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All Hunt Evaluations are submitted by clients and provided for your viewing. Only information "completed" by client is provided.
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Note: In certain areas of the Hunt Evaluation, clients are asked to rate categories on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being 1st Class.
 

Recent Evaluations


First/Last Name: James Conner
Guide: 1st hunt – Joe   2nd hunt - Thomas
Dates Hunted:  Sept. 5-11
Location of Hunt: 1st hunt – Lake A    2nd hunt – Lake Borelzon
Sufficient Info: 8
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: Both guides – 10, Both hard working, good humor, especially Joe
Cook Personality: Sandy 10, Jodie 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 1st hunt – 2, 2nd hunt-10
Primary Species Quality:    “     “       “   “     “      “ 
Weather Conditions: 6
Quality of Equipment:8
Quality Boats:9
Quality Cabins: N/A
Quality Tents:8
Quality Meals: 10
Trophy Care of Game: 10
Safety Factors: 10
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes
Hunting Violations Observed:  None
Trophies Taken:  1 bull, 1 cow
 
Testimonial:
 
Comments:1st hunt was almost a disaster, but we move to Lake Borelzon
At the perfect time and as luck would have it, it was a rousing success.  Joe worked  very hard but there was nothing there, not is fault.  Thomas would not quit up till the last minute and so I killed a very nice bull 1 hour before the plane was to arrive.  He had a can do attitude.  Hope to see you again soon.  James Conner

First/Last Name: Michael Wilmet
Guide: Don't recall
Dates Hunted: 9/6 - 9/10, 2012
Location of Hunt: ?
Sufficient Info: Excellent pre-hunt information was provided
Airport Pickup: Excellent
Transfer to Camp: Excellent
Guide Personality: Very knowledgeable and an excellent hunter
Cook Personality: Superb and very willing to prepare special dishes
Camp Manager Personality: Ray was terrific and extremely helpful
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 2
Primary Species Quality: Good
Weather Conditions: Windy, rainy at times, sunny when it wasn't raining
Quality of Equipment: Boats and motors were new and in excellent condition
Quality Boats: Excellent
Quality Cabins: N/A
Quality Tents: As comfortable as tents can be and each had lantern and propane heater
Quality Meals: Very good and ample
Trophy Care of Game: Very good
Safety Factors: Guides and camp manager very safety conscious
Recommend Hunt: Yes, without any hesitation
Happy with Outfitter: Yes, extremely. Very professional and well organized.
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes, several of our group are already in discussion for another hunt
Hunting Violations Observed: There were no hunting violations, guides were very knowledge in what was established practice.
Trophies Taken: 2 nice caribou

Testimonial: Ryan & Dorothy, you run a very professional organization and one of the best that I have hunted with over the past 25 years. I have nothing but good comments to say regarding the pre-hunt information , the hunt, camp, food, guides, trophy preparation and deliver coordination to Telesky Taxidermists. I especially appreciate your sending the extra plane to pick up my last set of caribou antlers and getting them to the taxidermist. I have been in contact with Jim & Sandy at Telesky and they are very knowledge, detailed and well organized, and I confident they will do a great job on the trophies.  Thanks again for a great experience.

First/Last Name: Kent Turner
Guide: Ryan St. John
Dates Hunted: 8-30 to 9-5/2012
Location of Hunt: Nunavut
Sufficient Info: 9
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10 - Weather played a role in getting us to camp, but hey that’s hunting!
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10 Camp
Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 7
Primary Species Quality: 7 – Weather had been hot and the migration hadn’t started – even so the only person that didn’t get a second caribou was because he only wanted one.
Weather Conditions: 5
Quality of Equipment: 10 – I should have brought my spotting scope, would allow us to really see the quality of animal on the distance hills better.
Quality Boats: 10 – Our boat was new – would suggest a seat cushions
Quality Cabins: 8 – Nothing fancy here but good foam pad for your bedroll, and a good propane heater with thermostat. Even when the temp. outside dropped into the 30’s we stayed warm in our cabin.
Quality Tents: N/A (did not use)
Quality Meals: 10
Trophy Care of Game: 10
Safety Factors: 9 – My only suggestion is that the guides carry two way radios in case of an emergency. Each guide had a fully equipped first aid kit
Recommend Hunt: Yes or No (circle one) YES
Happy with Outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) YES –
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) YES
Hunting Violations Observed: NO
Trophies Taken: 2 Caribou

