Archery References

Archery References:

Mike Young, MI 734-216-7621

Had another amazing hunt. This was my fourth elk hunt at Wayne’s and I will be back again. H a lot of action this week. Hunted with Wayne the first few days and hunting with him after all this time was worth more than anything else!! Jared called in a nice 5 x 5 int 20 yards the third day but not a clear shot. I wounded a nice 6 point on the fifth day with Micah. Got in the middle of a herd on the last day with Micah. We had 5 different bulls around us and a bunch of cows. Saw the big herd bull but couldn’t get a shot at him. Passed on a decent 5×5 at 30 yards. Thank you Wayne and Annette and the whole crew!

Mat Slechter KY 502-767-3611

There is one apex predator in Northwestern Montana and it is Wayne Hill. Thanks to him my 7 day archery elk hunt lasted about 30 minutes. We hiked into the mountains well before daylight. As soon as I could see my pins, Wayne bugled and immediately got an answer. Five minutes later I was at full draw as a screaming 6 x 7 came crashing through the forest above me, headed in mu direction. He entered a clearing, we locked eyes and the two of us stood there frozen for what seemed like an eternity.  I knew he was about to bolt. I figured it was now or never, guessed the distance at 40 yards, and let one fly. Luckily my arrow found the boiler room and I double lunged him. The elk stumbled for about five seconds and crashed like an oak. You will not find a better woodsman than Wayne Hill, nor will you find a sweeter hostess and better cook than Annette. Thank you both for the hunt of a lifetime.

Trace Freeman AL 205-764-4007

Absolute outstanding hunt! Mr. Wayne was my guide and I loved every minute of it. I killed an awesome bull on the third morning that grossed 336. That will be tough to beat in the years to come. I really felt at home with everyone at Wayne Hill’s. all of you guys are great at what you do and the food was better than you could ever imagine. I will definitely be back every chance I get.

Jon Janz WI 715-457-2246

Thank you Wayne Hill Outfitting. Wayne and Annette for making my archery elk hunt a success! Special thank you to my guide “Smiley” for getting me the opportunity to put that 6×6 elk on the ground. The guide staff here is top notch. Special thanks to each and every guide sho packed my bull off the mountain. I personally recommend Wayne Hill Outfitting.

Phil “PJ” and Misty Spoolstra, WI 920-960-6714

Where to begin… everything about Wayne Hill Outfitting is absolutely outstanding. No one knows more about elk hunting than Wayne and his guides. Dallas was an excellent guide who put me on 3 different bulls over a 4 day period. Even tho I didn’t harvest a bull it was an awesome experience. Dallas did his job and I will definitely be hunting with him again. The lodge and Annette’s cooking is top notch. All the guides work together as a team and treat us hunters with the utmost respect which makes me want to come back year after year. You will not find a better outfitter, period. Thank you Wayne, Annette and guides. We will see you soon.

Larry Pennington, OK 405-990-3818

Wayne Hill runs a first class operation with top notch guides and tremendous food and lodging. Everyone in camp had at least one opportunity (shot) and four made it happen. Thanks to all of the gang here for a great time.

Steve Patterson, WI 612-804-6275

Thanks to Wayne and the whole crew for a fantastic week. My guide, Mark worked his tail off to get us opportunities and we got it done. Can’t say enough good things about Wayne Hill Outfitting. Let’s just say I didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back.

Daniel Schaefer, WI 920-980-4899

I would like to thank Wayne Hill Outfitting for a memorable experience! The accommodations are comfortable, the food is excellent and the guides are better than I could have ever imagined. Jake, my guide, worked relentlessly to get me opportunities on elk. We had several within shooting distance and finally all the pieces aligned on day 5 getting me my first archery elk at 24 yards. I’ve enjoyed and learned a lot here and plan to come back again and again. Truly a first class outfit. Thank you.

