Blackstone Outfitters - Yukon

Fishn4eyes

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I'm researching a hunt possibility with Jim Fink and Blackstone Outfitters in the Yukon and seeing if anyone here has any first-hand experience with these folks.

I did a search and got a couple hits but not much detail in those threads.

Any info would be appreciated.

Visited with them at the Sheep Show and they seem like good folks but always like to do my due diligence.
 

KU_Geo

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I chatted with them at Sheep Show as well and am interested. They’ve been around a long time, so curious if anyone here has hunted with them before as well. They were at the top of my list for a potent ion all Yukon hunt if I decided to not toward alaska
 

Kotaman

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I've hunted adjacent to Blackstone twice, with Tombstone. In one of the cases Jim Fink (Blackstone Owner) actually flew me out and back to camp. The area is fantastic. Both outfits get pretty good reviews. In the end, I chose Tombstone because they were "smaller". In two hunts with Tombstone, I've killed 4 great animals. The Manager of Tombstone actually used to guide for Jim and remain good friends. Sorry I don't have more specific info on Blackstone. I've talked with two people that have hunted with Jim and both had great hunts. Blackstone has a TON of area and has been around forever.
 

idig4au

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I booked a fannin sheep hunt at the sheep show with Blackstone after speaking to Jim and a few of his crew. He has a good reputation in the industry and as mentioned, has been around for a long time. I asked around with a few of my sheep guide friends and they confirmed my gut feelings so that is all I needed to book with him.
 

keller

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My taxidermist is an avid sheep hunter he has all the sheep and marco polo.some archery.when i picked up my brown bear i asked him for references for a sheep hunt.first one was blackstone he has hunted with them multiple times and they have fannin sheep.alaska is tough based on bad winter kill depending on the year.then he said i have a friend in ak that was a wildlife biologist and he would get back to me. then he looked me in the eyes said "once you get one sheep you want them all it cost me my marriage." long and short he gave me 4 references from ak talked to them all and blackstone.blackstone was the best option but above my finances.went with cole ellis had a good hunt took a 11 yo full curl ram.so yes i would recommend blackstone based on my discussion with them and personal references.but i never hunted with them. best of luck in your search. john
 

#1antler

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I did a 21 day hunt with Blackstone in 2017. Harvested a 13 yr old ram. 60 inch moose a fabulous mountain caribou. Guides , facilities, and Jim's flying ability were all first class. In short, it was the finest hunting experience I've ever had. Several hunters I met at camp return every year. If I had the finances I'd be there also
 
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Fishn4eyes

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Some good info here, thanks gentlemen.

Definitely leaning toward booking with them, I haven't heard a negative thing yet in my research and that says a lot.

I'll keep looking and have an email into Jim with several questions.

Appreciate it, fellas!
 

bradb

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I had some buddies moose hunt with them this last fall. They had a great hunt with great success. I know a hunter killed a stud sheep with them last year
 

Toothshucker

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Had some beers with a couple of Blackstone's guides at Reno this year. Really great guys. Talked a lot about their operation. Seem to have a pretty sweet operation.
 
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