If we don’t put our clients on quality hunts, they don’t use our service on their next hunt. We make it our priority to make sure the hunt we are recommending to you is the best that we know of. Here are some testimonials from some happy clients:
I hunted water buffalo in Australia in July of 2009 and I couldn't be more pleased with every aspect of the safari. Airport pick up, nice comfortable lodge and a fine Australian chef. They have a vast and beautiful concession with plenty of game, and this guy knows where to find them. He can find buffalo bulls when other buffalo can't find buffalo bulls. And did I mention trophy care and photography? Excellent. Anyway, I got two big buffalo, a nice feral pig with long teeth and had the time of my life.
Paul B Brunner
I have had the good fortune to bowhunt around the world, from Siberia, to Africa, to Australia, Argentina,and most of the U.S. Over the years I have met three guides who are the best of the best. this outfitter is one of the three! He is the finest back up man on dangerous game I have ever seen. He is a true HUNTER! His knowledge of the game he hunts is phenomenal. He can take even the least experienced bowhunter right in on an animal and make sure he is safe. He is one of the funniest guides I have ever met and he makes his camp seem like a bit of home and comedy routine all at the same time. I have hunted Water Buffalo with him three times and will be going back again soon. I have taken two big bulls with longbow and recurve bow with him, and both went down in sight....one arrow each. If you have a chance to hunt here for gosh sakes take it. You will never have a better hunt... I promise you.
Paul B Brunner
I am a traditional bowhunter and I booked a trip with Andrew Mackay for Buffalo. He and his operation can be summed up with two words "the best". Andrew works tirelessly 24/7 to make sure that your trip is more than a hunt…it is an adventure! Getting up every day and seeing birds of every kind and color, kangaroos, wallabies as well as other "strange" creatures only adds to the fantastic hunting adventure there in Australia. I have personally hunted all over the world but I have never been associated with someone with the knowledge, skill and work ethic as Andrew. If I could only make one "hunt of a lifetime" it would be with Andrew for Buffalo in Australia.
Dr. Jerel K. Wottrich | Stephanie Wottrich
We purchased an auction item for Buffalo and Sambar deer at Safari Club International in Reno, and we had no idea what we had in store for us!
The outfitter worked with us before hand and together we carefully planned a one month hunt. Upon arrival in Darwin, we were met by the outfitter and began our trip. We were fortunate to have taken a great number of true trophy animals. The guide is extremely knowledgeable on hunting and field judging the animals of Australia.
Jerel took two very nice buffalo, as well as a kangaroo and a wallaby. I harvested an exceptional banteng, buffalo, and scrub bull (feral ox) as well as blackbuck, sambar and rusa deer. The trophy quality was outstanding, including a number 1 SCI Feral Ox, taken with a handgun. I can honestly say we had the time of our lives. Andrew and his father are great hosts. It's a full "family operation" as his brother and sister assisted in Queensland as well. The guide was quite a cook "on the barbie", the meals were fantastic! I cannot say enough good things about this trip. The hunting was great, the company was great. And we can't wait to return to hunt the big buffalo again!"
Dr. Jerel K. Wottrich & Stephanie Wottrich
Jared Griffith – New Mexico Elk
This was an awesome hunt and opportunity from Outdoors International. I promote Russ Meyer all the time but he is an amazing broker and hunter. Just the other day I heard some one refer to him as the Chuck Adams of Idaho. I believe it to be true.
Jarred Griffith | Utah
Chris Matson – California Blacktail
This California outfitter is an expert hunter and fisherman. He was very key for the Black Tail Deer hunt in California. His knowledge of their behavior and precisely where to be and when was critical. I was impressed and the hunt was a success.
Chris Matson | Danville, CA
I have hunted with this outfitter each year for the past three years with incredible success. The three bucks I have taken with him were a 187″ buck with 45″ of mass, a giant buck scoring 203″, and a beautiful 195″ typical. The quality of this hunt is unbeatable, both in terms of trophy animals and knowledgeable, friendly guides.
I was just looking at the photo’s of our sheep hunt. Just looking at it brings back fond memories of the hunt and the good times I had. If all goes well I will be back to see you soon. My wife, Diane is convinced that she will be coming along this time.”
