Nebraska Hunting Outfitter and Guide Reviews

Hunter Rating

Submit Date: Jul 8, 2020

Outfitter Review: Gobble 'n Grunt Outfitters, LLC - NE

Outfitter / Owner: James Brion

Hunter: John Picone

Animals Hunted: Turkey - Merriam's

We paid in full, up front, close to a year in advance for a Merriam's turkey hunt with Gobble N Grunt Outfitters LLC. The hunt was purchased for My 13 year old son as a birthday/8th grade promotion gift. This was the last bird he needed to complete his grand slam. He was supposed to be hunting with my elderly neighbor who had started him out turkey hunting. 2 weeks before the hunt date Chris Colefack (owner) called and cancelled the hunt claiming the cancellation was due to Covid-19 (We had already purchased our turkey permits and according to the game an parks commission we were still legal to hunt). He refused to return any of our money or provide a hunt date for the following season. Chris Colefack has not responded to any of our attorney's letters attempting to reconcile this obvious breech of our hunting contract. It appears that he has no intention of making things right and is simply going to try and take our money without fulfilling his agreed upon obligation to provide a hunt. This meets the definition of stealing as far as I can tell. His claim to provide a hunt on the contracted date was fraudulent and he has offered nothing to make amends for his broken agreement This has been the worst experience that I have ever had with an outfitter. Its an even bigger shame that a kid and an old man had to get hurt in the process. If you value your time and money stay away from this outfitter as he has cheated me out of both so far.

Hunter Rating

Submit Date: Nov 15, 2016

Outfitter Review: Deer Meadows Outfitters - Hay Springs NE

Outfitter / Owner: Scott Kuhn

Hunter: John Smith

Animals Hunted: Mule Deer

I hunted with Scott Kuhn at Deer Meadows Outfitters. We waited a season to get on the 'first hunt' of the year. When we arrived we were disheartened to find out we were the 'second hunt' of the year. There were 14 hunters in camp, we were told there'd be no more than 9. Of the 14, 4 harvested deer. One was trophy quality, another was mature but not trophy quality, the other two were definite cull bucks. The accommodations were cramped. The food was okay. The one guy who did harvest a nice buck was an industry personality. Even our guide acknowledged that there's no way he'd spend his hard earned there. I've hunted all over North American, this was by far my worst hunt ever.

Hunter Rating

Submit Date: Nov 24, 2012

Outfitter Review: Gobble 'n Grunt Outfitters, LLC - NE

Outfitter / Owner: James Brion

Hunter: greg yarbrough

Animals Hunted: not specified

it is truly a shame that we choose to use goblble n grunt, if we had dealt directly with the landowner lance we could have saved a fortune, stayed in halfway decent accomodations and actually enjoyed ourselves. the staff at gobble n grunt was an impediment in every fashion, from the harvest to processing and shipping. i cannot recommend anything about what they brought to the hunt.

Hunter Rating

Submit Date: Sep 20, 2012

Outfitter Review: Adventures Wild LLC - NE

Outfitter / Owner: Chris Vaughn

Hunter: Alan Adler

Animals Hunted: not specified

This hunt was the worst hunting experience of my life and was a waste of time and moneyWe all (4 of us) expected to be Mule Deer hunting and were promised the world when we got there nothing was as promised, Chris Vaughn never showed up to guide for us (must have been busy!) and left his one friend/guide (a duck hunter) to deal with the (4) of us deer hunters. They only had one Mule Deer property (not very big) that we drove around several times a day hoping that some deer would pass through. Two of the people in the group just ended up hunting Whitetails on another property because they did not have another option (although they did shoot one deer it was not as big as we could shoot on a regular basis back home). His guide ended up working out a deal with a local person to trespass on the local person's family property where we did finally see some Mule Deer but nothing we would shoot, and we had to hide the truck on the far end of the property so the actual owner would not know we were there stuff that you never forget!

Hunter Rating

Submit Date: Jan 14, 2011

Outfitter Review: Nebraska Hunting Company - Lincoln NE

Outfitter / Owner: J. Scott Croner

Hunter: Ellis Astin

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

I went turkey hunting with scott croner in may and tagged out on turkeys. Went back deer hunting and killed a 144" 8 pointer. When I arrived in Nebraska scott took me to a spot in a soybean field. 2 hours later I was making a shot on the biggest buck of my life! I made a bad shot on the deer and we had to go back and find him the next morning and scott had several people come help. If you want to kill big deer and turkeys hunt with Scott Croner

Submit Date: Apr 23, 2010

Outfitter Review: Get R Done Outfitters - NE

Outfitter / Owner: Craig

Hunter: Steve Clark

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Craig was a nice enough guy however he is just a farm kid who knows nothing about hunting. He advertises that he has 16,000 acres but basically only 400 hundred acres are huntable. The rest is just pasture. He knows nothing about hunting or wild game. He had us stay in the cheapest hotel and was a very poor host. Would NEVER go there to hunt or would never send anybody there. His web page is the biggest lie and as you see, all of his pictures are of the same animal!

