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Here’s what a few of our customers have had to say about us. Have a testimonial of your own to share? Email us your story and attach a photo, we will put you on our Big Game Hunting Reviews page.

Bethany Zuver - 2020

We booked a DIY Pronghorn hunt with Western Outdoor Adventures and could not be more grateful to Jeff and his team! After our drive from Portland, Oregon, Jeff personally met us to talk us through our hunt set-up, offer his advice and let us know he was on call for whatever came up. He and his crew made sure we were set up in the bunk house, that we had everything we needed and gave us local recommendations for groceries and hunting gear. He made sure we knew the boundaries in his property and even reached out two a few others families who let us come on their property as well.

We spent two long, hot days hunting Pronghorn on his property and had 5 beautiful bucks to choose from, no shortage of excitement and Jeff was readily available when we text/called with questions. His advice PAID OFF and my husband shot a beautiful buck with his bow after a great 8 hour spot-and-stalk. Jeff, Nate and Jonathan came to help us corner the buck at the end of the hunt in 92 degree weather – on their own time and out of their own desire to HELP, it was above and beyond what we expected any guide to do, especially on a DIY hunt. Jeff set us up with the butcher long after he was closed and a taxidermist as well, the same evening. We had an issue with our truck alignment being off and Jeff got us in touch with a mechanic in town and our truck was in the shop by 7:30am the very next morning!

The following night we all met up for dinner and it was a fun, memorable experience – we’ve already booked 3 more hunts and strongly recommend Western Outdoor Adventures to anyone looking for a once in a lifetime experience with an excellent team who genuinely cares about their hunters!

Tom Gates - Mule Deer Hunt - 2018

Hey Jeff!

I would like to sincerely thank you, Shey, your boys and your staff for a truly exciting and successful mule deer hunt on October 20th! In my 57 years of hunting, I have never been so impressed with the quality, organization and detail of your operation.

It was by far not just luck or a chance happening that 4 of 6 mule deer hunters at my ranch location tagged-out on day one with the other 2 having had shot opportunities. I have learned over the years that many many little details combine in making a trophy opportunity a common occurrence. You have the finest ranches, with many of your guides living on those ranches; watching the deer all year long. You have outstanding equipment and communication with each other. Your properties are not over hunted and lastly your dedication to provide the greatest results possible for your hunters is priceless!

I saw over 130 deer in one- and one-half days on one ranch. About 15 of them being ‘shooters’ (150” or better). It’s nice to have choices! I was so impressed with your commitment. After taking my buck; you said to me – “I have a DAV hunter who needs to get a good buck – lets go help them”. We did and the result was outstanding. He shot and exceptional buck and couldn’t stop smiling all day!! A memory that will last him (and me) for the rest of our lives.

Please feel free to give my phone number to anyone who wants information or a recommendation from one of your hunters. I will be back next year!


Rick - 2019 Archery Hunt

Hi Jeff

I want to thank you for putting together such a great Elk camp.  I’ve been on two other Elk hunts and yours has been the Best!  I wasn’t able to come home with a trophy, but it was the closest that I had ever come to doing so.  Your camp, guides, cook, and gear are all top notch!  They all work hard and are good at what they do.  They made the difference!  They made it fun.  The game seen was more than my two previous hunts combined.  Great area. I just wish it was a little flatter.  LOL.  So the hunt was a success for me.  Feel free to use me as a reference in the future

Brian Anderson - 2019 High Country DIY Hunt

We arrived back in Pennsylvania early this morning around 1. Travels were good and thank you for providing us with a Colorado experience it was wonderful. I miss it and can’t wait to get back.

David Slate - 2019 Bear Hunt

Hey Jeff and Shey just wanted to let you know I had a great time bear hunting with Brock as guide this year. The high winds made hunting a little difficult but Brock was amazing in his pursuit of an animal for us. I was wondering weather you had any late season cow hunts still available for this year and if so what dates might be available?

Brian S. - 2018

There is a lot to like about WOA Outfitters! I booked an antelope, mule deer and elk hunt with them in 2018. The outfitter and his wife run an outstanding operation and are local to the hunting area. The guides are knowledgeable and will put you on game fast; as they know right where to go. There is sufficient game that you can glass several animals to select the one to harvest for your particular interest. They meat processing and Euro mounting are made easy and reasonably priced. The accommodations are awesome and the ranchers I stayed with made me feel right at home. I didn’t want to leave! The outfitter leases tens of thousands of acres of land and manages the game expertly. They are very careful to let the game quality mature and improve by providing sanctuary areas. The outfitter and his guides are just great people to hunt with as well. I would highly recommend WOA and plan to return.20

Mark Frazier - Archery Elk Hunt - 2017

Jeff, a big thank you for the experience of hunting for elk with a bow. Even though the bulls and weather were uncooperative, you and your guides worked very hard and left me with some great memories, especially the elk that I needed “1 more step”. Great week. Your new cook, Rebecca always made the return to the lodge memorable with the fantastic food that she always had waiting. Again, thanks for the great experience.

