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Hunter: Keith Butvilas
Ratings to date: 1
Average Rating 1.0
Hunter Comments
I do not recommend this outfitter

If you are looking for a Colorado archery hunt consider these comments when choosing your outfitter. I have done 14 elk hunts and this is the only outfitter that I would NEVER go back to again. The accommodations are terrible with an old falling apart very small farm house with 5 bunk style beds in a room that are noisy and do not allow for hunters to sleep as anytime someone turns in bed they make enough noise to wake up the room. The furniture is old and has an odor to it. We were booked on a 5 day archery elk hunt and on day two of our hunt at around midnight three of Terry Trumble's friends showed up to disrupt the camp and wake us up. They were there to coyote rifle hunt while we were paying $6500 a person to archery elk hunt plus the cost of tags and travel expenses (total cost of nearly $9,500) This clearly was not consistent with what we thought were had signed up for. I expressed this to Terry who advised me that they where their to swap him landowner permits for his New Mexico land lease in order for Terry to get a lease secured for some property in Montrose Colorado to get hunters to come to next year. The owner of that land advised us that it was not that good for hunting and puzzled us when Terry then attempted to sell us a hunt for 2019 in Montrose? Didn't make sense to our group. Why would we book a hunt when the landowner of that land said it's not as good.

In addition, the hunt contract states that Terry will pick us up from the airport and he advised us to fly into Colorado Springs. We arranged this as advised; however, just before our hunt was to start Terry refused to pick us up at the airport which left us with a $400 car rental bill or be left at the airport. Finally, it was routine for our guide to bring beer with him to the hunting fields and drink beer while calling for elk or even while driving us back to the run down broken farm house. This was witnessed by several of us. This is the ONLY outfitter that I would chose to NEVER return to. There are many many outfitters out their offering services consistent with what they send out in their hunt contracts. I am sure Terry will respond with some convoluted response or excuses; however, this is not the same camp that I signed up for when I booked this hunt. Who has guys coyote rifle hunting while guys are there to archery elk hunt??? Have them come when the archers are gone.

Was the outfitter notified of problems? - YES

Outfitter's Response

None to date. If you are the outfitter please email us.

Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - September 2018
Implement - Compound Bow
Hunt Type - Guided
Personal Guide - Pat
Number in Camp - 6
Outfitter Cost - $6,500.00
Other Costs - $2,000.00
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? No - Weather not a factor
Weather Comments:
Very hot.
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