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Outfitter Review - Shamrock Safaris

Submit Date: Jan 17, 2001

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Shamrock Safaris

Outfitter / Contact: Irvin Pense

Location: Texas, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Fair

Game Quantity: Fair

Accomodations: Okay

Camp Condition: fair to poor

Food Quality: See comments

Guide Experience: What guides.

Other Personal Experience: Poor

Review Information

Hunter: Jim Benham

Phone: 208-853-6613


Would Recommend: Absolutely not.

Overall Impression: Poor

This hunt was to be a first hunt present for my 12 year old grandson. Arrival at camp was without event other than the 17 inches of snow which North Texas roadways could not handle. The first morning of the hunt, my first time hunter, son-in-law was taken to a hunt site and left to his own means. He did shoot a nice buck in the snow the first morning. Prior to the hunt the owner had been told that I have certain needs as far as food is concerned. Namely that I am a diabetic and can not eat only high carbohydrate foods. That did not seems to register as I was given foods such as sugared tea, beans and cornbread, etc. There was no attempt to accommodate. After we left on the third day of the five day hunt I was informed by my son-in-law that he found hair in almost everything he tried to eat. Now comes the interesting part and the reason I left the hunt early. The owner and several of his "old friends" found it necessary to speak in very discriptive language about racial minorities and what should be done to them to make the country better. After the third day of this disgusting behavior up to and including how they would like to kill certain, black football players, the three of us decided that enough was enough. While leaving my son-in-law called the owner on the cell phone to tell him of our decision and the fact that we were leaving. He could have cared less that we were unhappy and left. He made no effort to speak to us then nor has he done so since then. This was a totally disturbing experience for a 12 year old boy to be subjected to. By the way after paying fees we were expected to pay for gas for the vehicles we used. He also wanted us to buy our own propane bottles for his "heated blinds". I would not care his this outfit had deer behind every bush I could not be good conscience return to this kind of environment.

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