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J & J Guide Service

Rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 2 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Jamie Byrne

Location: Ekalaka, Montana

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer, Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Coyote

State(s) Hunted: MT


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Submitted by: John Stanley

Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2011

Hunt Date: Nov 14, 2010

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Days Hunted: 5

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Foothills

Method: Rifle

Price Range: 3000-3999

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Mule Deer hunt w/J&J Guides in Montana

Jamie and Juanita Byrne have top shelf operation going in Ekalaka, Montana. They limit the number of hunters to 6/wk so the area is not over harvested. Jamie and two long-time friends are the guides so the expected level of competence, trust and professionalism is evident. My wife and I missed the first morning of our hunt because of shoddy airline service, but Jamie assured us we would be alright as we arrived just before noon. He got us on animals immediately and I took a 6x5 (if you count the BT's) 25" mulie, 165 BC est. by 4:00PM after an exciting 800 yd stalk thru a winding creek bottom. My wife took her mulie early the next afternoon after we leisurely still hunted some rim rocks and mesas. She passed on several bucks that were chasing does in some wind-sheltered canyons and took her buck w/a 280yd shot as we reached a high plateau that dropped down from the last mesa. Her buck (a 6x4) was wider but had shorter forks. They both had 3-5" extra tines as did a buck another hunter in camp took. The last hunter in camp harvested a 27" buck on the 4th morning during a snow storm. Jamie and Juanita engender great camraderie in camp because they are wonderful hosts. This is a fabulous place to take a spouse or youth because they are so accomodating.

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outfitter review submitted by: Kevin Ziesman on Sep 5 2007

Species Hunted: Mule Deer

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Great

Camp Condition: Great

Food Quality: Awesome

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Great hunt and great people

Recommend: Most definitely

Reviewer Comments: I have been hunting whitetails my whole life and when I started hunting out west (Wyoming/Montana)I became infatuated with mule deer and have been constantly searching for opportunities to chase the deer of my dreams.Last fall(2007) over Thanksgiving Mark Lees and myself both killed the biggest deer we had ever killed in our lives.Mark had never shot any whitetail bigger than a basket rack and I had killed 2 mule deer around the 25 inch range in previous trips out west so I wanted to try for a bigger deer and Jamie put us both on the deer we had dreamed of shooting.Mark shot a beautful 24 inch mule deer on the 3rd day of the hunt and I shot a huge bodied 26 inch mule deer.I went turkey hunting afterward and shot one within 15 minutes after stepping out of the truck.We also had some fun prairie dog hunting.This was definitely one of my best hunts ever.Jamie also showed pictures of previous hunts and a bow hunter shot a huge bull elk and a nice mule deer on his hunt.As I looked threw the pictures I couldn't believe the quality of the animals and Mark's and my deer would now be included in these pictures on his website.

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