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Patey and Sons Outfitting

Patey and Sons Outfitting

www.biggameoutfitting.com
(709) 225-3221
PO Box 40
River of Ponds, NL 40K 4M0
CAN
 
Patey and Sons Outfitting is owned and operated by the Patey family of River Ponds, Newfoundland, with a combination of members running the business. Our hunt price includes: license fee, transportation to and from our cabin by float plane, food and lodging accommodations while there (except for sleeping bags and personal items), also guide wages and transportation of meat from hunting lodges to your vehicle or place of butcher. Patey and Sons ...

Services Offered

  • Black Bear
  • Caribou
  • Moose

Hunter Reviews

4.23
Average of 29 reviews
86%
hunter recommended
4.24
 
4.42
 
4.16
 
4.22
 
4.44
 
Food Lodging Game Quantity Game Quality Experience
Rich Weiss
Ohio
Moose Hunt
I COULD WRITE/TALK ALOT ABOUT THE ACCOMODATIONS, FOOD, GUIDES, OUTFITTER, GAME, ETC,ETC BUT I WILL SUMMARIZE ALL BY SAYING THAT THIS HUNT AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!!!
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.85
Recommends?
YES
Ron Love
Ohio
Moose Hunt
We have never had a better hunting experience !!! It was the hunt of a lifetime!!! The hunting was very hard, but we were told this by everyone we spoke to prior to booking our hunt. Our guides could not have been better. They took us to the game, we both harvested the moose we wanted! I was 64 , My lifetime ...
3 hunters found this review helpful.
4.85
Recommends?
YES
Ed Flick
New York
Moose Hunt
My 3rd hunt with Patey this year. Walking conditions are tough if you do not have the right gear and fail to get in shape. Guides are knowledgeable and 1 per hunter. Food is good and plentiful. Camps are rustic, but comfortable, dry and warm. Hot showers. I am retired and went early to see the sights and ...
3 hunters found this review helpful.
4.40
Recommends?
YES
Brent Zechman
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
Not a very good first experience moose hunting seen one moose all week and wasn't allowed to shoot it. Guide didn't have any binoculars.Hard pill to swallow when you were told if u can walk 4 miles a day u will shoot a moose probably walked 15 to 20 miles a day.Not a very fun hunt
11 hunters found this review helpful.
2.00
Recommends?
NO
Arron Sims
Texas
Caribou Hunt
I hunted in the fall of 2012 for woodland caribou. We stayed in River of Ponds. I made it clear upon arrival I was looking for a nice bull and was prepared to leave empty hand if not . We did a lot of walking in bogs and brush with rain and snow. It was difficult but we did see and pass on several Bulls a day...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.55
Recommends?
YES
Jeff Krznarich
Ohio
Moose Hunt
For a first time big game hunt I enjoyed it immensely. Brian said I had a lucky horse shoe up my ---. I shot a huge bull moose on my 2nd day and a huge bear on my first walk out of camp on my 4th day. The guides were 1 on 1 to start with. They also helped with the others hunters get there animals also. All th...
4.20
Recommends?
YES
Donald Bennett
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
The Best place i have ever ben plenty of moose the guides where great good food i am looking forward to going back again thank you Ida and eric for a wonderful time
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
Joe DeLorenzo
New Jersey
Moose Hunt
Hunted with my son and 4 friends we were sold a 1x1 hunt in two separate camps what we got was a 2x1 hunt in one camp,6 hunters and 4 guides in one cabin too tight not to mention very little game around.seems Eric cannot get enough guides for his camps so he doubles you up. my guide was a paramedic who was do...
4 hunters found this review helpful.
1.80
Recommends?
NO
Dennis Shelley
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
I had an Awesome experience hunting with Patey. I hunted in the trophy area and I saw 8 to 10 moose in the 40" to 50" range.The food and accommodations where great and my meat was taken care of well.I actually shot a 50" moose and that was exactly what I wanted. I would encourage anyone to go t...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
Russell Howe
New York
Moose Hunt
I hunted with Patey and Sons, in 2009 and 2013 for Moose. I'm planning on Caribou in 2015. the weather and walking are the two biggest obstacles. As far as weather, do not get gortex hunting clothes-they leak after all day rain. Invest in WAterproof, rubber or PVC. also get in shape to walk, also not only wil...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.50
Recommends?
YES
John Petroski
New Jersey
Moose Hunt
I have made seven trips to Newfoundland to hunt with Patey & Sons and have killed seven bulls. During these trips I met numerous guides and found each to be professional, knowledgeable of both the vast habitat and animal behavior and most importantly their commitment to help each hunter be successful. T...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.95
Recommends?
YES
Roger Locandro
New Jersey
Moose Hunt
WE HAVE TAKEN 75 M00SE IN NEWFOUNDLAND SINCE 1971, ALL OF OUR EXPERIENCES HAVE BEEN GOOD, AND PATEY AND SONS HAVE PROVIDED SOME OF THE VERY BEST OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. MY FRIEND TONY AND I ARE 78 YEARS OLD AND WE HAVE HUNTED SINCE WE WERE SIXTEEN, NOW OUR SONS HUNT WITH US, WE ARE SHARING ALL THE GREAT EXPER...
4 hunters found this review helpful.
5.00
Recommends?
YES
Rodney Pevytoe
Wisconsin
Moose Hunt
Several years ago I hunted with a different outfitter who ripped me off. A Newfoundland game official told me to try Patey for a fair and honest hunt. I have now made four hunts with Patey and will again return. I have taken my friends there and always have been satisfied with the hunt. I work very hard for m...
6 hunters found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
Donald Bennett
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
I have hunted with Patey & sons 4 times of which I killed 4 moose, and 1 caribou, and have never had a bad experience; always having a wonderful time. The guides, pilot and staff were always great. Eric Patey has gone out of his way to meet the needs of all the hunters in my party and tried to get all the...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
