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Outfitter Review - Snipe Creek Lodge

Submit Date: Jan 24, 2010

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Snipe Creek Lodge

Outfitter / Contact: Mr.Carl Doron

Location: Kentucky, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail deer

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Good

Accomodations: Very good

Camp Condition: Very good

Food Quality: Very good

Guide Experience: Very good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Review Information

Hunter: J.P.Orndorff



Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Very good

Me and my retirement-aged Dad were looking for a hunt for big whitetail bucks.We did the usual searches-sportsmen shows, brochures, online, etc.I even spoke to a former guide/prostaffer where he'd go.We looked at the usual states-IA, MO, IL, KS, OH.Every outfitter talks big bucks, QDM, "...we're the best...", etc. Then I looked at KY.Neat things about KY-no pref pts. for license, no non-res. limits, reasonable non-res. fees and a split bowhunt w/ a 2-day muzzleloader season in OCT. The first time I had contact w/Carl, he basically said, "How can I help, even if you don't hunt with me?" That was a nice change. I checked out all that I felt I should:References (recent ones), including those who didn't tag;local Conservation Officer;the contract wildlife mgr. who does feed plot/wildlife mgmt.plan;BBB in local area.All came back positive. We hunted 5 days in mid-OCT (3 bow, 2 muzzleloader.)We hit 3 days of on/off warm rain, kept deer movement down.The weekend of muzzleloader, the weather broke and the deer moved better.I avg'd. 1 deer/hr. on stand and saw 8 different bucks from 1 stand. The best buck I saw was about 105 and I took a 2.5 yr.old, 14" 7 pt.Not what I went for but my first KY buck.3 better bucks were taken in camp, 1 bow, 2 muzzleloader (I'd guess 110-125 bucks.).But, while in his camp, I saw Carl and his brother's bucks on the wall. His webcam pics are real.I met some repeat hunters.The quantity and quality of deer are there.The land is there.The feed is there. We saw Carl every day.In fact, he guided us.He knows deer and talks to locals to gauge what's going on around him.We moved around and never were pressured or crowded.We were treated well and had a fine time. We're goin' back.

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