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Sonny Tapia Dream Mountain Oufitters

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Hunter: Marc Weiss
Ratings to date: 2
Average Rating 3.0
Hunter Comments
I do not recommend this outfitter

The outfitter promised to take care of all the appropriate tags, all meals, trophy care and accommodations at his home. When I received my Tag for my archery bull hunt that the outfitter put me in for it said valid for November 2018. My hunt was booked for September! I told him I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE TAG AND HE SAID YOU WORRY ABOUT YOU AND I'LL WORRY ABOUT ME. When I arrived it was a total cluster f--k. He didn't even have coffee! No archery targets to sight in on other than his friends shot out hobbled together pc of crap. His home was a spider filled crack house at best with emaciated dogs with no water everwhere. I killed a 365" bull and he didn't even have game bags to put the meat in. His friends came out and met us and cut up the bull and because he couldn't drive in to where the animal was wanted me to leave the meat for the coyotes!!! I ended up packing out 350 lbs of meat and we dropped it off at the processor. we received a call 20 minutes later that tag was not valid and AZ F&G ad been notified. My meat and head were confiscated by the F&G and the outfitter Blamed me for his putting me in for the wrong tag, which took 13 YEARS TO DRAW! I was given a citation for taking game out of season and he was also cited for several violations. While I was there he had a client hunting in NM with another guide and his tags were also all screwed up which lead to a physical alteration with the clients father. That client was also told they would have accommodations at Sonnys house and meals for his hunt but had to fend for himself and stay at a hotel. The guide that was taking the client to NM was pissed off because Sonny owed him from the client he guided the week before! The outfitter also does hunts for disabled veterans and one of the guys drove 18 hours only to sit around at Sonnys house and sleep on the couch for three days then had to drive 4 hours to the middle of no where to meet someone to guide him. All because Sonny screwed two other guides out of their money and they refused to take this veteran until sonny paid them from previous hunts. AVOID THIS GUY AT ALL COSTS!!!! There are so many people that have been FK'd over by Sonny its amazing he's not in jail.

Was the outfitter notified of problems? - YES

Outfitter's Response

This guy is totally lying about everything, Mark was nothing but a pain in the neck from day one, complained about everything, tried to tell me how to hunt elk even tho I been professionally guiding for 28 years, this guy didn’t pack the bull out me and a buddy did, I would never leave meat of a harvest I have ever been a part of, I live in a very nice house that is on 10 acres, I did have a target the target he is talking about was my buddy’s that he was using for broadhead since it was shot out, didn’t want to ruin the good target.. everything that mark is saying is a 100% lie I will give you names to they one that was here thank you

Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - September 2018
Implement - Compound Bow
Hunt Type - Guided
Personal Guide - Sonny Tapia
Number in Camp - 1
Outfitter Cost - $6,000.00
Other Costs - $2,000.00
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? No - Weather not a factor
Weather Comments:
Weather was perfect, just wish my tag was valid!
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