Bear References

Bear References:

Steve Patterson
Minneapolis MN
612-804-6275

Daniel Bond
Reno, NV
775-830-3446

Ashley Allen
Moulton, AL
256-303-2076

John Adams
Dallas, TX
213-505-5406

Kendall King
Belews Creek, NC
336-963-4538

Casey Holland
Winnsboro, TX
903-571-9066

James Bohi
Perkins, OK
405-714-5083

Tom Lenning
Benbrook, TX
682-559-6156

Heath Loyd
Hartselle, AL
256-612-9576

Cody Bardwell
Garland, UT
455-225-3743

Howard Vance
Stauton, VA
540-294-4129

Jim Richard
Noblesville, IN
847-533-2127

Nate Johnson
Yonkers, NY
914-384-9760

Justin Atwell
Salisbury, NC
336-479-5341

Rifle Elk References:

Rifle Elk References:

Buddy Wilson
Sanger, TX
940-300-4051

Ryan Johnson
Watford city,ND
701-570-5541

 

 

Dennis Hendrickson
Ishpeming MI
960-250-7206

Wendall Lybrink
Howell, MI
517-861-7664

Nate Golm
Fort Wayne, IN
260-705-8400

Tyler Erb
Lancaster, PA
717-572-1078

John Zgura
Emmas, PA
610-967-5619

Ray Henry
Alpena, MI
989-356-1046

Nick Zayakosky
Star Junnction, PA
724-208-6263

Frank Leto
Tampa, FL
813-877-878

Kristi Lynn
Sanger, TX
469-236-9033

Graeme Kelly
Sunnyvale, CA
408-260-8343

Dave Mees
Mandan, ND
701-226-5175

Todd Perrine
Snowshoe, PA
814-353-4306

Doug Logue,
Westminster, MD
410-984-4819

Archery References

Archery References:

Mike Young, MI 734-216-7621 (2020)

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!

Mike Young, MI 734-216-7621 (2021)

5th hunt for me at Wayne Hill Outfitting and I’ll be back again. My guide Jared worked his butt off and I got a real nice 6×6 bull on the fourth day. As always it was a fun time at the lodge with wayne, Annette and all the guides. Very fun and rewarding hunt and they never dissapoint. Can’t say enough good things about 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 205-526-5116

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 356. 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 (2020)

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.

P J Spoolstra, WI 920-960-6714 (2021)

This was my second year here and it was just as enjoyable as my first. My son was able to come along also. I was lucky to hunt with Dallas both times. I unfortunately did’t get an opportunity this time, but that’s hunting. We did however kill four very good bulls in camp for the week, which is a success in my book. I can’t wait to come back.

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 (2020)

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.

Steve Patterson, WI 612-804-6275 (2021)

Hunt number 3 for me at Wayne Hill Outfitting and once again can’t say enough good things as I leave. We hunt harder and have more fun than anywhere else. All of the guides are studs, and Mark and I were able to get it done on an awesome 6×6 Pope and Young caliber bull. the whole crew has become like family and I cam’t wait to be back.

Eric Haag, WI 608-220-4959

This was my first year hunting at Wayne Hill Outfittingh and I shot a nice 6×5 bull with my bow. The terrwain was rugged but beautiful. Jared was my guide and he was absolutely wonderful. He called the bull in and even got him to come the last 15 yards after he had stopped to stare at me. He was so happy for me it just made the whole experience amazing. Annette is sweet and takes care of tasty meals. The lodge is decorated with world class elk shot by Wayne over the years, a testament to his expertise in the mountains. This is not your average public land hunt and these are not your average guides. If you are looking for friendly and superb guides, these guys are top notch. I can’t thank Jared and all the guides who packed it out, up a very steep climb, enough. Thank you!

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.

Jeff Null, PA 717-479-0904

Sixth hunt with Wayne Hill and was great as always. Awesome accommodations, hospitality and customizing match up clients to guides. That being said, Smiley was my guide  for the fourth time, and he was SUPERB!! He did his job AGAIN and I couldn’t seal the deal. Hit a bull on day 4, and after we returned with help, still could not find the bull. The fun bunch will return in two years to tackle the mountains, continue lay distant friendships, and make new friend at camp. Thanks again to Wayne and Annette and ALL the guides!! See you in 2023.

