Shadow Valley Outfitters was created in 2015 to offer our clients a more personalized approach to the guided and outfitted hunting experience. Our founders Bob Dykeman, Pat McCarty and Ben Brochu worked for some of the largest Outfitters in the state and choose to walk away for a more personalized approach. Our business model is based around building relationships with our clients before they arrive in camp, working extremely hard for our clients, and truly enjoying our time together during the hunt. In fact many of our past clients return the following year just to hang out in camp and help the other hunters.
We believe that honest conversations are the foundation for a successful hunting trip. We will always give our hunters realistic expectations for what we expect to harvest during the hunt and we will never over hype a hunt just to book a hunter. Honest conversations will give you and your guide the best chance for an enjoyable and successful hunt.
We know that many hunters have different expectations and hunting goals. We can build hunting packages to fit any hunters goals and expectations. Maintaining a small business model allows us to have the flexibility to maintain the personalized approach we created Shadow Valley Outfitters to meet.
Shadow Valley Outfitter's guide Trevor Davenport with a great strip buck he found and helped harvest.
When you book a hunt with Shadow Valley Outfitters, you can be assured that you are hunting with a guide that has years of experience guiding that same hunt. Our guides have been fortunate to harvest bulls into the 350-400 inch range and bucks well over 200 inches. We will not subcontract you to another guide service. When you book with Shadow Valley Outfitters you will know who your guide is and you will be in contact with him well before your hunt begins. We will spend the weeks and months before your hunt scouting hard to maximize your hunt experience. We keep track of antler growth, animal movement and feed conditions throughout the year to help you make the most of your hunt. Shadow Valley Outfitter guides will be able to give you real time scouting reports that will help give you accurate expectations for your hunt.
Most hunts are done out of a combination of wall tent and camp trailers and occasionally out of cabins or hotels depending on hunter needs or preference. Our camps are set up with comfort in mind and we know a comfortable camp provides for good rest and an enjoyable experience. Style of hunting is completely based on what gives you the best chance for success although spot and stalk, calling, and sitting a stand is most common. Most hunts are done with a combination of hunting tactics and your guide will recommend the best tactics for the conditions and animal behavior you are experiencing. We welcome you to bring a family member or friend along with you to share in the experience.