The problem Kling had is that the hunt he purchased was offered by a concession owner who subsequently sold the concession. According to Kling, the owner simply pocketed his money without making arrangements with the new owners to conduct his hunt.
Kling contacted the GOABC, who told him the former concession owner is an American by the name of David Trimmier from Utah. Seems he is not a licensed guide/outfitter in Canada and is therefore not sanctionable by GOABC. He was operating hunts through a guide/outfitter who is no longer in the picture at all, even though the new outfitters, Mike and Marika Ramosch, are continuing to use the same company name, Rocky Mountain Adventures. Kling says the Ramosches initially tried to accommodate him and other hunters in the same situation by requesting that Trimmier forward their hunt information and deposits to them. But Kling says Trimmier's attorney has taken the position that the hunts are none of the Ra- mosches' business, that they should stay out of the matter.
At this writing, Kling says Trimmier is not responding to phone calls or e-mails from any of the hunters left holding the bag, including a hunter by the name of Gary Snyder who also purchased his hunt through MountainHunter.net. The other affected hunters purchased hunts directly from Trimmier. Snyder has retained an attorney, and he and Kling are searching for any other hunters who may have given Trimmier money for a hunt they now cannot take. We are banding together to pool our resources for a resolution to this matter, Kling told The Hunting........(continued)