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Deer Creek Lodge, KY

Established in 1978, Deer Creek Lodge did not evolve overnight. It was borne of passion, dedication, and relentless determination. Legendary first for its trophy whitetails and more recently for its unsurpassed wingshooting, today Deer Creek is truly a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Spring and summer resort activities include trophy catch-and-release bass fishing, horseback riding, 5-stand sporting clays, birding, and hiking. Whatever your sporting interests may be, world-class facilities and amenities provide the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure, corporate meeting, or family getaway.
Average Customer Rating:
4.989 out of 5
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176 of 176(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Review 1 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Upland Hunt,
January 25, 2015
By: Dura
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
"The duck "hunt", or more aptly stated,was great for volume shooting but lackluster in the true duck hunting experience. The upland hunt was excellent. Great guide, great dogs, great fields and plenty of birds."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flying high at deer Creek Lodge!,
January 19, 2015
By: Smcgr78
from North Lima, OH
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:The guides were all excellent and professional.
"Have been coming to deer Creek Lodge now for four years with a group of guys that has grown from 6 to 15. Each year the experience continues to be exemplary and all the guys have a wonderful time away from day to day life. The staff is extremely courteous and attentive to our needs. Willie, The lodge manager, is always available and interacting to make sure the our time spent at deer Creek is perfect. The food! The amount and quality of food is ridiculous!
I can't imagine a year going by without spending a weekend at deer Creek Lodge! Dear Creek Lodge has become part of my normal routine, but there is nothing normal about Deercreek Lodge, it is an out of this world awesome experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wirtgen Hunt,
January 15, 2015
By: Badshot1
from Lithia, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Excellent job, made the experience enjoyable
"Great hunting experience.
Guides, dogs were great.
Food was excellent."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible lodging and hospitality,
January 14, 2015
By: Vivlu26
from Coral Gables, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Extremely patient and very knowledgeable. His hunting dogs are very well trained.
"We had the opportunity to once again visit Deer Creek Lodge over the holidays. It only gets better! The hospitality is second to none and the gourmet meals are spectacular. The hunting guides provide optimal service and experience. I highly recommend Deer Creek Lodge to all including families who may want to hunt together."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Family Vacation!,
January 13, 2015
By: sarazoza
from Miami, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Excellent
"Our family is fortunate to have visited Deer Creek on various occasions. The amenities, service and staff make this lodge a wonderful experience!
We look forward to going back time and time again!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Family Fun,
January 7, 2015
By: anivi
from Miami, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"I visited Deer Creek Lodge with my family over the holidays. The experience was amazing. As inexperienced hunters, my sister and I were taught technique and safety by the guides, and were quickly hitting our targets. The guides were experts, extremely patient, and overall enjoyable to be around (which was very nice). The food, service, and employees were excellent and made the stay very enjoyable. I have already recommended the Lodge to many of my friends."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall Amazing Experience,
January 7, 2015
By: CarlosGV
from Miami, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Very good
Excellent
"The service we experienced was impeccable. As a fairly experienced hunter, I was definitely impressed with the quality of the dogs and guides. Everyone was incredibly nice and welcoming. It truly was an amazing experience I would recommend to anyone interested in doing any quality hunting."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Christmas 2014,
January 7, 2015
By: Chicho
from Coral Gables, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Always a pleasure hinting with Randy
"I have visited Deer Creek Lodge with my wife and children several times since the new lodge was inaugurated and it seems that our stay improves each time. Looking forward to our next visit."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding,
January 7, 2015
By: S123A456
from San Francisco, CA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Deer creek was an all around wonderful experience. The amenities, staff, and lodging were excellent."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great experiance,
January 6, 2015
By: FrankieH22
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"Over the holidays my family and I had the opportunity to spend a week at The Deer Creek Lodge. This happened to be the 10th year in a row that we are able to visit and every year they seem to outdo themselves. The hospitality, the lodge and private rooms and the gourmet meals are 2nd to none. As for the hunting, my sons and I reached our upland bird limit on all 5 hunts as well as our duck hunt. One of my boys was able to harvest his 5th doe in as many years with his bow so we would all agree the hunting was spectacular. We are already planning our visit for next year.
Thanks Deer Creek!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great First time hunting experience,
January 6, 2015
By: JugeCorash
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"My NYE week trip to Deer Creek Lodge was exciting, engaging, and relaxing at the same time. It being my first time shooting, I appreciated the extreme commitment to safety, and I was impressed with the lodge's high quality of guiding and instruction. The amenities within the lodge were superb; the food excellent and the staff friendly. I would recommend a trip to Deer Creek Lodge to anyone who is considering going, and will gladly return in the future."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Stay...,
January 6, 2015
By: JoseA
from Miami, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Outstanding overall experience... first class lodge from the moment you walk in. Meals and accommodations are top notch and staff is professional and service oriented..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best wingshooting experience,
December 16, 2014
By: ClintS
from Oklahoma, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Super nice and knowledgable
"My first real adventure with bird hunting and this has been the best experience at Deer Creek Lodge.
The staff, food, lodging, hunting guides, and hunting was all 5 star.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Upland - Quail,
December 16, 2014
By: CarlyleHill
from Sebree, KY 42455, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Very good
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Very Knowledgable
"Best of everything - no question"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great quail hunt,
December 16, 2014
By: Nashcrete
from Sebree, ky
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Additional Thoughts:Jase is a great guide
"The folks @ deer creek have done another great job this year
We will be back in a couple months
Hunting, accommadations and food were all great
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding,
December 16, 2014
By: Billbarrettnj
from Sebree, KY 42455, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"Great lodge, superior hosts, excellent bird hunting"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You need to hunt here,
December 16, 2014
By: Avanhorn
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"This place is one of a kind. Its really hard to explain how great this lodge is. This is my first wingshooting trip ive ever taken and i couldnt dream up a better hunt or a nicer lodge. From the minute we arrived the staff was very accomodating and helped us in any way possible. All the meals were top notch and the hunting even better. If anybody is looking for a place to hunt whether it be a first time or 50th time there is no way you would ever be dissapointed. A++++++++"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great wing shooting experience,
December 16, 2014
By: CarlyleHill
from Sebree, KY 42455, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Excellent
"Great quail hunting experience. The guides, dogs, and accomodations are first class. I will recommend this hunting lodge to anyone."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome hunt,
December 12, 2014
By: Jaimone
from Evansville, IN, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Outstanding experience. Everything from the hunting, meals, accomidations, guides, & dogs are top notch."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Deer Creek Lodge, KY
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worlds greatest hunting lodge,
December 12, 2014
By: 1234Dan
from Sebree, KY
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Enjoyable hard working guides to hunt with
"First class operation from the time you drive onto the property. High volume hunting followed by a lodge with great appetizers and drinks then a gourmet dinner."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes