WHITETAIL DEER REFERENCES

   
   
         
Mr. JIM BAILEY Greenwood, SC 864.229.4794 18 Times Repeat
  Mr. RANDY ISRAELSON Spring Lake Park, MN 612.963.1189   9 Times Repeat
Mr. CHUCK GAUTHIER Ossineke, MI 989.766.3009   2 Times Repeat
  Mr. BILL DUPKE Payson, AZ 928.478.4078 or 206.949.6897 cell   2 Times Repeat
Mr. DANNY HENDERSON
* Auction Buyer from NE Mich SCI Donated Hunt *
Glendive, MT 701.928.0132   1st Time
  Mr. ALAN AUBE Ossineke, MI 989.657.2841   6 Times Repeat
Mr. SCOTT GAUTHIER Black River, MI 989.657.1168   7 Times Repeat
  Mr. MARK MATHIESON Preston, WA 425.531.1434   7 Times Repeat
  Mr. DON ODELL Mikado, MI 231.445.2137   2 Times Repeat
  Mr. STEVE GAUTHIER Grand Blanc, MI 248.515.8447   4 Times Repeat
  Mr. STEPHEN GAUTHIER Highland, MI 517.673.0674   1st Time
Mr. CHRIS WIGHTMAN Ninety Six, SC 864.543.4876   4 Times Repeat
Mr. RONNIE SHIVE Cleveland, MS 662.588.6830   3 Times Repeat
  RICHARD AND KYLE ODELL Mikado, MI 989.305.1090   1st Time
  ROBERT and BRANDON COOPER
Hunt of a Lifetime Participant
Bridgeport, AL
256.495.2561
  2 Times Repeat
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   
     
    WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US .... BEHIND OUR BACKS!

 

   
  "I have been hunting for many years with numerous outfitters in and out of Canada, and I can tell you without a doubt that South Paw Outfitters is by far the best I have ever been to. My hunts have been spectacular and I have always had a wonderful time, each time I have gone there.  Rene and Kelly always make me feel right at home."
Al Aube
 
     
     
  "My name is Chuck Gauthier and I have been hunting with Rene and Kelly for 3 yrs. I cannot express enough on what a remarkable hunting adventure that I received every time I went to South Paw Outfitters. Every hunter's biggest fear when they book a hunt is not getting what they pay for, I can tell you that it is not the case when ever I go hunting with South Paw. Not only have I had awesome hunting, but I now have 2 very good friends. You can't ask for anything more. I highly recommend South Paw for your next hunting adventure."
Chuck Gauthier
 
     
     
  "Kelly and Rene, I would like to thank both of you for making my Canadian hunts so memorable. Kelly, your home cooked meals are the best! You really made me feel at home, and the accommodations were great. Rene, your knowledge of the area and your whitetail savvy is second to none.  I was very impressed how hard you and your guides worked to make my hunt  truly a hunt of a life time."
Sincerely, Randy Israelson
 
     
     
  "I have been on many hunting trips, some successful and some not.  On my first trip, South Paw Outfitters provided me one of the most exciting and successful hunting Adventures and I never even harvested an animal.  I had the opportunity to see Elk, Moose and deer.  One deer being the biggest Whitetail buck I have ever had the pleasure of sharing the woods with.  On my Second trip and after 40 days of guided whitetail hunts with other outfitters, I harvested my first Pope and Young Whitetail!  Again, I saw Moose, Elk and other game animals while hunting!  This is truly a hunters paradise and more importantly a bowhunters paradise!  Rene and Kelly specialize in bowhunting because they are also bowhunters and know what it takes to be successful. 

