Testimonials for Trophy Ridge Outfitters
|In 2009 I was fortunate to hunt with Trophy Ridge Outfitters for trophy mule deer. I had booked with four other hunters. After 47 years of hunting over a good portion of the world, I was use to some pretty tough hunting camps, but not so with this hunt. Our base camp was The Sky Ute Casino Resort! It is a great facility with good food and great rooms .The night we drove in I met my guide.We spoke about what the ideal deer would be for us, and I really wanted to harvest a deer with a spread of over 30 inches. As I described my once in a life time buck a big smile came over my guides face, I would find out why the next morning. The next morning, opening morning, I was staring at a buck through my rifle scope, well over 30 inches. I shot a buck that was over 37 inches outer spread and scored over 197. My guide had set on that buck for over a week pattering the every move of that deer. I can’t say enough good things about Trophy Ridge Outfitters and their entire staff!!!
– Joe Tanis
|Although I did not tag an elk during my hunt last year with Trophy Ridge Outfitters, it wasn’t because of lack of opportunity. Audrey and Roger worked hard to give me plenty of chances at great bulls. I have hunted in several places on public and private land (with and without outfitters and guides) and this was by far my favorite elk hunting trip. Terrific people, comfortable accommodations and excellent food contributed to the experience, but the amazing bulls we saw nearly every day are what make me want to go back as soon as possible!”
– Brenda Potts
|“I have been fortunate enough to hunt three times with Roger and Audrey. Each time I hunt with them I am more impressed than the last time. I will continue to send my friends and clients with them, since I know that they work hard to make my hunting experience one that I will always remember. The quality of animals and hunting ground is second to none!”
– Brett Axton
|“What makes Roger & Audrey special is that they love to hunt as much as I do and they’re both terrific guides. I met them on a mobility-impaired hunt in 2005 and they helped me take a record book antelope. Since then, I’ve been to their mountain lodge and hunted with them in some of the most beautiful elk hunting country I’ve ever seen. I’d come back every year if I could draw a tag that often.”
– Chad Waligura
|“Audrey and Roger …..and for that matter, the whole Hulsey clan are like family to me and my boys……..we look forward to chasing elk with them every year that the good lord will allow us the pleasure! Thank you Trophy Ridge Outfitters for many wonderful memories! We look forward to creating many more!”
– Chris Campbell
|“I have had the pleasure to hunt with Audrey and Roger McQueen’s Trophy Ridge Outfitters on three occasions for archery elk in unit15 in New Mexico. Great hunting, fine people. I had opportunities each hunt to take fine bulls. Couple misses and a fine 335 inch bull. Huge unit with lots of big bulls, lot of action. High alpine to flat plains. Honest, hard working. If there is a problem it is being too nice and accommodating to a fault. Cannot wait to go back. An added bonus is their clientele. They attract good people and I have made some lifelong friends with some men that I respect and enjoy.”
– Albert Haas MD
My experience with trophy ridge outfitters last fall was amazing. I got to camp met audrey and roger for the first time.The are very nice people. Camp was full, and hope’s were high. I was hunting with my brother and another buddy. We all had an opportunity. The guide’s worked hard to get us settled in our camp and keep us in the hunt. I have learned over the years its easier to stay focused and hunt harder with proper food and water, not a problem here. From the first day to the last we were always on hot elk sign. Actually my first day I almost had an opportunity at a 350 type bull, but a rising morning thermal ended that quickly. Rain had moved in and out for the next two days, one guy getting a shot at a bull of a lifetime. The third day and just happened to be my 30th birthday I got my opportunity and made good on it. I took home a very nice 350 bull. my guide worked hard for me the whole hunt and I will be back. Ive had the opportunity to hunt with a few outfits and these guys are professionals.
|“I have hunted elk during the past 5 consecutive archery seasons with Trophy Ridge Outfitters. I had 100% opportunity on each of these hunts, and have harvested 3 elk. Great lodging, fun and friends.”
– Craig Lewis
|“Trophy Ridge Outfitters is a class act with great guides, wonderful food, comfortable lodging, and located in the most beautiful setting out west not to mention lots of Elk!”
