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Outfitter Review - Backcountry Outfitters

Submit Date: Aug 24, 2009

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Backcountry Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Dave Gilliam

Location: Colorado, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: 0

Accomodations: Fine outfitter tents

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Fair at best

Guide Experience: My guide had zero experience

Other Personal Experience: Fair

Review Information

Hunter: Mike Phelps

Phone: 916-483-4379


Would Recommend: Never

Overall Impression: Poor,

I have hunted multiple Western states with several outfitters. This crew was very disappointing. There animals were not sturdy and not surefooted.Outfitter and guides (including his 50ish year old son) fought and argued in front of the hunters. I witnessed the outfitter fire a young guide in front of several hunters. My guide was a nice guy who knew how to hunt, but had never been in the area. He was working on a new barn for the outfitter and was from Arizona when the outfitter hired him. I paid 4k for a hunt with a guide who did not know the area. Seriously, we were "lost" twice during the hunt. Luckily I had a GPS but the guide did not believe it and we finally got back to camp late at night. Had a Easterner with us who almost was reduced to tears when we were lost. I really am not a complainer, but if you want a serious backcountry hunt and have experience, this will not be the hunt for you. Contact me if you like.

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