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Outfitter Review - Riverland Lodge

Submit Date: Sep 7, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Riverland Lodge

Outfitter / Contact: Mary Ann/Jay Rae

Location: Ontario, CANADA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: BLACK BEAR

Game Quality: 0

Game Quantity: 0

Accomodations: POOR

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: BROUGHT OUR OWN

Guide Experience: POOR

Other Personal Experience: VERY,VERY POOR

Review Information

Hunter: RICH SMITH

Phone: 304-492-4073

Email:

Would Recommend: NEVER,NEVER,NEVER,NEVER

Overall Impression: TERRIBLE

AFTER BOOKING OUR HUNT WITH THIS OUTFITTER OUR PARTY OF 8 WAITED FOR A YEAR IN ANTICIPATION OF GOING ON A CANADIAN BLACK BEAR HUNT.WHEN WE ARRIVED IN CAMP WE HAD TO GO TO THE BAR ADJOINED TO THE LODGE TO FIND THE OWNER WHO WAS ALREADY EXTREMELY INTOXICATED.WE TRIED TO GET OUR BEAR TAG AND FISHING LICENSE THAT NIGHT AND WE WERE TOLD TO WAIT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MORNING.AFTER MISSING FISHING THE FOLLOWING MORNING THE OWNERS SAID WE WOULD GET OUR TAGS AT NOON.WE WENT TO GET OUR TAGS AT NOON AND WAS TOLD WE WOULD GET OUR BEAR TAGS THAT DAY AND THAT SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO MESS WITH ANY FISHING TAGS UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY.THIS IS THE WORST,WE HAD OVER 30 HUNTERS IN CAMP AND ONLY 1 GUIDE AND 1 TRUCK,AFTER HAULING AND THIS IS THE TRUTH 16 HUNTERS AND THEIR EQUIPMENT AT ONE TIME ON THE BACK OF THE PICKUP TRUCK OUT TO BAIT SITES WHICH WERE SET THAT DAY THEY HAD A LOT OF UNHAPPY HUNTERS.THIS OUTFIT IS A BUNCH OF MONEY HUNGRY THIEVES WHO EVEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXCHANGE RATE.THEY ACT AS IF AMERICANS ARE STUPID AND DON'T UNDERSTAND THINGS SUCH AS HUNTING.IF YOU DARE TO SPEND YOUR MONEY WITH THESE PEOPLE AS WE DID IN SEPTEMBER 2006 IT WILL NOT BE A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE.AFTER THE PICKUP INCIDENT US 8 HUNTERS AND SEVERAL HUNTERS FROM OTHER PARTIES DECIDED TO SETTLE UP AND COME BACK HOME.THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE OUTFITTING OR ANY OTHER KIND OF BUSINESS THEY ARE VERY RUDE ESPECIALLY MARY ANN AND THEY SUFFER FROM ALCOHOL PROBLEMS AS WELL AS HAVING A LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM.

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