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Outfitter Review - Paradise Outfitters

Submit Date: Dec 23, 2005

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Paradise Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Sheldon Reed

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk Moose Cougar

Game Quality: Extremely Poor

Game Quantity: Extremely Poor

Accomodations: Mediocre

Camp Condition: Poor

Food Quality: Average

Guide Experience: Very Lazy

Other Personal Experience: He was short-handed

Review Information

Hunter: Chris Smith

Phone: 724-316-7170


Would Recommend: Avoid This Outfitter

Overall Impression: Ripoff & Scam

This hunt cost me $5000 plus $900 in tags and it could have been bought for the price of a tank of gas. We were only 15 miles from a town of 26,000 people (Cranbrook) hunting on over-hunted public lands. We never went more than 8 miles from camp (usually just 3 miles) even though the outfitter claimed he had a territory of basically 53 square miles. His kill rates were most likely bogus according to another long-standing client. They were probably 25-30% (if that), not 70-80% This outfitter was an unhappy person and took it out on his clients. I had to wake his ass up one morning because he slept in till 7:30am. We didn't hunt that day till 9am and that day he just bugled from the open truck window. He and his other guide smoke constantly in the truck, AND OUT IN THE FIELD. I have been on many guided hunts and this was a total ripoff. I filed an extensive claim with the BC Guide Association. I believe he quit the association shortly thereafter. He refuses to return a moose hunt deposit for next year. I cancelled (13 mos in advance) the moose hunt based on the extremely poor quality of my elk hunt. And somehow my $650 Pentax binos disappeared up there. Didn't find out that til I got home. Even the bino case was gone. Even the other hunter on this trip, who I didn't know at all before the trip, was just as disappointed. We both bought a premium horseback/tent camp elk hunt in the deep wilderness. we both checked different references extensively. These references must have been smoking dope or his buddies that he only charges $1000. Avoid this outfitter like the plague, and spread the word to other hunters. I lost $10,000 to this guy in hunt cost, tags, travel expenses, and moose deposit. It left a bad taste in my mouth.

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