Submit Date: Dec 16, 2009

Outfitter Review: DD Trophy Deer - NE

Outfitter / Owner: Dan Casey

Hunter: Justin

Animals Hunted: Mule Deer, Whitetail

Hunted with a group of 5 guys for rifle in 2009. Dan was a great guide and we all 5 shot great bucks. Shot 4 BIG mule deer and 1 big whitetail. We also missed some easy shots but that happens sometimes. Dan was wonderful, was always coming up with great plans to keep us on great deer. We shot all 5 of our deer within the first 3 days. Shot 4 the first 2 days. We also shot our does. I will come back. Been to about 20 other outfitters and by far this was the best place I have come to and most relaxed with the most deer I have ever seen ANYWHERE! Thanks for a great hunt Dan!I know all the other hunters in his lodges tagged out on great deer as well because I saw the deer and talked to the hunters. They all seemed VERY pleased as well and I saw some of them rebooking their hunts for next year with Dan. Justin

Submit Date: Nov 25, 2009

Outfitter Review: M and K hunting - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Grant Marsh

Hunter: Kent Dannels

Animals Hunted: whitetail

Hunted 2009 archery season with M and K hunting and it was a very pleasant experience. Grant has good quality equipment and knows where to put it to get you a shot at good quality bucks. The first day I sat in a stand and never saw a deer that day but they were harvesting corn in the field next to me which must have thrown deer out of there normal habits but there were deer tracks and big ones all over the place on the walk in and out. Day two he moved me to a different stand and I missed a smoker big old heavy 4X4 in the morning twice, then shot a two year old 4X3 that night and hunt was done. I believe they are just really getting started into the whole thing and darn sure have a lot to offer. Grant seemed to be a Yoda when it came to his turf. As I said above I would call it Great place to hunt for some big bucks that has great food with good clean place to stay at a good price.

Submit Date: Aug 26, 2009

Outfitter Review: DD Trophy Deer - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Dan Casey

Hunter: Mike Descombaz

Animals Hunted: whitetail

Hunted with a group of 5 in 2008 December hunt. Had a AWESOME time. We all 5 took bucks between 153-169. Dan is a great guy and very honest. IT was a true wild hunt. Dan made us laugh all the time and showed us a great time. We rebooked again this year. His deer our on his web site. Dan really cares about all of his hunters and goes out of his way to make everybody happy. Being on amany hunts, I know it is hard to please everybody and some people like to complain no matter what. I have no complaints, only compliments! Best vacation of my life and I want to thank Dan and the rest of the DD staff for that!! GREAT HUNT!

Submit Date: Jan 23, 2009

Outfitter Review: DD Trophy Deer Outfitters - NE

Outfitter / Owner: Dan Casey

Hunter: John Johnson

Animals Hunted: Mule Deer, whitetail

Went on a great deer hunt in 2008 with this outfitter. Was three in our group. We all took mule deer in the 175-189 range. Saw all kinds of deer. Funny thing is that we were in camp the same time Nathan the complainer on this site was. They had their opportunites and 1 of the 2 in his group shot a great buck. Nathans dad missed three and wounded one so his hunt was over.That upset them so he is now trying to blame the outfitter for his mistake. Dan and his crew were incredable the whole hunt and they ALWAYS stay with their hunters all day to make sure they all do well. We are coming back with a group of 6 for 2009! Lots of deer, great people, and great operation!! Best paid hunt we ever did and we do A LOT of them!

Submit Date: Dec 7, 2008

Outfitter Review: DD Trophy Deer - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Dan Casey

Hunter: Nathan

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

1. The heat in the cabin did not work the entire week.2. Six grown men were crammed in an extended cab(not 4 door) truck for 30-45 minutes for pick up and drop off.3. You were dropped off on a road and told to "just walk out in the field". No direction or guidance when you are dropped in a new place in the middle of the dark.4. When we asked to go to a specific piece of advertised land we were told "that property is being saved for the next group of hunters".5. We would be placed in the same stand where another hunter had killed a deer and gutted it literally 3 hours before and not told about it unitl talking to that other hunter.6. Each day every hunter saw no fewer than 75 doe and not one of those hunters saw a trophy (8 point/110 class)buck.7. On multiple properties there were other hunters within view of the naked eye.If you want to kill an average sized buck like you would kill in AL, GA, SC, etc. then this is the place for you. I stress the word "average" because I have seen and killed deer considerably larger than anything I saw with Dan Casey. It is however, a great place to hunt for doe! Dan Casey is a nice guy who is selling a $500 hunt for $3000. Please do not make the same mistake I did.

