Sonoran Outfitters to Refund Consumers after Failing to Provide Guided Hunts

FLAGSTAFF - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office obtained a $30,000 consent judgment against Sonoran Outfitters Adventures, LLC, and its owner, Todd Basil Rice. Sonoran Outfitters Adventure, based in Flagstaff, advertised and sold hunting, guiding, and trophy delivery services in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Mexico. Sonoran Outfitters failed to deliver the hunting, guiding, and/or trophy delivery services to at least 10 consumers who prepaid for the services. The consumers live out of state and had planned to travel to Arizona and Mexico for guided hunts for western deer and/ or bighorn sheep.

According to the consent judgment, Sonoran Outfitters will pay $30,000 in restitution to 10 consumers who filed complaints with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Defendants also agreed to pay an additional $30,000 in restitution for any new consumers who file valid consumer fraud claims with the Attorney General’s Office against Sonoran Outfitters Adventures within the next 90 days.

The consent judgment resolves a consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Sonoran Outfitters by the Attorney General’s Office in 2017. The judgment bars Sonoran Outfitters from performing future hunting, guiding, and trophy delivery services as promised to consumers unless Sonoran Outfitters fully refunds all payments. Sonoran Outfitters must also adequately explain in writing all terms of any non-refundable deposit. Sonoran must also pay another $10,000 in civil penalties to the State.

To file a complaint against Sonoran Outfitters Adventures, or if you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, you can file a consumer complaint by contacting the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at 1(800) 352-8431.  Bilingual consumer protection staff members are available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Attorney General’s website.

This case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Amanda M. Parker.

For a copy of the Consent Judgment.