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Outfitter Review - True North Safaris

Submit Date: Oct 3, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: True North Safaris

Outfitter / Contact: Gary Jeab

Location: Northwest Territories, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: Less than 20

Accomodations: Good

Camp Condition: Very Poor

Food Quality: Good

Guide Experience: Poor

Other Personal Experience: Fair

Review Information

Hunter: Don Day



Would Recommend: Never

Overall Impression: Very Poor

This was a terrible experience. I experienced very little customer service. When weather caused a delay we were not informed of the delay until we went looking for our guides. The boats lacked emergency equipment, were in poor condition and 5 out of 5 days we experienced boat trouble. Life vests were ripped and often there were not enough. Our motors stalled every day and all of the boats leaked. One hunter was left to wait for a volunteer taxidermist when his boat engine froze while the owner of the lodge went hunting. When our boat motor stalled several times, the owner offered no assistance but to suggest that the guide pump the accelerator. Several other hunters in the same camp also experienced boat trouble. My guide was late every day and usually the first one back to camp (early). My guide fell asleep at the wheel of the boat after a long night of drinking. He almost crashed into shore had I not taken action. We missed the shoreline by only about fifty feet at full throttle. The camp is a licensed liquor establishment. They served staff and guides until they were cross eyed and falling down drunk. The guides reeked of alcohol every day. The finale was that the meat from our caribou was stolen by the guides and the theft was covered up by the outfitter who blamed us.

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