“This was my first big hunt out west so being from the east coast, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. The hunting was spectacular, the scenery was amazing, but the only thing that I tried to prepare for but couldn’t was the altitude difference but after two days you get used to it. Adam was my guide and he was great! He has obviously put in a lot of what I call “sweat equity” in hiking and knowing where the elk are and when they are there. The lodge was fantastic. We had comfortable beds to sleep in, hot showers, and the food was excellent! I got a great bull the last day of the hunt that I ironically passed on a few days earlier but boy was it worth it! All in all, I had an excellent experience and would highly recommend Dark Timber Outfitters to anyone who is looking for a great elk hunt!”
“Just wanted to say Todd and I had a great time on our hunt. Your camp was comfortable and equipment was safe and well maintained. Our guide Rick was a real professional and loves what he does. His work ethic, personal demeanor and positive attitude were very refreshing. Once again, Todd and I had a wonderful time and exciting hunt. I know we will reflect back often on this experience with great memories. Look forward to another hunt someday. Thank you!”
Carl B. & Todd L.
“The entire bow hunting experience with Adam and Dark Timber exceeded all expectations. Adam was already calling elk during our hike before sunrise the first morning. We saw and heard elk every day of our trip and had numerous opportunities, but the right shot never presented itself. If you want to challenge yourself, learn a ton, and spend time with great people in some beautiful country, then Adam is the outfitter for you.”
“Adam and his team provided a very memorable and enjoyable archery elk hunt experience at Dark Timber Lodge. I feel like I learned a decade’s worth of elk hunting knowledge during my 5-day guided hunt. We hunted hard all week and Adam worked tirelessly to get us into elk. It was one of the most fun hunts I’ve had in my 30+ years of hunting, and having a bull come in bugling at 40 yards is not something I’ll soon forget. Dark Timber Lodge provides a comfortable and convenient base camp for hunting elk, and I can’t wait to get back and hunt there again.”
“Just wanted to take a moment to say a few words about my archery elk hunt in unit 61 with Dark Timber Outfitters this fall. It took me 21 years of preference points to draw this tag and I wanted to give myself the best opportunity for success. Adam Gall at Dark Timber could not have been a better choice. Adam did a lot of preseason scouting and kept me informed with text messages and pictures. I have hunted with many outfitters, and this never happens. At 62 years old the hunt was very challenging, both mentally and physically but Adam was encouraging and pushed me to make sure I put everything possible into the hunt. The bulls were less than cooperative to our calls but Adam’s knowledge of the game and the area had us into elk every day. Over the course of the hunt I had two chances to fill my tag with nice bulls but could not close the deal. After a hard day chasing elk, the lodge at Dark Timber was warm and welcoming. With hot showers, a warm fire and fantastic food we were in good shape to give chase again the next day. Success is not always measured in inches of antler that you haul home in the back of your truck. Sometimes its measured in the effort you expend, the new friends you make and the memories of a great hunt. Dark Timber Outfitters made my hunt a success. Thanks Adam.”