duckboytoo wrote:No, I have worked as an outdoor writer for 40 years and have only known the guy at IYF for 1 year. I know there are some bad outfitters out there. I have come across many myself, but this guys is not one of them…at least for me. And, I have only fired two shots there in 5 trips. I photo other people's hunts. On the flip side, I have seen lots of people who expect too much from a guide. Weather is their worst enemy. They can look horrible one day and look great the next..often depends totally on the weather. Guides are people, too. This guy works harder than any guide I have ever known. He has leases land over a 60 mile stretch and can hunt in three zones. It takes some effort on everyone's part to get to spots. I guess that doesn't agree with some folks. But the effort is worth it; I'm telling you the truth. Obviously every style of hunting does not agree with every individual. But, for hunters to bash one another…I don't get it. Good luck to all of you. Oh…this guy gets calls very often from farmers wanting him to lease their lands, because they have had so much trouble with fly-by-night-opeerators. To each his own.
I don't understand your "leases land over a 60 mile stretch and can hunt in three zones" statement. Missouri only has three state defined hunting zones and I don't know of anywhere that a 60 mile stretch can be in all three. What "zones" are you refering to?
I do not know anyone from IYF nor have I hunted with them so I can not make any statements about them as guides. I do know that in the past we have had someone represent themself as one of the owners come on here spam up our forum, get banned, and then someone else from there come on and claim to be an owner and say that the other person was a "now fired trouble making employee" and it was all a spam and trolling nightmare for a brief time.