Testimonial: I am a disabled hunter as a result of a hunting accident 25 years ago. This hunt was a celebration for me having lived another 25 years after that accident, and still being able to hunt. I am able to walk, but am limited to walking only about a mile at one time. Ryan St. John, who owns Henik Lake Outfitters, was my guide on this adventure. He was awesome to hunt with, took very good care of me, and put me on Caribou. I tagged out in two days. His ability to see caribou was astounding and was great in getting me in the right place and position to be able to take a shot, and of course I didn’t miss! If you are considering a Caribou hunt in Canada look no further that Henik Lake Adventures. Period!
First/Last Name: Philip P. Ripepi, M.D.
Guide: Peter
Dates Hunted: September 4-12
Location of Hunt: Baralzon Lake, Nunavut
Sufficient Info: 10
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou : 10
Primary Species Quantity: 10
Primary Species Quality: 10
Weather Conditions: good enough to hunt
Quality of Equipment: 10
Quality Boats: 10
Quality Cabins: 10
Quality Tents: 10
Quality Meals: 10 for a hunt
Trophy Care of Game: 10 so far
Safety Factors: 10
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes (this was my second)
Hunting Violations Observed: none
Trophies Taken: caribou

Testimonial: I would not have returned for another hunt if I was not confident in the outfitter. My friends and I had a great time.

Comments: I will be back for a wolf.
First/Last Name: Boyd Anderson
Guide: Thomas
Dates Hunted: 8-31-12 to 9-4-12
Location of Hunt: Beralzon
Sufficient Info:
Airport Pickup: Fine, but didn’t seem to know what we were doing (flying or staying in
Churchill)
Transfer to Camp: 7 - Good
Guide Personality: 8 Good
Cook Personality: 9 Great
Camp Manager Personality: 9 Great
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 6 Fair
Primary Species Quality: 7 good
Weather Conditions: Poor (hunted only 2 ½ days)
Quality of Equipment: 7 - good
Quality Boats: 8 - good
Quality Cabins: NA
Quality Tents: 7 good
Quality Meals: 8 good
Trophy Care of Game: 8 good
Safety Factors: 7 good
Recommend Hunt: Yes or No (circle one) Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) Yes
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: Good – 2 caribou

Testimonial:

Comments: Some guides did not want to walk very far. It is best to keep the hunters
informed of status (flights, delays, etc.).
First/Last Name: Robert Di Pietro
Guide: Thomas
Dates Hunted: September 4 – 10, 2012
Location of Hunt: Baralzon Lake, Nunavut
Sufficient Info: 10
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 9
Primary Species Quality: 9
Weather Conditions: 5
Quality of Equipment: 9
Quality Boats: 10
Quality Cabins: 10
Quality Tents: 10
Quality Meals: 10
Trophy Care of Game: 10
Safety Factors: 9
Recommend Hunt: Yes or No (circle one) yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) yes
Hunting Violations Observed: no
Trophies Taken: yes

Testimonial: First, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to hunt in your area as I had a fantastic time. Your guides are excellent and very friendly they know exactly what to do to put you in front of caribou. Your cook Jody and Ray, your camp manager, they were also excellent, the food was great and Ray was extremely helpful and genuinely interested in our comfort.
First/Last Name: Brendon Wood
Guide: Ryan St John
Dates Hunted: Sept 1-5 2012
Location of Hunt: Nunavut Lake Edihon
Sufficient Info: 10 (Make sure you use Henik Lake adventures for all Info, not a booking agent).
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 5 (Migration was not in full swing, of which I do not blame the guide, nor Henik Lake Adventures)
Primary Species Quality: 9
Weather Conditions: 3 Lots of rain. Our guide did a great job working around all the weather.
Quality of Equipment:10
Quality Boats:10
Quality Cabins: 10
Quality Tents:Did not use
Quality Meals:10
Trophy Care of Game:10
Safety Factors:10
Recommend Hunt: Yes or No (circle one) Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes or No (circle one) Yes (and will do so)
Hunting Violations Observed:None
Trophies Taken: 2 Caribou

Testimonial:This is a first class operation from top to bottom. Weather was a beating, but that is hunting. Henik Lake Adventures went out of their way to meet every need we had. I look forward to going back and hopefully get better weather and maybe a larger migration. Ryan St John and his staff are outstanding.
First/Last Name: don thompson
Guide: joe
Dates Hunted: 9/11-9/15
Location of Hunt: both camps
Sufficient Info: yes
Airport Pickup: good
Transfer to Camp: great
Guide Personality: excellent
Cook Personality: excellent
Camp Manager Personality: excellent
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: didn't see many
Weather Conditions: good
Primary Species Quality: good
Quality of Equipment:
Quality Boats:very good
Quality Cabins: good
Quality Tents: good
Quality Meals: great
Trophy Care of Game: good
Safety Factors: good
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: two Caribou

