Q: What is required for a deposit to book a hunt with Sarvis Prairie Outfitters?
A: While we all know that we are still in difficult economic times, we make every effort to making your hunt a reality and offer a flexible payment plan to book your hunt. We need a minimum of 10% down or $500.00 per hunter to confirm and lock your booking. We then are acceptable to payments as long as by May 15, 2013 you have paid at least 50% of your hunt fee. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to your hunt date. We will make every effort to listen and accommodate other requests for payments on an individual level.
Q: What happens if I have to cancel my hunt? Will I get a refund?
A: Depending on your circumstance we will make every effort to return your deposit, if we are given ample time and are able to book a replacement hunter for the same season. Sarvis Prairie Outfitters makes it an effort to take the lowest number of hunters on any given year, to insure quality & quantity for our future hunts, in doing so we don’t leave a lot of margin on the table for cancellations. We have in the past given full refunds for medical emergencies, deaths in the immediate family and or offered the opportunity to move your deposit to a future hunt date normally the following year. All of our decisions are based on timing, game & business management plans as well as State Game Unit Tag availability due to Controlled Unit application period and purchase deadlines.
Q: Am I guaranteed to bring home a mule deer, elk or even a trophy-quality animal?
A: Sarvis Prairie Outfitters has quite possibly one of the best hunter success rates in the Western states. While most consider averaging around a 70% success rate to be an impressive mark, we usually see upwards of 95% success on our guided rifle hunts and guided archery hunts. This is because we do not over-hunt our ranch lands and utilize strategic management of the resources. With that said, we cannot guarantee a size or animal to every customer as there are always circumstances beyond our control. What we will guarantee is that our outfitter and guides will do everything possible to maximize your opportunity to harvest a mature animal. If your are successful, then in turn we are successful.
Q. Are their “Trophy Fees” in addition to the hunt cost?
A. You will not be charged any “Trophy Fees” for the animal you harvest. Sarvis Prairie Outfitters prides ourselves on providing you with an opportunity to harvest a mature animal on your hunt. If everything works out and we are fortunate to encounter one of the trophy class elk or mule deer that call one of our ranches their home, we darn sure want to be lucky enough harvest that trophy. Our guides are competitive and we all want our assigned hunters to harvest the best animal taken on any given hunt. We just hope that we can connect on the trophies we may locate during your hunt.
Q. Are the State Hunting Licenses and Tag fees included in the hunt cost?
A. Sarvis Prairie Outfitters hunt fees do not include the fees for associated with the State of Oregon or ODFW. You will need to pay for your resident or non-resident license fees and tag fees directly to ODF&W