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After years of anticipation and preparation there is nothing more disappointing than a bad hunting experience.  Especially if you have hired an Outfitter.

Let us help you!

We get to hear from our customers unbiased accounts of great hunts, nightmare hunts and everything in between which gives us insight to the good guides and the ones you should not book with.

Brendan Burns manages KUIU’s Guides and Outfitters program and is a licensed sheep guide and an extremely accomplished Mountain Hunter. Brendan has put together the finest list of Guides and Outfitters in North America, Europe and Asia for the KUIU program.

A free service to KUIU customers, Brendan will help you find the right outfitter or hunt for you. We have an extensive network of Guides, Outfitters and Customers who help us book the right hunt. We do not get a commission or kickback for a recommendation so there is no bias.

We do this to make sure KUIU customers have great hunts. Let us help.

Give Brendan a call (855) 367-5848

Jason

This article has 32 comment(s)

  1. Kyle Reply

    Cool idea. Thanks Jason!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Kyle for the comment.

      J

  2. Craig Germond Reply

    I’m happy you’re bringing this to KUIU members for free. I get most of my guides & outfitters recommendations from hunting forums, friends, and magazines.

    Thanks for going the extra mile for your customers and providing this service!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Craig for your feed back. Let us know if we can help.

      J

  3. Joseph ewing Reply

    This is great. I am looking for a grizzly hunt in ak but Leary of most outfitters. This will be great

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Hi Joseph,

      Give Brendan a call he will be able to help with your Grizzly hunt.

      Jason

  4. Keith Peter Reply

    Well This sounds like a good free service. I am a member of Huntin Fool. A person has to watch out that a guide/outfitter might be good for one guy but the next he might be sub par. Still best to get references and talk to other clients which also might be biased since the guide/outfitter might only provide his more favorable clients. So if for example a person has been putting in for AZ for 15+ years he has alot of time and money invested and who hate to have a sub par guide/outfitter ruin his hunt. Maybe a list of your clients experience with guides/outfitters would be good to have. A great hunt for me where I had to pack several miles in sleep in a tent might not be what another hunter is looking for or idea of a good experience.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Yes, I totally agree with you and why I believe this service we offer can help fit a hunters needs and expectations. Thank you for the comment.

      Jason

  5. Billy Ward Reply

    Thanks Kuiu- Great Idea, Its nice to see someone giving back to the sport without raizing the cost of hunting even more.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Billy for the comments!

  6. Joe Hawkins Reply

    Just another example of a reason to support your company as you continue to look for and provide added ways to assist your customers. Appreciate the forward thinking your group has and what you and your company bring to the outdoors and hunting arena. Thank you for sharing your passion and products with us!

    PS… I think Brendan may need a few extra phone lines here soon. 🙂

    Kind regards

    Joe

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Joe.

      Jason

  7. beau purvis Reply

    Sweet idea and offering!Thks!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Beau!

  8. LUKE MCKINNELL Reply

    I have alot of days of working as a guide and packer , and it can cut both ways . All be it there is a lot of bad guides and outfitters around , people can also be unrealistic in thier exspectations , or just unprepared .

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Great point! It absolutely does. Every guide I have hunted with talks about having clients prepared and in shape and what a difference that makes to the whole experience. We gauge a customers experience and expectations to where and who we recommend.

      J

  9. Shane Close Reply

    This is sweet!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Shane!

  10. Scoot Reply

    Jason, cool idea- nice! I have what I think is a related question that stems from the fact that I’m a DIY hunter- would this service and info apply to DIY guys like me? What I mean by that is, would Brendan be willing to help out guys interested in doing DIY hunts with useful information? I’m not trying to ask for more than you intend on offering, I’m just wondering if this is part of the package.
    Thanks!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Hi Scoot,

      We can help and will make recommendations for you in regards to units and areas and will certainly use our network to help.

      Jason

  11. JTN Reply

    Way cool idea…thanks!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks!

  12. Brendan Burns Reply

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Its been very rewarding to help people find a good hunt, and see the success pics that follow.

    Luke- you are correct, expectations are a huge factor in the success of a trip. Its important to know what an area realistically has to offer. There are a ton of good outfitters that offer a great product, but if the customers expectations are not on the same page it can be a buzzkill on a great experience for both the hunter and the outfitter.

  13. Todd S Reply

    Interesting. I am cautiously optimistic about your concept. I like the idea that you are supposedly more “objective”, but what is in it for KUIU?? Since there are many consultants, etc. out there and you advertise in at least one of their magazines, what is the response going to be from them? That being said, I look forward to what happens with your concept.

  14. Brendan Burns Reply

    Todd,

    It is more of a sounding board for the guy looking for a mountain hunt, not booking agency. We have been doing it for the past 2 years while helping guys get set up for their hunts with gear. Nothing new, just letting more of our customers know.

    What is in it for us? We like to see our customers return successful from hunts. All part of the customer service end of KUIU.

  15. Joel Biltz Reply

    Jason this sounds like a great plan and I am all for it. I don’t want to come off sounding like a prick because I absolutely love the KUIU gear I think you need to worry more about getting the verde sizing to match the older Vias stuff or your going to loose a lot of customers me included. All of my Vias has fit absolutely perfect but the verde stuff has been way smaller. I can still wear it but it is real tight. I am normally a XXL in KUIU and the verde fits like a XL. Almost like a whole size. I hope this issue will be fixed. Thanks for listening.

  16. Jeff M Valunas Reply

    Jason-
    Joel Biltzcomment, worries me! Did the sizing get smaller, with the move to China?
    I am not on the pre-order list, (atm)- But, this would be very deflating news, if correct!

    I think/ believe- This new service, will eventually work-out! I wonder, how ‘some’ of your marketing avenues, will take to it?

    YOUR running (a ship), never before sailed in this market!!!
    It is Entertaining (at least), to watch 🙂

    Of Course, I wish NOTHING but the BEST…..

    I think, your making some AMAZING Decisions, thus far!

    Happy Holidays-
    JMV

  17. Mike H Reply

    What a great idea and service Jason, thanks!!
    And thank you in advance for your services Brendan!

  18. robert hartley Reply

    Great idea and am wondering when i can look at reviews.

  19. Michael litzen Reply

    Hey Brendan,

    I’m here in Anch for the APHA meetings- still on the BOD- are you here? Shoot me an email

  20. ignacio Reply

    I call the phone you posted and it says is not available

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