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Outfitter Review - Boulder Creek

Submit Date: Jun 7, 2001

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Boulder Creek

Outfitter / Contact: Tim Craig

Location: Idaho, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Mule Deer/Bear

Game Quality: Poor/None

Game Quantity: Poor/None

Accomodations: Adequate

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Adequate

Guide Experience: Very Good to Poor - the good o

Other Personal Experience: No cook in camp

Review Information

Hunter: Ron Braund



Would Recommend: Not for deer.

Overall Impression: Not worth the money.

Hunted Mule Deer in 1999 - private land hunt. Boulder Creek advertises 95% success on 24" to 30" deer. We (four hunters) didn't see any over bucks over 20". Paid in advance for a Bear Tag, but Tim had forgotten to get it. He did send guides to town to get it, but then they weren't guiding us for half a day. Cook was not in camp, so one of the guides was trying to do double duty. We didn't eat until 9:00 PM most nights. Several of the guides were good, but they were assigned to the Elk hunters, who were paying more. Saw a lot of Elk, and one of the hunters in camp got a monster 7x8. Might have been satisfied if hunting Elk. One guide we had worked hard, but was inexperienced. Another mainly rode us around on a 4 wheeler, talking instead of hunting. He admitted he did't know much about trophy hunting - said he usually liked to take an easy one. Wrote to the outfitter after the hunt, politely criticising several aspects of the hunt. Never received the courtesy of a reply, or even any followup literature. Boulder Creek receives a lot of publicity hosting Bill Jordan and Jackie Bushman. Apparently doesn't need repeat business from anyone that complains. Also quite expensive for a deer hunt.

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