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Outfitter Review - Wilderness Lodge

Submit Date: Jul 22, 1999

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Wilderness Lodge

Outfitter / Contact: n/a

Location: MT, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk, deer

Game Quality: poor

Game Quantity: poor

Accomodations: excellent

Camp Condition: excellent

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: marginal at best

Other Personal Experience: fair

Review Information

Hunter: Marvin Briggs

Phone: 530-245-7018


Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: poor

Had my deposit with the outfitter for over a year and show up a day prior to my hunt date only to find out he is selling out to some guy from Chicago that was not even familiar with the area. A lot of emphasis is placed on this outfits guideschool and the "placement" of their guides. It seems like they give jobs to those that aren't hired elsewhere and these folks left behind were definately not the cream of the crop especially since the camp was full of bowhunters and only one guide had ever bowhunted. My guide was from Ohio and seemed much more comfortable behind the wheel of his 4WD then out in the mountains. He even got lost halfway through the hunt. Saw few elk but alot of nice Whitetail bucks. The guides didn't want to pursue the deer since they felt that everyone wanted their elk "first" I believe the truth was that they were saving the bucks for the rifle hunters in the next season. I was the only hunter to score an elk or even get a shot. Took a cow on the second to the last day. Had forgot my camera in camp so my guide offered to take pictures with his but never sent me copies even after 3 requests. Best part of the trip was the lodge, lodge staff, and food- all of which were A-1. They should bill themselves more as a resort than a hunting lodge as they were the only staff that were competent!

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