South Paw runs a top notch outfit and certainly make you feel right at home.  The accommodations were excellent and the meals that Kelly  provided us were "5 Star".   I am and will definitely continue to be a repeat customer!!   This year I added to my Pope and Young Whitetail by taking an Outstanding 6X6 Bull Elk.  Fall would not be the same without a trip to Alberta and South Paw Outfitters!   If you want a chance at Big Bulls or Big Bucks and be treated like Family, South Paw Outfitters is the place for you!! "
Steve Gauthier, Michigan
 
     
     
 

"I have hunted with Southpaw Outfitters for many years, (since 1992 in fact) and have enjoyed each trip. Rene and Kelly Semple are my friends, and will provide you with an enjoyable hunting experience. They are dependable, hard working people who enjoy the hunting, and their hunters. After your hunt you will leave as their friends, and will want to return."
Best Regards, (Jim)  C.J. Fuller, M.D. Little Rock, Arkansas

 
     
     
  "After traveling to Alberta to hunt with SPO for the first time I was a bit nervous on what to expect and how well the trip would go.  After Rene picked us up at the airport I soon realized I had made a good choice. He was just a good down to earth guy who had a passion for hunting as well. When we arrived at the lodge I was blown away at the hospitality we received and the welcome we got. Accommodations were first class and the food was amazing. I was looking for chocolate horns with a little mass and boy did I come to the right place. I killed a solid 150 my first trip and a 176 my 3rd trip. I would highly recommend this Outfitter to any hunter who wants to hunt deer fair chase and have a overall good experience. Thank you SPO for making my dreams come true and giving me a lifetime of memories"
:) Chris Wightman
 
     
     
  "I have hunted with South Paw Outfitters on two occasions, both of which were great experiences. Although I personally did not harvest a deer, other hunters in camp did (that's hunting). The accommodations were outstanding, and the food was the best (don't plan on loosing weight). Would I go back?  YES."
Vincent Cracchiolo, Michigan
 
     
     
  "This coming fall I will be going on my 4th trip to South Paw Outfitters in 4 years. I have never had people treat me like family the way Rene and Kelly Semple do to everyone of their clients. The food and accommodations are world class, and the hunting is some of the best that the great province of Alberta has to offer. I have been fortunate enough to take a 39 inch archery moose at 8 yards, a 5X6 elk at 18 yards with my bow, a 150" 3 yr old whitetail with a rifle, and 4 coyotes with a bow, 3 of which came in one night. If I had never taken an animal over the last 3 years I would still be going back with South Paw Outfitters this year and for years to come."
Scott Gauthier, Past President of the Northeast Michigan Chapter of SCI
 
     
     
  "I have had the good fortune to hunt with numerous outfitters across North America.  I can say without hesitation that South Paw Outfitters are at the top of my list of outstanding outfits!  In each and every hunt I have done with South Paw Outfitters, I have been successful in harvesting quality trophies, have enjoyed the very best of accommodations and meals that are absolutely the best a hunter could possibly hope for!  I look forward to my next hunt in Sangudo with the knowledge that my next hunt with South Paw Outfitters will prove to be the same high quality I have experienced in the past!"
Mike Wilmot, Michigan
 
     
  "Over the last several years, my husband and I had the opportunity to hunt together with several different outfitters across North America.   While I've have had the good fortune to hunt with many outstanding outfitters none have been better than South Paw!   The quality of the game, the great accommodations and the outstanding meals were unparalleled!"
Sue Wilmot, Michigan
 
     
  "I first met Rene and Kelly in 1993 at the Sportsman show in Portland, Oregon.  They stepped in to take my hunting partner and I on a spring bear hunt after another outfitter we booked with went out of business.  Since that time, I have hunted whitetail with them numerous times, having multiple opportunities at big bucks. Taking a nice 172" in 2010. The accommodations, meals and hospitality at South Paw are first rate.  I highly recommend South Paw Outfitters." 
Randy Buchtel,
 
     
     
  "Rene & Kelly, Thanks a million for the fantastic hunt!  I learned a lot about how to hunt big whitetails that I didn't know.  The lodge and food are unbelievable, the guides are first class, great experience!  I'm coming back if you will have me, only next time I am going to also get a moose tag.  After telling my son Danny about you guys, I think he is going to book an archery hunt with you.  First Class Experience!"
Thanks Again, Wayne Henderson, Lodgepole, SD
 
