" I'd hunt with me."

Owner/Outfitter Jesse Banthem 2017

"Went out with Banthem Outfitting for my first elk hunt and took along my 70 year old granddad for his first elk hunt as well with Jesse. They were exceptional and made every effort to get us on elk each and every day, as well as cater to the needs of my grandfather to get him on an elk as well with limited mobility. Hands down a first class operation and a great group of guys as well. I've already booked my hunt for next year and wouldn't want to hunt with any other outfitter."

Dylan Butler VA. 2016


"I first called Jesse in 2014 to book a short hunt, 5 trips later and counting,  I cant imagine hunting the west with anyone else! We have hunted in everything from 3' of snow to 90 degrees and Jesse has always produced. Banthem Outfitting makes sure your hunt is your hunt. He shares his wealth of big game knowledge with you to plan out a hunt that works for you and gives you the best shot at punching your tag. The quantity of elk and deer is hard to believe without seeing for yourself. While hunting elk I have seen elk nearly everyday and most days 20+ Bulls. 50+ deer is not unusual when focused on deer. When the hunting is done, Jesse keeps a relaxed camp. We have hunted out of cabins, 5th wheel campers and wall tents; all were as comfortable as home. More great chow than you can handle in a sitting, filled in with hunting stories and planning. I plan on making yearly trips with Banthem Outfitting."

Jeremy Eberle WI. 2014-current

"My hunt with Banthem Outfitting can be summed up with one word, Outstanding! This was my first guided elk hunt and wow, what a ride! The amount of land available to hunt and the views/scenery will just take your breath away. On my hunt was me, my cousin and Jesse. Being in a small group made the hunt more relaxed and personable. From the time we stepped out of the airport until we were driven back we were treated like family. A true comradery that most only see on t.v. The cabin was cozy and we ate like kings. Jesse is extremely knowledgeable about the game and there patterns.We saw at least 15-20 bulls everyday. I shot my bull on day 3 of my hunt. Banthem Outfitting handled everything from delivery to the meat processor to taxidermy and shipping. Do i recommend Banthem Outfitting? Yes Sir, I'm hooked.......a customer for life!"

Adam Payne VA. 2016

"So lets set this up...Left WV on the 19th of September headed for Livingston for what we hoped would be an archery hunt dead in the middle of bugle time, Little did we know we nailed it. Arrived at the lodge Sunday morning to settle in and do some evening glassing/hunting. Watched quite a few elk at a distance that night. Monday evening was my first encounter. Guide called in a bull from 1500 yards, I couldn't believe how fast one could close the distance if interested. It was a young 4x5 that gave me an opportunity to practice on. I drew on him and settled my pins, made the conscience decision to let him walk (my 6&8 year old sons would have made fun of me).

 Wednesday I had 2 spikes and a rag horn called into 15 yards, I could hear them breathing...intense.

  Little did I know what day #5 had in store for me. We got started well before day break, Bulls were going crazy and not just one...many! I'd been elk hunting before but never had I been lucky enough to hear any bugle...didn't know what I'd been missing.

  We watched and worked a bull for a good hour before we had his undivided attention. Setup in anticipation for the real action to begin. 15 minutes later I had a mature bull @43 yards looking strait in my direction bugling his a** off. I've done quite a few things in my life but all pale in comparison to how this moment felt! It was a moment filled with adrenaline just short of convulsions and (s*****g) your pants.

  Above is a great trophy I was given the opportunity to harvest with the help of first rate guide and caller Jesse Banthem of Banthem Outfitting!"   

Chad Longo WV. 2015

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