Atkinson Expeditions

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Atkinson Expeditions



Rated 2 out of 5.0 based on 7 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Wes Atkinson

Location: Wellington, Colorado

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer, Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Turkey Merriam's, Turkey Rio Grande, Geese, Bobcat, Coyote

State(s) Hunted: CO, WY, NE

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Submitted by: Michael Inman

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Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016

Hunt Date: Nov 7, 2011

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Prairie

Method: Handgun

Price Range: 3000-3999

did not met expectations Number of animals seen, met expectations?

did not met expectations Size of animals seen, met expections?

met expectations Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations?

did not met expectations Would you hunt with this Guide again?

Mule deer hunt

This was a Colorado eastern plains mule deer hunt. Hunt did not include food or lodging. My guide Rob Amidon was a very nice guy, and tried very hard to put me on game. There simply was very few deer on the ranch. Rob called Wes Atkinson daily to confer about changing properties. Wes told him to stay put. I found out thru Rob that the ranch we were hunting had not been scouted at all. For the price of this hunt, i would expect that to take place. Wes comes off as a nice person when you first meet him, but once you voice your displeasure with him he quickly turns. He made no effort to see how my hunt went afterwards. And when he found out that I was not pleased, told me "he wished he could identify people like me", so as to avoid the like. I heard they are now out of business. For other hunters I hope this is the case.


hunt rating

Submitted by: Ken Stieh

Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2010

Hunt Date: Sep 4, 2010

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Foothills

Method: Bow

Price Range: 5000-6999

did not met expectations Number of animals seen, met expectations?

did not met expectations Size of animals seen, met expections?

did not met expectations Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations?

did not met expectations Would you hunt with this Guide again?

atkinson expeditions

hunted near wellington,co. saw few deer and only one shooter mulie. It was an overpriced hunt, without food or lodging supplied. Outfitter promised me a partial refund and then changed his mind.


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Submitted by: Ken Stieh

Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2010

Hunt Date: Sep 1, 2009

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Foothills

Method: Bow

Price Range: 5000-6999

did not met expectations Number of animals seen, met expectations?

did not met expectations Size of animals seen, met expections?

did not met expectations Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations?

did not met expectations Would you hunt with this Guide again?

saw few deer and only one i would call a shooter, paid too much for the hunt without food or lodging supplied, I would not recommend this outfitter to my worst enemy.


hunt rating

Submitted by: Scott Spencer

Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2010

Hunt Date: Oct 11, 2008

Species Hunted: Elk

Days Hunted: 3

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Foothills

Method: Rifle

Price Range: 5000-6999

met expectations Number of animals seen, met expectations?

met expectations Size of animals seen, met expections?

met expectations Hunting pressure in the guides area, met expectations?

met expectations Would you hunt with this Guide again?

Superb!

My first ever guided hunt was with Wes Atkinson and his Atkinson Expeditions! It is really hard to put into words the overall experience I had with Wes and my guide Rob Amidon. Rob worked his tail off and Wes (along with his wife Rachelle) was just a fantastic host. I took my first ever elk on the 3rd morning of a 5 day hunt but I would have actually tagged out the 2nd day if I had been able to get a clear shot. The property is excellent, the terrain is fine and not too steep, and the hunt is manageable for all levels of experience. I support Wes 100% in his operation and would love the opportunity to hunt with him again one day. Maybe the next time will be for a mule deer!


note: The following reviews predate the numeric rating system and are not included in this outfitter's overall rating.



outfitter review submitted by: Scott Spencer on Oct 21 2008

Species Hunted: Elk

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Nice (hotel)

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: N/A

Guide Experience: Very Experienced

Other Personal Experience: N/A

Overall Impression: Unforgettable

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: I went on my first elk hunt during the first rifle season in Colorado (Oct 11-15) and I was successful on the third day. We hunted two different herds of elk - one of about 200 head and the other about 50-60 head. Three hunters and three bulls taken in the first three days of the season. My bull was a beautiful 6x6 that scored about 265. That other two bulls that were taken probably scored around 270-280. Outstanding elk for Colorado and for free ranging animals. Wes runs a first class operation with plenty of animals and beautiful country on top of that. My guide, Robert Amidon, worked his tail off for me. I would recommend Atkinson Expeditions to anyone looking for an outstanding hunt and a great chance at a bull elk.



outfitter review submitted by: Rob Crawford on Mar 21 2008

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Five Star

Camp Condition: Great

Food Quality: Great

Guide Experience: Top Notch

Other Personal Experience: No Problems

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: YES

Reviewer Comments: THIS WAS A KANSAS WHITETAIL HUNT WITH A BOW IN WHICH I SAW MORE GREAT BUCKS THAN I'D EVER SEEN BEFORE. WES AND THE GUIDES KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO PUT US EACH DAY THEREFORE WE ALL TOOK VERY RESPECTABLE BUCKS. HOPE TO HUNT WITH THEM AGAIN SOMEDAY.



outfitter review submitted by: Randy Brooks on Jan 21 2008

Species Hunted: Deer and others

Game Quality: poor

Accommodation Quality: terrible

Camp Condition: n/a

Food Quality: fair

Guide Experience: n/a

Other Personal Experience: awful

Overall Impression: terrible

Recommend: never

Reviewer Comments: Promised many things that were never provided. Staff and Outfitter extremely rude and uninformed about local game laws, etc.

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