to ensure everyone got good opportunities at game. Their equipment is great, and they take the time to not only familiarize the hunter with the weapon, but also focus on safe practices. With the live viewing screen, and combination of thermal and night vision, everyone gets to see what's going on in the woods at night. The property they hunt is very unique, beautiful, and full of game.
In 2016 I contracted with this outfitter 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 them. Their professionalism, expertise, knowledge, preparation, attitude, dedication, honesty, client care and use of modern equipment is second to no one.
Effort, energy and focus on details were the foundation of this successful hunt. Terry and Stephanie worked very hard to provide an enjoyable experience and and to maximize the probability of my opportunity to succeed in the harvest of a quality whitetail.
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.
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
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.
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.
i love the feeling of being home away from home jim boone and his family are great and his staff are great and always answers questions. this a great place for first time hunters and experienced hunters. going back next year and making it a tradition.
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!
John is a great hunter, host, cook and person! The game quality is great and the nature experience is outstanding. I can recommend this hunt to every hunter and nature lover, experienced or inexperienced, John takes his time to show you everything. You can feel his passion for nature! Great experience. I will defiantly go back!
Very Friendly and experienced guides with great Dogs. Excellent accommodations. They have looked our for me when I was having physical difficulties walking.
Some of the hunting ground is a little hilly for an old man.
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
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.
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.
Nice terrain limited number of people knowledge and friendly host.
Feeders were poorly maintained
I liked how organized Brandon and his team were. They had a great plan to try and put us on a good bull elk. They had back up locations to try with pre-set spike camps when main areas were slow. Food was good, great guides, I consider these guys friends now.
We were unable to kill a bull. We did this hunt with archery equipment. This made it very challenging and we did get close a few times. One guy had a good chance to shoot a cow. With a little more luck we would have come home with a bull. Brandon and his guides worked very hard for us.
Took us around the ranch to see stuff as well as helped get both hunters a Nilgai fully processed for a good cost as well as gave great information and any advice we needed or asked for as well as advice for the rest of our vacation with best places to eat go and stay highly recommend this to any one and thank the guide for everything.
Ron and Kelly are wonderful hosts! 100% shot opportunity 2 of us connected the first day and got to enjoy a wonderful side trip to Badlans National Park and Mt Rushmore while they processed our harvest.
I didn’t budget enough to take advantage of the other species available. Can’t wait to return for a Fallow Buck!
After hunting in South Dakota for 10 years, I was apprehensive about making a change. My concerns were unfounded; best hunting decision I've ever made. Outstanding value for the $$; accommodations were terrific and the food was outstanding.
Not one thing!
I hunted 4 times with Chet 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.
My guide Dave had already put some birds to bed before coming by our hotel to introduce himself before the next day’s hunt. He let us know the plans and time we should be ready and made sure we had everything in order. We weren’t in the blind 30 minutes before I had 4 huge toms at 20 yards decoying on a string thanks to Dave’s killer calling! Took my shot and killed a stud of an Osceola. Definitely would recommend them for their Osceola turkey hunts! They were extremely professional, and could tell the guides were committed to making my hunt successful! Can’t wait for next year!
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!
They were honest people. I got a Grizzly bear on a trophy fee. I got a shot at 3 wolf's .my bad I missed. I got a really nice Carabou. The guide Luke bros Wes was the best guide I ever hunted with. He got me on a bear and a Caribou. Even after I sprain my knee. He was a real professional. He pushed me when we had to never left me behind and hunted with in my limitations. I can't say enough good things about him. If I am ever lucky enough to ever hunt with Luke and Wes again I would count it as a blessing.Luke even move me. After I got my bear to where the Caribou were. As they were 2 weeks late in there annual migration.
When I had to go home.because the hunt was over.
We seen game and sign everywhere! Were presented with multiple opportunities for great shots. Lots of great areas to choose from to hunt. Nearby fishing. The lodge was incredible. Food and hospitality was top notch! Great company with guides and friends. They will make you feel like family! If you are considering a guided hunt in the central Indiana area, this is the place!
That we couldn't stay longer!
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.
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.
They will not disappoint. The Staff operates at a “First Class” level. The lodge is second to none. It is Spacious enough to accommodate large groups (20+), but yet gives you the home town feel. Be prepared to engulf in the best cooking around. The three square meals a day are amazing. I have hunted birds at different locations over the last 15 years and this outfitter tops them all. The guides are very professional, experienced and know how to put you in the best positions to get off shots! I also enjoy watching and hunting behind some of the best dogs out there. 2018 will be my 5th consecutive year hunting there and I have never been disappointed.
