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Buckshot Outfitting

Rated 0 out of 5.0 based on 7 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Clint & Cherry Gray

Location: Naples, Idaho

Species Hunted: Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion

State(s) Hunted: ID


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outfitter review submitted by: Curt Chiesa on Dec 8 2005

Species Hunted: White tail deer

Game Quality: Very Good

Accommodation Quality: Excellent - Hot showers & warm

Camp Condition: Very good and up to date

Food Quality: The best homecooked meals - we

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Outstanding

Overall Impression: Superior

Recommend: Definitely

Reviewer Comments: Clint found me a nice 4x3 buck in the last hour of the last day of my hunt! He's definitely concerned about your success. This is the third time I've hunted (lion, bear, and deer) with Clint and every time has been successful. I got game in 2 out of 3 cases and in the third case I had a close shot opportunity. I can recommend Clint without reservation.

outfitter review submitted by: Curt Chiesa on May 31 2005

Species Hunted: Black Bear

Game Quality: Outstanding

Accommodation Quality: n/a - I chose to provide my ow

Camp Condition: n/a

Food Quality: n/a

Guide Experience: Extensive

Other Personal Experience: n/a

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: Clint is a hard-working guide with an excellent eye. He spotted more than half a dozen bears on a 6 day spot & stalk spring bear hunt. In addition, we saw moose, elk, white-tails, mule deer, turkeys, and even a bald eagle. Clint got me to within 80 yards of a nice cinnamon-colored bear, but I made a clean miss. The weather was good with plenty of daylight and a clear field of vision, so it must have been a bad case of buck fever. I think most hunters could easily make this shot and I also believe you'll see a number of various colored bears on this hunt.

outfitter review submitted by: Curt Chiesa on Dec 14 2004

Species Hunted: Mountain Lion

Game Quality: Excellent - tom lion

Accommodation Quality: Excellent - just like home

Camp Condition: Superior (i.e., GPS receivers,

Food Quality: Plenty & Tasty

Guide Experience: Top notch

Other Personal Experience: N/A

Overall Impression: Very Favorable

Recommend: YES

Reviewer Comments: I've been on 3 guided mountain lion hunts, but Buckshot was the only outfitter to produce results. Here's an anecdote that gives some insight to their operation: I was hunting with 2 guides, Glen & Cory, who treed a lion on a snowy mountainside just before dark on the 2nd day out. After shooting the lion, rounding up the dogs, and gathering our geer, we were operating in total darkness. The guides decided it wouldn't be smart to head down the hill since I was getting leg cramps (didn't drink enough water!), we had only one flashlight, and no water. They started a campfire and prepared to siwash for the night. However, Clint Gray, who was in contact with us by CB radio, figured we'd be better off back at the house! Clint headed up the mountain with extra flashlights & water, trying to locate us in the dark. He found us using GPS receivers that the guides carry. We made it off the mountain by 9pm. This is just one example of how Buckshot went the extra mile for its client.

outfitter review submitted by: Chris Wells on Dec 9 2004

Species Hunted: Mountain Lion

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Superb

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: Superb

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Un-Beatable

Recommend: Absolutely

Reviewer Comments: My trip took place in the Swan Valley of Montana. I was the first guest at Glen and Sally’s home (Clint’s Parents) due to Clint expanding into Montana. Glen and Sally made me feel like family from morning to night the entire week. Clint was raised in the “Swan” hunting cats, deer, elk, bears etc. with his father and ran his first cat with his dad at 9 years old. Glen has been hunting the Swan Valley for over 30 years and has always been particularly fond of cat hunting. With this type of hunting influence it is not hard to understand where Clint gets his desire from. Clint is a very hard working, knowledgeable and caring outfitter who truly does care about his clients success and comfort, his father and a personal friend of his Cory helped out until we got our lion on the third day. I plan on seeing Clint in a couple years in Idaho to run some Bobcats.

outfitter review submitted by: Larry Boyd on Jan 28 2002

Species Hunted: Lion, Bobcat

Game Quality: Super

Accommodation Quality: Finest

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: Delicious& Plentiful

Guide Experience: Lifelong & it showed

Other Personal Experience: Glenn-even more

Overall Impression: Professional yet Personal

Recommend: Any day, Any time, Anywhere

Reviewer Comments: Clint is a young houndsman who truly loves the land, it's inhabitants, his hounds, and the chase, having killed only one lion himself, his pride and enjoyment comes in bringing other hunters to appreciate what a magnificent trophy the lion is. His father, if you are fortunate enough to have him join your hunt, is a lifelong study of the habits of the lion and the raising and training of hounds. They are truly a guiding family to be proud to know, the accomodations are very warm and comfortable, with privacy, and Clint's family is as nice as they come. Cherry is also an excellent cook. The reason there is '1 of each' listed above is, Clint's proper reading of tracks in the snow puts you on the right animal the first time, and he and the dogs do the rest.

outfitter review submitted by: Chris McMahon on Jan 3 2001

Species Hunted: Mtn. Lion

Game Quality: Excellent

Accommodation Quality: Great

Camp Condition: Great

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Very Good

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Best hunt yet.

Recommend: Definetly

Reviewer Comments: Went lion hunting with Clint on the 22nd of Dec. 2000. We hunted hard for a track and after 5 days we had seen numerous tracks from bobcats to lions,the weather was not to cooperative and it was hard to tell how old the tracks were, we finally found a track we could run the dogs on and the chase was on. The dogs were great, they had that lion treed in a little less than an hour, there were 3 other lions on that mountain for sure. After a good little hike we got that lion.Clint is a hard working guide who will do everything he can to get you to the game. If your lucky his Dad Glen will show up, this guy has done some hunting.Overall this was probably the funnest hunt I have ever been on. The family is very friendly and I felt comfortable from day one. I would recommend any one who is interested in hunting the big cats to check out Buckshot Outfitters in Sandpoint, ID.

outfitter review submitted by: Steve Dubin on Dec 9 1999

Species Hunted: whitetail, mulies, black bear, mountain lion

Game Quality: good

Accommodation Quality: excellent

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: excellent

Other Personal Experience: excellent

Overall Impression: very enjoyable

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: It was very obvious that a TON of hard work was done by Clint before any hunters showed up. His knowledge of the area and animal movements are outstanding. I\\\'ve already booked for a return trip.

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