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Outfitter Review - Alaska Bush Adventures

Submit Date: May 1, 2002

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Alaska Bush Adventures

Outfitter / Contact: Les Krank

Location: AK, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Varied, some nice and some small

Game Quantity: Not many - migrational

Accomodations: Fair

Camp Condition: Fair

Food Quality: Fair

Guide Experience: Fair

Other Personal Experience: Fair

Review Information

Hunter: Tony Jacobs



Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: Not too good

I called numerous references that were on his list and all gave great reviews. During the hunt I realized that the references I had called were his guides! (Not too honest in my book.) I was told there would be a maximum of 4 people in camp. One month prior to the hunt he verified there were only 4 of us in camp. We were ready to fly to camp and met 4 MORE people going to the same camp - 8 total! All were told the same thing - no one other than them in camp! The flight into camp was scary as hell through the mountain passes. Prior to booking I asked if there ever were any problems flying into camp and he responded "NO". After our flight into camp I found out that a plane of his hunters crashed a couple years ago! (Another lie) HE was very unorganized as we sat around camp for 10 hours doing nothing the day we arrived, plus we didn't leave for the spike camp till the 3rd day of the hunt! We saw some caribou, but were pressured to shoot smaller bulls, even on the first day of the hunt. After shooting our bulls, the guide stared at the animal as he didn't seem to have a clue as to how to cape it out for mounting. Final tally - more people in camp than supposed to be, pressured to shoot mediocre animals, capes were ruined for mounting, all of our meat spoiled due to him not taking care of it AT ALL, and the outfitter was very impersonal. If you want to be misled, don't want to mount your animal, don't want the meat, and don't care that the outfitter could care less about you, THEN THIS IS YOUR GUY! He's not mine anymore!

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