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Outfitter Review - Powder River Outfitters

Submit Date: Oct 23, 2009

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Powder River Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Ken Greslin

Location: Montana, United States of America

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Pronghorn

Game Quality: Excellent

Game Quantity: Excellent

Accomodations: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Good

Guide Experience: Good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Review Information

Hunter: Jerry Long



Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Good

General comments: The area around Broadus was suffering from some pronghorn winter kill and the weather through out the summer had been wet. However, there were plenty of good bucks. Temperatures were mild and it rained every day but one. Not good for a water hole hunt. Spot and stalk was the right method to use in this weather, but the guide and outfitter didn't seem interested in employing it for anything other than a few hours one afternoon. After some significant discussions with the guide we fit in about three stalks before heading to the blinds in the late afternoon. At one point the guide encouraged me to jump out of the truck and shoot a pronghorn - one of my absolute pet-peeves. The guide didn't believe wind-direction was of concern. There weren't enough blinds in our guide's area of responsibility to hunt the wind properly. The blinds had no peep holes to look out of except the saw kerf around the windows. We left the morning of the fifth day amidst further rain storms. There was some confusion regarding a $50 difference between the Close Encounters contract amount and Powder River's contract amount. I'm still confused on that issue. Bottom line is I relied on the booking agent (who hunted with us) and failed to talk to the outfitter before and during the hunt to clear up problems that could have made the hunt successful. The weather did us no favors. I honestly have no doubt that had the weather been hot and dry shooting opportunity would have been close to 100%. You can find a more detailed, three part story of this trip at my personal blog, dvd's Mostly Archery (http://skinnymoose.com/mostlyarchery/2009/09/15/pronghorn-rained-out/).

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