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Outfitter Review - Davis Point

Submit Date: Dec 7, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Davis Point

Outfitter / Contact: Peter Kalden

Location: MB, canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: whitetail deer

Game Quality: poor

Game Quantity: 48 does 3 bucks

Accomodations: good

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: good

Guide Experience: good

Other Personal Experience: fair

Review Information

Hunter: Pete Graziosi

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Email:

Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: poor

This outfitter had been illegally baiting deer for the past several years and was caught by manitoba DNR during the first week of ML season 2007. I believe that because he stopped baiting it was hit or miss if you were going to see any "shooter bucks". This outfitter is with cabelas under 'manitoba Monarchs' and i pity anyone who has booked with them. Sure the accomdations/food were good but I came up to hunt not eat/sleep. I shot a 9 pointer that scored 107 5/8 that week two other hunters shot 8 pointers that were the same size. This outfitter has many repeat clients as his success rate was high when the illegal baiting was taking place on his lands.There were 8 hunters in camp that week and probably 4 of us saw shooter bucks 130ish and over. One was wounded and never recovered,(350 yards) another one was passed as the hunter was looking for 140-145 or better, another hunter shot at one which turned out to be a 480 yard shot and missed another one that was 200 yards. I myself saw one at around 400 yards. In other words only 2-3 130-140 class deer were seen that were under 300 yards between 8 hunters. This outfitter success will suffer as he will no longer be baiting as it appears to me that the manitoba DNR will be watching him for this illegal activity.

Outfitter Response: It is unfortunate that Mr.Graziosi didn't voice his concerns during his stay, as we would have certainly tried to rectify what he deemed to be a poor hunt. We have always tried to please every client for the duration we have been operating, which is going on 30 years. Naturally, there are those hunters who will find displeasure in any situation, as is evident by his review. There are many pertinent details in regard to Mr.Graziosi and his behaviour at Davis Point. However, I would prefer to not describe these on a public website. For those who are interested in details and facts, I would ask that you please send me an e-mail at: davispointlodge@mts.net Happy Hunting! Alex Kalden Davis Point Lodge

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