Some beautiful country there.
The outfitter knew well in advance that we were stickbow shooters and not bringing any firearms. He said he was good with that. I don't really blame the guides for what took place. They worked hard to get us a bull but they were just out of their element. Would things have been different if they were actually bowhunters themselves? Who knows? As everyone here is well aware, there are a lot of different factors to take into account when you are hunting. I do know the outfitter's camp to the south of us killed 3 bulls in 4 days - all rifle kills.Did the outfitter advertise that they did traditional archery hunts or was it just moose hunts in general? Was he aware that you guys were ONLY going to use traditional archery equipment?
Think I'd be raising [email protected] about it, don't sound like the guides had even been to the area. So they were getting paid to learn it and you was payin for a nature hike. Sorry it didn;t work out I'm sure it happens to lots of hunters every year, happened to a buddy of mine on a elk hunt last year and he did get a partial refund. Some great scenery and pictures. A good hunt with a buddy is priceless and sounds like he needed it, probably worth the cost.I'd ask for at least a partial refund.
The lake we were on was full of rainbow trout and squaw fish. My buddy, Bret, fished one day but I never did. He caught a few squaw fish.Ya get any fishing in???