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On Deer, Sitka Hunting in Alaska United States

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Report ID: 9470 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2013 to September 11, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Southeast

Outfitter (or safari company): Jim Rosenbruch; Southeast Alaskan Adventures. 8144 Pinewood Drive; Juneau; AK; 99801; Tel. 907-790-4687; Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Jimmie "Bud" Rosenbruch
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: See attached notes
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Sitka Blacktail - Availability: We ran out of time to hunt and were unable to devote any time to deer hunting.
Game Condition Comments: See attached notes.

SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems. Bags arrived with us and undamaged.

Hunting Fees: For 2x1 trip Amount: $4800
Trophy Fees: None Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: For hunting, bear tag, USFS permit use fee, hunting preservation fund Amount: $860
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $750
Charter Airfares: None Amount: $0
Other Costs: Before and after hunt hotel in Juneau, approx $150/night Amount: $1350
Total: $0

Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: See attached notes - Seeing beautiful country while hunting black bears on the salmon streams and catching some great salmon and halibut.
Equipment Recommendations: Quality hip waders and rain gear. Stainless steel or weatherproof firearm.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? See attached notes - Bud Rosenbruch is a great guy who works very hard to get a hunter his trophy. Beautiful country! Reasonable price.

Hunter Name: Brian Payne
Contact Information: Tel. 505-890-8192 - 4824 San Timoteo Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 E-mail:
Hunting Experience: 27 years - throughout North America both unguided and guided
Physical Condition: Very good - excellent

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?


For many people, the Rosenbruch name is synonymous with high-end hunts for high-quality animals in Southeast Alaska. This reputation is due in large measure to Jimmie C. Rosenbruch - the elder Rosenbruch who has guided in Southeast Alaska for many years. However, what many people don't realize, I believe, is that Jimmie's son, "Bud" Rosenbruch also guides in Southeast Alaska in essentially the same areas as where his father has been guiding for many years and offers hunts for black bear, Sitka black-tail deer, mountain goat and wolf. And, what I found to be most appealing, is that Bud offers these hunts at nearly half the cost his father's hunts sell for. This offers the "average" hunter the opportunity to pursue great trophies in stunning country for a very reasonable price. Although I have never hunted with Jimmie Rosenbruch, it appears to me that the only real difference between the trips offered by Bud and his father, Jimmie, is the boat that is used during the hunt. Bud's boat is not as large or elegant as his father's but offers perfectly comfortable accommodations that I think the typical hunter would be completely satisfied with.

My hunting partner and I booked this trip as a 2x1 black bear hunt with the opportunity to fish and go crabbing when not hunting. If time and success with black bears allowed, we planned to also hunt for Sitka black-tail deer.

On the first evening of the hunt, we had the opportunity to take a 7'5" black bear just minutes after arriving at the salmon stream we were hunting. My hunting partner and I had some miscommunication that resulted in neither of us taking the shot at the bear and it disappeared in the brush before we could get our acts together. In the end, both of us took nice, representative bears. It is obvious larger bears were in the area (such as the one we failed to take the first evening) but we seemed to be one step behind them. Before we arrived for the hunt, one bear was seen that was estimated to be in the 8'0" range. As far as Bud is aware, that bear was not taken during the hunting season and I hope to return to try for it again. My hunting partner was able to take his bear fairly early in the hunt but I just couldn't connect with mine early enough in the hunt to allow time for us to move to the deer hunting area and spend a few days hunting Sitka black-tail deer. Instead, we finished out the trip by watching whales, fishing for salmon and halibut and catching crabs in the pots.

Bud is a great guy to hunt with and works hard to make the trip a success. He took exceptional care of our bear trophies and made us feel as if we were part of his family. Hunting with Bud, I truly felt like I was hunting with a good friend rather than it being a guide/client relationship. l have enjoyed hunting with Bud enough that my eleven year old son and I also hunted Sitka black-tail deer with him in November of this year (The report for that hunt will follow.) and I have a mountain goat hunt booked for myself in the fall of 2014. Although I haven't actually booked another black bear hunt with him yet, I am trying to make plans to hunt spring black bear with Bud sometime in the near future.

I would highly recommend a hunt with Bud Rosenbruch as a way for the "average" hunter to experience the same great sights and animals offered by those more expensive hunts that the typical hunter just can't afford.

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