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Outfitter Review - Ute Creek Outfitters

Submit Date: Nov 10, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Ute Creek Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Lee Vigil

Location: NM, US

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: 10 bulls, lots of cows

Game Quantity: Great

Accomodations: Great

Camp Condition: Great

Food Quality: Good

Guide Experience: Very Good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Review Information

Hunter: Jim Leahy



Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Very Good opperation

I hunted the Muzzle Loader season- Oct 21-25th 2006 I saw alot of Elk, mostly larger herds with bulls still with the groups. These herds were hard to get close too- less than 175-200 yards for the muzzle loader and did not respond to calling- that made it a little tough. The larger bulls killed that week were by them selfs. I didnt get an opportunity at a large bull, but did pass on a small 5-5 on day 2 and then killed a 5-5 on the last hour of the hunt on day 5. That made the hunt special- killing a bull when I was beganing to think it wasnt going to happen. My guides and Lee were up beat and did not give up hunting- even when I was the last in camp- they kept glassing and trying to find me a bull- it was great! I was very satisfied with the hunt and plan on coming back again in a few years. The muzzle loader hunt is challenging and I would recommend it to the avid hunter who doesnt mind walking and meeting the challenge of a fair chase hunt. My killing shot was at 60 yards- that is probally about as close of a shot you would get there. Other hunters took shots at around 150-200. 4 hunters in camp- 3 shot bulls including a couple in the 300 class. Lee is honest in his description of his services he offers and the accomadations he provides. The hunt is not cheap- but you won't get taken like some of the reports you see on this site- this was my second hunt with Lee, I plan on more- God willing.

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