John C. Jensen – Sheep Hunt
I want to thank you again for a wonderful sheep hunt. I only wish it could have lasted forever. They all come and go so fast. Please keep me on your mailing list and feel free to have someone call me that might be looking for information on hunting with you and your crew.”
~John C. Jensen
Stan Foo Caribou Hunt
"Russ, I wanted to let you know I had a successful and exciting caribou hunt [you helped me book] in the Brooks Range. The time spent on the phone with you discussing what I was looking for in a hunt and my level of experience was very helpful, and your guidance and recommendations proved to be just right. The gear recommendations from Justin were also very helpful and I felt I was well equipped and prepared for the trip. [The outfitter] did a great job and ran a good operation. The guides and staff were experienced, knew this remote area of Alaska well and they were all very helpful. Overall, it was a great experience hunting with them and the trip exceeded my expectations.
Many thanks to you and Outdoors International for helping me find the right hunt, outfitter and guide to meet my needs. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
Franz-Albrecht Oettingen-Speilberg | Germany
"I cannot wait to come back and spend time in this paradise-like place. You have been more than welcoming hosts, and your kindness and generosity speaks for itself. Thank you 1,000 times and see you next year.”
Franz-Albrecht Oettingen-Speilberg | Germany
Stan Wiliamson, Ph.D. – Colorado Elk Hunt
Truly full-service hunt with absolutely great food, knowledgeable guide who paced the hunt well. Great accommodations. A great adventure.
Stan Wiliamson, Ph.D.
Jared Griffith – Texas Scimitar
It was a great hunt and an awesome chance to Bowhunt with the legend Russ Meyer!
Russ my miracle worker put together the ultimate Grizzly hunt for me. The guide I had, Rick took it from there, and helped me fulfill a life long dream. Russ and Rick tag teamed this so perfect, I couldn’t think of a better hunt ever!
Read the rest of the hunt report here.
Jared Griffin | Utah
Brett Marcum – Kansas Archery Whitetail
Craig runs a great outfitter business. He is very knowledgeable of whitetail deer behavior and he specializes in hunting them. He invested a lot of work scouting his leased land, hanging many tree stands, and studying multiple trail cameras from spring to fall. He is a dedicated bowhunter, as am I, and he appreciates the hunting experience as much as taking a trophy animal which is consistent with the beliefs of most archers.
Craig did a great job guiding us and making sure our experience was memorable. The weather did not cooperate on this trip and was unseasonably warm which kept the deer from moving very much. But he did the best he could given the weather situation. Despite the challenging conditions, I was successful in taking home a great trophy buck as my first ever whitetail harvest.
I would definitely recommend this outfitter to anyone looking to have a great Kansas whitetail hunting experience. See the full hunt report here.
Larry Velvick – Kansas Whitetail hunt
I was unsuccessful, but absolutely! The hunt was great! However the weather killed us due to no one's fault. Craig was very apologetic but the weather was out of his control. I'll be going back in 2015. See the full hunt report here.
I was unsuccessful, but very pleased with my guide's efforts to give me shooting opportunities. reat outfitter. Great Trophy White tail hunting areas. Many blind and tree stand placements before the season allowing good positioning for wind. Constant monitoring of trail cams by the outfitter.
See the full hunt report here.
Robert – Idaho Archery Elk
We had a great time & great memories, we hope we can go on more trips with Adam.
Kyle Hawkins – Kyrgyzstan Ibex and Marco Polo
People don’t know what they are missing out on. Just because Kyrgyzstan end in “stan” doesn’t mean you wont make it back alive. An unbelievable experience of a lifetime! See the entire hunt report here.
Rick Cudlipp – BC Black Bear
I saw bears every day. Held out until last day and shot a beautiful Black Bear. If possible, would hunt with him for the rest of my hunting career. He is a wonderful person and has a great sense of humor. One of the top three of all of my hunts for sure. They produce and bend over backwards for you.
See the full hunt report here.
Archery Mountain Goats in Alaska
I’ve been on a lot of hunts over the past years, and can honestly say this one of my best trips to date! With animals in every direction, the hardest decision was figuring out which Goat we were going after. That is a true rarity these days. I can’t wait to go back to hunt with this outfit!
