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Outfitter Review - Big Country Outfitters

Submit Date: Dec 7, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Big Country Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Bob Surls

Location: CO, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk & Mule Deer

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: Average

Accomodations: Average

Camp Condition: Poor

Food Quality: Average

Guide Experience: Very good

Other Personal Experience: Average

Review Information

Hunter: Jeff Johnson



Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: Poor

The outfitter was unethical and lied to us. We were told we would be hunting on private property, but it was National Forest with others. We were orginally going to be hunting in the Management Unit around Ridgeway on our own, but hooked up with this guy through a taxidermist one of our guys knew. The Outfitter told us our tags were good in his area, but they weren't. He told us that his area had several very large bulls and had many large muleys. One of the older guides told us that was never the case. In fact the bulls were average and there were few muleys in this area. Before the trip he said he would talk to the landowner to see if they had any deer tags left for me since I was unsuccessful in drawing a tag. How's that possible on public land? Since I didn't have a mule deer tag he suggested I get a bear tag. Then when I got to camp the first day he mentioned that they have ever only seen one bear there. Glad I didn't waste the money on a tag. His two guides saved our hunt. If it wasn't for them we would of been totally screwed. The Outfitter tried to make good, but it doesn't make up for the lies and unethical practices. I paid for a guided hunt, but ended up with basically a drop camp and one day guided hunt thanks to the one guide. Again the guides were great and I'd hunt with them any day, but the Outfitter sucked!

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