Review submitted by: Jeff rogge on 2/20/2012
Hunt Date: 10/01/2011
Species Hunted: Elk, Mule Deer
Days Hunted: week
Hunt Type: Guided
Primary Terrain: Mountain
Method:
Price Range: 3000-3999

great choice!

Number of animals seen, met expectations? Yes
Size of animals seen, met expect ions? Yes
Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations? Yes
Would you hunt with this Guide again? Yes
Review Text:
I’ve hunted with wind river outfitting in Idaho many times now for elk, bear, & deer. I’ve also hunted with many other outfitters throughout the U.S. & Canada over the last 20 years. From my experience, it would be hard to beat the service, & commitment that you get when you hunt with mike & Jaylene Branson. I've harvested an animal on approx 50% of my hunts, & had opportunity to shoot, but chose not to on almost all. Remember that this is a WILDERNESS HUNT!!! There is no holiday inn around the corner. Mikes horses & mules are well behaved, & well trained, even for the novice rider. The food is excellent, you have comfy cots, floors in the tents, wood stoves in tents, & even a portable shower, which i haven't found previous in wilderness camps. This is not a guaranteed hunt! It is just that, a hunt & not a shoot! If you are looking for a guarantee, hunt on a game farm. But i can say that harvesting a fair chase elk in the mountains of Idaho is more rewarding than going to the farm. You will get an A+ effort out of mike & his staff, & that's all a hunter can ask for. A good choice!!

Review submitted by: bob cullinane on 3/7/2012
Hunt Date: 9/14/11
Days Hunted: 5 days
Hunt Type: Guided
Primary Terrain: Mountain
Method: Rifle
Price Range: 3000-3999

One Great Hunt

Number of animals seen, met expectations? No
Size of animals seen, met exceptions? Yes
Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations? No
Would you hunt with this Guide again? Yes
Review Text:
A Great Hunt Mike Branson and his staff couldn't do enough for our crew (5). They worked so hard to make our trip great. Although we didn't harvest elk, we heard them, saw plenty of sign, had a chance at a wolf, but that is what hunting is all about. The accommodations were as advertized. wilderness but more that adequate. His mules and horses were great

Review submitted by: Nathan Berger on 3/1/2012
Hunt Date: 09/14/2010
Species Hunted: Elk
Days Hunted: 6
Hunt Type: Guided
Primary Terrain: Mountain
Method: Rifle
Price Range: 4000-4999

My first Bull Elk

Number of animals seen, met expectations? Yes
Size of animals seen, met expect ions? Yes
Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations? Yes
Would you hunt with this Guide again? Yes
Review Text:
Incredible adventure in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. I was able to harvest my first Bull Elk on the first day. Mike and Jaylene made it all possible, with safety, accommodations and service from the time our party was picked up in Boise until dropping us off at the airport. Mike even personally dropped off my mount in Louisville. Can't beat that for service.

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