New Zealand Safari
This was my first time to travel to New Zealand. I went to hunt red stag and tahr and had an incredible time. It turned into a New Zealand Safari. I flew thru Sydney on my way to Christchurch. I spent 1 day in Sydney and flew to CC the next day arriving late at night. I stayed at a hotel near the airport and was picked up in the morning by Duncan…right on time. We drove to the lodge that morning and spent the rest of the day getting ready for the hunt which would begin the next morning. As luck would be, I was the only other hunter in camp for the week. I thought it might be nice to have other hunters in camp but as it turned out having all this special attention was a nice treat and the conversation during the day and night was comfortable and interesting. The hunt was more than I could ever imagine. I shot 2 bull stags, 2 Himalayan bull Tahrs, 2 rams and several wallabies.
Laguna Hills, CA
Mountain Goat/Elk Combo in BC
I will book another trip with Outdoors International in the future. I like the fact that someone from OI has been there or hunted with the outfitter and can intelligently fit the hunter with a hunt they can physically do and enjoy.
Boone and Crockett Mountain Goat
This trip far exceeded my expectations! Marc put me on the best hunt I've been on! Tom the outfitter has an outstanding operation from all aspects. His guide Corey worked so hard to make my hunt successful. I would recommend this hunt to anyone looking for a goat hunt. Be in shape!!!!"
Hunting Fallow Deer in Croatia
Drove down in a rental car to Croatia from Germany, through Austria and Slovenia, cleared customs with the rifle for 7 Euro ($10) at the Croatian border; the Outfitter met us at the airport to clear customs for us. He explained where we would go in the morning. He speaks very good English.
Day One; Woke up early and we were driven five minutes to the harbor and loaded a boat to the private island of Plavnik. All gear was loaded by three camp hands/guides. After a 30 minute boat ride we walked or rode to the lodge on the island of Plavnik only 10 minutes up hill. All of our gear was taken uphill on a tractor. We began to hunt straight off the boat.
We tried to take a young buck but could not get a shot. We saw several does and heard a rutting buck in the wind. After a few hours we walked back to the lodge and had a great egg and bacon brunch with all fresh foods and then took a nap in our room.
In the early afternoon we went back out and we finally took a spike buck for culling purposes. Late afternoon close to dusk, we heard the croaking of a large mature Fallow deer buck. After stalking up through the bush we came upon a big buck about 150 yards but hidden in the brush. After several minutes we saw his shoulder and from shooting sticks Mat took the shot. Perfect lung, he dropped within 5 yards; large Fallow buck with a scenic sea backdrop!
Day Two: Early morning, we looked high and low for a big buck but the wind was strong and the big ones were in the low ground in deep cover. Later in the day after walking for hours we came across a young spike buck and followed him to a small harem with a very large buck croaking loud. We snuck up on him, low crawled into position. We decided to leave the big buck alone to breed but take another young spike buck that was weak. Henry harvested the second cull buck. In 2 days we had shots on two big bucks, two small bucks, several does, and about four spike bucks.
Thanks for introducing me to T.A.G. Bags
Shout out to Outdoors International for introducing me to TAG game bags. I used them on the elk and wolf this season. I generally don't carry game bags with me due to the added bulk and weight. However, the TAG bag kit was so light and handy I stuffed it in my pack and set off for the day. Fortunately I had the bags with me when I field dressed my elk. They kept the bugs off and the meat clean. The amazing part was how well they cleaned up. Threw them in the washer with some soap and bleach and they came out good as new. Last night I rolled them back up and put them back in the carry sack and they are ready to go again. Awesome.
Alaska Dall Sheep/Grizzly hunt
I couldn't believe in less than seven days I had harvested a dall sheep and a grizzly bear, it was a trip of a life time! I cant say enough about how impressed I was with this Outfitter. From the knowledge of the outdoors to how my made my time in camp with him very memorable. [Read the story...]
Alaskan Double Play
Got back early from my hunt in Alaska w/Arctic North Guides. What a hunt. Had a blast. Amazingly my guide was the same guy that was attacked by a grizzly last year...and we hunted out of the same camp. Learn more about this hunt here.
Ken W Bloxom
Arctic Grizzly Bear
Best Day of my life
......Keep um comin... :-)
South Africa with My Son. A Dream Come True.
