"Alberta Wilderness Guide Service" - Review

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Overall Score: (5/5)
Game Quality: excellent
Accommodations Quality: excellent
Guide Experience: expert
Trasportation Quality: excellent
Food Quality: excellent
Species Hunted: Whitetail
Weapon Used: Rifle
Date Of Hunt: November 2010
Comments:
This was my second hunt with AWGS, having taken a massive racked bruiser the previous year. Deano was my guide this time around and once again, AWGS proved to me they're the best in the business. These guys put more leg work into preparing for your hunt than you can imagine. This year I was hunting a cut line on Crown Land (aka public land). On 2 occassions I saw other hunters and both times they managed to push deer out in front of me, though none were shooters. After seeing a huge bodied buck at 700 yards on 2 consecutive days, Deano made the decision to come in and move my tripod. Near mid-day on day 6 of the hunt, I looked up my cutline and spotted a large bodied deer crossing at around 330-340 yds. I quickly got on him and realized he was a mature hog bodied buck. I thought I saw something hanging down from the right side of his rack and hollered "Hey" at the top of my lungs, just like the AWGS crew advises all their hunters to do in order to stop a deer and judge him. He stopped immediately and turned his head towards me. It was then that I saw another point hanging down from the buck's left antler. It was a no brainer for me as I'd never seen a drop tine buck in 45 years of hunting. The shot was true and when I walked up to him with Deano I had another pleasant surprise. The buck had 3 drop tines, including one I couldn't see in the bright sunlight!! Though I haven't hunted with another outfitter I can say emphatically that the AWGS boys are as good as they come. They have a tremendous work ethic and go the extra mile to set the stage for an outstanding hunting experience. Successful hunters are the ones who come prepared, whether for extremes of weather or making that long range shot should the deer of a lifetime walk out at 300 plus yards. Beautiful country, awesome hospitality, and a genuine desire to see their hunters harvest "their" buck are all part of the experience.
Reviewer Information:
Reviewed By: Bill Gregory
Reviewed On: 09-04-2013 06:57 AM
From: North Carolina
Email: gregoryw@soc.mil
Phone: 910 261-9629

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