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Outfitter Review - Savage Encounters Inc.

Submit Date: Jul 9, 2003

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Savage Encounters Inc.

Outfitter / Contact: Chad Lenz

Location: Alberta, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Wild Boar, Bear, Wolf

Game Quality: Excellent

Game Quantity: Excellent (Many)

Accomodations: Very Good

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: Very Good

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Very Good

Review Information

Hunter: Mr. Stacy D. Green

Phone: (403) 381-3586


Would Recommend: YES!!

Overall Impression: Very Impressed

WOW! What a great way to take a vacation! Both myself and my best friend have hunted with Savage, and let me tell you... Things could not have been better for both of us. Adam (my best friend) hunted with Chad (Savage) Lenz in May of 2003 for black bear. With more than 40 sightings over 2 weeks, and as many as 15 bear spotted in one day Adam was able to take his first big game species at his liesure. He was able to really enjoy his hunt as a true vacation and adventure. As for myself, I chose to hunt wild boar. Taking a 220lb San Diego "Razor Back" after 6 hours of stalking. Chad (our guide) was incredible, he led us through some very difficult forest and swampy areas, but delivered. As president of "Big Game Canada" (www.biggame.ca) I can assure you that Chad and his company "Savage Encounters" are outfitters with integrity. I've visited his outfit on many occasions to gather film footage for some of our projects. I've seen many hunters go home with bragging rights as well as empty handed, but none could honestly go home feeling short changed. Chad makes no false pomises, and delivers exactly what he claims. "A quality hunt, with quality guides and quality accomodations" Just a side note... Recent reviews on this website were submitted which suggest that Savage Encounters is less that the best choice for an outfitter. Interestingly enough, I happened to have been present during those gentlemen's hunts (we were filming hunts for a video project) and I find it interesting that both of the hunters who submitted the reviews failed completely to mention the incredibly poor weather during their hunts, but are quick to mention "hunting pressure" and "Private Ranches". In fairness, there ARE NO PRIVATE HUNTING RANCHES in Alberta which offer native big game. In Alberta it is illegal to hunt captive big game which are native to the province. As well, it is illegal (in Alberta) to extend "exclusive access" to individual hunters or outfitters on private land. I KNOW for a fact, that Chad Lenz has NEVER claimed exclusive access to "Private Ranches". And like any reputable Outfitter, Savage Encounters does NOT guaranty hunts. No one can. I find it truely amazing that someone can claim so many negative things without being fair. Truth be known, both of those hunters got more than they were promised, and far less BS than they claimed. I know, because I was there with my video camera.

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