There’s not one bad thing I could say about this South Africa safari. The hunting was off the hook, with LOTS of game. The people were great, the PH’s were fun, friendly, and professional. The food was spectacular, as was the lodging. It was the trip of a lifetime for me and my son.
Cape Buffalo with a Bow
I went from being on top of the world, to the pit of despair in about 1.5 seconds. Suddenly I could hear Botes’ (our PH) voice cutting through the fog of disbelief and utter horror, saying “nock another one, nock another one, you got this.” When I snapped out of it I realized the big ol cape buffao bull had only taken a few steps and was now staring right at me, and suddenly everything was back in focus and all the hours of practice and years of hunting kicked in. Next thing I knew I was at full draw and had my pin buried just inside the front shoulder and “Thwack!” the arrow punched clear through, right where I was aiming and within seconds the huge cape buffalo was staggering like a punch drunk prize fighter in the 12th round. I put two more insurance arrows in him, but it was already over. My dream of taking a trophy cape buffalo with a bow was now a reality. As I walked up to him I was in awe of his sheer size and all I could think of was the intensity of his stare as I let that second arrow fly, and how this was a true old warrior who had been the king of his domain. I was overcome with emotion and adrenaline, I hugged Botes, sat down and started to shake like I had hypothermia. This truly was an adventure of a lifetime. [Read More...]
Wyoming Archery Antelope
"Thanks for making this hunt happen for me. Amazing people and a great hunt. Thanks Russ"
Thank you so much
Thanks for confirming you received the payment for my Elk hunt.
I’ve looked at a bunch of Elk hunt options to the point of confusion, until we got in touch. Your help with the draw was great, but mostly I appreciate your explaining the many options you have available. Your advice on the terrain, altitude, camp conditions, etc. of the different options really helped in choosing a hunt that is right for me (especially the tip about popping over to the next state for Mule Deer if I tag out early).
Hope to be able to meet you in person when I am out west!
Many thanks for all your help.
I Highly Recommend Outdoors International
Working with Shad Wheeler of Outdoors International to book a trophy mule deer hunt has been nothing short of everything you'd hope the process would be. From my email inquiry to our first conversation was less than a day - not weeks - a day! In the first few minutes of our initial conversation you can tell you are talking to a guy that hunts hard and not a phone jockey selling hunts. Any and ALL QUESTIONS were responded to within hours by Shad personally and he did this while accommodating my schedule. In a word - OUTSTANDING. I will be booking more hunts through Shad, did somebody say 350"+ Elk???
Excited to be working with Shad Wheeler
Dealing with Shad Wheeler is a pleasure. He is a highly experienced hunter and knows what he is talking about when recommending quality hunts. Shad is straightforward and very responsive to his client’s requests. It’s nice to have someone you can trust and easily relate to when discussing/planning your next adventure.
Illinois Deer Hunting
Thanks to Russ Meyer with Outdoor International for sending me to a great place full of great people that treat you like family and also some top of the line Illinois deer hunting. I would recommend /southern-illinois-trophy-whitetail/ to any one. The owner is a real guy we became great friends after the first trip out. I'll be hunting with him every year from now on. And when I ever want to go on any kind of hunt I'll be calling Russ up with OI he can hook you up with any thing just tell him what kind of hunt your looking for and he'll find if for you at a great price. This guy is a true hunter and won't send you any where's he wouldn't go himself."
Working with Russ Meyer is a Pleasure
I have booked several hunting trips with Outdoors International. I have been fortunate to have worked with Russ Meyer on all of the hunts and his expertise and professionalism is incredible. I will continue to work with Russ and Outdoors International for years to come.