Peter Malette
Michigan
Moose Hunt
I have hunted with Patey's 3 times now, in 2002, 2007, and 2012. I am scheduled to return again this fall for moose and caribou. I have never had a bad experience and if you are willing to hunt, you WILL get your game. I have scored all 3 times. In 2007 we were shut down by fog and my partner had not scored ...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
steve panger
Texas
Moose Hunt
I hunted caribou in 2012 & moose in 2013.Had a great time on both hunts & took great animals on both hunts. Even though it rained for a week on the moose hunt the Pateys furnished all of their hunters lodging until the weather broke so the float planes could fly the hunters to the camps. Hunters with ...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.60
Recommends?
YES
Karl Koenig
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
I have hunted with the Patey family for moose in 2009,2011 and 2013 with success on all 3 trips. Every aspect of the adventure was excellent, from the people, lodging, meals, equipment to the care of the game. Anyone with the willingness to walk in some tuff terrain and the ability to shoot will be rewarded w...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
5.00
Recommends?
YES
Andre LaClair
New York
Moose Hunt
I've hunted with Patey 3 times (9/09, 9/13 and 11/13) for moose twice and caribou once. The terrain is very soft and the spruce can be tough to get through, so you need to be in shape. You need to cover lots of ground to find moose; they are not like whitetails. The weather is fickle (just like in Quebec for ...
3 hunters found this review helpful.
4.60
Recommends?
YES
Jacques Surprenant
New Hampshire
Moose Hunt
I had a great experience with Patey outfitting I felt welcome right away every body from the people that greet you to the guide .once we start hunting I saw that the guide knew the area like the back of his hand my partner shot a moose at noon time the first day (44 inches) and I shoot mine at 2.15 (37 inche...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.90
Recommends?
YES
Donald Gisewhite
New Jersey
Moose Hunt
Eric and Ida run a top notch outfit. I spoke to Eric every year for 4 years at the Harrisburg show before booking. Unlike everyone else that promised a 55" bull behind every tree. Eric warned me that yes there are large moose but your going to work very hard to get one. The guides were great, even though...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.90
Recommends?
YES
Jack Davis
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
My Son John and I hunted with Eric & Ida in 2011 & 2012. We both shot moose and black bear and my son shot a woodland caribou. My moose was 40-inches wide with 16 points. The Patey's treated us like family from the time we arrived to our departure. I would recommend this outfitter to anyone who want...
3 hunters found this review helpful.
5.00
Recommends?
YES
Chip Evanoff
Ohio
Moose Hunt
I have hunted on "The Rock" 9 times and am going back for 10 this fall. The guides are fantastic. They work hard to get your animal. The country is beautiful and game is plentiful. The meat is very well cared for... the best of any camp I have ever been in. I have hunted all over the continental...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.85
Recommends?
YES
John Davis
Newfoundland and Labrador
Moose Hunt
I hunted with Patey & Sons twice. Eric and Ida run a top notch outfit, they treat you like family, and well organized. The guides where also top notched, not just great guides, but great at cooking, trophy care and just great people. In two years of hunting with Eric I shot a Woodland Caribou, 450 pound ...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
5.00
Recommends?
YES
Nathan Pratt
West Virginia
Moose Hunt
Hunted with Patey and Sons the last two years. From the time you arrive until you leave you are treated like family. The food is great, if you don't walk it off, you will leave a little heavier. Moose hunting is an adventure and it is work to find a good animal. The hunt is spot and stalk and the guides a...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.65
Recommends?
YES
Richard Hash
Virginia
Moose Hunt
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for another excellent hunt. The moose
was more than I expected and with the exception of the weather, everything was great.
You can count on seeing me again this year. I just enjoy hunting there to much
not to return. This will be my fourth trip in 201...
1 hunter found this review helpful.
4.10
Recommends?
YES
Glenn Moore
Michigan
Moose Hunt
The weather was not our friend rained nearly every day. The terrain was rouged and wet but that's why Moose hunting is so good there. By comparison I hunted Norther Alberta near High Level three years and saw a total of two bulls and one cow and killed a 10 pt bull. In two trips to Newfoundland I have killed ...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.50
Recommends?
YES
Andre LaClair
New York
Moose Hunt
You need to be in shape for this hunt; the ground is soft and the spruce can be thick. You need to cover ground to find moose; they are not whitetails. Weather can impact the hunt but that's the nature of the Newfoundland climate. I've hunted with Patey & Sons 3 times; twice for moose and once for caribou...
2 hunters found this review helpful.
4.60
Recommends?
YES
Tim B
Ontario
Moose Hunt
As a group of three hunters we experienced a lack of moose, very difficult walking/hunting conditions, and my meat was also taken. It seems the wild animals in Newfoundland only like the choice cuts as I only had one tenderloin. Eric lied about the amount of walking and size of game. One of our hunters only h...
10 hunters found this review helpful.
1.90
Recommends?
NO
Michael Baltzley
Pennsylvania
Moose Hunt
Discovered upon arrival home that half of the tenderloin and backstrap was missing from the moose that I had shot. When I called the butcher, he advised me that he also noted that meat was missing from the moose. I called Eric Patey and he told me that the guides said that a wild animal must have taken some...
6 hunters found this review helpful.
1.65
Recommends?
NO

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