I got released from playing baseball and decided my break before work was a good time to take my first trip up to Alaska for a bear hunt. I ended up getting set up with Kile as my guide in an area he’d never hunted before. Immediately, I could tell this guy knew what he was looking for and what he was talking about! Every spot he said, “I can see bears being here” there were the next day. It was bitter sweet shooting my bear in the first hour and a half we were up there but couldn’t have asked for a better hunting partner/guide! Unreal experience and fully plan on doing it again with another species… when I get some funds back. 5 star experience all the way around; and some real tasty meat to go home with! If you haven’t been out with Kile, you should make it a priority.
I’ve lived in Alaska for 25+ years and consider myself a pretty seasoned purveyor of the Alaskan Outdoors and Mountains. Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall, I’ve enjoyed it all from a non-hunting angle. I’ve summited Mount Rainier, attempted Mount McKinley, bagged numerous peaks in the Chugach Mountains, instructed ice climbing and mountaineering for 10+ years, and enjoyed numerous outdoor excursions that have taught me how to respect the seriousness and beauty of Alaska. I grew up hunting whitetail deer in Arkansas, but only began hunting Alaska about 4 years ago. Although my mountain experience provided me a lot of insight into what it takes to venture into the backcountry of Alaska, nothing could have helped me more than the month I got to work with Kile on the 2020 Hunting Season.
Hunting with Kile was the perfect introduction to a dream that I never knew I had. I had the pleasure of working as a packer for Kile during the 2020 Moose and Bear Season in the Interior of Alaska and Cordova/Yakutat Areas.
The depth of Kile’s experience was what afforded me to learn and enjoy the amazing adventure that hunting should be for everyone. Kile was calm, professional, and confident in his knowledge of The Great Alaskan Outdoors. He was very open to letting me try things my way, all the while guiding me with encouragement, tips, and his own hard-earned knowledge of how to hunt and exist in the Wilderness of Alaska.
Kile’s knowledge of hunting in Alaska was second to none and undoubtedly the reason for his successfulness, but it was his knowledge of how to conduct oneself while in these rugged lands that fosters an enjoyment of it while you pursue your dream of hunting in Alaska…AND having a great time while do it!!!
Kile’s sense of humor lends perfectly to the rigors that come with packing for an Alaskan Hunting Guide. Kile taught me that there are some long days and heavy loads, but nothing that can’t be laughed at or enjoyed along the way.
Not only was Kile right there to help with anything I needed, he also gave me the confidence and ability to navigate these tasks on my own. Pushing me to gain my own knowledge and learning that I can push myself further than I thought. I gained a confidence in myself that will serve me for many years to come.
After an entire lifetime of dreaming about hunting in Alaska, plans materialized and I found myself of the hunt of a lifetime. Kile was my guide. Within the first few hours I knew I was gonna like him. He had a sense of humor that rivaled mine - and I’m pretty damn funny if I may say so myself! But more than that I knew that he was gonna bust his ass to make my hunt successful. By day two, I knew this guy would be a lifelong friend.
I saw sights and learned things from Kile that will stick with me for every future hunt I go on. His knowledge about hunting Alaska was more than I’d hoped for and it was about the experience, the landscapes, the wildlife and pushing yourself farther than you thought you could. This is all part of the hunt. I’d like to thank Kile for literally being part of my dream come true. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hunt with him. He is not only a professional he’s a good man. He’ll be my friend for life I would imagine and I can’t wait to hunt with him again.
"There's a race of men that don't fit in, a race that can't sit still; so they break the hearts of kith and kin, and they roam the world at will. They range the feild and rove the flood, and the climb the mountain crest; theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood and they don't know how to rest."
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