By Tim Jones, Editor
In our Jan. issue (Article 3968
) we aired a controversy from subscriber G. Morris on a 2015 bear hunt with Cavner and Julian. Morris described a disorganized hunt in an area that had too many hunters afield. He had been promised an exclusive territory, yet saw other hunters in his area. Outfitter Preston Cavner provided a rebuttal.
That report prompted reports from subscribers R. King and D. Munroe, which ran in May. They described a wolf hunt on which they did not see a single wolf nor wolf sign. King was promised he'd be the first to hunt an area yet found that another group had been there first. Again, Cavner provided a rebuttal, blaming weather and claiming that the preceding hunters were there primarily for fishing.
In that second report, we asked for more feedback, positive or negative. Cavner also promised to supply some positive reports from clients who had hunted in what he described as a successful 2016 season. What we received were negative reports from subscribers P. Larsen, S. Sullivan, C. Larsen and S. Reguerra, which we published in June, again asking for additional feedback.
We recently received yet more feedback from a longtime subscriber who asked not to be named. This subscriber previously guided in the area that Cavner hunts and on nearby concessions. He suggested that we encourage readers to do some extra due diligence if considering a hunt with Cavner.