I had a great hunt with Alan Carter at Two Bear Outfitters out of Hamilton, MT. The camp and accomadations were great! Alan was a straight-shooter. Everything that he told me was spot on. He didn't try to blow his own horn he just shot straight with me...good or bad. But i didn't find any bad!
John, my guide, and I were in elk every day as where Alan and his hunter, Dave. I didn't see too many becasue they were in the timber but i heard lots. When we would set up and call, it seemed that inevitably the wind would shift and swirl and we would get busted. The elk were there, but such is hunting in the mountains! And John would hunt as hard as I wanted, from dawn till dusk. And it paid off on the next-to-last day with a fine bull. But i had already decided that if at all possible, kill or not, I would hunt again with Two Bear.
The camp was great. Myrna, the camp cook, prepared great meals every morning and evening and packed plenty for lunch. Our dinner meals consisted of baked ham, cornish hen, and all the trimmings. Top notch!
If you're interested in a backcountry elk hunt where hunter satisfaction is a top priority, be sure to put Two Bear on your list and give Alan a call. If nothing else, he's always up for some good elk talk.
One last thing, I've never posted too much on bowsite, but i don't want you to doubt the truthfulness of my review. if you have any questions about me, you can also look me up at archerytalk.com (lukeandwillsdad).
Also, I noted that good physical condition is required. Actually, it's not, but it will greatly increase your chances for success. The more ground you can cover the more elk you'll encounter.
Alan, we greatly enjoyed having you in camp. However, you give us too much credit, you worked hard all week and kept your spirits up through some close encounters that didn't work out. Ultimately, your work effort paid off with a P&Y bull. You also made a great shot under pressure. Looking foward to seeing you again this year!!
A little warm with swirling winds.