Testimonial:our guide worked hard to find caribou for us even though we didn’t see many we managed to take two nice caribou
First/Last Name: Dean Beaumann
Guide: Peter
Dates Hunted: Sept 7-10
Location of Hunt: Barrowroll Lake?
Sufficient Info: 8
Airport Pickup: 9
Transfer to Camp: 9
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou
Primary Species Quantity: 8
Weather Conditions: good
Primary Species Quality: 8
Quality of Equipment: 8
Quality Boats: 9
Quality Cabins: 7
Quality Tents: 8
Quality Meals: 9
Trophy Care of Game: 9
Safety Factors: 9
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: 2 Caribou

Testimonial: Just need a little more cabin space
Comments: All good Ryan thanks.
Guide: Peter
Dates Hunted: Sept 1
Location of Hunt: Don't Remember
Sufficient Info: 10
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: 10
Cook Personality: 10
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou 10
Primary Species Quantity: 10
Primary Species Quality: 6
Weather Conditions: Hunted 2 days
Quality of Equipment: 10
Quality Boats: 10
Quality Cabins:
Quality Tents: 10
Quality Meals: 10
Trophy Care of Game: 5
Safety Factors: 10
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: No
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: 1 Caribou

Testimonial:
Comments: It was a nice hunt had some bad weather only shot 1 caribou but that was my choice everything was good with guide, food, and camp. I will recommend this hunt to anyone looking for a caribou hunt.
First/Last Name: Ronald A. Campbell
Guide: Peter
Dates Hunted: Sept 14 (one day)
Location of Hunt: Henlik Lake
Sufficient Info: 10
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: Smooth Landings (10)
Guide Personality: good sense of humor (10)
Cook Personality: pleasant and considerate (10)
Camp Manager Personality: jovial, pleasant and professional (10)
Primary Species: Caribou Yes
Primary Species Quantity: Fairly numerous with multiple opportunities (10)
Primary Species Quality: 8 to 9 common, some 10 (rac)
Weather Conditions: stranded in churchhill first 2 days, beautiful 1 day then lousy on last 2 days.
Quality of Equipment: water in gas line but guide fixed in field (10)
Quality Boats: flat bottom boat unsafe with high winds (9)
Quality Cabins: mess hall excellent (10)
Quality Tents: dry and warm
Quality Meals: excellent - far superior to Churchill restaurants (10)
Trophy Care of Game: excellent (10)
Safety Factors: drinking water and cooking water should either be filtered or separate (9)
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: two bull caribou

Testimonial: I am 69 years old and had hunted trophy caribou unsuccessfully in Quebec in 1988. My experience with Henlik Lake Adventures was first rate. Questions and concerns were addressed immediately. My guide, Peter, paid attention to my safety and assisted me as necessary in getting in and out of the boat, getting ashore without incident and even carried my rifle for me in difficult terrain. It gave me confidence knowing that both my safety and success were being considered. I came alone but all the hunters were very congenial and the overall experience in both camp and hunting shot opportunities on trphy bulls exceeded my expectations. This was the hunt of a lifetime for me and I am totally pleased with the two nice bulls I took. The overall experience was fun in camp as well as in the field. I had a great time. Thanks to all of you.
Comments: In my opinion this was a first class hunt.
First/Last Name: Danny Danell
Guide: Eddie
Dates Hunted: Sept 6-10th 2012
Location of Hunt: Caribou Camp
Sufficient Info: 10
Airport Pickup: 10
Transfer to Camp: 10
Guide Personality: 10+
Cook Personality: 10+
Camp Manager Personality: 10
Primary Species: Caribou 10
Primary Species Quantity: 9
Primary Species Quality: 10
Weather Conditions: 4 days great - 2 not so good
Quality of Equipment: 10
Quality Boats: 10
Quality Cabins: 9
Quality Tents: 9
Quality Meals: 10
Trophy Care of Game: 10
Safety Factors: 10
Recommend Hunt: Yes
Happy with Outfitter: Yes
Book Another Hunt with outfitter: Yes
Hunting Violations Observed: None
Trophies Taken: two

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