Jeremy Pitkin, CA 707-494-1684

This trip has been nothing short of amazing. Wayne Hill Outfitting is the real deal. The food and hospitality is great and the guides are absolutely top notch. Jared was my guide and on our second day he was able to call in a beautiful 6 x 6 bull within 20 yards for me to take a shot. He grossed out over 300″ and is the dream bull I never thought I would get. I owe it to theses guys for all of their knowledge and hard work for making this trip a memory I will never forget. I will definitely be returning for another round. Thank you to everyone at Wayne Hill’s for this amazing experience.

Sam Coe, WI 907-227-7545

I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. My guide, Micah was nothing short of amazing. He put me on two different bulls, which the second one I ended up killing and it ran about 80 yards. These guides and Mr. Wayne know more than anyone around. The food and the lodge were amazing. I will definitely be back.

Dakota Knuepple, WI 715-851-2163

My experience at Wayne Hill Outfitting was great. the lodge and food are top notch, Wayne and the guides know these mountains like the back of their hand. My guide was Smiley, the guy really knows his stuff. Great guy and was an enjoyable experience running around with him for the week. I didn’t shoot anything but it was not for lack of effort. I could tell Smiley wanted me to get a bull just as bad as I did. We had a good encounter and were on a bull a couple days, wind just didn’t cooperate. All of the guides are very knowledgeable gladly hunt with any, but was very pleased with Smiley..he’s “the man”.

Tom Roth, WI 608-449-0869

This was my 4th archery elk hunt and the first with Wayne Hill. I would rate Wayne Hill #1 out of the 4 in all around hunt, food, comfort and comraderie and guides are all great. Micah got stuck with me and went above and beyond the call of duty. He was able to get a few bulls within range with one excellent shot opportunity that a twig deflected my arrow and so save that large 5×5 for another day.

Helen Pare’ FL 772-678-9100

first time hunting with Wayne Hill. So much fun. My husband and I both hunted the same week. Food was great and lodging always clean and tidy. Everybody ate together and talked over our hard day of hunting. The outfitter and guides were first rate. I had the best time and learned a lot abut bow hunting. My guide Jared was very patient and worked very hard to find me a bull elk. The owners, Wayne and Annette were awesome, great stories and company.

Paul Pare’ FL 772-286-9522

My second trip with Wayne Hill Outfitting. My guide Jake and I hiked hard for 7 days. First day heard 6 bulls. Called a small 4×4 to 50 yards, no shot. Heard bulls 5 out of 7 days, but not close the deal on any of them. Full moon didn’t help. Great company in the lodge. The food and lodging are excellent! Wayne and Annette are great hosts and all the guides were great. Jake was fantastic! WE were close. We will be back again.

Nick Degol PA 814-931-9729

I cannot say enough good things about Wayne Hill Outfitting. From the amazing food to the atmosphere to the knowledgeable guides. Everything was top notch. I was fortunate enough to kill my first elk (5×5) on the first day. Mark was my guide and we hit it off right away. I don’t think I have ever seen a group of guides work harder. I will be coming back next year. If you are looking for a top notch archery elk hunt, look no further.

Jack Whitson, TN 615-533-8151

Hunting with Wayne Hill Outfitting for my first elk archery hunt was an awesome experience! The accommodations and food was excellent. Paul did an amazing job guiding me through the rugged terrain and called in 3 nice bulls. Even though I wasn’t able to connect and close the deal, I look forward to returning for some unfinished business.

James Maciuk, TN 615-405-7611

Wayne and his crew did an outstanding job. Jared, my guide, put me on a bull. but I missed. They worked super hard everyday to make it happen. food and accommodations have been top notch. I will be back.

