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Outfitter Review - Carey Outfitters

Submit Date: Sep 13, 2005

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Carey Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Dave Carey

Location: CO, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Bear

Game Quality: None Sighted

Game Quantity: "0"

Accomodations: Poor

Camp Condition: Poor

Food Quality: N/A

Guide Experience: Fair

Other Personal Experience: Fair

Review Information

Hunter: Dennis Hamm

Phone:

Email:

Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: Poor

THIS OUTFITTER APPREARS TO ONLY BE IN THE BUSINESS TO COLLECT YOUR MONEY. HE CERTAINLY DOESN'T HAVE ANY CUSTOMER FOCUS. HE OFFERS TWO PLANS, ONE WITH MEALS AT HIS LODGE AND THE OTHER NO MEALS AT A SEPRATE CAMP. WE WERE UNDER THE NO MEALS PLAN, OFFSITE. FROM THE TIME WE PULLED IN WE WERE TREATED LIKE "LEPERS". MAYBE BECAUSE WE OPTED FOR THE CHEAPER "OFFSITE/NO MEALS" PLAN. WE ONLY SAW HIM A FEW TIMES DURING THE ENTIRE WEEK AND ONE OF THOSE WAS WHEN WE WENT DIRECTLY TO HIM TO VOICE OUR CONCERN. THE HUNTING SITE WAS OVER AN HOUR DRIVE AWAY AND THE STANDS WERE OLD AND NOT VERY STURDY AND VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AT BEST. MOST OF OUR GROUP EITHER HAD TO FIX THE STAND OR HUNT FROM THEIR OWN PORTABLE STAND. ONE PERSON HAD REQUESTED TO BE SETUP FOR ARCHERY HUNTING BUT NEVER WAS ABLE TO DO SO. HE WAS TOLD TO JUST TAKE HIS PORTABLE STAND IN AND FIND A SPOT......NO ASSISTANCE OFFERED AT ALL!!!! ALSO DON'T BE MISLEAD BY THE WEBSITE, THEY SHOW "VERY NICE" LODGING, HOWEVER WE WERE IN VERY OLD RUSTIC CABINS WHICH APPEARED TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE 30's. THIS WASN'T TERRIBLE BUT WE WERE TOLD THAT OUR LODGING WOULD BE SIMILAR TO WHAT APPEARED ON THE WEBSITE. WHAT WE HAD AND WHAT WE WERE TOLD WE WOULD HAVE WERE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TYPES OF CABIN. CLASSIC CASE OF "BAIT AND SWITCH". WE HAD 3 HUNTERS IN OUR GROUP WHO WERE ON BAITS THAT WERE NEVER TOUCHED THE ENTIRE WEEK. THEY ADVERTISE THAT THEY'LL SHOW YOU PICTURES OF BEAR VISTING YOUR BAIT SITE BEFORE YOU START YOUR HUNT.......THIS NEVER HAPPENED. WE HAD TO ASK FOR THE PICTURES AND WHEN THEY WERE PRESENTED ALL OF THEM WERE AT LEAST TWO YEARS OLD!!! THIS OUTFIT APPEARED TO CARE LESS ABOUT OUR CONCERNS AND WE WERE TOLD BY THEM "THAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY" AND "THAT EVERYONE ELSE THERE HAD NO ISSUES". WE KNOW THIS WASN'T THE CASE! TWO OTHER GROUPS IN THE SAME CAMP EXPRESSED THE SAME LEVEL OF CONCERN WHEN WE TALKED WITH THEM AND THEY MENTIONED EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS THAT CONCERNED US!!!!

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