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Report ID: 9980 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 13, 2014 to December 15, 2014
Place of Hunt: United States - Nebraska
Hunt Area: Harsel

Outfitter (or safari company): Brandon McCullough; High Plains Adventures. PO Box 50815; Colorado Springs; CO; 80949; Tel. (719) 433-0466; Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Brandon McCullough
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Bison - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Green Score - SCI 70
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Many animals to choose from. This is a huge ranch that is 30 square miles. No high fence.

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: Tracy Mathisen Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:

Hunting Fees: Amount: $7500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Processing Meat Shipping Amount: $1800
Total: $0

Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: I was just wanting to shoot a nice mature trophy bull. I ended up felling the legend, "Old Mop Top", a bull with some serious afro looking hair on his head. This bull had been hunted the past 5 years. He was on the State Park for a year and disappeared, The next year he was 12 miles away an another ranch. He was not seen for a year. He was hunted last year when seen and hunter could not get close to seal the deal. He came out of the State Park for a look see at a cow bison and a younger bull who was with her. I stalked to 134 yds and sealed the deal just as he picked me off on a belly crawl to the top of the ridge.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring light and heavy clothes as the weather changed from one day to the next; it was warm one day and then the next day we had heavy snow.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Brandon has a very good Bison hunt. The accommodations were a log cabin that was with full kitchen, full bath, living room, and dining room. Brandon and his family are very personable. I enjoyed spending time with them before and after the hunt. Brandon delivered everything that he promised for this hunt.

Hunter Name: James H. Mathisen
Contact Information: Tel. (402) 493-5874 - 4322 N. 160th Avenue, Omaha, NE United States, 68116-6470 E-mail:
Hunting Experience: This hunt was at about 9 thousand feet. I physically train pretty hard so it was easy acclimating to this altitude. This is a hunt that is doable by many of different fitness levels.
Physical Condition: Very good.

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?

I am hunting with Brandon McCullough High Plains Adventures this fall for an antelope hunt. I look forward to seeing Brandon and his family again on this next hunt in October, 2015.

I am very glad that I met Brandon through Grand Slam Club Ovis. This was a fun hunt with a guide who is knowledgable, straightforward, yet has a good sense of humor to keep things light when you are hunting.

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