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A business is STUPID if they don't humble themselves to listen and make an effort to improve. Just because people sell deer hunts does not mean they know any more than a 25-year-old who has spent 10 years in the woods.
Complaints I Have Heard:
- Why don't you answer the phone? Answer: I am a public school teacher, so I never answer the phone until 3 pm. It is important to talk on the phone at least once, but I will sign-and-seal in writing anything I say. It's good to get some facts out of the way and basic questions to see if we are a good fit for your needs. Plus, I get a lot of sales calls, website developer calls, people wanting me to donate hunts, etc.
- The cabin did not have things to cook with. Response: They were probably right. I try to make sure there is enough gas for the cookstove and grill. There is always plastic wear, paper plates, paper towels, some basic dishes with a few pots and pans, matches, small propane canisters, but I have overlooked things.
- Food plots were more like dirt. Response: This complaint has came from a hunter wanting to beat all the October/November hunters in early September. How do you softly explain that at some point, annual food plots have to be planted every year and? Hunting the Kentucky Bow hunting season opener in September might have not have perfect food plots - food could be little sprouts during this time. At some point, you have to plant your kill plots. This happens in August and September. When you farm, you also rely upon rain. Spring and Fall are when things are planted.
- Too many does. Response: Pros certainly understand the concept of lower doe to buck ratios. You want a buck to run across a Walmart parking lot chasing a doe like young guys do at the bar near 1:30 AM. Doe harvests happens outside of peak hunting times and when they cannot be pregnant. One property a mile down the road shoots 15-20 each year - locals shoot plenty as well. It is nice to see females in your food plots - it is a good thing while hunting. Some hunters only want 1 doe left on earth so they can optimize their single hunt; however, I have to think about the future.
- Food plots had a lot of rocks in them. Response: Look at my food plot pictures. That is all the proof I can offer. I am thinking this guy that wrote a Google Review saw 1,000's of half-eaten turnips that he thought were rocks. I do have 2 or 3 plots of the 12-14 that have all kinds of rock that my tractor rake has a hard time filtering out. I throw baseball size rocks out all of the time. If plantings go well, nobody should see many rocks; however, sometimes plantings fail. Since they do fail, usually damn turkeys and crows can devour my corn plantings, I try to plant in strips so there is always something. In my world, not only do the deer have to like the food, humans have to be happy with how it looks as well (it's the truth).
- We didn't know guides were not included. Response: We do not walk people to stands or cook food. Hopefully that can be seen in the pricing differences and can be found many times on this website.
- A auto-corn feeder was not working. It can happen. The feeder will still get drained of corn from critters and deer. I get photos all of the time of deer eating it right off the spinner. Birds, racoons, squirrels, etc., they all dig in and spill corn everywhere. I want the feeders spinning around 5 am and 1 pm every day. It only costs me $60 to replace a lower unit - I keep a spare on my Ranger at all times. A feeder not working pisses me off just as much as an owner just as much it does a paying hunter. Then I have critters that will eat holes in the feeders! lol.
- Feeders were out of bow range. Response: This hunter was right. I run 4 or 5 auto corn feeders, so one is about 50 yards away, but most are 20-40 yards. The feeder in question could only be hunted from an elevated box blind, and I had it a good 70 yards away, tucked in some pines - it was a perfect location! However, I was not thinking. It was perfect for gun hunters, but not bow hunters.
My Turn to Complain about Hunters! (This will be fun)
- They sometimes leave trash in blinds
- They sometimes leave scent wicks on the property
- I'd say my hunters are super professional and respectful, overall, they tend to leave the cabin better than they found it.
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Kentucky Deer Hunting Complaints