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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9455 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 11, 2013 to October 15, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - Colorado
Hunt Area: Units 21 and 22


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Rimrock Outfitters. PO Box 223; Rangley; CO; 81648; Tel. 970-675.2619; Email: lionelk@earthlink.net; Web www.coloradorimrockoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Kennedy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elk, Rocky Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Frontier Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $750
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $350
Charter Airfares: Included as above Amount: $0
Other Costs: $675 tip to guide, $100 tip to cook Amount: $775
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: There are many elk on the private lands that Rimrock Outfitters, LLC provides. I had the opportunity at two 5x5's, one 6x6, and a 5x7 on day one. I did not want to tag out right away. I killed a 5x7 on day two of the hunt. This was a unique bull that did not have a large rack like the other animals we could have killed, however the character of this animal was one that I elected to take this bull. My cousin Bob Addison tagged out in the first half hour of the hunt with a 5x5 bull. On day three, the other hunter shot a nice 280 bull. He had very serious physical limitations due to rheumatoid arthritis and several spinal fusions. It was so exciting to see this 74 year old gentleman kill an animal, and that I had the enjoyment to volunteer to help pack out the animal once we got the call at base camp of his kill.
Equipment Recommendations: All guides wore Kennetrek boots, as did I. I find these boots to be ready for all terrain you may encounter on this hunt. Sitka base layers, outer layers, and rain gear is my way to go. I found these clothes to be resilient and silent for the hunt conditions. All of the guides also wear Sitka, which I don't find surprising due to the popularity and good quality of the gear. I am shooting a Gunwerks 7LRM with the Berger boat tail hollow points. The Gunwerks professionals told me to put the bullet right through the shoulder and these bullets will work great. My shot was straight down the mountain at 250 yards. I hit rear the ribs, through one lung and out the neck. The animal ran, turned and faced right at me and I put the second through the neck and it came through the other lung, and was finished. Post mortem analysis was devastation.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I recommend this hunt unequivocally and without any reservations. I hold this outfitter right up there with Wade Lemon whom I have hunted with before. Rimrock Outfitters, LLC is one of the best hunts I have had thus far. My cousin Bob and I are going to start applying for points next year and will be hunting with this outfit again in 2016 for Muzzle Loader - Early Elk.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James H. Mathisen
Contact Information: Tel. 402-493-5874 - 4322 N. 160th Avenue | Omaha | NE | United States | 68116-6470 E-mail: jmathisen@cox.net
Hunting Experience: This is an awesome outfitter. I am so surprised that this is a 5 thousand dollar hunt. The accommodations were a modern new log cabin, satellite t.v., shower and bathroom, and several mounted animals in the cabin. The food quality was the best of any outfitter I have hunted with. Please refer to several hunt reports with various outfitters I have hunted with over the past several years.
Physical Condition: I train with Higher Tactics (Riley Ross). Riley is my nutritionist and my personal trainer. I work out 5 to 6 days a week to include Metabolic Training, Core, Strength and Conditioning, and cardio. Monte designated Mike Kennedy as my guide as Mike is highly athletic when he is guiding on Kodiak or near Illiumna, AK or when he is in extreme conditions in Prudhoe Bay during the middle winter months.


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



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