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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10919 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 12, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Freeman; Kiwi Safaris. PO Box 10; Waimate; South Canterbury; 7960; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-357-4445; Email: mike@kiwisafaris.co.nz; Web www.kiwisafaris.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Colin Rayner
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Biggest 13.5 inches
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very big
Chamois - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Boar, Wild (Wild Hog Feral Hog) - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Duck, Paradise - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All animals appeared healthy. Incredible density of tahr. This is probably why chamois are scarce on their property.


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: American Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: It is much easier to rent/borrow a gun there than to try to fly with one.


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting tahr on foot in spectacular mountains with my close friends and family.
Equipment Recommendations: They have reasonably good quality firearms they will allow you to rent for nominal fee.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent, well-managed game, great guides, nice accommodations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Todd Dunaway
Contact Information: Tel. 918-289-6690 - 6843 Foxbriar Dr., Tulsa, OK USA, 74132 E-mail: dunawaytodd@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: 6 continents
Physical Condition: 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
15 of us (1 solo hunter, 1 with spouse, 1 with 2 kids age 10 & 12, 1 with spouse and 3 kids age 11, 13, 15 and I had my wife and 2 kids age 13 & 15) traveled to NZ and spent 3 or 4 days touring before being picked up by outfitter and transported 2 hours or so from Christchurch to lodge. Lodge had very comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms, excellent food, wifi, bar, satellite TV and walk-in freezer. They accommodated our group wonderfully. The size of our group was one of the determining factors we used to pick an outfitter as most could not handle a group our size.

The hunting was incredible. My son and I took our tahr and a +/- 360-inch stag the first day after looking over a great number of animals. Everyone got their tahr on day 1 or 2. They strongly recommended that hunters who want chamois use the helicopter as the chamois apparently don't like being in mountains with lots of tahr and Kiwi Safaris has LOTS of tahr. The tahr are totally wild and were rutting while we were there. One hunter took an excellent chamois on foot but this was the only chamois seen by our group. We also saw plenty of red deer in the wild but the big trophy red deer are on their estate. We saw innumerable fallow deer but they were not on anyone's list. We shot opossum, paradise ducks and a few wild hogs. We wanted to go chase feral wallaby one night but we got rained out. Once we had our big game on the ground, one of the guides who is a fishing fanatic offered to take a few of us out for trout. Since it was the middle of winter, he tried not to get our hopes up but then we were all pleasantly surprised when we ended up landing the "New Zealand Trifecta" of big brown trout, a giant rainbow (over 10#) and a chinook salmon (they call it something else). The cost of the hunt was competitive to slightly better than most of the other outfitters with whom we visited.

There was plenty for the non-hunting wives and kids to do but most of it involved traveling 30-90 minutes away. They rode horses, went to a giant telescope observatory and looked at stars and did plenty of shopping and sightseeing. Temperatures were high 20's, low 30's F at night and 50's for daytime highs. Very comfortable with proper clothing. We had minimal rain and snow and generally clear conditions, excellent for glassing.

The touring before and after the hunt was also a big highlight. I strongly recommend Queenstown way down south on the S Island. 3 of our group went snow skiing. The jet boat tour was great. The restaurant at the top of the gondola had one of the best buffets I've experienced (at about US$50 a head!) and there is a "luge" (more like miniature non-motorized downhill go-carts) up there that the kids really enjoyed. The "Ferg-Burger" in Queenstown was among the best burgers I've had. One word of warning: Auckland and Christchurch are actual cities and like cities everywhere, you need to be on guard. Our rental van was broken into the night before our departure in Christchurch and 2 of our group had their passports stolen. The US consulate was not extremely helpful on a Friday night and our friends got to extend their trip an extra 3 days.

All in all a wonderful trip and I recommend Kiwi Safaris without reservation.



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