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Outfitter Review - Jaws-N-Claws

Submit Date: Sep 20, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Jaws-N-Claws

Outfitter / Contact: Todd Amero

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Black Bear

Game Quality: Huge

Game Quantity: 2 black bear

Accomodations: Comfortable Rugged Bear Camps

Camp Condition: Everything worked well.

Food Quality: Very Good Food!

Guide Experience: Very Good!

Other Personal Experience: Everyone Knew how to help the

Review Information

Hunter: Doyle McCoy

Phone: 931-335-3030

Email:

Would Recommend: 100%

Overall Impression: Great I have already booked with 7 of my friends for 2009!

Fellow Hunters, I have known Todd for several years. He is an extremely honest and hard working individual. We first started talking about bear hunting before he got his guide license and bear hunting to me was just a dream. With his encouragement, I started out bear hunting close to my home state of Tennessee and always found disappointment at the size of the bears or lack there of. For several years, Todd kept offering to help me with a bear hunt so we finaly made arrangements for Sept. 10th through Spet. 14th 2007 and I visited Nova Scotia where I hunted with him. I brought 3 good frineds with me and we all had a good time. The bear hunt that was provided was well beyond my expectations as both Todd and his family made every effort possible to ensure that my hunt and stay in camp was totally enjoyable. The bear sites were very well managed and the sign at all the sites were fresh and BIG. I felt more like family then a bear hunting client. Todd was good to explain bear habits and coach me on how to become a better bear hunter. To Todd, no question is a stupid question. He loves the outdoors and is great at teaching Bear 101. Just donít ask him for the secret recipe for his bear baits! The country side was rough but beautiful the perfect setting for a big bear hunt and outdoor adventure. I have also included deer hunting with Todd on my hunting list of things to do in the future. Todd made sure I had all the appropriate forms to get my guns into Canada and explained the process so there were no surprises to get the hunt off to a bad start. He helped suggest the best routes to travel and gave advice on where to get on the ferry boat that takes you from the US into Nova Scotia, so I would get the best rate. He went over currency exchange and let me know I could do that prior to getting into Nova Scotia or just take care of it at the local stores. Once I got to Nova Scotia he helped me get my hunting license and introduced me to the local wardens. He went over the hunt plan, ensured our guns were properly tuned in for ethical shots and made sure safety was number one during our stay. After the hunt he also helped walk all successful hunters through the paper work to get the bears back into the US and his extra help made the whole process extremely easy. He even had local contacts for the processing of the animals or helped with the do it yourself type of processing. Todd is an ethical hunter and some of his rules were even stricter then the Wildlife Laws. They were good rules geared toward quality bear management, safety and to help ensure the future chance for others to hunt a BIG Nova Scotia black bear. The bait sites were well maintained and freshened before each hunt. He was flexible and helped me hunt when I wanted to hunt and let me hunt as long as I wanted to hunt. He had done his scouting months before the trip and could tell me in detail what size and how many bears were visiting each site. He relayed this information to me on weekly bear updates prior to the hunt so I was able to start getting excited before the actual hunting date even got close! He has proved to be a great friend to me and I respect his hunting, trapping and guiding skills very much. I will never forget the sites and the friendship found on my trip. I will hunt with Todd for years to come, in fact I have 2009 hunt already booked with 7 friends going with me for that trip. Oh yea, I forgot to mention that my boar bear was 355LBS!!!!!!! His skull may go into the Nova Scotia Record book! THANKS TODD! God Bless, Doyle McCoy, Tennessee USA got2hunt2live@yahoo.com

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