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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10665 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 19, 2016 to April 23, 2016
Place of Hunt: Romania -
Hunt Area: Transylvania/Fagaras


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Hunt In Europe. Tel. 011 34 67 1213205 ; Email: info@huntineurope.com; Web www.huntineurope.com
Personal Guide (if any): Florian Mihai
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 411 C.I.C./ 24 4/16thsSCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I wanted a bear with no rubbed areas, and over 400 C.I.C. (Gold Medal level). My bear was in prime condition, 8 feet nose to tail, 411 points C.I.C., and an estimated 15 years of age. We saw several bears and the all appeared to be in excellent condition


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: Good
Name of Airline: Lufthansa. See comments below regarding trophy shi Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Lufthansa now evidently requires pre-advice of checked arms, and now requires ammo in seperate locked container (Dumb!). In my case, United (booking airline) did not pass rifle info on to Lufthansa (actual carrying airline), resulting in problems upon leaving.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated Hunt bought at auction Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Bear, including up-grade and V.A.T. Amount: $15000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent Flyer Miles Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: This is night-time hunt, and even the very brightest scope may not suffice. Guide has a .270WSM (!) Blazer, however, with night sight. One-shot kill. Hunt very well organized.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting Gold Medal Eurasian Brown Bear the first night, BUT Florian, the guide, very graciously spent the balance of the hunt time with a very delightful tour of surprisingly beautiful, verdant Transylvania.
Equipment Recommendations: Be ready to use guide's gun.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is fine hunt in a lovely, friendly country. The Romanian people were very courteous and welcoming. Sonja Dimitrijevic was excellent in supplying pre-hunt information and arrangements. Highly recommend HuntInEurope.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Keagy
Contact Information: Tel. 925-283-0839 - 3888 Quail Ridge Road , Lafayette, California USA, 94549 E-mail: RSKeagy@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Fairly broad
Physical Condition: 71 years of age and still vertical


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? N/A


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Unintended and unexpected problems with importing Bear.

Due to trophy embargo by major airlines, Dacrom could not use their normal carrier, and shipped via LOT (Polish) Airline. LOT carried bear to Chicago, then bear was trans-shipped to a trucking company for delivery to Coppersmith, Seattle, Washington, for Customs clearance. The single box containing the bear cape and skull got, however, mixed with a another (unknown) customer's pallet and mis-delivered en-route. Since it was lost with other shipments, Coppersmith (my broker) carried out an extensive search, covering over three weeks, with the bear eventually reported by the Receiving Department of a large multi-national corporation in Denver. The lesson here is to keep on top of an incoming shipment, as because of the embargo, carriers that may have little experience with trophies and/or their value, may be employed.



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