Jack Vaughn LA 225-588-3808 (2019)

What an amazing week!This is my second consecutive year to hunt with Wayne Hill Outfitters and their team were even better the second year. Guides – while I would have confidence in any guide they would have assigned me with, I was fortunate enough to hunt with Mark for the second year. Mark worked hard every single day to put us into elk. 6 of 7 days we were in elk.While I squandered an opportunity Day 1, Mark worked diligently every single day to put us back in position to succeed and damn near did on day 6. Unfortunately the elk didn’t know he was supposed to take another step!Zero doubt in my mind that I will be back for a 3rd hunt with Wayne and crew. Hopefully as soon as next year

Jack Vaughn, LA 225-588-3808

These guys will give you all they have to put you on the bull you’re looking for. The lodge is super clean and comfortable. The food is nothing short of amazing. The guides will truly give you everything they have to get you in position for the shot. If you are looking for a public land hunt in Montana, this is the place.

Jack Vaughn, LA 225-588-3808

This was my third consecutive year hunting with Wayne Hill and aas in the two previous years it was nothing short of amaxing. The lodge is clean and comfortable, the guides are knowledgeable and willing, the kitchen consistently turns out best in class meals. If you’re considering an elk hunt, this place HAS to be at the top of your list.

Joe Park,  LA 225-718-2291

This was my first year hunting with Wayne Hill Outfitting. I had an absolute blast. My guide was Dallas and he worked hard to put us in elk almost every time we went out. although I wasn’t able to get a shot off, it wasn’t because of lack of effort. He reported back to Wayne daily about where we went and what we saw. Wayne would give him some feed back and mentor him along on where we should go next hunt. The lodge was spotless and very accommodating. The food was fantastic as well. I had the experience of a lifetime and will be back next year.

Joe Park, LA 225-718-2291

This is the second year in a row that I have been to Wayne Hill’s. I love hunting with this group of guides. They are extremely knowledgeable and know the area like the back of their hand. Dallas was my guide again this year and I don’t have enough words to describe how happy I am with the work and effort he put in to put me in elk. The lodge is super clean and the meals are great. The comraderie and camp life is you typical “camp” lifestyle. Listening to Wayne’s stories are priceless. The guides have the utmost admiration for their fearless leader and this I love to see. If you are looking for a place to hunt, look no further. I will be back.

Kevin West  360-921-5833

Wayne Hill Outfitting exceeded my expectations on every level. This outfit will provide you the best in meals, experienced guides, very comfortable accommodations, and customer service from the time you arrive until the time you depart. I took a nice 5×5 bull and am grateful for the “all in” mentality of the staff that made it possible. This was an amazing place to hunt and hope to be back much sooner than later!

Kevin Villines    360-907-8518

Sept 17′. Wayne Hill Outfitting is a first class, 5 star, kick ass, well oiled machine! We did a 7 day archery elk hunt, and had a great time. All of the guides are top notch and know their stuff. Found bulls everyday except one, and had a chance at a nice bull. The food is great (and plenty of it), and the entire staff at the lodge made us feel like family. I highly recommend this guide service! Be warned: if you want the most out of it–be in good shape! This isn’t Kansas……and be sure and give Wayne a hug on your way out.

Dan Trimmer 717-870-4539 (2019)

Hunt number 6. Had a great week. Had a close encounter on  day 3 that needed one more step for a shot. Unfortunately the wind changed and the bull spooked. On day 5 had another close encounter but bull never cleared the bush. On the last day Mark called in a nice 7×6 and I made a good shot. Second year in a row I killed on the last day. Mark my guide worked hard all week and definitely know his business. Wayne and Annette run a first rate outfit. I will be back for number 7.

Dan Trimmer  717-870-4539

Killed nice 5×5 bull, not my first hunt here and not my last.

Dan Trimmer

I have hunted with Wayne Hill 5 times, killing 3 bulls, and have never been disappointed. This past year my guide, Mark, and I hunted hard for 7 days but stuck with it and killed on the final morning. Mark never gave up despite a frustrating week. That’s a testament to how hard Wayne’s guides will work to get clients in front of animals. Wayne runs a great outfit and pays close attention to every detail to maximize every hunter’s opportunity to be successful. Annette runs the lodge as well as any five star hotel. The food is great. Wayne, Annette and the guides are great people who know how to hunt elk and how to make you feel at home. I hope to be back for hunt number 6.

