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HunterSled

Warning about Rich's Hunting Adventures

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Just a warning to my fellow hunters - I booked a hunt in Craig Colorado in January of this year with Rich Botta of Rich's Hunting Adventures out of New York. I gave him a $2000.00 deposit. He cashed my check. After ten months with no response to e-mails, calls, or texts, two weeks before the hunt, he tells me he has no hunts in Craig. Says I can hunt in Mexico! No offer made to hunt in the U.S. as a replacement. I asked for my deposit back, he texted “lol”. He has kept my deposit.

 

Sled Reynolds

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WOW I assume after reaching thru the phone and choking him u called the authorities??


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If I lived within a day's drive, I'd be in my truck on my way over to have a "chat" with Rich... :codemafia:

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you used a guy from New York to book a hunt in Colorado?

I know of a local shop owner that does out of state hunts for clients, I'm just curious bow much research was done before sending 2000 dollars to someone In advance.

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He cashed your check and hopefully you have backup paperwork as well. Get the authorities involved right away. That alone may change his tune.

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You can trust Larry's Hunting Adventures.........................................send cash though.

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where did you hear about this dbag ? did you meet him in person? or have any other contact info ?

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If I saw "lol" come across the screen there is no telling what would happen to Dick. That's asking for a fight.

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Thanks for the comments. Hopefully the post will be helpful.  I have all supporting documents.  Check out his site.  Have a great weekend.

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Hi everyone im richie botta and sled is a liar i sell 200+ hunts ayear i guess u cant please everyone lol what sled didnt tell you is that he booked a mule deer hunt with me last year with his group and they all tagged out this year he wanted a bigger buck so i recommended other hunts in eastern plains colorado , saskatchewan, and mexico he was never happy all he does is complain please everyone feel free to call me i have great hunts and can give 1000's of references! I gave him many options and have deer in the 180-190 range and he turned that down hunt is $5200 in Saskatchewan if anyone is interested you can speak to the outfitters directly when you book through me!!call me at nuked. I SOLD OVER 200+ HUNTS LAST YEAR AND HAD 1 COMPLAINT GUESS I DID PRETTY GOOD

 

 

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You both seem like A holes to me.

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Some men are morally opposed to violence. They are protected by men who are not.

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AND BTW SLED CAN STILL APPY THAT $2000 TO ANY HUNT HE SEE'S ON MY WEBSITE BUT WHAT HIS IS TRYING DO IS BE A PAIN

Why not just refund it and call it a day.

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Why not just refund it and call it a day.

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I would think that just refunding the money would be a better idea than having any type of bad publicity spread about your business, whether or not it's true...........if just 5 people a year decide not to use you because of the negative reports, you're gonna be out a little more than the 2g's.

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Ok I smell a rat here.  These two are working together to get the word out about this guy.  Suddenly after a complaint post this guy appears and pushes his business.  Seems way too fishy to me.  How did the guy know someone was dissing him?  Take it all with a big grain of salt.  

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But if you ask on here, everyone will tell you how to hunt, including me. So take your chances

 

 

 

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This isn't the first threrad here about the booking agent;

http://huntingny.com/forums/topic/4974-beware-of-seller-richshunting-help-on-ebay/

And the internet is littered with threads;

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/7238550/Re_Booking_a_hunt_through_Rich

There are a bunch of reasons to use a GOOD booking agent; key word is good. LOL

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Ok I smell a rat here.  These two are working together to get the word out about this guy.  Suddenly after a complaint post this guy appears and pushes his business.  Seems way too fishy to me.  How did the guy know someone was dissing him?  Take it all with a big grain of salt.  

 

I don't get hat feeling at all.  I think Rich is just trying to put out fires at this point.  It'd be kind of a dumb way to drum up business, IMO but WTH do I know............................................


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I'd break ties and give the deposit back at this point.  Just my opinion.  

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Put it this way, there are hundreds of outfitters. I would never give my money to one with a questionable reputation. "I can give you references" who knows if those references aren't just other emails he owns. Either way, I'd book through a person with a good reputation as thousands of dollars are on the line.

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Put it this way, there are hundreds of outfitters. I would never give my money to one with a questionable reputation. "I can give you references" who knows if those references aren't just other emails he owns. Either way, I'd book through a person with a good reputation as thousands of dollars are on the line.

i would just go out to CO and elk hunt w my uncle :)


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I don't see the point in giving extra money to a booking agent / consultant, to find and book a hunt for you............all the info you need is readily available on the internet and you can have a look at and speak to the Outfitter's directly. 

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