I really have been wanting to hunt Mule deer for a while but did not know enough about the animal or potential Outfitters. So I called Scott Alberda from BNAA. He was looking to add Carney Guide Service to his list of recommended Outfitters. He and I discussed the operation and decided to give it a shot or an arrow I mean. So I arrived about two hours late into Grand Junction and the outfitter was waiting patiently for me. The plane was delayed. We shook hands and became very good friends immediately. I trust Scott when it comes to my hunting pursuits and I could tell right away that Cliff was a great guy. Now let's see if he is a great outfitter. He had us on deer between 170-195 almost immediately. Unfortunately I tried to thread the arrow through a cattle gate on a 170 on the second day and hit the horizontal bar of the gate dead center. The shuttle T Broadhead destroyed the gate. Great head. Two days later I released an arrow at a 180 at 60 yards but went just under. On the last morning I was supposed to go to the airport. Cliff asked if I wanted to go out to see if the bucks we patterned are still in the routine. I said " heck yeah". So we did and here they came. Then 4 coyotes divide to ruin the party. So the deer just scatterred. Cliff was disappointed as he really wanted to have me shoot a deer more than I wanted. Yeah right! Then two started walking toward our ambush spot and the 140 class came out at 24 yards into the alfalfa field. I double lunged the guy and we recovered him within sight. What a thrill. He worked so hard and knows his land extremely well. His wife Dusty is a fantastic chef and his family is entirely dedicated to Carneys guide service. Cliff is a quality taxidermist as well so my trophy was in the right hands. I really appreciate Scott's advice and Cliffs passion for hunting. Dream realized.
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