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On Moose Hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 11003 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 8, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Place of Hunt: Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador
Hunt Area: Deer Lake


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Grand Lake Adventures. 76 George Aaron Drive; Deer Lake; NL; A8A 3H2; Canada; Tel. 709-635-5385; Fax: 709-635-2172; Email: info@grandlakeadventures.com; Web www.grandlakeadventures.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Samms - owner
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou, Woodland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Moose - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The weather was either foggy, rainy, or windy. It was horrible but I still managed to get both of my animals.


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: United and Air Canada Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: None - everything was fine


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The weather was horrible.
Highlights of Hunt: I got a record book caribou and managed to harvest my moose as well.
Equipment Recommendations: None. Shooting sticks, muck boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Absolutely. They were excellent. Food was unbelievable.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Russell Brines
Contact Information: Tel. 530-520-5000 - PO Box 178, Durham, CA USA, 95938 E-mail: rusty@brinesinsurance.com
Hunting Experience: Traveled the world hunting. Currently at 117 different species of animals harvested.
Physical Condition: Excellent


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I hunted with Greg Samms, owner of Grand Lake Adventures during the moose rut in Newfoundland. I flew into Deer Lake, caught a 5 minute taxi ride to a hotel and the following morning was picked up by Gaby(?) to be transported to the helicopter which would place us in the heart of moose and caribou country. This got us away from the locals whom to my understanding beat the roads to death looking for moose. The helicopter was a 15 to 20 minute ride and placed us within 30 yards of his cabins on the shore of a small lake. There was only 1 other hunter in camp and I was going to be hunting 1 on 1. Greg's accommodations are superb considering you are away from electricity. He has a separate cabin separate from the cookhouse and guides accommodations. Each room in the cabin had a woodstove and absolutely excellent padded beds. A good night's rest is a necessity.

I've hunted with well over 50 different outfitters and I would honestly say the provided food was absolutely incredible, probably the best I've ever had in a hunt camp. He had a generator that ran and provided flush toilets and hunting movies to watch on his big screen television. Greg had a small boat for transportation across the lake and 2 extremely dependable 8-wheel drive Argos to hunt from.

Unfortunately fog and wind played a major factor during my week of hunting and we were cabin bound every day with the exception of 1 full day and that was the day I took opportunity of harvesting a book woodland caribou. The other days we would have a few hours in the mornings or a couple hours in the evening where the weather would break and again I took advantage and harvested my eastern moose. He was not the big one I was looking for but due to the circumstances I was extremely pleased to harvest a bull.

Greg has a great area and I believe everyone will get their caribou unless you're bound to the cabin due to weather for the entire week. Greg has a very good head of respectable caribou which he manages closely. As far as moose go I feel we were just unlucky that week due to the weather. I honestly believe he has good moose.

Greg is very hardworking to get you your animals. There were no problems and no surprises.

Without question I would recommend this outfitter and I will be returning again to hunt with him in the very near future.



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