Submit Date: Apr 9, 2007

Outfitter Review: Northstar - Orion Outfitters - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Greg Fine

Hunter: Rich Haynes

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

We hunted with Greg in NE in late Oct - early Nov 2006. The lodging was very comfortable (an old farm house) and the food was very good. The hunts themselves were very good, in 5 days hunting I saw over 50 deer. 8 were bucks and 3 were shooters (130-150 class). I arrowed a beautiful 8 point the last night of the hunt. Unfortunately it appears he made it to the river and either expired and floated down stream, or made it across to an island. At the time Greg did not have a method to get across the river ( I am not sure if that is resolved or not) so we could not recover my deer. That was the only disappointing part of the hunt. The country out there is beautiful, (if you want to hunt Turkey's that is the place - I saw weill over 100!). The stands were were great and in good locations. And the deer were plentiful and not skittish..

Submit Date: Mar 6, 2007

Outfitter Review: Deer Meadow Outfitters - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Scott Kuhn

Hunter: Doug Hamilton

Animals Hunted: Mule Deer/ Whitetail

From the start of the trip most of what I was told was a lie before I got there. Scott didn't book only 9 hunts per week like he stated to me on the phone, but instead our camp was packed with 12 hunters. There were 6 adults in our one small room sharing 3 bunk beds and the accommodations were not up to what I call very comfortable standards (most people took cold showers, no phones, old mattresses with no padding). Scott spoke about harvesting only 4 and a half year old bucks, and maybe 3 and a half if need be, but all their deer were mature. This was one of the main reasons I chose to hunt there. Not only did we hardly see any shootable animals, what was killed did not meet those age classes for the most part. The guides he hires are mainly young family members or close friends who only really have a limited knowledge of the land, and know very little about the animals. They are not knowledgeable about scoring an animal, nor or they familiar with how to determine age class. They are not professional trophy guides in my opinion. They cross property lines and some guides try to pressure you into animals you don't want to take. Scott also advertises he has 60,000 acres on which to hunt (another reason I chose him). This meant we would be covering new territory all the time since the first weeks hunters covered a lot as well (he spoke to me about that aspect of the hunt numerous times). We found out day after day we were hunting the same territory just hunted the day before by other hunters even though Scott told us we were hunting virgin territory that morning. His guides even told us they notified him people had hunted the ground the day before, however he lied to us and told us we were hunting new ground for the first time that year. I can't tell you how unhappy we were finding boot tracks and truck tracks every where we went. Only a select couple of repeat customers got to hunt the new ground we found out. On the last day of the hunt my brother still had not tagged a deer along with another hunter in our room. Although Scott had 6 guides in camp which would have allowed for a one on one hunt for everyone who had not tagged out, he chose to stick my brother and this hunter together for the day with his 17 yr old son. He chose then to send his 14 yr old son out to hunt with one of his guides so that he could get a deer for himself. I can't tell you how upset that made us since time was going fast and he was more worried about his own kids getting deer rather than his paying customers being successful. His 17 yr old son also yelled at my brother and tried to force him to shoot a four inch spike whitetail since it was the last day and they wanted there success rate numbers to be high. My brother refused to shoot the deer and then had to listen to his kid tell him that he should be thankful for this deer since not many places let you shoot spikes on the last day. His son then took them to trespass onto property that was not theirs and got the truck stuck for the entire day in a sand dune. He then proceeded to march them all over the place looking at areas that had been hunted all week. Needless to say there were some extremely unhappy people at camp that night. I also learned that Scott talks a good game about the huge deer he takes, but if you look very closely at the pictures on his website you will see most of the deer are average at best. They take pictures very close to you and the animal so that they look huge. Unfortunately I fell for his trick and thought that the animals online were all big trophies. You will also learn he really takes care of his repeat customers and puts them with the best guides in the best places, meanwhile any new customers get stuck with inexperienced guides hunting old ground day after day. It's very obvious when you are in camp who is getting the preferential treatment.

