Brigden Outfitting

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Brigden Outfitting



Rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 6 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Graham Brigden

Location: Elkwater, Alberta

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope

State(s) Hunted: AB

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Submitted by: Bill Stranahan

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Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2013

Hunt Date: Mar 18, 2013

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 7

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Praire

Method: Bow

Price Range: 4000-4999

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2012 mule deer hunt

My hunt with graham brigdon outfitters was one of the best hunts I have been on. We went in knowing that spending lots of time behind binos, and spotters would be the plan. We were able to locate several really good deer on this hunt, and our guide Blaine was like a mule deer ninja. He got us in close on a few different deer during our hunt. If you want 5 star accommodations and a fancy lodge this may not be for you, but the accommodations we had were great for us, and Blaine's wife is an excellent cook. I shot my deer on day 5 of our hunt,at about 25 yds. The next day I got to watch Blaine and my hunting partner complete a 1/2 mile stalk on a group of bucks in an open Feild. It was pretty cool to watch through the spotting scope the last 400 yds when they looked like prairie dogs with their heads popping up from the tall grass sneaking into bow range. If you want a good mule deer and are willing to earn it, this is an outstanding hunt. Be ready to shoot in the wind, it will be windy, and you will want it that way.


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


outfitter review submitted by: Henry Etteldorf on Mar 28 2007

Species Hunted: Pronghorn

Game Quality: very good

Accommodation Quality: good

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: very good

Guide Experience: very good

Other Personal Experience: good

Overall Impression: very good

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: Small outfitter with one on one guiding. Two to four in camp per week. This was an archery hunt. First hunt for pronghorn. Saw many pronghorns bucks. Tried to decoy about 10 bucks a day. Some came in others ran with the does. Food is good. They were just finishing up the new house, we stayed in the old bunk house. Guides are very experienced and willing to work as hard as you want to. Used a a spotting scope more then binos to watch my hunting buddy or size up antelope.


outfitter review submitted by: Glenn McCormick on Oct 25 2006

Species Hunted: whitetail

Game Quality: excellent

Accommodation Quality: Very good

Camp Condition: very good

Food Quality: very good

Guide Experience: excellent

Other Personal Experience: excellent

Overall Impression: very good to excellent

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: Saw a world class 8 pt on monday and turned down several 140 and 150 class on tues . Big mistake, for the next 4 days it rained with winds blowing 30 to 55 mph and it really cut down on the deer movement . This is my 2nd trip here and I re-booked for 07 . The outfitter and guides are with you the entire trip and are bad poker players :} They do a great job, they certainly know where the deer are . At this point in my hunting career I hold out for booners and turn down lots of 140 to 155 bucks . Great place to bag your first wallhanger .


outfitter review submitted by: Glenn Mccormick on Sep 26 2006

Species Hunted: whitetail

Game Quality: excellent

Accommodation Quality: very good

Camp Condition: all newer equipment

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: pros

Other Personal Experience: fine

Overall Impression: excellent

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: Hunted over grain fields on river bottoms . Saw 15 to 18 bucks for the week including 3 shooters < over 160 inch > . On wed I drew back on a 170 8 pt and got bagged by a small buck coming from the other direction . The next 3 days were shut down by unrelenting rain and winds 30 to 55 mph . You can't fight mother nature . Guides know there business , saw some monster mulies , bull moose , and lots of wildlife . re-booked for 07 .


outfitter review submitted by: Glenn Mccormick on Sep 23 2005

Species Hunted: whitetail

Game Quality: excellent

Accommodation Quality: very good

Camp Condition: excellent

Food Quality: very good

Guide Experience: excellent

Other Personal Experience: excellent

Overall Impression: excellent

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: Even thought I didn't arrow a deer I re-booked for 2006 . Saw deer in the 150 to 190 range but held out for the big one with no regrets . Had a blast, hard working guides with agreat sense of humor . I was tempted to arrow a 160 the first night so I could hunt the 100's of coyotes we saw .My 5th hunt in canada and the best .


outfitter review submitted by: Henry Etteldorf on Oct 10 2001

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Game Quality: very good

Accommodation Quality: good

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: very good

Guide Experience: very good

Other Personal Experience: very good

Overall Impression: Solid no frills hunt

Recommend: definately

Reviewer Comments: Graham is a real nice guy. He is capable of getting a bowhunter in close enough for a shot. They do rifle and whitetail hunts also. You should be able to take a coyote (with a gun) on the hunt if you want. You hunt 10s of thousands of acres of local cattle ranches. The area is praire with medium size coolies. Lots of deer that don't know they are being hunted. Great buck to do ratio, close to 50/50. Some real good bucks about 1/3 are shooters (140 or above) Lunch is in town (Elkwater) and dinner is good home cooking. You sleep in the bunk house, setup for up to 4 hunters. Place is very comfortable. Expect to do quite a bit of walking for all but the evening sit. Bring light weight walkig boots, and keep your equipment simple. A rangefinder is strongly recommended.

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