I just want to say that I am truly sorry about the Snow Goose hunt that we did not have. The bad weather is something out of our control but the Guild Service - Eaglehead Outdoors owned by Matt and Nick completely burned us.
If you recall we were scheduled for a 3 day hunt that I initially locked up 6 spots and put a deposit of 3 hunters ($500 per guy for 3 days = $1,500). This was scheduled with Nick as our guide.
So our schedule date came and so did the "Winter Vortex" snow - frigid cold. in Mound City. I called Nick the prior week to confirm every thing a go. He stated that he was in AR due to the weather and that the birds were pushed down there. I asked were to we meet him and he stated that we would be with Matt in NE. Mound City was locked up and no birds. Hmm why did we get bumped out of AR and a different guide - no reply???
I contacted Matt - They attempted to upsell NE (Lovewell Reservoir - northern KS) no ice, lots of birds 750K. I called Lovewell and they were south of 200k birds and 70 frozen. Regardless you know we all had to cancel due to the snow in Co. forecasted -8 Friday in NE....
I contacted Matt and he was so upset and told me just to tell the guys to drive. Right.....
Anyway this is when if got interesting. I asked how we could re-schedule and Matt gave me two alternative weekends in March and Easter Weekend. None of us could make that.
Attempt #1 - Our MI gang attempted to grab mid week dates that were posted on facebook but Nick would not return calls.
Attempt #2 - I finally got Matt and told him that the dates would not work. Wanted to see if he would carry over the deposit for a hunt in 2016 - he declined and said he would keep the full Deposit.
Attempt #3 - My son and 3 buddies are in MO (about 2 hours from Mound City) I called Matt to see if they could take some vacant hunt spots (because they posted open spots on their facebook site - for 150 per day).
Matt said yes - I called the guy- got them all excited.
Matt said these would be 200 per guy per day = $1,600. Im thinking great that is just shy of the deposit.
Matt said that they would have to pay the $800 difference when they got there. I bit my tongue and said how do you figure that. He text me his reply - I need to write this as he stated it...
Matts text message " You loose your deposit for two guys. You originally booked for 6 hunters deposit. Only 4 are coming. So the 4 guys still have to pay second half - it does not all roll into one total amount or we would never make money." Are the 4 guys coming? If not I can fill the spots ASAP I have guys."
That means for a two day hunt for 4 guys it would cost them $2,300 dollars
We declined and parted ways
Eaglehead Outdoors is the worst outfitter I have ever dealt with - Please share this with everyone so they don't get burned as well.