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Outfitter Review - Del Sol Wilderness Adventures

Submit Date: Oct 15, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Del Sol Wilderness Adventures

Outfitter / Contact: Barry Cox

Location: Oregon, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: elk

Game Quality: poor

Game Quantity: poor

Accomodations: fair

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: good

Guide Experience: fair

Other Personal Experience: fair

Review Information

Hunter: Shaun DuBois

Phone: 479-466-3523


Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: poor

Hunted the Eagle Capps Wilderness with this group after Hells Canyon burned do to wildfire. We considered cancelling the trip but decided not to after the owner promised to do whatever it took to put us on game. This is my review of the overall experience Packing was top notch these guys had excellant stock and did good job getting our gear to camp. The owner promised to provide saddle horses to ride to distant locations and it happened 1 day out of 7 - despite the lack of game in the area The owner told us we would be staying in wall tents with heaters - we stayed in dome tents and froze at night The location had not been scouted I saw a total of 10 animals in 7 days of hunting- 7 of which from a distance of 2 miles. There was also an overall lack of sign in the immediate area. We were told there were several basins nearby that we could hunt but most were over 5 miles away in rough terrain.We ended up hunting in 4 basins within 5 miles of camp. The owner told us he would provide a supplied spike camp if need be. We chose to spike out after determining there wasnt much game in the area. - we had to use the cooks tent and supplies were 4 ham sandwiches I happened to pack from camp. We had to walk in and out from the base camp to the spike camp despite horses being readily availible in the camp. Overall- was beautiful country and good company. The cook was great and the wrangler was helpful but a little preperation would have gone a long ways. If you are looking for a summer trip or family vacation these are your guys if you want to elk hunt you better keep looking. If you hunt with the outfitter insist on a contract as to what will be included and be very specific - promises made over the phone dont mean much after he recieved your $$.

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