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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9747 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 28, 2014 to June 1, 2014
Place of Hunt: United States - Arizona
Hunt Area: White Mountain Apache Reservation


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jarred Nichols; Nichols Guiding Service. Tel. 602-919-0962; Web www.nicholsguidingservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jarred Nichols
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8' 8" Sq./20"+ skull
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Abundant black bear population; many color phase bear; I took a large black. Boars were in rut.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3950
Trophy Fees: n/a Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $325 (White Mountain Apache Tribe) Amount: $325
Commercial Airfares: n/a Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: n/a Amount: $0
Other Costs: tip Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Only baiting in AZ; which was helpful for my dad who also took a 7 1/2 ft. red phase black bear/ 19"+ skull. We used well trained dogs in the AM and blinds in the PM. Also--guide and other guide were some of the best trackers I have ever witnessed. Evening dinner was also pretty special--always had the smoker going in camp with smoked and bbq meats done to perfection.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Helped me get my elderly dad in the woods for his last bow bear hunt. 2 really big bears in a few days. Very professional and knowledgeable; Worked especially hard in the hunt; safety conscious around big western black bear in rut around high country, too. Fully enjoyable cowboy camp and creature comforts in the travel trailers. Knows bow hunter's needs.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Debra Sieloff
Contact Information: Tel. 321-544-8489 - 1460 E Grimaldi Pl | Tucson | Arizona | USA | 85737 E-mail: debrasieloff@aol.com
Hunting Experience: International and North America; multiple black bears over 19.
Physical Condition: Good.


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
If you are interested, book in advance, and be mindful that northern Arizona can be experiencing winter in April, while southern Arizona is in the 100s. We booked late May/June. Weather was perfect. This is a high altitude hunt, so give yourself time to adjust and, if you take their advice, be in good shape before you get there if you plan to spot/stalk or go out with his very capable bear dogs. They run through that country like it was nothing--but you might be a bit slower navigating the brush and dealing with the thin air. It was fun for me because (after my hunt) I was able to sit in my dad's guide's truck and watch his entire hunt from the other side of the mountain. You can hunt with the guide with you in the blind or not. It is mostly a family run business, and they have decades of experience in Arizona hunting. Lots of game in the middle of Arizona's mecca elk country.



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