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Outfitter Review - Russell Pond Outfitters

Submit Date: Jun 12, 2002

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Russell Pond Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Joe Cabral

Location: ID, usa

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: black bear

Game Quality: 0

Game Quantity: 0

Accomodations: fair

Camp Condition: fair

Food Quality: good

Guide Experience: questionable

Other Personal Experience: good

Review Information

Hunter: tim whitehouse

Phone: (253)804-3438


Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: poor

I and a hunting partner booked bear hunts(archery) over bait.I was told that we were guaranteed to be put on hot baits.A total of (7) hunters in camp for a six day hunt(3 were repeat big $$$ customers).Booked a 2x1 guided hunt,most times we were taken to the stands 4 or 5 at a time in one truck.The guide did walk you in to your stand(while everyone else waited in the truck). 3:00 pm left camp for stands it was dark at 9:30 pm wasn't picked up until 11:00 or 11:30 pm and the funny thing was the big$$$ hunters were allways picked up first even if it was out of the way to their stand.In three evenings of hunting with 7 hunter on stand 0 bears were sighted,some baits were never hit by a bear to their knowledge.So my partner and I CUT OUR LOSSES AND LEFT EARLY.Four hounds kept everyone up but were never used to find any animals,I even asked if I could pay extra to use them but was told I would have to ok it through joe the owner but he left camp after the first morning and never saw him agian.Told our supposid guige that we were unhappy and were thinking about leaving but he didn't seem to care.out of the whole six day hunt only one bear was taken.

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