110% Satisfaction with Outdoors International
Dear Russ, I have had 110% satisfaction using your Consultant Service. When one flies to British Columbia for the first time, he or she experiences an instant realization that it is an awful lot alike Alaska! When I was picked up at the Airport at Prince George by Primitive Outfitter’s Guide, Gary, I was instantly welcomed as well as looked over. I liked that , allot! After an hour and a half drive that seemed like a half hour, I was rewarded by RR tracks and Hill Country living at it’s finest. A rustic Farm house and fields of green, and even the Rocky Mountains for a back drop in all of the fields that we glassed there. Grizzlies sighted every day and at least a half dozen Blackies too. I could not help but think that I was in “Bear Heaven”, at last! I waited for the right Black Bear and even though it took five days , he was a beauty, 6’ 9”, with a really good noggin. That was my 62nd B’day, and those wonderful folks even bought me a cake and a fifth of CC Whiskey too! Best Birthday that I have had since my 21st! If anyone has the desire and mettle to wait and be patient for a good Blackie or Grizz, you will have found a great HOME here at Primitive Outfitters! I could go on and on, but please believe me when I tell you that I have never had a good night;s sleep for many years, until I laid my head on a the bed at this warm mountain home. Five stars Russ, and it did not take me long to feel as though I was part of a very unique family! I hold all memories of this trip sacred and I am so grateful for you ringing me up to see if I would be interested. I would be most proud to highly recommend this outfit and I will be booking with them as well as you in the very near future. I cannot tout any outfitter, better than this one! Feel free to use me for a reference.
California Pig Hunting
Russ Meyer booked me a pig hunt in California. I had a great time saw lots of animals. I missed a trophy boar. The following day I took a great boar with my bow.
Thanks Russ Meyer!...Bob Morgan
Every Hunt Has Been Great!
I met Russ about a year ago through Outdoor International. I’ve gone on 4 hunts set up through Russ and each and every one was just great. The accommodations were great, the food was super and best of all plenty of game. The fact I booked 4 hunts shows that I was very satisfied. I think highly of Russ, he is the most accomplished hunter and woodsman that I’ve ever met as well as a good Christian family man. I was successful on 3 of the 4 hunts and if the weather had cooperated no doubt I would have taken my animal on all the hunts. Russ is a true professional and would make a great addition to your organization.
Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have.
623 546 3593
My 4th Year Booking Hunts with Marc Warnke
I have a strong passion for hunting and enjoy seeing new country. I live in Va so I don't know who to talk to or trust when I want to go out west on a trip. I also have a busy schedule and not a lot of time to research guides and land to hunt on. That's wear Outdoor Internationals hunting consultant's come into play. This is my fourth year booking with Marc Warnke and I can say every trip has been a great time.I have told Marc what kind of hunt I would like and he would give me a couple of choice's . He knows the right outfitters and seems to only recommend the best. I trust what he tells me and that is a big relief for me not to stress out over. Thanks again Marc and looking forward to many more awesome trips.
Outdoors International has saved me Time and Money
Living and working in Ukraine for the past 16 years, I was having difficulties planning and organizing my increasing appetite to hunt around the world. Finding the right outfitters in the right places, who also match your personality and hunting style, is nearly impossible if you have a full-time job like the most of us. This is why I searched the Internet to see if there was such a thing as a hunting consultant - and this is how I came across Outdoors International. Having someone take the time to learn what types of hunting experiences I am interested in and who who can suggest hunting ideas that I have never even considered or heard of before has completely revolutionized my hunting life. Moreover, having a person who can tell you what gear and equipment is best suited for a particular hunt or hunting style has also saved me time and money. Everything that Outdoors International has recommended to me, from hunts to outfitters to gear choices, has been 100% spot-on. I can't imagine doing it any other way.
Marc has the Highest Integrity and Is Very Knowledgeable
In the world of outdoor hunting adventures we all know that there are many “agents” that just don’t deliver anything other than a rip off nightmare scenario. My first booked hunt in Montana in 1974 turned out to be just that.
Over the decades I have learned through experience and since 2010 have had the pleasure of working with Marc Warnke as my booking agent. Marc has the highest integrity and is completely knowledgable about all the hunts he offers. I do not expect to harvest an animal every time I go hunting. It’s hunting not shopping. I do expect to have no surprises with regards to a hunts description when I arrive. That means terrain, accommodations, and all aspects of the hunt to be as described. Marc has never steered me wrong. Not only does he listen to what I am interested in hunting but he has sage advice to connect me with an outfitter that will provide an experience that I am looking to achieve. He is connected with a wide variety of outfitters offering many options that fit the bill and is not a one trick pony. Additionally, Marc has always followed up with me for a post hunt debriefing to make sure that all went well and to continue quality control of what he offers. I have nothing but the highest respect for Marc and have complete confidence in him and his company.
