Portland Creek OutfittersNewfoundland
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This hunt was a disaster from the very first day we arrived. Our guide was a 27 year old who didn't really have any idea of what he was doing. The first day out our guy didn't have a moose call, a pair of binoculars, or was dressed warm enough. He also use a high school book bag as a backpack so he really couldn't carry much with him, he did however have the book bag attached to a frame pack. He took us to areas that had been hunted two weeks before and complain that there were no moose because either was too windy to Sunny to cloudy too foggy to rainy and that we probably wouldn't see much. This was a hunt I was on with my son who had waited 2 years to do and saved a lot of money to go on this trip. I thought we were going with a professional Outfitter who would make this trip memorable in good ways and not bad ways. I could go on and on about how we were treated with this guide. He had no problem smoking a pack of cigarettes a day while we were in the bush hunting. One day we came back early because he was cold and he went to bed while other guides stayed out with their Hunters. My son grabbed a pack and went out to help pack another Hunters moose out while our guide slept. On the day that my son shot a five-point moose we decided to leave the guy behind and let him follow us and that's what he did. Prior to shooting the Moose are hotter got lost for 2 hours. We spotted a moose at 1 in the afternoon and tried to show to the guide but he didn't have binoculars he wanted to use ours which we let him see the Moose with our binoculars the moose disappeared and we assumed that he had bedded down and the guide wanted to go back to the camp cuz he was cold and changes clothes which was a two-hour walk away. We told him no my son was going to try to make a stalk on the area he thought the moose may have went to or bedded down according to the last place we saw him. My son proceeded to stalk the area which was half hour away and got up on the moose and shoot it in its bed. The guide was very happy and said how successful he was as a guide for getting us to the Moose. The guy had not 1% involvement in getting the moose but it looks good on his part that he had gotten the Moose with his clients. There were numerous mornings when we asked our guide what we're doing and he said he didn't know and I got very upset and told him to call the plane to come pick us up and take us to another Camp because it was b*******. When we were back at the dock when the plane drop this off I met with outfitters rep Shelly and explain all our situations to her and never once did she offer any kind of compensation for the terrible hunt that we had. If she offered me two free hunts with this guy that I would have told her no I wouldn't waste my time it was a terrible experience it would not recommend anybody going to Portland Creek Outfitters. They promised they would have an argo two boats and a four wheeler they had a four-wheeler and one boat so we were limited as where we could go and the guys did not want to travel far from Camp because they had to pack out anything we shot. Please don't use this Outfitter or you will be very disappointed in them. With travel and other expenses our hunt was around 7900 total.i rated this outfitters neg 10.
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