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 this outfitter to any one looking for a Midwest whitetail hunt!
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.
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.
Tim Nelson understands stand location and preparation for his bear sites. He is a talented outdoorsman and skilled in all areas of hunting. His trophy care after you take an animal is first rate.
From start to finish, they provided the utmost professionalism, fulfilled all their promises and their Hospitality was fantastic! They put in the time to make sure their clients see plenty of game. Exactly what the real outdoorsman is looking for.. Highly recommend Duck hunter guide service no matter what game you desire
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 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.
Our guides (Mike & Matt) did an excellent job getting us an opportunity to harvest a nice bull elk. We saw 4 huge bulls during our hunt and several good bulls too. Nice log cabin, good food and comfortable beds.
Nothing negative, just be in shape as you can walk 10+ miles each day. Or, the guides will place you near wallows or water tanks.
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 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 they lease. 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.
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 them
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.
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.
Everything , Roger and his family are the real deal and really want you to have a great hunt and a great time. Hard charging hunters as well as generous hosts.
There was nothing about this hunt that I did not like.
We had a good length hike, saw all the buck we were looking for, and found an excellent camp location for a fine meal and shelter placement. I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity... As any experienced hunter can attest, big game hunting is a timely excursion that requires all the stars to align. Alhough I didn't get my game with Mike, I now know where to go and how to get it done, on my own. That's what it's all about for someone who's new to the Central Coast desperately looking for that next buck, or hog, or turkey, or fill-in-the-blank! Mike can get you to the place you need to go to find your game. Who knows, maybe you'll be even more fortunate than I was and take that game on the spot. Happy trails!!!
I didn't like poison oak, noises that go bump in the night (or early morning), and not getting anything. However, i know these are all part of the package and one day I'm going to get something where Mike took me!
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!
The guide, biologist, and the Owner's felt like friends after only a few minutes. My normally shy Son came out of his shell and blossomed as they treated him with so respectfully. He grilled the wildlife biologist with all of his biology interests and the biologist took it all in stride and was just as excited to share. My daughter was so fond of her guide Terry that she called him "Uncle Terry" when telling stories after we got back home. Both of them took their first rifle kills there and we are grateful for the experience, the cozy accommodations, the wonderful meals, and the guitar and songs shared with Uncle Terry. We went twice in one season and can't wait to return.
I didn't like having to leave. :)
Wonderful hunting area. Everything was exactly as James explained it. From the stand locations, food plots looking great and corn be provided/baited in advance. Had heat and light despite me would prefer a shower; it's a give and take.
I can't say I "didn't like" anything. I would prefer a shower. There is a creek. I brought a cheap shower bag.
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.
Tons of animals and great stocks! Billy and his crew are great guys and fun to hunt with, I had an excellent time! Highly recommend!
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 there, 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.
Accommodations were fine. Outfitter was great: knowledgeable, enthusiastic, wanted his hunters to do well; have a great hunt.
My guide didn’t know the land. The other guides were rock stars(shots, sightings, opportunities, passed up shots). My guide lived 5 hours away and had only been there 1 time before. Disappointing!
Dave and his guides work hard to find a quality animal for their hunters to harvest.The lodging is adequate and the food is pretty darn good.The ranches they hunt have some good genetics with Bulls over 300"
What's not to like?
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 !!!!!
Very comfortable setting. Took my son here for his first Texas buck. We were treated great the entire time. Everyone was very friendly. We had plenty of options for hunting. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this hunt.
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!
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.
2016.was my second year to hunt with this outfitter 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.
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.
Quality Base camp with internet and phone Comms. and Spike camp and equipment. Excellent Area, rich in game and exceptional Quality of species Trophies available. Owner Pilot in base camp on resupply and relocation runs daily weather allowing,. Daily Communications with base camp via inReach. Excellent expereience
I cannot think of it
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..
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!
I took my 13 year old son for our first Turkey hunt. Terry and Stephanie made us feel at home as soon as we pulled into the driveway. Terry was very patient and took the time to educate us so we would be more successful when we traveled home and hunted by ourselves. Being able to watch my son bag his first long beard is something I will never forget!
I have nothing negative to say. I am already checking the calendar for my next trip.
Great setting and the guides help you accomplish the impossible. It was physically and mentally challenging, but very satisfying. Hospitality and food were also great. Come fully prepared and ready to shoot from unconventional positions.
the sceneries of the brooks range are outstanding. the guides were some of the best I have ever used and I have hunted all over the world. Tim is outstanding , not to mention a pack horse when it came time to bring the trophy out. I will hunt with Tim again.
the fact I had to go home.
