Rumor has it Sevich is experiencing personal problems. And that is said to have led to financial problems, which were compounded by the US Fish & Wildlife Service decision to not allow trophies into the country this year from Kyrgyzstan, a country where Sevich has been very active in recent years.
The latest communication we know anyone has had with Sevich is an e-mail dated July 31, addressed to one of his clients, Mike Gill. In that e-mail, Sevich assures Gill that he is back on track and will be in touch with him regarding a hunt for Tian Shan maral stag. Thanks for bearing with me, the e-mail ends. Gill says he has not heard from Sevich since then, and he has given up hope of going on his hunt.
Bryan Martin of Canadian Mountain Outfitters, who is a marketing partner with Sevich, was equally disappointed at press time. George has really let everyone down, including me, Martin said.
Here's a quick rundown of the other affected hunters that we have been able to reach: Ed Kohler says he was supposed to hunt the Kamchatka Peninsula for sheep this summer. John Korn says he was scheduled to hunt tur this July. Korn also says Sevich has not returned his calls about a Russian brown bear trophy, taken two years ago, or a Marco Polo trophy he took in Kyrgyzstan last year.
Subscriber Dial Dunkin hunted Marco Polo in Kyrgyzstan with Sevich last year and has not received his trophy. Dunkin said he was arranging to........(continued)