     
     
  "I have Bow hunted with Rene and Kelly Semple at South Paw Outfitters since 1997.  I have harvested one Pope and Young (P & Y) Whitetail, three Black Bears (one was a Pope and Young), two Moose, (one being a Pope & Young) and one Elk.   While I have taken many top quality animals at South Paw, what really sets them apart from other outfitters is the quality of service.  No matter where you're at, the hunting the accommodations, food, and guides are 1st class.  The Lodge and cabin have great beds for a good night sleep and a wonderful area where hunters can gather in the evening and tell stories about the days hunt.

Rene always has the hunting areas well scouted and setup with comfortable blinds or tree stands; he also has an incredible knowledge of the game you are hunting and the best way to hunt them.  If you're a Bow hunter this is really the place to go - Rene & Kelly have been bow hunters every since I've know them. This is really important because they not only know what needs to happen for your success, but live it every day.  Kelly (the real boss of the outfit) always has incredible meals prepared and waiting for you when come in from the hunt.  Kelly's smile and witty conversation will warm your heart and entertain you even after the coldest days in the Bush.

The area you'll be hunting is very rich in wildlife and the genetics are quite good.  So the opportunity for a chance at a P&Y or B&C animal is always there.  Rene and Kelly go the extra mile, day after day to make sure your comfortable and have a great hunting experience.  I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to hunt Alberta either Bow or rifle."
Mark Mathieson, Enumclaw Washington
 
     
  "I've hunted all over North America chasing white tails.  The hunts that I have experienced with Southpaw are absolutely indescribable.  Hands down, their operation sets the bar, from lodging, to the outstanding cuisine.  They truly make you feel like family.  Your chances of killing a true trophy are high, because they have got em. I hope to continue to hunt there for years to come.  Happy hunting!!"
Ronnie Shive,   Cleveland, Mississippi
 
     
  "Dear Kelly and Rene, I want to sincerely say 'Thank You' for your gracious hospitality you extended to me while visiting in your home.  It would delight me if you would visit Tennessee and allow me to reciprocate.  The trip could not have been better.  The food, accommodations and hunting were first rate.  On top of that, I came away with a lot of new friends.  Kelly, after thinking about it, the food is better than first rate ... it was 'world class!'  Again, thanks for everything.  Come to see me in Tennessee!"
Mark Wilson
 
     
  "Hi Kelly and Rene, I just wanted to thank you both for an outstanding week at South Paw.   I could not have had a better time.   You're house and cabin are really nice...1st class.   The hunting was excellent.   The guiding was very professional and did an excellent job seeing that I had what I needed.   I am very proud of the buck that I took in the last 15 minutes of the last day.   Tell Rene I will let them grow a little more next year.   The meals and accommodations were perfect. I gained 4 pounds.   Again I had a wonderful time and saw plenty of deer.   See you again next year.   Keep in touch."
Randy Huffman
 
     
  "Rene & Kelly, I just wanted to thank you again for a great hunting experience.   Everything about your operation is certainly first-class, and just as Doug told me it would be.   The accomodations, the guides, the stands and locations and especially the food were great.   I just gave my deposit to Doug, he will be mailing them all together and I look forward to seeing you next year!"
Jerry Gregg
 
     
  "Kelly & Rene, Thank you so much for our wonderful stay.  Your hospitality can't be matched.   I hope we become great friends for life.  The late nights in the garage were especially fun.   If only we could get the women to get up in the morning."
Anthony Pate
 
     
  "Kelly & Rene, Thanks for a great week, but best of all was getting two people like you, that I can truly call great friends."
Pat Mulligan
 
     
  "Rene & Kelly, Great hunting and even better friends and an extra few pounds."
Jim Crawford
 
     

 

 
     
 

 

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