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Outfitter Review - Owl's Nest Lodge

Submit Date: Jun 25, 1999

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Owl's Nest Lodge

Outfitter / Contact: Ron Parsons

Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Canadian Moose; Woodland Caribou

Game Quality: Poor; Fair

Game Quantity: Poor; Fair

Accomodations: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Edible

Guide Experience: Good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Review Information

Hunter: Tom Baker

Phone: 209-781-1176

Email:

Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: I won't be going back

When the outfitter was informed of our LOUSY hunt,he tried to blame the booking agent for making promises and getting our hopes up too high. When in fact, we talked to Mr. Parsons personally on several occasions by phone and NOT to our booking agent.Then he blames the weather we had,in his second breath. If you see his ads in the different magazines,he boasts of 95%-100% success on moose AND caribou---PLEASE! Five of us hunted as a group. After 5 full days of hunting WE saw exactly 2 moose. Both were calves and one of those was lying down dying from another hunter's bad shot and was put out of its misery. The guides we had were great. These guys worked hard for us. I have talked to 3 other men who hunted with Owl's Nest with the same results. Mr. Parsons runs several lodges.Of these 8 hunters(myself being 1 of the 8) hunted 3 different lodges and 3 different dates with the same miserable results.That speaks for itself if you digest the numbers. Newfoundland is supposed to be noted for its moose and bear. Of the 4 moose and 3 bear licenses, only one moose lic. was used and that was for the aforementioned dying moose calf. NO bear spoor was seen by anyone in our group. 'Nuff said. If you go to Owl's Nest be sure to take plenty of Vaseline or K Y Jelly.You never know when you may need it with the weather being what it is and all.

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