In the meantime, however, Randy Cramer forwarded us a copy of a signed court judgment he'd received after Rice defaulted on an arbitrated settlement. We have placed a copy of this signed judgment with the rest of the file in Report 9604 in our online database. The settlement called for Rice to take Cramer on a make-up hunt in February of this year. When Rice defaulted on that agreement (Rice told us in an email on March 20 that he hadn't defaulted), Cramer went back to court and, on April 1, 2014 was awarded $41,000 (the cost of his original hunt) and $16,815.13 in attorney's fees and associated costs. As of this writing Rice had not paid anything toward clearing that judgment.
Also last month, we mentioned that subscriber Paul Dachton, (who has hunted repeatedly with Rice and who had filed a number of positive reports on him) had received only one of his two sheep taken on his November, 2013 sheep hunt. On March 20, Dachton told us he had been promised that the second sheep would be arriving shortly. As of April 18, Dachton informed us there was still no sign of the missing trophy.
Due to the volume of material we've received, and the complexity of the claims and counter claims, we'll be following up again next month, with an expanded "Special Controversy" on Sonoran Outfitters. If you have hunted with Rice, please file a report and help us paint the clearest possible picture of this outfitter's services.........(continued)