This hunt was a terrible experience. Their website promises a FULLY guided hunt. What you get are chauffeurs to take you from your camp to your stand and back. In 4 1/2 days I got rides with 6 different people. An actuall “guide” was non existent. I never looked at trail cam pics or discussed where I would be hunting. You are dropped off at a trail and told to follow bright eyes. They would pick you back up at dark. I spent 12+hrs a day in a stand(some ladders and a lock-on) I saw plenty of deer, but nothing even close to shooting size. The only shooter buck I saw was at night on one of the properties picking up other hunters. The guide decided to chase the deer through the field in his truck where it jumped over the fence into the road where it was hit by a car and ran off. The success rate is advertised as 90%. It’s not even close to that. More likely around 40%. And of those 40% about half of the deer were undersize and the hunters paid up to $1000 extra for the deer harvested. The food was not even close to 5 star. Nothing 5 star about spaghetti, lasagna, and fried chicken. All of which was not that great. Their were 56 hunters in camp the week we were there. The lodge holds about 20. Some stayed in Tevis’s(Tevis is the owner) parent’s basement, some in hotels, and others in the horse barn. Everyone seemed to be told that they were going to be sitting in stands that hadn’t been hunted in weeks. Yet we all seemed to just rotate stands throughout the week. This was the first paid hunt I had ever taken, and it was a horrible experience and waste of money.
Was the outfitter notified of problems? - NO
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Lows in the 20s highs in the 40s... good conditions