The hunting experience was more than what we could have ever hoped for. Great hunt with super great people and accommodations. Will absolutely being heading back for another hunt.
There was nothing that we didn't like or enjoy minus the weather, but that's no ones fault but mother nature.
Great value for the money. Stands and blinds were well placed for the size of this property. Excellent host, Accommodations in town were close to the ranch. I would hunt here again definitely.
I tagged out quicker than I thought.
I have attended this outfitter 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 to get you an awesome animal to kill! You will not be disappointed with this outfitter!
Terry was awesome. We had a great hunting trip and gained a lot of knowledge about hunting in general at the same time. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable and every meal was great. We used several different stands over the course of our trip and they were all very well kept - foliage cut back to give you clear visuals, sturdily mounted and offered ideal shot angles of the feeders.
No complaints about anything.
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.
Outfitter and guide were nice guys.
Saw a total of 6 does while on my 3 day hunt. Sat a set for a full day that looked like something a first time hunter would have slapped together. Got the impression the better properties were being saved for repeat clients. Literally half of the guys hunting in the group left early, including myself, due to poor results.
It takes a special quality to blend the incredible energy and passion of a Gamecock with the High Plains Drifter keen edge of my "Boy" Johnny Mabolitis. Classic Greek/ Best Damn Brownies/Big Screen Limousine accommodations
Not going to Texas as a young man. Johnny gave me that chance at redemption, and made me feel like a friend and my son's like family.
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.
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.
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.
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
There are so many aspects of my lion hunt with 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 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. 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 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.
Scott, 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 them 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 them. I proudly share my photos and personal experiences with all my hunting friends. After my recommending, 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.
We enjoyed Robert's personal attention and hard work to make our hunt memorable and successful. His ranch is beautiful and full of wild game. My wife and teenage son both harvested their first deer, nice management bucks. With lots of effort and a big smile, my son bagged the first trophy Blackbuck ever on the ranch. In total we harvested six animals which were all professionally processed on site by Robert and his crew. The game meat is fantastic! Local food banks often receive meat donations from the ranch. Robert's wife Pam is very active with the clients too. Robert has a passion for wildlife conservation, a love for kids and the next generation of hunters. His laugh in the field is contagious.
A meal/food preference list prior to the hunt would be helpful, though meals were good and often made to order at the moment.
We highly recommend a minimum of 2 nights and we guarantee all our hunters to get hog opportunities with our 2 night hunts! We have a 100% success rate with our 2 night hunts. All firearms, ammo, silencers, night optics and thermal devices are provided. NO LIMIT on the number of hogs harvested per night with our top package but all must be recovered. Hunts begin at sunset in a large box blind and end with spot and stalk. Hunts typically last from 4-7 hours depending on hog activity Hogs harvested can be cleaned and quartered for additional fee of $40 per hog. Limit of 4 per night, hunters will be responsible for all others. All hogs harvested must be taken with the hunter unless prior arrangements made with the guide. A minimum of 2 hunters per night and maximum of 6 Clients are guaranteed a shot opportunity with our 2 night hunts!
Trip duration: 1 day
Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 September 2019
All deer hunts are from safe, comfortable, welded steel tower stands. Stands are situated in habitats ranging from cutover to river bottomland. Hunters may harvest 2 bucks, 2 hogs and 1 doe per day. Stand placements offer shots that range from 50-400 yds. Average shot distance is 125 yards. We hunt free ranging wild hogs on two miles of pristine bottomland along the Savannah River. There are NO antler restrictions or penalty fees. Deer season: Buck Only August 15 – January 1 Buck and Doe September 15 – January 1 Hog available all year.
Trip duration: 1 - 5 days
Trip available on: 15 August 2019 1 January 2020
We offer world class duck hunting on Lake Okeechobee and surrounding private lands in Glades and Okeechobee Counties. Most hunts are conducted from duck boats fully equipped with comfortable seating, decoys and blinds. We also have the capabilities and equipment to hunt in float boxes or in the water with waders. We strive to keep current tabs on the ducks and their movements by scouting throughout the entire season to maximize our client's success on the water! Looking to finish your UWC North American Waterfowl Grand Slam? We offer trips specifically targeting Florida's elusive Mottle and Whistling Tree Ducks (Black Belly and Fulvous) upon request at no additional charge! (4 Hour Trip) Morning Departure (5:00AM) / Afternoon Departure (2:00PM)
Trip duration: 1 day
Trip available on: 1 January 2018 31 December 2019
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