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Old 11-10-2011, 08:49 AM
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Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

If any one is thing about using Double Y Outfitters in Wyoming please contact me. I used them this year and had a terrible time.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

why don't you be a little more specific
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:26 AM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

Did you hunt out of Cody on horse back? I had a bad experience with Open creek outfitters.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

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Did you hunt out of Cody on horse back? I had a bad experience with Open creek outfitters.
could you be more specific as well
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

I dont want to hi jack this thread but this is what happend on our hunting trip with Jay Reynolds of Open Creek Outfitters. Our hunt was going to start on Monday. We decided to fly in on Saturday. When we landed at the airport the airline lost our rifles. They promised they would deliver the rifles to our hotel on Sunday. Our group of 4 went down to the bar to have a drink when 2 guys come up to us and try to pick a bar fight with some of our guys. Later that evening we found out that the 2 guys were some of our guides on our hunting trip. Sunday rolls around and we call the airline to make sure our rifles are going to be delivered and they tell us betwee 3 and 4pm they will be there. We call the airline and they said their delivery person got sick and went home and they are trying to find someone to deliver our guns and they will be delivered around 9pm tonight. To make a long story short. The airline did not deliver our guns. We notified the outfitter what was going on and said we needed to drive up to Idaho to pick up our guns. The outfitter threw a fit said Monday morning the mule train was leaving at 7 am be there ready to go or your going to have to forefit your hunt and we are not going to refund your money. After about 20 minutes of words they decided to keep someone back and we would have to ride hard because we had a 42 mile horse back ride into camp. Once we recieved our guns we met up with the guides and rode into camp. Everyone from the cook wranglers and guide were not professional or very safe. One of the guides put his pistol in his back pack and the gun went off blowing a hole throug the top of the tent which could of killed someone. The guides were taking people down mountains so steep that the horses could not stand up. One hunter in the groups horse fell down the side of the mountan with a hunter on the horse. The whole group was not safe and not professional people at all.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:46 PM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

Sounds like you've got a couple legitimate gripes and the hunt was not for you, what did you pay for the hunt? I looked at double Y's website, its a well done site, but the hunts are pretty cheap, something everyone should keep in mind. Also looked like several of the photos date back into the 80's from the hunters apparel. Everybody wants to price shop and gripe about how one guys is cheaper than the next when looking to book a hunt, but never stop to think about getting what you pay for. There are lots of options all over the US for the same game species, and I deal with potential clients price shopping every angle. Seems theres a price bracket for about every type of "hunt experience" available, not sure what you paid at Open Creek, but Double Y falls into the lower end price bracket. We are adjusting our prices to fit the economy to an extent, but seems the high and low end priced hunts stay the same, somewhere in between the two seems to get good results and a good experience for the client, and if you can afford a $14,000 elk hunt, I am sure it will be a great experience. Still interested to hear what was wrong with the Double Y hunts, legitimate issues with cheaper hunts always interest me. I'll check out open creek now and see if the writing is on the wall as well
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: Wyoming Elk and Deer hunt

checked out open creek, unless the photos are from someone elses operation, looks like a good hunt. Tack is clean, animals look healthy, game killed is impressive, although price is leaning towards the low end for an 8 day hunt. I'd be willing to bet they get more positive responses from unseccessful hunters than negative.
Sounds like your trip started out bad and that was projected onto the outfitter to an unfair extent, not saying your hunt was perfect, there was the firearm discharge to complain about.
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