A week later, when he had not sent the promised e-mail, we contacted him again, at which point he sent us a cryptic message, promising again to let everyone know how to get in touch with him. The e-mail ends with a troubling note about his concern that things don't unravel any more than they have.
We take that as an indication Sevich does not intend to deal with his obligations, which total several hundreds of thousand of dollars, according to comments we received a while back on a web forum we ran on this problem. That forum is still on the home page of our web site, and you can read the many comments and complaints for yourself by going to: www.huntingreport .com. In all, the 20-some subscribers who filed comments claim they have been defrauded of $183,500. Some commentators did not bother to mention a sum, mind you. Others indicated they have unspecified amounts (many thousands of dollars, surely) tied up in trophies they have not received. The actual amount of claimed damage may well be a half million dollars, perhaps more when you take into account that there are almost surely non-subscribers out there looking for George Sevich.
Here at The Hunting Report, we have watched scandals like this break over the international hunting community with dismaying regularity in recent years, almost always with no real consequences for the alleged perpetrators. We have come to believe these unresolved scandals are........(continued)