Clint W. - 2018

I had a great time hunting with you during archery season. Though I did not have a shot opportunity I was able to see plenty of elk, bear and muley’s so it wasn’t for a lack of animals. When I booked the trip I realized it may be tough hunting with the full moon most of the time and it being in the 90’s certainly did not help. Aside from the hunting the accommodations were great, your family was very welcoming and the food was OUTSTANDING! My compliments again to the cooks for keeping me well fed all week. I sure hope I can do it again in the near future.

Marc - 2018 - 2nd Season Rifle Hunt

Jeff and crew at Western Outdoor Adventures, I want to thank you for such a memorable experience. The food and accommodations were excellent, as well as the hospitality. The deer hunting was far beyond anything I could have ever expected. During our hunt we saw hundreds of deer, and were fortunate enough to harvest 2 beautiful mule deer bucks. The guides are knowledgeable and worked hard to get us the opportunity at our deer. Thank you again, Marc

Marcus H. - Elk Hunt - 2017

Jeff Musgrave, I’d like to thank you, your crew and your family for the great time this year. Dave, John and I had a wonderful time on our first archery elk hunt. Appreciated all the advice, the awesome food (thanks to the cooks again), the accommodations and the all around great time. Seeing all the animals and having the opportunities we did was a great experience. Getting to kill my first elk with my dad and one of my best friends was just icing on the cake! We’ve had 2 outstanding years with you and your crew and can’t wait to have more. You and I hit it off a few years ago and I consider you a friend and cannot wait to start next years trip already. We’ll be doing a rifle hunt most likely during the 2nd or 3rd season and hope to have my youngest son with me as well. Can’t wait to see the new lodge also. Hope the rest of seasons goes well for you and your hunters! Good luck!!


Dave H. - 2014 - 2015 - 2016

Western Outdoor Adventures,

I would like to thank Jeff and his staff for a most memorable trip to meeker Colorado. I have only hunted Colorado for two years which was guided by western outdoor adventures and have fallen in love with the hunting areas that Jeff has taken me into hunt. This is a solid place to come. Jeff and his team where all straight forward everything they described and showed me on the trail cameras was right on and meet all my expectations. The food his cook made for us daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner was better than most quality restaurants and defiantly made the experience that much better. My first year with Jeff I was able to harvest a nice 4×4 mule deer, if I had not gotten buck fever the opportunity to harvest bigger deer defiantly showed itself we saw many quality deer during the week I was there.

It was second rifle season (October 2014) with moderate weather. My second year was an archery elk hunt ( September 2015) and this was an adrenaline rush. Jeff was able to show us quality bulls every day we hunted for a week. The weather was unusually hot and the elk had not started talking yet while we were there so Jeff had his work cut out for him and after spotting a couple of bulls on a hill side he was able to get us into shooting distance and called the bulls in to 20 yards, but with all the excitement shooter error, the opportunity was there. This was my first archery elk hunt and it was everything I had hoped it would be thanks to western outdoor adventures. I would recommend this outfitter and plan to continue my hunts with them in the future. Jeff treated us like we were  part of his family and the hospitality provided was outstanding.

Thank you.

Danny P. - Mule Deer Hunt - 2017

Western Outdoors Adventures, Jeff and Shey, 

We wanted to thank you for our recent hunting experience. There are many opportunities in life that leave a lasting impression,  we recently experienced one of those with our hunt booked with you. From the time we arrived, until we left, your service was exceptional. The accommodations were great, the food was excellent and the hunt was incredible. Seeing so many mule deer was so exciting and I had the opportunity to pick through the bucks until I found one that suited. We appreciated being made to feel like part of your family and we will be coming back!

Joe J. - Elk Hunt - 2017

I hunted with Western Outdoor Adventures in September for elk with my bow for 5 days. The weather was hot and the elk were not bugling much which made the hunting difficult.

Jeff and his guide, did everything that a hunter can expect to get me on elk during my hunt. While I did not connect with an elk,  I was very satisfied with my hunt. 

The effort was excellent, accommodations were fine, and the food was out of this world! I plan to come back again next year and hunt with them again.

