Milligan Brand OutfittersNew Mexico
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Went hunting with this outfitter Sept 2022 and when we called Ray in 2021 and asked what was the best week...he told us the 2nd week of September....when we got there ALL of his guides said they do not do very well the 2nd week and that Ray was just "trying to sell hunts." Ray always has an adult beverage in his hand and walking through camp while bragging about how wealthy he is which is very annoying for the hunters to hear over and over. He said he has 100,000 acres to hunt which is not true as of the 4 spots we hunted 3 of them were very small parcels with rancher fences dividing them. One of the neighboring ranchers actually drove his 4x4 approx 50 yards from me while I was on an evening hunt sitting by a water hole..and did the same thing to another hunter which wasted days of our hunts. I texted my assigned guide and he saw this happen through his binoculars and told me to get up and move to where another hunter was (mainly cause the parcel was so small there was not alot of areas for us to spread out.) when brought to Rays attention, he could care less. We asked if we could hunt another parcel that other hunters in camp were not on and that request was met with Ray being abrasive towards us. Our guide eventually worked it out with the head guide but it seemed like they had to hide where we were going from Ray because he treats them so poorly and most staff seemed in constant fear of their jobs. Ray will falsify his success/opportunity rate and many hunters in camp witnessed him writing on his dry erase board that a hunter got a 4x3 elk when what he killed was a 1x1 spike. He does this so when other hunters come to camp they think there is high success when there 100% is not. This unethical outfitter is only out for your money and could care less about how disgusting the camp is (flies all over the food, spiders and other bugs in the showers, filthy bedding, and the exterior is in disarray. I feel bad for his staff as they ALL talk poorly about Ray when he is not around but because there are not a lot of jobs in Chama.....they are nice to his face. I would 100% save your money and NOT hunt with this lying outfitter as he only cares about your money and when you show up for your hunt, his attitude drastically changes.
Was the outfitter notified of problems? - YES
None to date. If you are the outfitter please email us.
Weather was cool in the mornings and some rain with cool temps in the evening