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On Wolf Hunting in Idaho United States

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10367 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 11, 2015 to October 28, 2015
Place of Hunt: United States - Idaho
Hunt Area: River of No Return Wilderness, Unit 28


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bighorn Outfitters. 11 Tom Road; Carmen; ID; 83462; Tel. 800-259-3992; Email: dmelton@huntidaho.com; Web www.huntidaho.com
Personal Guide (if any): Austin Crane, Brian Johnston, Joey Nigro, Dave Melton
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Jack Atcheson & Sons, Inc.. 3210 Ottawa St; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
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GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Mule - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Representative
Wolf - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Adolescent
Game Sought But Not Taken: Elk - Availability: Primary trophy sought was Mule Deer so most time devoted to this objective. Although Elk were present our camps were probably better sited for Deer.
Game Condition Comments: The Muley Bucks we took were in good condition with evident body fat. We saw Deer in good numbers and well disrtributed through the country we hunted. We guessed there could be a couple of Wolf packs working the areas we hunted.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand, United Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No issues and usual high standard from Air New Zealand. Have previously experienced sub standard service with United but this time all was very good.


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: This hunt was for me and my son. We did two hunts, back to back. On the second hunt my son's guide was disappointing and in our view was less than professional.
Highlights of Hunt: First time hunting the American West. Living the dream of hunting Muley Bucks, and tasting sweet success ! On the first hunt being assigned two excellent guides, Austin Crane and Brian Johnston. These guides elevated the hunt to something special.
Equipment Recommendations: Appropriate gear for mountain hunts; excellent optics, a rifle you shoot very well, well broken mountain boots. Also a good camera to record the many sights and scenes. Keep gear as light as possible.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I believe with Bighorn Outfitters you will find the game. Idaho is a great hunting destination for a variety of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Grant Wilson
Contact Information: Tel. +64 92388856 ( Res. ) - 6 Emsworth Court, Pukekohe, Not Applicable New Zealand, 2120 E-mail: gwilson@xnet.co.nz
Hunting Experience: 40 years. New Zealand, British Columbia, Idaho.
Physical Condition: Above average. Maintain fitness for hunting.


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
Our main objective was a wilderness hunt for trophy Mule Deer. This hunt was just what we hoped for with comfortable camps sited right in the game country. We enjoy this style of hunting- glassing intensive from vantage points to find game and generally stalking down to approach the game. I took a Muley Buck on the first hunt and my son took a Wolf. My son got his Muley Buck on the last day of Deer Season on the second hunt. Two of the guides we hunted with, Austin Crane and Brian Johnston, we would happily hunt with again and heartily recommend. Professional, capable and willing they worked very hard to ensure we enjoyed success. I was also guided by the outfitter Dave Melton, himself a capable and experienced hunter with intimate knowledge of the unit. 3 days after Deer Season closed while hunting with Dave I found a huge Muley Buck which had moved in with some Does. Frustrating, but a real thrill to see a wilderness big boy ! After this hunt we are now hungry for more Muley hunting.



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