Submit Date: Nov 22, 2006

Outfitter Review: Mt. Hide - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Steve Purviance

Hunter: Tom Pate

Animals Hunted: Whitetail/Muley

These guys are the first outfitters I've been to that want to work as hard or harder than the client. This is a no frills, get up at 3 AM, hunt hard all day,no holds barred, pursuit of big deer. They had me in the stand 30-45 minutes prior to shooting light every morning. The guide then moves to another area to glass and look for deer while you hunt. You have radios, so that you can come out when ready, or the guide can let you know if he has spotted something that he needs to get you on. While I was there, out of 13 hunters, 3 bagged whitetail that would gross over 170. I shot the largest whitetail that I saw, a 133 10 pt, that I misjudged. I saw an average of 8-10 deer per sitting, morning or afternoon. I saw deer scoring at least 125 or 130 every day. The Mule deer hunting there is underrated in my opinion. We had 2 muleys of 170-180 class harvested, and 2 smaller ones with 27" spreads. I talked to landowners on the ranches that had seen several muleys pushing 30". The potential for big bucks is exceptional, and a hunter willing to put in his time has a fair shot at a buck that will push book.

Submit Date: May 18, 2006

Outfitter Review: White Oak Outfitter - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Beck's

Hunter: Orlando Torres

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

Great Hunt. I would recommend this outfitter to anybody.

Submit Date: Feb 22, 2005

Outfitter Review: Nebraska Hunting Company - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Scott Croner

Hunter: Chris Vincent

Animals Hunted: Snow Geese, Merriam's Turkey, Deer

Scott took the time and new many places where game would be located. If you want to know where the wild game is located hunt with Scott Croner. Especially if you want to harvest a Merriam's turkey.Chris Vincent

Submit Date: Jan 18, 2005

Outfitter Review: Nebraska Outfitters - Nebraska Hunting Company - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Scott Croner

Hunter: Chris Vincent

Animals Hunted: Deer, Snow Geese, Merriam's Turkey

The hunt went just as Scott said it would and even though the weather was continuously changing we were always where needed to be. I hunt with Scott you will need to be ready for the hunt of a lifetime.

Submit Date: Jan 18, 2005

Outfitter Review: Nebraska Outfitters - Nebraska Hunting Company - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Scott Croner

Hunter: Dave Glass

Animals Hunted: Snow Geese

Hi Scott,Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our spring snow goose hunt. You have a great spot and the geese sure liked it. We appreciated the fact that you were willing to spend the whole day in the pit. I was very impressed with your spread and can't wait to try it again this coming spring. Please sign us up for the same dates. Thanks again,Dave GlassPlatte River WaterfowlersHastings, NE.

Submit Date: Jun 2, 2004

Outfitter Review: White Oak Outfitters - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Clay Beck

Hunter: Marty Greeley

Animals Hunted: Deer/ Turkey

Hunted archery whitetail in Fall 2003 and sring turkey in 2004. Saw lots of Game, great time .beautiful area-they control the land..Super nice family operation...they treat you like a guest. They know their stuff and fill up fast.

Submit Date: Mar 3, 2002

Outfitter Review: Pine Ridge Hunts - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Chuck Cover

Hunter: Tony VIator

Animals Hunted: Whitetail and Mule Deer

Hunted twice with Chuck this year. First in Oct. under tough conditions. Hot and dry with bucks is that ghost stage just before they start rutting. Saw lots of deer but the big bucks were tough to find. Saw three bucks that would push 140 b&c but could not get close enough for a shot. Chuck was so disappointed we didn't do well he offered us a free hunt. I returned in Dec. Passed up several decent deer(130 class) because I know what kind of deer Chuck has prowling around. Passed on a 150 mulie at 18 yards because I wanted a big whitetail. Messed up a chance at a 160 class whitetail (long story).Chuck offers a great bowhunt for an affordable price. He also has more Merriam Turkey's than any place I have ever been. I arrowed a 24lb tom with a 9 1/2" beard during the Oct. hunt. Chuck caters to small groups and offers personal service to his clients. He can be reached at (308)638-7320. Tell him I said hello.

Submit Date: Feb 23, 2001

Outfitter Review: Brauer's Ranch - Nebraska

Outfitter / Owner: Tom Brauer

Hunter: Rich LaRocco

Animals Hunted: whitetail

A friend and I hunted on Tom's Ranch near the Niobrara River for 2 days during the December 2000 muzzleloader season. My friend shot an eight-pointer the second day. It was in a field with 47 deer and seven or eight bucks. We saw about 20 bucks in two days. It's an inexpensive hunt for an unguided hunter. He'll probably get bigger bucks in future years as he keeps neighbors away and takes paying customers. He and his wife own a bed and breakfast in town.

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