– Randy Kimmel
|“Anyone looking for a 5 star experience needs to give Trophy Ridge a call. Everything from the lodge, guides and most importantly the grounds they hunt are top notch. Never have I come in contact with more bulls than during my Unit 15 hunt with the crew at Trophy Ridge. Since then I have recommended their services to may personal and industry friends without hesitation. I know I’ll be back with my bow to see if I can better my 4 yard shot as soon as I experience success again in the draw.”
– Mark Reilly
|“Some times a man is lucky enough to get the most out of a hunt that it could possibly produce. I had that with my Elk hunt with Trophy Ridge Outfitters. When finished I knew I had just experienced the best trip a man could have, The best Elk knowledge, The best calling, The best personal care, The best all around FUN, The best desire to be successful it was not just a job to them it was their passion. I am the luckiest man to have had that experience. I left knowing nothing could have been better.”
– Tom Stuckey
|My experience with Trophy Ridge Outfitters was a very positive experience. I have been on a number of guided hunts and Trophy Ridge Outfitters measures up to some of the best I have experienced! The quality of elk was great, and we seen plenty of elk everyday. The guides were very knowledgeable and hard working. If you are willing to work hard, they will get you in a position for a chance at a large bull and the rest is up to you, and that’s all I want in a Outfitter! I can say they did there part! I will be going back to get one of the large bulls they have in there hunting units.
– Brian Braaten
|My two sons hit the lottery last year and both drew non-resident tags for the youth elk hunt. We had never been out West or even seen an elk before. We had no idea of what to expect and Audrey held our hand through the whole process. When we got to camp, Roger said get in the truck and he’d show us some elk. We had no idea that just down the road, were bull elk bigger than we could have ever imagined. Back at the lodge, we met the guides, had supper and fellowship. It was like we’d all been friends for years. Opening morning found the bulls bugling like crazy. How can you explain that feeling? You can’t, you HAVE to experience it! The boys were disappointed that they only missed a couple of days of school….because they both took trophy bulls on opening day! If the lottery gods shine on them again this year, hopefully they’ll get to hunt longer!!! Hope to see you at camp. If you have any questions, give me a call. I can also tell you the story of how Audrey helped us get our meat home!
– Mark Reitz, Illinois
|The biggest compliment I can think of to pay an outfitter is to go back to hunt with them year after year. This coming year will be my 6th year and 8th hunt. Success was achieved in all of the hunts, but the most extraordinary fact to me, is that I shot elk 4 out of 5 years and each time I had a different guide, I would encourage anyone who is planning a hunt to hire TRO, and if you have any doubts please call me.
– Sherman Wyman
|As always, I had a totally enjoyable hunt trip with you folks! It was hot but the hunting was excellent even if the mosquitoes were very bad at night time!! Next year a “true” bow kill or we eat the tag.
– Conrad Wiser
|After 5 previous western Elk hunts with no kills I was fortunate enough to draw a New Mexico public land permit and booked a muzzleloader hunt with Trophy Ridge Outfitters. Every aspect of the hunt was first class. Accommodations at the lodge, meals, Guides and game prep were all excellent. Audrey and Roger play an active role in the hunts and their Guides work within their clients capabilities. Would return in a heartbeat.
– C. Wayne Finkey
|Hunting with Trophy Ridge Outfitters was a pleasure. Growing up in Pennsylvania and hunting for Whitetails with my Dad, we always talked about going on a Big Game Hunt out West. Trophy Ridge gave the option of allowing the hunter to bring along an observer at a reduced rate. So, having the ability to take a 6×6 Bull Elk on the first morning of my hunt with my Dad and the observer by my side made the trip even more memorable. The remainder of our time at camp was spent hunting black bear. Our guide was top notch and knew where, how, and when to put us on to the elk. The accommodations and meals were very nice. Everyone at camp was friendly and respectful creating a nice family atmosphere. Both my Dad and I couldn’t have asked for a better hunting trip. It will in our memories forever.
– Aaron and Bob Bass.
Roger & Audrey McQueen
Owners - Operators
Audrey is NINE Time World Champion Elk Caller
Over 20 years in Guiding Experience
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