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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10704 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 15, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Place of Hunt: United States - Montana
Hunt Area: Missouri Breaks


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bear Paw Hunts. Box 765; 1641 Juniper Drive; Havre; MT ; 59501; Tel. 406-386-2256; Email: bear.paw.hunts@gmail.com; Web http://www.bearpawhunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Chris Faber
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Bighorn (Rocky Mountain) - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Boone & Crockett
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Sheep populations are strong in the unit.


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: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10-day trophy hunt Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Tough draw Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Extra days and guiding Amount: $4000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Weather interrupted twice, rain making it impossible to access any of the hunting area for several days at a time. Those drawing this permit should plan accordingly, although the country is usually dry.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting with Chris Faber, the vistas of the Missouri Breaks and watching the numerous trophy mule deer and elk.
Equipment Recommendations: The best optics money can buy and a flat-shooting rifle.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Those fortunate enough to draw this famous permit/area are sure to experience one of the finest trophy hunts in the world.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dwight Van Brunt
Contact Information: Tel. 406 212-0344 - 163 Lake Blaine Drive, Kalispell, MT USA, 59901 E-mail: kodiak_454@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive, as I've been fortunate to hunt many times from the Arctic to Africa.
Physical Condition: Above average for 57, which was very helpful for this hunt. However, sheep hunt is much easier than those I've experienced in Canada and Alaska.


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
This was my second hunt with Chris Faber and his Montana Outfitting Company (formerly Bear Paw Hunts). Both were spectacular.

While everyone knows how hard it is to draw a sheep permit, it is still possible to experience the Breaks on a mule deer hunt (high-percentage draw). We spotted several bucks in the 180-190 class, plan on returning to search for a 200-class and expect to find one if luck is with me.

Chris' elk hunt is a tough draw, but someone with a permit has the best big-bull hunting Montana offers. I drew a rifle tag several years ago and lost count of bulls after seeing about 150. Wanting something in the 400 class, I never pulled the trigger. At the same time, I saw three bulls that would have made it. Sadly, the two I could have taken were broken up a bit. The third gave us the slip. In truth, having an archery permit would be even better, as big bulls are common and pressure doesn't exist.

Heck, we also saw some very good antelope, loads of game birds and varmints were running everywhere. With the comforts of Chris' modern lodge, great food and all his private land, it is hard to imagine a finer hunting venue being anywhere in Montana.



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