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Outfitter Review - Wapiti Ridge Outfitters

Submit Date: Dec 16, 2008

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Wapiti Ridge Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Justin Jarrett "JJ"

Location: Wyoming, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: ELK

Game Quality: Average

Game Quantity: Average

Accomodations: Good

Camp Condition: Great

Food Quality: Great

Guide Experience: Good

Other Personal Experience: Great

Review Information

Hunter: Matthew Johnson

Phone: 703-282-7555

Email:

Would Recommend: Maybe

Overall Impression: Good

Hunted the general elk season. It was a ruff week. We got snow the day before the ride in and it didn’t stop until day 2 of the hunt. About 4 feet in all. The country is very steep and tough. You better be ready if you want to hunt here. JJ honestly wants people who want to hunt hard. The rest of the week was nice but the elk were not moving as well as they expected. The guides and the hunters were defiantly tired. My guide had been up there for 25 days or so and I just don’t think he was into anymore. He did try hard but I don’t think he wanted to be there. This country can bring a man to his knees. If you’re not ready to suffer a little you’re not going to like it. 2 out of 6 of us got bulls. One wasn’t half bad. I missed an opportunity at a bull, hit a tree i didn’t see in a burn area when I shot, wasn’t a big bull but would have been nice considering the hunt. The camp and is great for being all the way up in the mountains. The cook was awesome. The horses and Mules were amazing. These animals were some of the best I’ve seen. If anything they deserve all the respect. My only complaint was I think that JJ might take on a little too much and I think he might agree. The week hunted was rough and I don’t think he has ever experienced a week that rough before. Things just weren’t working. I had a little regret cause I was counting on JJ to call me about getting a mule deer tag and he never did, which meant i went without, and of course i saw a bunch of good bucks, that kind of pissed me off. Another thing is i wanted to hunt 1 on 1 with my guide but that never happened either. I had a chance at a good 5X6 but was told by another guide not to shoot because he wanted to see if another bull would step out for his hunter, needless to say that bull went into the trees and back up over the mountain. When i got back to town I was defiantly tired and would come back again maybe. My car got smashed and JJ said he would call me to talk to me about everything and he never did, I figured he would since I was talking about coming back in 09 for a antelope and mule deer hunt, but because he seemed not to care, not sure about that. Like I said I think he takes on a lot. It could be an amazing hunt though, and if you’re in shape and like toughing it you will enjoy it. Oh and the boys/guides got some good tone to them, so if your into a polite and calm atmosphere these aren’t your guys, they like to talk and its usually them mouthing off to one another. if you catch my drift. But it’s funny to listen to.

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