I cannot recommend him highly enough and for the rest of my hunting days he is the only agent that I will use.
Louis DiGiovanni, MD
OI Always Delivers
Marc and his organization has set myself and hunting partners up on a few different hunts in the last few years. He has always been able to fulfill what we are looking for on the dates, the species, the gear and top outfitters that are available through his organization. As an individual speaking, I am always looking for different species to chase after outside of what Idaho has to offer. Marc is always sending and offering different open availabilities that are readily available. They thrive to keep their customer base loaded with information on gear and hunts. I have personally set with Marc at his office and gone through valuable information to make my own descisions on what and when for hours on end and always excited and eager for our next visit. I have also hunted with Marc and his associates outside of business, and am willing to say that they are a first class organization in the field and off of the field. I would highly recommend them to the entire hunting world and gear industry for any persons needs!
I first used Outdoors International to book a hunt in the fall of 2012 and continue to use them today. My first experience far exceeded my expectations and throughout our relationship they have become true friends, not just a booking service. They answer when I call, we have hunted together, and they have even gone as far as to invite me into their home when I was traveling through. Their outfitters are top notch, their knowledge is superior to others, and their love and respect for the outdoors is what sets them apart from the rest. If there is ever a concern about something, I can walk away from the conversation knowing they have been honest in their answers and they have guided me in the direction that bests fits my needs.
Thanks again for all you all have done! Keep on keeping on!
OI has been awesome from start to finish of my hunts
My name is Chris Cantler and I have been working with OI for about four years. I have booked three hunts through OI. My first hunt (Mtn. Lion) was weathered out twice. Marc Warnke and the outfitter kept in contact and we have booked another hunt for 2017. My second hunt was a bucket list hunt with my brother (he had cancer and passed away this Feb.). Some of our last conversations were remembering that hunt! I will forever cherish those great memories! We booked a wilderness Mule Deer hunt in Idaho. That trip was everything and more that Marc had described! The third hunt booked is a Mule Deer archery hunt with my nephew in 2016. We can hardly wait to get on this one!
Marc and the staff have have been awesome from start to finish. Very upfront on what we can expect and what they expect of us for the best possible outcome. I was very impressed on the communication that they keep with the client and outfitters. No surprises when we arrived at our destination! They also work with whatever budget you may have. I explained that I am not a wealthy man and gave Marc a ballpark number that I was comfortable with. With no BS he told me record book quality would be tough on my budget. That's not a big concern of mine but I sure did appreciate him not telling me that I was going to be taking a record book animal with any outfitter he paired me with. You always know what to expect from the hunts you book through OI!
I do recommend OI to every hunter that I come in contact with. Even if they don't have a hunt in mind I tell them to check these guys out. Great respect for the staff! I have been very happy with them and will continue to use them for every trip I plan!
A Note of Thanks
I wanted to take a minute of your time and send a note of thanks. As the Owner/Operator of Ram Aviation and Air Juneau, Inc. based Kenai, Alaska, all too often we go through our daily lives and work with a core group of people who tend to make business "just a little easier" and don't send recognition for the work they do. In the time I have been running our hunting/transporter businesses, I have dealt with many different booking agents, none of which have been as easy to work with both from our perspective, but from our Hunters as well. The professionalism and knowledge of the business exudes confidence in the hunters we provide services to - ensuring they are prepared for a hunt that may be the toughest they will experience.
There are not many people I am confident enough in that I provide our Booking Agents to make "customized" choices for our hunters, but without a doubt, Outdoors International has lived up to that ability. Having the attention to detail that you bring to ensures our hunters are aware of what kind of hunt they are purchasing.
Having an industry which is littered with "mediocre" brokers, it is refreshing to have solidified a great working relationship with those at Outdoors International, with special thanks to Russ Meyer ... he's top notch in the business!!
Looking forward to continued success with the Crew of OI!!
Fortunate to work with Russ Meyer
I have booked several hunting trips with Outdoors International. I have been fortunate to have worked with Russ Meyer on all of the hunts and his expertise and professionalism is incredible. I will continue to work with Russ and Outdoors International for years to come. ~Clark Small