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Outfitter Review - Old West Outfitters

Submit Date: Mar 14, 2003

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Old West Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Richard Hobbs

Location: NM, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: exceptional

Game Quantity: exceptional

Accomodations: exceptional

Camp Condition: exceptional

Food Quality: home cooked great food

Guide Experience: excellent

Other Personal Experience: tops

Review Information

Hunter: Jim Leahy

Phone: 715- 634 -9086


Would Recommend: very highly

Overall Impression: excellent

I hunted the muzzle loader season Oct 5-9 on his private land lease in unit 9 near Grants NM. The Ranch borders USOs' famed Floyde Lee. The Elk go back and forth, so your hunting the same herd that USO does, but for THOUSANDS LESS.I hunted 2002 during the drought and was told there were less Elk on the Ranch. In 5 days of hunting I passed up 4 bulls under 100 yards, 3 young 3-3 & 4-4 bulls and a nice one sided 5 point. We spent 2 whole days chasing a huge 6-6 that was well over 340. About the time we thought we had him he would change his route.On the last afternoon I took a 250 class 5-5 and was very happy with a it.There were two other hunters in camp each killed a nice bull. One was around 290 or so the other around 250. They also passed on bulls and one missed a very big bull on the second night. If your looking for a reasonable private land elk hunt and can spend between $4000.00-$5000.00 this is the hunt for you.There is no draw so you just buy a land owner tag for $500.00 I highly recomend hunting with this outfitter. The terrain is easy and the elk herd is big. The food is great and they treat you like your family. Richards wife is a great cook and so is Tom. All the guides are fun to hunt with and know the country. In camp also were two antelope hunters they both killed nice 16 inch bucks and had a great hunt.

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