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Outfitter Review - Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters

Submit Date: Oct 14, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Ray Saunders

Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Moose, black bear

Game Quality: Excellent

Game Quantity: Excellent

Accomodations: Oustanding

Camp Condition: Outstanding

Food Quality: AMAZING!!!!!

Guide Experience: SUPERIOR

Other Personal Experience: SUPERIOR

Review Information

Hunter: Robert Keesler

Phone: 845-807-3667

Email:

Would Recommend: YES

Overall Impression: ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

Many people believe there is a moose behind every tree in Newfoundland. I was guilty of that train of thought and quickly learned that was simply not the case. This is a tough hunt with changing weather, long walks, mixed emotions and total reward in every way. If you are in good physical shape, hunt hard, and stay positive, I have no doubt you will be successful with this incredible outfitter. I have hunted several times with different outfitters in Canada and Africa and this outfit is by far the best run, well managed outfit I have ever come across. Ray and his guides are some of the greatest people I have ever been privileged to become friends with. I hunted with Newfoundland Wilderness Oufitters in August and October of 2007. My wife went with me to go fishing. My August hunt was an archery hunt that was simply awesome. I turned down opportunities to shoot a cow and some small bulls. I was in search of a big bull. My guide Gary put me in front of 13 moose during the week and one very nice bull. I did not get a shot as he stayed about 80 yards out. My wife booked a fishing trip and although the salmon run appeared to be over, she took some very fine brook trout and had a wonderful time. Her guide Terry was very good about finding fish and helping her become a better angler. I rebooked with Ray for October since the moose tag is good for a full year. I could not hunt the full week and Ray made special concessions for my wife and I to be able to leave early. I took my bull (a 14 point bruiser about 1200 pounds and 37" spread) on Tuesday. The reward was well worth the work and I was never so proud of an animal in all of my life. My time spent at Newfoundland Wilderness Outfitters was soemthing that I will never forget. Having hunted with a couple of different outfitters, I can say with confidence that I have never felt so at ease and truthfully, so at home. The time spent after the hunts with Verlie and the guys was time truly spent with friends. There is a difference between outfitters and guides going through the motions of good business and outfitters and guides who are just good people and enjoy your company. These people are some of the best I have ever met. If I had not shot a moose on either trip, I would still recommend this hunt to anyone for the atmosphere alone. My wife and I have made friends for life. The processing of the meat and cape is handled very quickly and efficiently. The camp is equipped with all the basic amenities including electric (generator), running water, shower, etc... Everyone works together and everyone cares. A great outfit. I cannot wait to return for caribou and spring bear. Please feel free to email me and ask me any questions you may have about this awesome experience. Rob Keesler thestar42004@yahoo.com

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