Joe Camera. OH 440-315-3017

Wayne and Annette run a great operation. Food was excellent, lodge was great. all the guides were extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and how to get on the bulls. Paul was my guide. He had me on bulls the first hour in the woods. He worked his butt off to get me into the elk. Had several times I was able to knock an arrow. Even drew back a few times. Just not able to get a clear shot, but that is hunting. I won’t go anywhere else for my next hunt.

Leon Dunbar  NY  315-681-7830 (2019)

This was my 7th hunt with Wayne and Annette and it was consistently great just like the previous hunts. The knowledge of wayne and his guides is second to none. Micah was my guide. All aspects of his profession are right up there with all of the other guides, who are all great. Micah did everything he could, including busting his ass and mine. He is 25 and I am 60. It just didn’t work out. Saw a great bull the first day, not close enough for a shot. Had a bull close enough the fifth day, but never could see him due to the thick brush. I had a great time and would like to come back. Annette, thank you for the great meals and your hard work taking care of us all. Wayne, thanks for everything you do, especially the lively conversation. 2021? Hopefully!

Leon Dunbar NY   315-681-7830  

I had two opportunities, one at 10 yards and one at 50 yards. Saw 6 different bulls

Leon Dunbar
Every aspect of the week long hunt was excellent as always! As long as you guys are in business, I will never hunt elk anywhere else! Planning on 2019! Can’t wait!!!  Leon
Jeff Null 717-479-0904 (2019)

My fifth trip with Wayne Hill and it will hopefully not be my last. Hunted with Jason and he put me on a bull on day two. In a bad position to use my range finder so we guesstimated 40 and he was at 50. shot underneath, unscathed. Jason (aka Smiley) is a GREAT GUIDE who has gotten bulls in front of me on every trip. Next time we WILL seal the deal.

Jeff Null 717-479-0904

Missed!

Todd Perrine  814-353-4036  (2019)

Had bulls 4 out of 7 days. Wounded a nice 6×6, but did not recover. Passed on a 5×5 and chased herd bull for hours. Great hunt. My 16th time here.

Todd Perrine       814-353-4036

This was my thirteenth hunt with Wayne and Annette, 8 of the hunts were archery elk. The first morning at 8AM Wayne called in a nice 5 x 5 inside of 25. Every archery hunt at Wayne Hill’s I have taken the shot or passed.

Jason Kaufman 812-276-6151

Couldn’t of asked for a better place to go for my first elk hunting experience. From the guides knowing every inch of mountain, to coming back to some of the best food and laughs you could ask for after a long day hunting. Had bulls within 50 yards and was able to put down a 4×3. Will be back next year to try and get another bull.

Todd Cox ND 701-301-9994

Wayne Hill Outfitting is an absolute top notch operation. guides are all very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Lodge is an awesome atmosphere to in in. Food is great…no matter how hard you work I think you actually gain weight while here. I am very pleased with my first archery 5×5 bull. I will be a repeat customer and would definitely recommend this place to anyone. I had a great experience here.

 

Chuck Meyers NY 315-405-1548
Jared my guide was a great guy. We walked some miles. Saw lots of game, bear.deer.rabbits, mule deer etc. I had a chance on a cow. Jared also called in two spikes at 15 to 20 yards. Also had a nice bull at 80 yards. We heard bulls everyday except the first day. I plan to come back! Wayne and Annette are great people, great food and lodge. All the guides are great to hang out with. I hope to be back.

Duane “Ozzy” Osmunson, WI 920-973-1733

First of all I would like to thank everyone at Wayne Hill’s for making a lifetime dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my first elk hunt. I was able to kill my bull on the first morning out. My guides Jared and Micah were not only knowledgeable on calling and getting the bull in close, but are great guys to be on the mountain with. And a huge thank you to all the guys that went and packed it out for me. I can’t thank you all enough for the experience. TOP NOTCH!