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Outfitter Review - Total Outdoor Adventures

Submit Date: Feb 13, 2010

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Total Outdoor Adventures

Outfitter / Contact: Vince Cocciolo

Location: BC, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk, bear

Game Quality: poor

Game Quantity: 2 elk, no bears

Accomodations: decent

Camp Condition: fair

Food Quality: average

Guide Experience: fair

Other Personal Experience: poor

Review Information

Hunter: Jeff McNelley



Would Recommend: absolutely not

Overall Impression: terrible

This hunt is the great get you there, then get the details that weren't mentioned previously. Vince has to be one of the greatest con men ever to be an outfitter. while my partner did kill an elk, he was soon disappointed to learn that in order to get it out, it would take additional help other than his guide, and the cost for these extra helpers was $300.00 dollars a day each. Because the trails hadn't been cleared before season, it took 3 extra helpers to clear the trail for the horses. My buddy ended up having to pay $1,500.00 dollars just to recover his elk. Then Vince charged him $200.00 to take it to his [ vinces] buther, about 2 hours away. he also charged him to take the cape and horns to town so it could be shipped. if you wanted to use the internet, there was a steep charge affixed to that. if you wounded an animal, you will also be charged 1500.00 if you survive all the different fees, you will find the camp to be very disorganized,lack of horses so you better be willing to walk a long ,steep way, and about half the guides; new,unexperienced,and just wanting the week to end so you can leave, and they can get what little money vince will pay them. there are far to many places to go elk hunting than to have to go to t.o.a. vince cocciolo. feel free to contact me via e mail with questions

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