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Outfitter Review - Coppers Creek

Submit Date: Dec 15, 2008

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Coppers Creek

Outfitter / Contact: Tom/Beau Carlson

Location: Illinois, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: Very Poor

Accomodations: Okay

Camp Condition: Okay

Food Quality: Great

Guide Experience: Below Average

Other Personal Experience: Average

Review Information

Hunter: Warren

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Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: Very Poor

Let me first start off by saying this review is based on my experience solely. It is not meant to be a personal attack on any one person or entity. Everything is in my own opinion that has been derived within my own personal experience at Coppers Creek Outfitters. Bottom Line: The staff is very friendly. The food is great. 0% opportunity over 4 days from 11 hunters. The guides made a big deal out of drawing stands to make the hunts "fair". However, after the first night, there was no more drawing for stands--we were placed. On the first evening before hunting started, the guides insisted that they rely on our feedback. However, there was very poor communication after the first night of hunting. No, I wasn't looking for excuses. But, maybe some ways to improve or modify how we were hunting to improve our opportunity for success. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again--I saw no deer on the same stand after hunting it for two days. Then, I hunted stands that other people from our group had hunted previously during the 4 days, with no success. Supposedly, bow hunters (who pay the same as muzzleloaders) had about a 50% opportunity rate. In successive years at Coppers Creek, during muzzleloader season, there has been extremely poor success rate, hence the very poor return rate. In my opinion at $2500 dollars, the 4 day hunt is way over priced; the numbers do not lie! In our group, there were 11 hunters and no one had an opportunity to shoot a "shooter" buck.

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