Cody Carr Hunting Adventures Review

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TaggedOutAg

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Howdy,
I have been a longtime reader of Rokslide but just created my account. I wanted to share my experience with the outfitter Cody Carr Adventures in plains Montana. Overall a fantastic experience and great family in my opinion. Our guide Jay was one of the best outdoorsman I have had the pleasure of getting to know and hunting with. I’ll share details below, but wanted to start there for the highlights.

After initially booking, someone shared a review or two on this site with a very negative experience that almost made me rethink my decision. It was a big trip and commitment of time and resources in an unknown part of the country. Prior to the hunt, Cody had an hour and 1/2 call together with myself, my dad, and my brother in law. As Texas Whitetail hunters, we had plenty of questions for them. One of his guides also spent plenty of phone time prior to the hunt as well. Both were as nice as can be, professional, and what I perceived as transparent and honest. After reading one review in particular, it made me question if I had a poor judge of character for a brief moment. I am here to tell you that the entire operation, the Carr family, our guides, and staff exceeded my expectations.

I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience but my own but I wanted to give some detail in every area. My hope is that it will help someone, like myself, who is looking for options to book a Western Hunt and gathering up information.

Plains Hunting Terrain/Prep - Cody was very clear that this is a free range Elk hunt and tough terrain. He said upfront to be in the best physical shape possible, and that they will only hunt to the hunters ability. (The Guides do a great job of tailoring your hunt to that end, more below) If you’re not in the best physical shape or willing to hunt hard all day in VERY mountainous Elk terrain, this may not be for you. I’d suggest skipping a few biscuits, eating a few more salads, and climbing any way you can with weight prior to the hunt. We did Elk Fit through MTN ops, which was a great foundation, but the more you put into it the more you will get out of it. Eye opener for some Flat Land South Texas boys.

Guides - Our Guides were primarily Jay, who did a 2 on 1 with myself and my BIL. Tyler and Tanner joined on a hunt as well, when Cody felt we were really close to an Elk Harvest. Owen was a 1 on 1 with my Dad. All were extremely knowledgable, did a great job educating us along the way, cleaning, quartering, and packing animals. They also listen well, and took breaks when our TX lunges desperately needed it. My dad at age 60 hunted more with horseback/trucks, while we got some extreme hikes which we told Jay we were willing to do out the gates.

Accommodations - We hunted last week of rifle, so didn’t need to tent camp, but it was offered discussed if needed by our guide. Great lodge, clean family atmosphere, great camaraderie, and fantastic home cooked meals for breakfast & dinner. A plethora of snacks openly available for your pack.

Animals - We all harvested a buck, two WT. & 1 Muley. Saw multiple moose, couple hundred Elk and passed on opportunities at younger bulls. Late season mature bulls make it hard to find them, since they leave the herd post rut, but we located a few and set up in the morning. Unfortunately never got a shot, but certainly not from lack of effort. It’s hunting after all.

Ultimately, we will definitely be back in the future, likely for a more action packed rut hunt. Fantastic adventure of a lifetime, learned a ton from our guides, made new friendships that will last a lifetime as well, and can’t say enough good things about the folks out there.

If you want a high quality free range Elk Hunt and full mountain experience, and aren’t looking for just the easiest route to kill a bull for your walk. This is it. They have some monsters if you’re willing to put in the work.

God Bless and Happy Hunting!
 

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I don't really have an opinion on the outfitter here. In fact the previous thread was over the top and l ignored it pretty quickly. However, folks are going to struggle not seeing this as "paid advertisement". It appears to be more of a rebuttal than a review.
 
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Lol. Not paid ad by any means. Just wanted to share my experience. I can’t speak for others or how it was in the past.

Just over the top happy with the expirence when we left, and it was our first Elk hunt driving all the way from Texas. I was very skeptical before I went because of some other bad reviews, so I was already looking for something off when I got there. Take it how you want to take it, but it’s genuinely how I felt about it. Just calling it like I saw it for others to weigh in a decision. Doesn’t effect me, I’ll be back in next couple of years for a go at Bowhunting there.
 

HornPorn

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So you were rifle hunting with him on an Elk hunt, and didn't get an elk....no one in your party did. Does not sound like Tagged Out to me

And you are going back bowhunting? That's called putting good money after bad
 

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Lol. Not paid ad by any means. Just wanted to share my experience. I can’t speak for others or how it was in the past.

Just over the top happy with the expirence when we left, and it was our first Elk hunt driving all the way from Texas. I was very skeptical before I went because of some other bad reviews, so I was already looking for something off when I got there. Take it how you want to take it, but it’s genuinely how I felt about it. Just calling it like I saw it for others to weigh in a decision. Doesn’t effect me, I’ll be back in next couple of years for a go at Bowhunting there.

So you were so pleased you're like "maybe I should create a Rokslide account just to let the world know about these guys". LOL

Seems weird to me and probably most long time members that read the post.
 

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Well……………I just saw this one. Instant classic I’m sure. If you saw “a couple hundred” elk , you saw them on private land and not the public land around that Cody operates in. I will agree with a few of your statements. The lodge is great , the food is great. Cody “seems” to be a super great lovable teddy bear dude with a great family. Claims to be very religious, using prayer all the time. All a means to sell you on giving him 6-7k for a less than stellar , heavily pressured public land elk hunt. Public land that is nearly void of elk due to wolves and lions. My hunt in 2018 was a joke, as my review reflected. Read it if you haven’t. It is 100% accurate and has been reflected by others with the same experience and results. Recently, I found out Cody has a new private land lease that actually has some elk. His guide , John, has been sharing those pics and stories. Anyone hunting on this property will have a drastically different hunt than the poor fool who pays the same money and hunts some of the most game free public land I have sat foot in. If you think it was because I was not prepared to hike , you would be mistaken. Cody can not be trusted in the Least. Big bulls are taken rarely in that country by a few seasoned hunters that live there. Occasionally bulls are killed by his clients during the rut in bow season too. A very small percentage of the overall number of hunters. That country is not what it was 15-20 years ago. Consider yourself lucky y’all shot the deer. You didn’t specify public or private.
 

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Lol. Not paid ad by any means. Just wanted to share my experience. I can’t speak for others or how it was in the past.

Just over the top happy with the expirence when we left, and it was our first Elk hunt driving all the way from Texas. I was very skeptical before I went because of some other bad reviews, so I was already looking for something off when I got there. Take it how you want to take it, but it’s genuinely how I felt about it. Just calling it like I saw it for others to weigh in a decision. Doesn’t effect me, I’ll be back in next couple of years for a go at Bowhunting there.
I’m just amazed that you’ve lurked for a long time, so you’ve obviously seen the NUMEROUS threads about Cody carr…what made you decide to go with him anyway?
 

Murphy

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Guys he's been a member for exactly 61 minutes. He obviously needs to be trusted completely! I may send Cody some money this very minute.
 

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I was born and raised there. I'm not aware of there being trophy elk in that country since the 70s. What is left is on private land. By the time the timber companies got done with that country, you would have to transplant a squirrel.

I rode through most of that country in the 90s and never cut a track. I think a couple of us figured the total elk population was 8. There is nothing left.
 
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