Mathews Inc.

Mesa Verde Outfitters

Colorado
Website Address posted for sponsors only
Hunter: Glenn Friedman
New York
Rzrsharp
Ratings to date: 1
Average Rating 1.0

Hunter Comments
I do not recommend this outfitter

1. Hunts small properties with no elk sign 2. Sold me a hunt outside the legal season, only to change dates a week before the hunt. 3. High camp is a dump. 4. Said he had 20,000 acres at high camp but only had 2850. Mostly a deep canyon with 300 ft walls. 5. Little food in base camp. Food was included & I had to go out for breakfast and lunch. Dinner was a meal ticket at restaurant. 6. Poorly run operation, will Simon the owner left during my groups stay to hunt in another state. Leaving his new guides to run the show. Beware & avoid. This was my worst experience with an outfitter by far. There was much more, too much to cover here.

Was the outfitter notified of problems? - YES

Outfitter's Response
Disagree

1. Hunts small properties with no elk sign 2. (HUNTER HAD A HERD BULL SCREAMING AT HIM AND SAID IT WAS A BLAST, JUST COULDNT GET A SHOT. REPORTED TO US THE HUNTING WAS FINE AND HE LIKED HIS GUIDE) Sold me a hunt outside the legal season, only to change dates a week before the hunt. (WE DID HAVE THE DATE WRONG BY ONE DAY, INFORMED HIM 2 WEEKS PRIOR AND REFUNDED HIM ONE DAY OF HIS 6 DAY HUNT. HUNTER LEFT EALRY AND CHOSE NOT TO HUNT HIS LAST DAY) 3. High camp is a dump. (MOST HUNTERS LOVE IT, ITS A RUSTIC CABIN IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WE HAD THE GROUP CHOOSE TO STAY THERE ALL SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO HIS GROUP AND SAID THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. HUNTER CLAIMED HES USED TO OUTIFITTERS WITH A BELLBOW TO GET HOS LUGGAGE FROM VEHICLE) 4. Said he had 20,000 acres at high camp but only had 2850. Mostly a deep canyon with 300 ft walls. (HIGH COUNTRY LEASE IS 2,800 ACRES WITH 7K ACRES OF LANDLOCKED BLM AND ANOTHER 30K ACRES OF LANDLOCKED NATIONAL FOREST AROUND IT, PLENTY BIG FOR MOST PEOPLE. HUNTER ONLY HUNTED IT FOR ONE DAY AND CLAIME HE HAD ALTITIUDE SICKNESS AND HAD TO RETURN TO THE LODGE THEN CLAIMED IT WAS ALLERGIES LATER ON ALSO SAID HE WANTED TO LEAVE EARLY AND THEM CHAGED HIS MIND AND WANTED TO CONTINUE HUNTING) WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 80K ACRES OF PRIVATE LEASES TO HUNT) 5. Little food in base camp. Food was included & I had to go out for breakfast and lunch. Dinner was a meal ticket at restaurant. (HOT MEALS WERE COOKED FOR HUNTER AT CABIN HE CLAIMED HE LIKED THE DINNER BUT DISNT LIKE HIS GUIDE COOKING THE MEALS AT THE LODGE ARE AT A FIVE STAR RESTERAUNT WITH A SELECTION OF SIX GREAT DINNERS FIVE MINUTES FROM THE LODGE PLENT OF FOOD FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH BE HUNTER WANTED HOT MEALS FOR ALL THREE A DAY WE DONT DO THAT6. Poorly run operation, will Simon the owner left during my groups stay to hunt in another state. Leaving his new guides to run the show. (WE HAVE A HEAD FUIDE RUNNING THINGS IF OWNERSHIP CANT BE PRESENT HUNTER CHOSE NOT TO COMMUNICATE HIS PROBLEMS UNTIL AFTER HOS HUNT AND DECIDED TO DO IT VIA THE INTERNET WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO TRY AND APEASE HIM, THE ONE TIME HE DOD COMPLAIN I OFFERED HIM A REFUND IF HE WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE AND HE CHOSE TO STAY AND HUNT. & avoid. This was my worst experience with an outfitter by far. There was much more, too much to cover here. (UNFORTUNTELY WE CANT PLEASE EVERYONE HUNTER COULDNT HUNT WHERE THE BEST ELK ACTION WAS BECAUSE OF THE ALTITUDE WE DID OUR BEST TO GET HIM AN ELK AND GOT HIM CLOSE IT SEEMED AS THOUGH HE PREFERED TO FOCUS ON ANY LITTLE THING HE COULD FIND TO NITPICK OUR BUSINESS INSTEAD OF ENJOYING HIS TIME AND JUST FOCUSING ON HUNTING WHICH IS ALWAYS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AS THAT IS THE FOCUS OF OUR BUSINESS

Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - August 2019
Implement - Compound Bow
Hunt Type - Guided
Personal Guide - Ryan then Cain
Booking Agent - Urge2hunt serge
Number in Camp - 5
Outfitter Cost - $5,500.00
Other Costs - $1.00
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? Yes - Unusually Warm Conditions
Weather Comments:
Warm and dry
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