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.

Eric Diehm ND 605-280-0478

This was my first hunt with Wayne Hill Outfiitting. They treat you like family. I had encounters with bulls 4 of the 5 days I hunted. This was one of the hardest but best hunts I have ever been on. My guide, Dallas got me a nice 5×5. We hiked some rugged, tough country. I will be back.

Steve Kaufman KS 620-255-8632

This was my first hunt at Wayne Hill’s and Jake was my guide. The weather was warm and we didn’t get into any bulls until last day. I really enjoyed my hunt even though we were not successful. Planning on coming back for a spring bear hunt or another elk hunt. Great group of guides and lodging and food was excellent.

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.

Kevin Clark, CA 858-334-3845 (2021)

This was my second year with Wayne Hill Outfitting and I am very impressed in the quality of the organization from top to bottom. The guides have in depth local  knowledge  and know how to put clients on elk. These guys have my highest praise and recommendation. I’ll be back to this five star outfit again and again.  I got a 6×6 bull.

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.

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 (2021)

This was my 7th year with Wayne Hill. It was a warm week that started slow. but despite the weather my guide, Mark got me in front of two bulls. The first offered no shot, but unfortunately I made a bad shot on the second and failed to recover it, by no fault of the guides who worked hard tracking. Wayne and Annette run a first class operation and the guides are excellent. If you are willing to make the effort to conquer the mountains you will not be disappointed.

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.

Joe Camera, OH 440-315-3017 (2021)

This was my second time hunting with Wayne Hill Outfitting. These guys know how to get on the elk. Wayne was my guide. First day we had a bull bugling back and forth for almost 3 hours, but couldn’t get to him. Second day we got on bulls and kept after them until we drew one ont. Nice 6×6 bull came out and I got a 45 yard broadside shot and put him down. It is the best feeling to watch a bull crash! All the guides are great, the lodge is immaculate and comfortable, and Annette’s cooking is awesome. The hardest thing to do now is waiting to come back!

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  (2019)

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

Leon Dunbar, NY 315-681-7830 (2021)

Hunt number 8 with Wayne Hill. No action first 4 days. Got into a bull on day 5, but he wouldn’t clear the brush. Day 7 saw a decent bull but not close enough for a shot. Everything was excellent as usual. The food, lodge and daily entertainment are second to none. My guide Micah is a great young guide and did everything he could t get me a bull. That’s why they call in hunting! Thanks to everyone for taking care of us all week.

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, PA 814-353-4306 (2021)

17th hunt wutg Wayne. First day 5 point came in to 11 yards. Passed this bull. Day 4 right after we left the truck Wayne hit the high notes and a 6 point bull came walking down the middle of the road and stopped at 4 yards. I didn’t see that I had and ehtical shot because of the angle. Day 5 Wayne bugled the same place as the day befor and a bull answered above us. Climbed through the brush and set up. Wayne called a good 6 or 7 point “lodge bull” inside of 30 yards, never came out of the brush for a shot. As usual great hunt. Food awesome as always.

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.

Joe Pisone

This was my first elk hunt. I did not see any bulls or hear and bugling. My guide, Chad, did an excellent job for me. I had a knee injury and was limited to where I could go. All the guides were very dedicated and motivated. the food and accomodations were first rate. I plan on coming back for an archery elk hunt in the future.

Dayne Ferguson, OR 541-530-2943

First hunt with Wayne Hill. I was not disappointed. Got into a nice herd bull but couldn’t get a shot I was comfortable with. Wayne’s guides are tough and work hard. Annette’s cooking was fabulous. Booked for 2022. Thank you Wayne Annette and all the guides. You are all professionals.

Trevor Spoolstra, WI 920-960-3745

This was my first year here at camp and it was an unbelievable experience. I came with my dad, PJ Spoolstra. It was a nice experience to be able to do all this with him. My guide was Josh and we put on a lot of miles, unfortunately we were unable to get one, but that is part of hunting. Overall I really enjoyed my experience and can’t wait to come back.