Audie Anderson, Scotland Stag Hunt Report
Matt did a great job and continues to do so, helping us get our trophies back a year later. The outfitter has a lot of room for improvement.
The hunt was a management red stag hunt…meaning we saw a lot of stag but could not shoot the one we wanted but must take the one the guide selects, which was a lesser bull. That was never communicated to us until we were laying in the field getting ready to shoot. My wife and I both chose to hunt and the morning of our deer hunt we were informed that we had another husband wife team to hunt with also. So we ended up as three hunters, one observer and one guide all walking around together. We all got along and enjoyed each others company but again until we the morning of the hunt we did not know this. I also asked to hunt Sika buck. After a couple days of nobody offering to take me after the free range red stag hunt was completed, Matt got hold of the outfitter who then arranged a couple half day hunts. In his defense he seemed to not realize I was hunting sika stag, and one afternoon he even took me himself.
We are still waiting for our trophies to be shipped. The company in Scotland has said the taxidermist who is preparing the cape is behind and it takes time to salt and dry a cape. It takes me a couple hours on the mountain to prepare my hunters capes…..
- How likely will you be to refer friends to Outdoors International about this hunt? Very likely
- How was the outfitters pre-hunt communication? Fair
- How would you rate the overall trophy quality? Fair
- How would you rate the lodging? Excellent
- How would you rate the food? Excellent
- How savvy/knowledgeable was your guide? Excellent
- How was the Field Dressing and Trophy Preparation? Good
- Were you successful or unsuccessful? Successful
- Were you happy with the overall experience? Mostly
- How physically difficult was the hunt? Easy
- Who was your Hunting Consultant? Mat Cervantes
- How likely would you be to refer Outdoors International booking services to your friends and family? Very Likely
- How were your conversations with your agent? Excellent
- How was your agent’s pre-hunt correspondence? Excellent
- How was your agent’s post-hunt follow up? Good
- How savvy/knowledgeable was your agent? Excellent
- How would you rate your agent? FIVE STARS – My agent was amazing
- Will you book another trip with us in the future? Probably