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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Beaulieus Newfoundland and Caribou Hunts Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6690 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 3, 2007 to June 9, 2007
Place of Hunt: Canada - Newfoundland
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerard Beaulieu; Beaulieus Newfoundland and Caribou Hunts. 31 Rocky Brook Road; Reidville; Newfoundland; A8A 2Z4; Canada; Tel. 888-818-8898; Fax: 709-635-2693; Web www.beaulieuscaribouhunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dean Crocker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Had opportunity - missed.
Game Condition Comments: Outfitter very accomodating. I chose stand / area I wanted. Had large boar (400+) @ 10yds. first day but couldn't get shot opportunity. Saw same animal 5 separate times and finally had perfect opportunity but missed. In researching outfitters for my trip, I asked to be treated fairly, honestly, and to have the opportunity to match wits with a large bear with my bow. That is exactly what I got and this trip was outstanding in spite of not harvesting a bear.


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: Air Canada Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Because I live close to the Canadian Border, I drove across and then flew to Newfoundland on Air Canada exlusively. My trip went better than those that flew across from the States


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The timing may not have been perfect due to the beginning of mating season and the bears may have been wandering some in search of mates. That said, I positioned myself with that in mind and set up on a power line in hopes that would be a travel corridor. I hit it right and came on a large boar right away.
Highlights of Hunt: Playing cat & mouse with a large, wise bear for 6 days. I ultimately fooled him and ended up with the perfect opportunity only to miss the shot.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Recommendation: Mainly because the Outfitter delivered exactly what was promised. I got exactly what I asked for. I'm pretty self sufficient and can get along with not much but I witnessed the Outfitter and guides cater to others to meet their wants and needs. Personally, I think they went above and beyond for some. `


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Chris Weston
Contact Information: Tel. 231-348-5837 - 5970 Evergreen Trail, Petoskey, MI 49770 E-mail: chrisw@korthase.com
Hunting Experience: Primarily a bow hunter for 35 years and have 37 whitetails harvested. Occasional rifle hunter.
Physical Condition: Age 51, good condition.


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
This was my first experience with an outfitter. I'm an experienced hunter and outdoorsman and have researched trips for a long time. Choosing one is not easy but I either did a good job or I was lucky because this trip was everything wanted and asked for. Everything went smoothly for me and arriving at the camp lodge I knew this was the place I'd hoped for. The staff was friendly & accommodating and the lodge was new and like a picture out of a magazine as it sat alone in the wilderness. Visiting baiting sites amped up the anticipation and having come face to face with that big bear on the first night set off the week. The conclusion was anticlimatic and actually pretty funny as I missed the bear - with a rifle! I'd hunted with a bow all week but after playing tag, hide & seek, and every other game with that beast, I was gonna win on the last day. Actually, in hindsight, everybody won. I'd recommend this trip to anyone, and if you aren't convinced after talking to Dean, give me a call and I'll tell you the whole story.



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