All reviews of 'Udell's Guiding & Outfitting' (11)
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Safari style Winter hunt.
Area hunted is remote, low mountainous bush with many gas & oil wells with lots of cut roads to glass. Only saw 4 other hunters for the week. Temperature was ~ 0F in the morning and 20 F hi during the day. Spent most of time in warm truck driving/glassing meadows and cut roads. A few times where we saw fresh moose tracks, we walked ~ 2 miles round trip to remote basins. Saw 8 cows & 1 small bull moose for the week in the hunting area. Shot the small 26" bull on 2nd last day. Guide hunted hard from dawn to dusk. Motel accommodations were good. Evening Meals in local sports bar restaurant were good. Breakfast was fruit/coffee/snacks in your room & a good packed lunch in truck while hunting. Would have like a hot breakfast.
Spring Black Bear Hunt
This hunt is spot and stalk only. We did not hunt over baits. I personally saw 25 bears in 5 days of hunting. Our group saw 41 and the other members of the party hunted an additional day so the total may have been higher. Of the bears I saw 3 were sows each with two cubs for a total of 9. The remaining 16 bears were all legal shooters with at least 4 of them being large for spring bears! I would classify the guides as experts. I will definitely return to hunt with them again in the future. Kelly and Erik were true professionals who pay attention to every detail of the hunt and experience so that you will leave Alberta satisfied!
Kelly provides a good quality hunt. He is good to his word and will be honest with you about expectations. He does everything he can to see you have a good hunt.
Friendly atmosphere. Knowledgeable guides. Ample game.
The hunt ended too soon.......just like all good hunts do.
Great hunt great value
Excellent outfitter. Very knowledgeable on game and hunting area. Saw lots of game. Food was excellent. Excellent hunt and experience
Alberta is great and this family is some of its greatest.
My wife and I meant these folks in Fairview , north of the Peace River. Quickly we were all becoming friend as I also meant three other hunters whom I'm still in contact with. Next I left the wife in town and headed 75 miles north to a comfortable hi-walled tent camp with a great kitchen deep in the forest. First morning a moose came to our call but just scrap little trees in the scrub without showing itself, that night we didn't see anything except a beautiful beaver pond deep in the forest. Lorey my guide started us in the same place as yesterday morning and after an hour of a couple of cow calls my Bull showed up busting branches and looking like it was boss. It entered an old oil-well cut and Lorey made the only grunt call I'd heard, that Moose froze staring not to move again until my 9.3 barked. That 42" Bull was hanging in a butchers shop 6 hours later. What is not to like?
I had to drive 2,700 miles each way, boohoo. I have to wait until 2020 to do it again with the Udells.
Fall 2017 Rut Moose Hunt plus Bear
Outfitter is more of a smaller family operation that treats you like family. They know the area well and work hard to put you on game. Three of the four hunters in our camp scored on moose plus I shot a bear. One of the hunters was handicapped (missing arm and leg due to an accident) and they had him on a moose the second day. Good food and accommodations. Once an animal is harvested, they'll do whatever is necessary to b ensure it is handles properly. Fun people to hunt with.
The lack of game movement which was due to the warmer weather during our hunt. This was beyond the outfitter's control and they did the best they could. Jusy happen to hit a warm spell the last of part September.
Excellent hunting experience
Very good hunt we rebooked for next year half way through the trip
Kelly did everything he could possibly do to make our trip a success
The was bit warm but nobody can control that otherwise fantastic hunt
Excellent hunting experience
Nice country . Great guides