There are places on the internet that review outfitters and give what is reported to them....good & bad. One is www.nexthunt.com , it is a pay site (about 30-35 dollars). I subscribed to it. The only problem is that a lot of the outfitters that I tried to get info on were not on their site. Places like this Forum help a lot.
Whenever I've booked a guided hunt, I ask for references. I also advise I want references from at least three people who didn't fill their tags. If they won't provide that info, hang up and move on...
I sure did not have the same experience as the negative comments mentioned. In fact, I hunted twice with Bill Perry last year one on a bow hunt and then a later season rifle hunt. I am also hunting with him again next month (October 2014) on another rifle hunt and have an archery hunt booked for September 2015.
We had a great bow hunt last September which you can read about in the August 2014 edition of Primitive Archery magazine. The article was written by my hunting partner Mike Yancey.
During the rifle hunt, 6 of us took bulls. Four were 6x6, one 7x7 and one 5x5 meaning all hunters tagged out. I saw at leat 150 elk the first day. I did not see any the next days since I tagged out on the first day.
Guides are great and work their butts off to make you successful. Also, the food will be better than most 5 star restaurants.
As you can tell, I am well pleased with Bills' operation and so are most of his clients since most of his clients are repeat customers.
I would definately recommend Hidden Creek Outfitters for a quality hunt!!!!