ricemanff wrote:Their layout blinds were actually digging a hole and covering with camo netting. It is not a situation I would like to put myself in again. He was wanting us to take long shots and I/we did not go there for that. I don't shoot that way on my club and I am not going to shoot like that with a so called guide. It wasn't us at the surprise clients. I had planned this trip months in advance and was very disappointed.
I had a simliar experience with webfoot outfitters, the guide did seem inexperienced, because he didn't bother to brush up out blinds very well. Or change the decoys or any of the set up even after having 15+ flocks flair at that 70 yrd mark. We used very sparsely spaced, half rotten grass that was on the blinds when they pulled them out of the trailer to brush them up. We did hunt from layout blinds, but mine was missing a pin on the door, which made it difficult to push the door open when it was time to shoot. Like you said he wanted us to shoot at far birds. I was thinking WTH! I can shoot at far birds at home, I came here to shoot limits or very close to limits of birds at 35 yrd or closer that's why I'm paying him as a guide. We quit early too, 11 am is a little early for me. Very dissapointed, was expecting to bring home 8-12 birds home and came home with 1 speck.
It didn't make things any better that he didn't tell us the night before that we'd be hunting with other people which I didn't oppose until I found out it was a couple of fat cats who complained and bad mouthed me about how I wasn't shooting at the 50 yrd birds that they were. Although the guide did try to make things better by inviting me next year for a free hunt. So that makes me feel better about the guide himself, but not about his guide services.