Jon C. - Mule Deer Hunt - 2016

I hunted with WOA this year and had a wonderful experience. The weather was plus or minus but the outfitters can not control that. All in all the entire experience was very positive. The food was good and it was great to be able to have dinner with Jeff and his family. As to the hunting experience Jeff and his guides worked very hard for the hunters. We hunted both mule deer and elk. We had 3 hunters and we harvested 3 deer and 2 elk. I was the only one without an elk but Jeff got me into opportunity to score but I had problems with my reloads not working with my rifle. Overall, I would recommend WOA and I plan on hunting with them again.

David Z. - 2016

Hi Jeff,

We were sorry we didn’t get a chance to talk to you before we left on Monday. We decided to pack up and get on the road and we had a very uneventful drive home. It was long, nearly 6 hours, but no issues.

My dad and I had a great time hunting with you. Although we were disappointed we didn’t get anything, we know it was not from a lack of effort. That last stalk was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. I just wish I could have finished it off with a successful shot.

Again, thanks for everything you did and hope you enjoy a little time off now.

Best regards

Colby L. - 2017

I was really impressed with the experience of the outfitter and all of the guides. They made sure they met all of our needs and made sure we had enough food. The food was EXCELLENT!!! We hunted hard and seen some elk but couldn’t get close enough to them. Jeff Musgrave will work his butt off to try to get everyone on elk and his wife is a really big help with everything going on as well

Matt K. - 2016

Hey Jeff,

Just wanted to say thanks again for a once in a lifetime hunt.  To get such a great animal was more than I could have ever hoped for!  Never dreamed in a million years that I would have an opportunity at an animal of that quality.  Still can’t believe it.  On top of that the accommodations and food were both excellent!  I could not have asked for more.

How did the other hunters end up doing?  When I left on Monday morning Kip and I had bulls and the one gentleman from New York had a shot opportunity, but missed.  Any more success throughout the week?

Take Care,

Dave B. - 2015

Thanks for the great hunt with Western Outdoor Adventures.   In spite of some tough conditions, we were successful in bagging a nice mule deer and a great bull elk.   The guide that you paired me with was phenomenal.   One of the best finders of game I have ever seen – he could glass a field in 15 seconds and spot all the game within that area.   He was the best guide I have ever had.
The land we hunted was beautiful.   Northwest Colorado is one of the few unspoiled areas in the country.   Also, the number of deer we saw was high – I passed on 4 bucks before we took the one that we harvested.   It was a great western hunting experience.
Thanks again for your help.

Clint R. - 2017

Hey just wanted to thank you for the first class, all around best hunting vacation, and Colorado experience!
Thanks again to your cook , what a magnificent spread y’all put out, if you don’t need him during the off season he can work at my house down here in Texas. We had such a great time we are still talking about it especially when we get together and enjoy the meat, by the way the, the processor you use does amazing work meat is clean and well cut. They say hospitality is #1 here in Texas, but mabe they haven’t been to Meeker Colorado, y’all treated us like family friends and that made it a comfortable and fun trip. Well here’s to you and your crew ,best guides, cooks, and outfitters in CO.
In Christ
Deep in the heart of Texas

Ryan F. - 2015


I wanted to thank you for the amazing hunt!  I gave you a pretty tough task with asking to get two animals in 2 1/2 days.  You definitely came through for me.  Now I have two amazing trophies and the memories to go along with it.  My dad has been talking about it to all of his friends ever since we got home.  The food was great and the accommodations were very comfortable.  We will definitely be back again.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Tony S. - 2015

This was my first archery elk hunt in Colorado and man was it a success. I tried to hunt public land in Colorado with my rifle for the first year as a resident but all I found were other hunters in blaze orange. Every lookout point I sat to glass I could see orange for miles and miles and it only made me less eager to hunt public lands. With disappointment to rifle hunting I decided to go back to my bow the second year and that’s where I called up Jeff at Western Outdoor Adventures and spoke to him about getting to know some country in the meeker area.

As Jeff guided me through different areas of his private and public land we hunted and saw multiple bulls which were just amazing to sit and watch. Most importantly, Jeff and I became great friends during this experience and I would gladly go back for the opportunity to harvest another great bull elk. Jeff and his family were incredible and the outfit he runs can’t be beat. Aside from being successful; the hospitality, the meals, and the lodging were just what was needed at the end of a long day of hunting. I left Western Outdoor Adventures with great new friends and the desire to return in future years. THANKS TO WESTERN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR THE 2015 EXPERIENCE!

A recommended outfitter on MeekerColorado.com and ColoradoWilderness.com