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Outfitter Review - Five Star Trophy Outfitters

Submit Date: Dec 5, 2009

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Five Star Trophy Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: JOEL SNOW

Location: OHIO, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: WHITE TAIL DEER

Game Quality: POOR

Game Quantity: OK


Camp Condition: OK



Other Personal Experience: (WINNER\\\'S FAMILY) EXCELLENT

Review Information

Hunter: John Wiker

Phone: 717 786 4670


Would Recommend: NO

Overall Impression: OK

Well, here is how my experience went. I found a site (sjoutfittersunlimeted.com Tracy Laws) this is the gentleman that directed me to this place, he told me how great I would be treated and how many big bucks we would see and pass up. he himself would be there with me.(no regrets)Guess what? He never showed up and I doubt he ever was coming to start with. I would not recommend this (booking agent)to nobody he is not concerned for the paying client his concern is for the outfitter who he can make $ off of by sending people too and make his commission. Nobody even heard of him at the lodge. I was like oh no what did i get myself into? Remember this was my very 1st Ohio deer hunt in which i was looking forward to, not neccesarily shooting a deer but the complete package experience!(I just got back from an Alberta hunt (northstaroutfitting.com) with excellent results not just shooting a 154" buck which was the icing on the cake but the whole experience of the hunt,you get the picture right? There were 3 of us (gun hunters) i say that because we got the impression joel does not care that much for gun hunters,he would never come to the camp where we stayed to see how we were doing if there was anything we needed or if we had any concerns. Basically he just didn't care! He left the whole burden on the farm owner and his family.(This was the 1st time this family has hosted a whitetail gun hunt)I felt the stress and pressure this gentleman was carrying. He and his family were 5 star if i ever saw 5 star. The food was out of this world! Their sincere concern for us was over whelming. Truly a wonderful family and i would recomend this family accomodations to the KING! (so to speak)I feel that this family would be much better off to offer their own services on their own without being affiliated with (JOEL SNOW of 5 STAR TROPHY OUTFITTERS)Because we saw the Wonderful side of such an experience and we saw the BAD side!..I believe Joel has a special place in his heart for the BIG name TV Host show hunters who Bow Hunt,who can film and put that in front of a huge audience on TV. Because clearly his actions this week proved he had no concern for myself and the other 2 paying clients!Yes that's right we are PAYING for your services Joel not there for FREE!..So to sum things up I was Very Happy with the Winners Family where we stayed Super Great People!..But the 5 Star Trophy Outfitters NEVER AGAIN!.If the (Winners) family ever decided to go on their own i would book another hunt in a minute along with many of my friends and i know for a fact they would have repeat customers ever year! This was my 1st OHIO deer hunting experience it was bitter sweet for sure,but it was good to see their are still some good/honest people in the world like the Winner family their name fits them well because they are a WINNER in my book!...

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