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Offline teegansdad

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Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« on: August 31, 2013, 01:10:52 AM »
I just booked my youth daughters first archery elk hunt with Shane barbour of Barbour outfitters out of graham WA I'm wondering if any one had any info on this outfit? Are the legit? Or did I get ripped off, and my youth hunter a bad taste in her mouth, and disappointed ?

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 01:27:52 AM »
Why is the phrase "Are they legit?" written verbatim in every post started about Barbour?  And always followed by an incomplete sentence  :dunno:  Mods might want to look at this one!

Why would you ask such a question if you already booked a hunt with them?  Did they give you a reason to question your decision?  I don't mean to be rude if this is a legitimate question, but something smells a little fishy to me.
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 01:31:28 AM »
Well the reason why I asked is I found him on Craigslist and his web site is not very informational ? I'm just asking an honest question and if anyone here has used his services before and if so some feed back

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 01:37:01 AM »
Well I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope his promises are answered, otherwise ill have some explaining to do!

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 01:43:29 AM »
Well I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope his promises are answered, otherwise ill have some explaining to do!
What was said? Did you pay money for something? Need a better archery shop to go to that's somewhat local?

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 01:48:36 AM »
I have no first hand knowledge of the outfit.  So I can not give you any real answers.  Though I do know most threads about this service start the exact same way, with the exact same verbiage and usually end up locked.  So I apologies for questioning good intensions.

As a former guide I can tell you that Youth Archery Elk is one of the more difficult guide related challenges.  Good luck and I hope all works out for your youth hunter!
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 02:19:25 AM »
Well I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope his promises are answered, otherwise ill have some explaining to do!

I have a friend who just started guiding for this company. He is also a member on here but with a lot of negative posts about this company I don't will not name him. Hopefully you will get everything you hoped for. Keep us informed on how it goes.

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 05:59:32 AM »
I would of done my investigating first before purchase.   :twocents:
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 06:15:01 AM »
I met the guy who runs this outfitter a few times. He worked at sportsmans in Puyallup. He gave me a card and I was shown some pics from a few trail cams of very impressive animals. Although the owner came across cocky and rude, I know one of. The guys that works for him that is a really good guy and knows his stuff.

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 06:19:27 AM »
Let me add I am in no way shape or form endorsing this company. I personally got a uneasy feeling from the owner, but I wanted to state some factual imformation and not just my opinion.

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 07:00:45 AM »
Just a reminder to keep it factual.




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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 07:23:25 AM »
Just a reminder to keep it factual.

 :yeah:  thankyou BTKR, any other types of posts will be removed.

Please no conjecture, assumptions, or any other type of dog piling that has occurred in the past on this topic. Basically if you make a statement lacking factual value, it will be removed.
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 07:26:21 AM »
What hunt did you book? A graham archery elk hunt? He guides in several states.
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 08:22:18 AM »
Well the reason why I asked is I found him on Craigslist and his web site is not very informational ? I'm just asking an honest question and if anyone here has used his services before and if so some feed back


teegansdad, I hope that your daughters have a great hunt. This topic has come up before on this forum and there was a lot of comments made by some members who knew very little about the outfitter. You could do everyone a service by taking a few photos of your girls while hunting, any game that you get, and by reporting back with comments about your hunt. Good or bad, your factual comments and any photos would be greatly appreciated. Good Luck, I hope your girls have a blast whether they take an animal or not.   :tup:
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 08:32:35 AM »
monster bulls and bildo5,
Sounds like you have a dad bringing two daughters hunting, I'm hoping they can report back to the forum about a good experience. Good luck to you all!  :tup:
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 09:10:25 AM »
Teegansdad, good luck to you and your daughter. Don't forget to post pics. Thanks bp.  :tup:
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2013, 10:37:04 AM »
Thank you all for your replies!! I will be posting the results as well of any pics, if we harvest. She's really excited and been putting 30 arrows a day down range. If she gets a chance to let one go she's ready on her end. And thanks again for facts not opinions. Other than the opinion about me doing investigating before I purchase, I agree I would have. But he agreed to meet my budget where know one else would have

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2013, 12:08:57 PM »

This guy has been on the forum before, "Barbour outfitters"  There was an exstensive thread about him But it looks like it got nuked. I too would like to hear about your hunt aswell.
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2013, 01:03:29 PM »
Thank you all for your replies!! I will be posting the results as well of any pics, if we harvest. She's really excited and been putting 30 arrows a day down range. If she gets a chance to let one go she's ready on her end. And thanks again for facts not opinions. Other than the opinion about me doing investigating before I purchase, I agree I would have. But he agreed to meet my budget where know one else would have

I think most hunters understand that not every hunt is successful. Please post some photos of your girls out hunting, if you have some kill shots that's icing on the cake to be shown too. But he most important thing is that you and your girls have a good hunt and experience. I think most people would like to hear how the hunt goes as much as seeing any success photos. Good Luck!
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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
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Great ! Keep us posted.

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2013, 01:42:54 PM »
I've met shane and I'm sure you didn't get ripped off... But, that being said,  there are much better outfitters out there. The whole thing about guiding hunters in peoples back yards, is kind of stupid.

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2013, 01:51:12 PM »
That is exactly what we are doing, If we are succesful I won't mind ;) if we are not ill probably end up agreeing with you! But seriously we are in a blind in someone's back yard

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2013, 01:56:28 PM »
Can you see fresh sign from the blind?

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Re: Anyone heard of Barbour outfitters in graham wa?
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2013, 02:05:48 PM »
Yep that's why I'm still here there's fresh poo piles tracks and lots of aroma I've just never hunted this way before. I'm going to shut up for a few days and hope it works out for my kid

 



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