Hickory Creek OutfittersKansas
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I have to agree with everything Bamaboy said. I was in camp the same week and did not feel as though the guides were prepared at all for us to arrive. The corn was put out at most of our stands the day before if not the same day we were asked to hunt it; not to mention the fact that one of our group had to go to town and purchase his own corn to put out. I was shocked that an outfitter who relies so heavily on corn would (A) run out of corn and (B) even entertain the idea of a hunter buying their own corn. On another note, when we arrived at camp we inquired about a target to make sure our bows were still accurate after making an 11 hour drive. It took them 2 days to get us a worn out bag target that wasn’t capable of taking shots at less than 30 yards. As far as the hunting goes, while we did technically break the rules by hanging our own stands we asked first and offfered to help, use theirs, use ours, or let them do it and they said they couldn’t get to it and had no stands. While we don’t mind helping, after a member of our party shot a deer we had to use our truck to go recover the deer. After recovering the deer and returning to camp, neither the guides nor the outfitter had a saw to cut the horns off with. Lodging and meals were good, but they couldn’t make up for the lack of preparedness of the guides. We wish we could’ve had the experience that the other lodges had but it just wasn’t the case for ours.
Was the outfitter notified of problems? - NO
Previously posted on Todd Weeks review same information pertains to Guy
I can't sit idly by and let this nonsense go unanswered. Every year we manage to get a "Todd" in camp. A guy who tells his side of the story but not the real story. Let's brake it down.
1. Book a hunt a year in advance and then hunt till 9:30am every morning but not before getting out of your stand at 9:00 and walking all over the area looking for sign.(we know that based on conversations over heard about landmarks no where near the stand) 2. And while your at it pull the sd card out of the trail camera and take a look.(big no no anywhere you go) 3. Gets worse, guide shows him trail cam pics on his personal phone sets it down and walks outside to do something and when he comes back in " Todd " is on the guides phone scrolling through it like it's his. ( that takes balls) and he should have been punched in the throat ! 4.Like Todd said when he got down early and was walking around( oh I'm sorry glassing) he did see some bucks in a planted foodplot (clover,wheat,rye) I know because I did it along with 25 other acres of food plots ! 5. Came back and did ask about putting a stand up on the field. And like he said was told no. We frown on stands on edges of fields because we don't want hunters taking hale Mary shots. Not that we didn't have stands because we had 8 sitting in the carport.(Is everyone starting to get the picture?) 6. And Todd and Guy didn't burn a morning hunt to put up their own stands they lied and said they were going into town for lunch and drove to the farm and put their stands up without our knowledge. Then proceeded to let the guide take them back to the farm and dropped them off at their stands 1 mile apart. Once the guide left Guy walked the 1 mile back to the field where Todd was waiting at the "field" stands. At dark both were picked up at one spot and at that point had to come clean about their clandestine deception! And even volunteered that one of them took a 57 yard shot at a buck. (My first knee jerk reaction once I was notified of this situation was to tell him to pack up their shit and get the hell out ) But the 2 other guys in their group would have to suffer for Todd and Guys actions so I took the high road and let it pass. 7. We did run out of corn for one day because our farmer was cutting beans and couldn't fill our 3ton bin. The guide took one of the other hunters in their group up to the co-op to buy bagged corn and the hunter insisted on buying the corn! The guide said no but Robert stepped in front of the guide and paid. 8. While on the subject of corn. We have been Corning these stands since August like we do every year and we do put corn out the day before it's hunted. It's common for our deer to eat 100 lbs in 24 hours! These bait sights become Community gathering areas where bucks come to look for does . Just because there is no corn doesn't mean that bucks won't come in to look Scent check it. 9. Day 4 Todd comes back from hunting the foodplot stands with a muddy arrow and the guide calls him out about it. Todd claims to have drawn back on a doe ( for practice ) and when he let down it went off!! Ha ha I call bullshit (another hail Mary shot) 10. Last day thank god!! Todd and Guy both sitting on foodplot stands and Todd kills a 70" buck with a perfect double lung shot even tho he claims it was in the brush and he made a quick decision ( my ass !! Wide open field mind you) And Guy makes a 48 yard shot and shoulder hits a buck and gets 3" of penetration ! The guides spend till 10 pm tracking the buck Guy gimped and gave up. Todd wanted to cut the antlers off his trophy 70" so we gave him a pruning saw and a $200 break on his immature buck fine.
After 17 years in Business I thought I have seen it all. But I was wrong Todd and Guy were the worst customers I have ever had . And the funny thing is the other 2 hunters in their group both said they would never go on another hunt with Todd. One also said that out of the 7 different outfitted hunts they had been on Todd pissed off every single one !!!
No I would not recommend this hunter !!!!!!!
Sorry for the long rebuttal but you can't make this stuff up!!
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