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Outfitter Review - Raven Outfitters

Submit Date: Jul 7, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Raven Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Duke

Location: Alberta, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Black bear

Game Quality: good

Game Quantity: mixed

Accomodations: mixed

Camp Condition: mixed

Food Quality: great

Guide Experience: great

Other Personal Experience: great

Review Information

Hunter: Todd Campbell

Phone: 937-362-3473


Would Recommend: yes

Overall Impression: good

We hunted in may of 06. We were the last truckload of hunters to arrive at camp. We ended up with a tent that had been set up earlier that morning in a rush. We were so excited about going out to hunt that day that we didn't even realize that the tent had been put up incorrectly and you couldn't close the flaps on the door. We realized this when we returned to camp from hunting at 2:00 in the morning. We also did not have a camp stove in the tent like everyone else. We froze our behinds off that night. The next morning Duke, the owner, had one of the guides reset the tent. It was still not acceptable and we dismantled and reset it ourselves. They got us a stove on the third day. The beginning of the hunt was rather miserable. Once the tent issue was fixed, we had a great time. They did a good job of getting us on active baits, and the food was good and plentiful. If you went hungry it was your own fault. The guides were stressed that the bears were not as active as normal with some guys in camp not filling any tags. Duke offered that anyone who wanted to stay until they fill their tags could stay over for free. My partner and I had already filled our tags and went home. There were 10 hunters in camp and we killed 11 bears by the end of the trip. Three guys stayed on for a few more days and continued to hunt when we left. Some of the guys in camp that had been there before said that the lack of bear sightings was not normal and that most guys usually tag out on 2 bears in 3-4 days. That was not our experience but I would go back. The guides are all friendly and well experienced.

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