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Milk River Outfitters

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Hunter: Jesse Kontras
Ratings to date: 4
Average Rating 4.0
Hunter Comments
I do not recommend this outfitter

Hunter Beware!!!!!!I have been to Milk River Outfitters Twice . Both times I have been successful with a rifle . The first time I hunted in Hinsdale MT with a large group of guys and killed a 140 gross mule deer at 260 yards. November 9 of this year I hunted with Eric Albus at the powder river operation and killed a sub 180 in mule deer with my rifle at 502 yards. The big big bucks are not easy even with a rifle and you will do a good amount of walking at both camps to get a mature deer. In addition, don’t be surprised if your shot is over 250/300 yards, very possible. This is wide open spaces guys. The odds at the Hinsdale operation of a mature buck are very slim but several mule deer are in the 115 -135 in range. At milk rivers powder river operation, the odds at a 155-160 mule deer are very good. The odds of a 180 or better are probably 1 out of every 50 deer you see , if that.

Back to the “milk river outfitters” - Hinsdale operation- lodging is dirty and there were dead bugs and dirt all over the inside of the double wide we stayed in. It appeared it hadn’t been cleaned thoroughly in a long time. The meals were excellent and we enjoyed good company from our friends and liked all the guides.

Powder River Operation- Eric Albus is the main man running the operation and is in my opinion very unprofessional/rude/sloppy.... Mind you this hunt cost 6,500k plus per person and by the attitude Eric albus has , you would think he’s giving you the hunt for free. Prior to the hunt we were promised meals would be provided and 180-190 inch mule deer were very very common in the area we would hunt. Upon arrival , we had no plan in hand of how to even get to camp because Eric Albus will not answer his phone or reply to text messages. Mr Eric Albus acted like we were a pain if we even spoke to him. Eric replied to zero messages after my dad and I’s 5k deposit was sent. Eric actually told my dad and I face to face it annoys him when people ask too many questions. We were never welcomed at camp and always felt awkward even being there due to the lack of hospitality. When we arrived miles city Mt , Eric Albus would not answer his phone and finally called us and stopped by the hotel . He gave us handwritten directions to get to camp and forgot to write we had to make a right hand turn on the road camp was based out of. On top of this, he acted like we were ignorant for not knowing how to read his directions that never said to turn on the camp road . Zero meals ended up being provided except one morning our guide Cooked my dad and I two eggs a piece, 1 piece of toast, and a piece of burnt sausage. The lodging is Again run down and not clean to say the least . If you are ok with shelling out 6,500 k plus for the hunt and adding the cost of tags, travel expenses, and meals to the 6,500 k plus, go to milk river outfitters powder river operation. Eric albus will gladly take your money and in return you will get a hunt. Don’t expect service or any kind of hospitality!!!! Trust me when I tell you Eric Albus does not care if you are happy!!!!!

Was the outfitter notified of problems? - YES

Outfitter's Response

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Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - November 2019
Implement - Rifle
Hunt Type - Guided
Personal Guide - Brad
Number in Camp - 4
Outfitter Cost - $6,500.00
Other Costs - $1,500.00
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? No - Weather not a factor
Weather Comments:
We had snow 1 day that ruined half the day . Other than that we a few windy days ..
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