I sure didn't have the same experience as you did. After I got home and thought about my hunt with him, I wrote him a long letter explaining my dissatisfaction with the hunt. I waited a couple of months and called him and left a message. I never heard a word out of him. It was like I didn't even exist. I am sure the elk hunting in the past was superb, but today I have my doubts. It is awsome country and was a real adventure. But for the money, I have found a number of other options that will get the job done for me.
Originally Posted by chriscsg
One problem with references is that outfitters seem to only put positive reviews on their website. I've asked for references in the past and got a list that had nothing but glowing things to say. You don't often hear about the negative side of it!
Originally Posted by deer615
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...