The first of the hunts was in the Northwest Territories with Nahanni Butte Outfitters for mountain caribou. The Salzhauers tell us that Jim Lancaster's outfit is excellent, with "nice camps, good helicopter access into the mountains and a talented personal guide in Catlin Prebushew- ski." They report seeing "average" numbers of caribou and Cynthia making an exciting stalk and shot on a good representative trophy in a cold, stiff wind. The cost of this hunt was $8,500.
The second hunt the Salzhauers report on was in British Columbia with Bart Lancaster and Allana Oestreich for California bighorn. Cynthia took a ram that green-scored 163 SCI. Once again, the Salzhauers report an entirely recommendable experience and a great hunt. The hunt cost $6,500 with a trophy fee of $14,500. [Editor note: As of this writing, Cynthia had just completed another successful hunt with Bart and Allana for desert bighorn in Mexico, which completed Cynthia's collection of North American sheep. She's promised us a full report for a future issue; in the meantime we offer our hearty congratulations!]
The final hunt took place in December, again in BC with Fraser Canyon, where Bart Lancaster, Kevin Fruh and Julien Remillard guided Cynthia to a bobcat (she'd taken a lynx on a previous hunt), and Charles to both lynx and mountain lion. They remark on the "Beautiful snowy scenery and the need for warm clothing, boots and ice crampons" and give the cost as $13,500. We've posted photos of all of the Salzhauers' trophies in our online Trophy Snapshot Gallery.