By Tim Jones, Editor
Back in our January issue (page 15) we aired a negative report (10733
) from subscriber Greg Morris on a 2015 bear hunt in Alaska with Cavner & Julian. The crux of his complaint was that the hunt was overbooked, his guide was inexperienced, and he had been promised that he would be first to hunt an exclusive territory but wasn't.
That report has shaken loose several more reports on bear hunts with Cavner & Julian, which we are still following up on. This one (10837
) is from subscriber Robert King, who unsuccessfully hunted wolves with Cavner & Julian late last August.
King tells us, "We never saw any wolves, heard any, or saw tracks or evidence of wolves in the area. We were told we would be the first wolf hunters of the season but found out a group left just before we arrived, and they didn't see or kill any wolves either. I wouldn't go back for free, and the outfitter didn't offer any restitution when asked."
In his rebuttal, Preston Cavner says, "We apologize to Mr. King for not getting a wolf. Alaska regulations prohibit any guide guaranteeing the success of any hunt, and we also cannot guarantee the amount of game that may be seen by a hunter. However, we can provide the best potential hunting area, staff, gear, hunt plan, and hunt support to do everything possible to present the best opportunity for clients....