Under statute and regulation - 12 AAC 75.340 (f) (1) - it is illegal for a guide/outfitter to guarantee success or the number of animals to be killed. This does not apply to advertising past successes, either verbally or through marketing.
Sounds like a Shankster hunt. Had similar results with him in Alaska about 25 yrs ago. Turned me off guided hunts for 15 yrs.at least you got to go.
I went to alaska do to a combo moose sheep hunt in 2012. The outfitter or guides never showed to his camp for the first 6 days of the hunt. I flew out on the 6th day. The Alaska Professional Hunters Assoc was a joke to work with. The good ole boy club at work. I did get my hunt cost back, but none of the other cost, ie planes, car rental, license fee, bush flights, ect. shit happens, move on and wish them bad luck.
That's not unethical. I don't think anything I read from you was unethical on their part. You may not agree with what they did but it's not unethical. I've seen a tendency in hunting forums to decree everything we don't like unethical. Unfair possibly in your eyes. If I set up my tent in the middle of where you're hunting it's not unethical. If you're eating dinner and i sit down at your table in a restaurant is it unethical? No. It's a dick move no doubt.
Now is it unethical to come onto a hunting forum, especially one that's built around DIY hunting and complain about a specific outfitter and name said outfitter in your very first post on said forum......