Hunt Testimonials

“Hey John thank you for a great hunt it was an amazing time and very memorable, I will be updating you on some of our posts and they are putting an article in the newspaper about our hunt. I will also send that to you since they will be mentioning Oak Valley Outfitters and the wonderful job that the infamous John Imhof did. It looks like you're doing great with your other hunts. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.”
Brent Hoover, IN

“John, I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the hunt. We are safely back in Indiana and missing the beautiful scenery already. Our meat and racks should be back tonight. We are going to get them officially scored and entered in record books next week hopefully. I will let you know what we find out. Tell Steve thanks for everything too!!! He was a big help and a lot of fun. We will definitely be back in the years to come. Let me know if you need a good recommendation or anything else. Thanks again buddy.”
Bill Peden, IN

“I have hunted with Oak Valley Outfitters 6 times over the years and each time has been successful. Whether it was whitetail hunting in Kansas or Missouri or chasing elk and mule deer in New Mexico, it has always been a first class experience. John is very knowledgeable about both areas and the accommodations are great. When you find the right outfitter you stick with him and that's what I've done with Oak Valley. Each time I leave I can't wait to get back!!"
- Dr. Tyson Pompelia, MS

“John, I had a great time. I can honestly say that this elk hunt was the most exhilarating hunting adventure I have been on to date. The physical aspect, conditions, new terrain, hunting style and sheer size of the game was just amazing. I will forever remember how you called that bull in off of the main herd when they were already grouped up. I am hooked, and I will definitely have to go elk hunting again soon. Thanks again for the wonderful hunt I will never forget it.”
Garrett Frieden, MO
“What a wonderful experience to come to New Mexico and watch my wife harvest her first bull elk. This was actually our honeymoon trip and a lifelong dream to be able to do this. We fully appreciate all your hard work and your hospitality while we were here. It couldn't have worked out any better. We'll be back and again we thank you for such a wonderful trip. The next time I'll be carrying the gun though.”
VC Manning, MS
"John- I was just thinking about our hunt last week and before I forget I wanted to thank you for the great week. I had a great time down there. Thanks so much to you and your guides for your efforts and for the hard work you put into our hunt. Although I wasn't successful, I know you worked your butts off and did a great job. It is obvious that you run a first-class operation. I definitely plan to make it back down there in the future. Thanks again for everything and take care."

-Eric Delahoyde, ND
“John, I had a fantastic elk hunt with you this fall. The bugling and action was nonstop and unbelievable to be honest. Hearing elk every morning and being into so many trophy bulls was a blast. I have hunted several places but this was probably as good as it gets. Hold our spots for next year; we don’t want to miss it.”
David Walker, LA

“I cannot get over how big these elk are down here. I have taken many in Wyoming and you would think the desert elk would be smaller but that is just not the case. These bulls are huge and I love the challenge of the terrain and the different type of hunting you have here. As always, I have enjoyed my trip once again and will be back. Keep in touch.”
John Alford, SC

"This was my first elk hunt, and it exceeded all my expectations. I'll never forget that morning hunt; the sun was still barely rising over the hills, and the morning air was crisp when two bulls approached. I took advantage of the bull that gave me the first shot and it ended up being the biggest bull of the two, a 7X5. The feeling was indescribable. Not only was the hunt incredible, the scenery was majestic. Overall, everything from the accomodations to the hospitality and knowleadgeable guides, the trip was truly one I will cherish forever. 

-Mike Dickey, KS

“Thanks again for an outstanding trip out to New Mexico. I learned so much this week and the hunting was world class. Can't wait to bring the guys out here again, please put us down for the same bowhunts next season. The bull I took was tremendous and he will look fantastic hanging on the wall. I still can't believe I took a 370 on my first elk hunt ever.”
- Ronnie Simpson, KS
"I researched elk outfitters in New Mexico for almost a year, calling outfitters and past clients. I was referred to Oak Valley Outfitters by a guy who had hunted with John in New Mexico. I couldn't have found a better fit. I didn't want a large commercialized outfitter, I wanted a small personalized hunt. It was a dream come true, John worked very hard to get me my first bull elk. Lord willing I'll be back, thanks John!"

- Mark Meredith, KY 

"The hunt was fantastic, and I couldn't have asked for a better bull, I really enjoyed the experience and my wife and I have sure enjoyed the elk meat. The mount turned out great and I am looking forward to this years hunt."

-Walt Sellers, GA

"Just finished another great hunt with Oak Valley Outfitters. John has access to some great ranches that hold lots of bulls and there is always a chance that a giant shows up at any moment. I harvested another 6x6 this year and passed on 4 other bulls before shooting mine. Camp has all the necessities including internet and great camp cook in Louise. John and his guides know hot to find elk and get them into bow range. I highly recommend giving Oak Valley a call!"

-Greg Thomas, TN

"I am 70 years old and have been hunting elk since 1972 but a few years ago I started hunting with Oak Valley Outfitters and John Imhof. His staff of experienced guides have always worked hard to provide exciting and memorable hunts with abundant elk and other wildlife. Top notch accomodations and food al well. This will be my 4th season with John and I hope it's not my last. They have blessed me with memories to last a lifetime.

-Nick Castagno, KS

"John I wanted to leave you a note saying "thanks again" for another great hunt. I had multiple opportunities to harvest bulls this year. Tell Grant thanks for helping us retrieve Greg's bull. Hopefully you have some luck the last few days and I am looking forward to next year already."

-Frank Powell, WI

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