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On Deer, Columbia Blacktail Hunting in California United States

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9828 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Cojo-Jalama Ranch in Santa Barbara County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Columbia Blacktail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3x3
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game was in great condition, this included in addition to the black-tailed deer: wild hogs, coyotes, bobcats, bear, mountain lions and Valley Quail.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We flew into/out of Ontario, but would recommend either flying into Santa Barbara or Fresno due to proximity to the ranch and less traffic away from LA.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Approx. Amount: $275
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $350
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting black-tailed deer just off of the Pacific ocean on a beautiful and well managed ranch.
Equipment Recommendations: Non-Lead ammo due to CA rules. Pack a jacket and other warm clothes, don't be fooled by thinking you're in CA as it is cold in the mornings.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Abundance of black-tailed deer being well managed by a good operator


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Matthew Muns
Contact Information: Tel. 214-500-2088 - Flamingo Circle | Southlake | TX | USA | 76092 E-mail: matthewmuns@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: North America and Africa extensively
Physical Condition: Good, but always could be better


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
After researching an outfitter to hunt with (primarily through Hunting Report references) for Columbia Black-Tailed deer we selected Alfred's operation Central Coast Outfitters. This was a 2x2 hunt with myself and my hunting partner guided by Alfred and his full-time guide Jeremy. The trip met all of our expectations and we each took a mature black-tailed deer, 3x3 with brow tines and 4x4 with brow tines. Alfred has exclusivity to hunt the Cojo-Jalama ranch and has been managing the deer and other wildlife intensely for trophy quality and it is paying off. We saw 40+ deer daily and at least 1 trophy every day. If not for a botched shot the 3rd day of the hunt we would have each taken 4x4s in 2.5 days of hunting...truly outstanding. In addition to the great deer hunting I was very impressed with the amount of Vally/California Quail, bobcats and trophy boar seen. There was also a lot of bear and mountain lion spoor seen, which made the hunt very interesting. This is a gorgeous ranch that leads right up to the Pacific ocean and hunting in the foothills off of the beach is a great experience.



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