Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

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Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

Postby ladb57 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:21 am

Anybody on here have any reviews of this place - good, bad or other? Looking at possible booking a trip with them for next fall.
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Re: Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

Postby duckhuntingchat.com » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:00 pm

Not a lot of reputable guides in ND, but Tim is a pretty stand up guy.
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Re: Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

Postby miken » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:30 pm

We went out with Coteau Lodge last Oct. opening weekend and had a blast. Tim and his whole family are very nice and accommodating. Puts you on the birds. I've already scheduled for opening weekend again this year.
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Re: Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

Postby ladb57 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:41 pm

thanks for the info guys. Just FYI, not really using them as a guide though, just more or less a place to stay. Again, thanks for the info and we can't wait to enjoy some of the famed north dakota waterfowl hunting.
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Re: Review of Coteau Lodge, North Dakota 2013

Postby HuntHikeSki » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Coteau Lodge North Dakota Review of Guide
The reviews for Coteau Lodge posted by others must have been years ago when Tim cared about giving his customers a good experience. The entire time Tim seemed to be annoyed that we were there and at any questions we asked him (trust me, we were low maintenance hunters). We planned on hunting pheasants while we were there and had talk/email Tim about such. As soon as he had the money in hand he told us that there was not even a hatch this spring. Also, that there were not birds to hunt. It would have been nice to know that and we would have not spent the 80 bucks on the upland bird permit. The entire time we never even saw a pheasant while out in the field. Each time we went to get directions or be put on the field to hunt, Tim put no effort into finding anything outside 5 miles of town to hunt. We had one hunt that we were not set up for in time and when we asked if we could get out early, Tim was really annoyed. He did have a young kid in his early 20's that would put in a whole lot not effort into finding birds. Tim has a overhead door side business that seems to take all of his time and energy. The lodge is not longer his and his accommodations were bad. When Tim showed us our house, it had leaking roofs and really bad lighting, it was more like a haunted house. They formally had a bird cleaning station, which would have been nice, but were to lazy to put it up. It would have been better to have stayed in a nicer hotel room and guide myself. The overall experience was poor and I wish had spent a little more money to go with a real guide. Tim needs to sell the business and move on or stop misleading folks. I know that our of state hunters might be annoying to him, but I could have done just as good hunting at home in my backyard. I took a lot of time off work and spent a lot of money to get there just to be treated poorly.
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Re: Coteau Lodge, North Dakota

Postby Drakecoot » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:37 pm

Coteau lodge is the biggest joke this side of the Mississippi I can guarantee anyone that is looking for lodging and guided hunts in the Dakota's that you will regret booking a trip with this outfit. Terrible accommodations and terrible service. Simply do you research before booking, it's not hard to realize the coteau lodge isn't your best bet.
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