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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9659 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 8, 2014 to April 22, 2014
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Hudson Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ross Eetuk and Clifford Natakok
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


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: See comments
Highlights of Hunt: See comments
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Duhadaway
Contact Information: E-mail: bobcatdu17@comcast.net
Hunting Experience:
Physical 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
The day is Tuesday the 8th of April 2014 and I'm in the village of Coral Harbor located on the shores of The Hudson Bay, more precisely nestled in between the Fisher Strait and the Evans Strait. The town has a population of approximately 900 people. In the month of August starts the season for polar bear for the non resident and ends in April. The resident polar bear season starts on January 1st. Besides the polar bear, muskox and the barren ground caribou are hunted. It's not until springtime when the village starts to come alive. Coral Harbor is the crossroads for the wildlife in the arctic. What can be seen ranges from polar bear, beluga, bowhead and narwhal wales. The harbor becomes busy with ring seals, bearded seals, walrus, arctic wolf and arctic and red fox. Besides the arctic animals there are two large bird sanctuaries where countless bird species nest and migrate to. This area is going to be my home for the next two weeks unless I'm fortunate and connect early.

My journey started on the 7th of April when I departed Philadelphia International airport at 6:30am and flew to Denver international. I then had a three hour lay over before arriving in Winnipeg and spending the night. I departed Winnipeg airport at 10:30am and my first stop was Rankin Inlet. Rankin is the largest community in Nunavut and it continues to grow with the discovery of gold. They currently mine nickel in small amounts which has been done for years. I changed planes and had a 20 minute flight to Chesterfield Inlet. The village of Chesterfield Inlet was established in the 1900s and is the oldest permanent community in Nunavut. Still standing are ancient kayak stands, stone tent rings and fox traps exactly where they were left generations ago. The plane wasn't on the ground for more than 15 minutes, two people departed and no one got on. We were back in the air for a 55 minute flight to our final destination, Coral Harbor. I had a great conversation with a old timer named John Qammanig. John has lived most of his life in Nunavut and he was returning home to Iqaluit. It was interesting to listen to his stories of years gone by when he was growing up about hunting and fishing for food to feed the family.

I was met at the small Coral Harbor airport by two locals Ross Eetuk and Clifford (bobby) Natakok. They were going to be my guides on the bear hunt. We will be leaving in the morning traveling by snowmobiles along the shore line of Hudson Bay to the first camp on the bay for the first night. We will then continue along the shore line to another camp where we will stay for a few days. This camp will be our base camp before we move to another camp if need be. Polar bears are constantly moving looking for food. The food can be either a fox or rabbit that is a fresh meal or looking along the shore for dead seals or anything that washes up. The polar Bear has been known to travel quite a distance in search of food. The Polar Bear is not an animal to fool with, when he sees you there is only one thing on his mind: food, something to eat.

Our travel has taken us southeast from Coral Harbor across snow covered ground , ice pressure ridges ranging from less then a foot to over five feet. It was in one of the higher pressure ridges that we experienced our first major problem. Ross was leading and Bobby and I were following on our snowmobile pulling a wooden sled. The sled that Ross was pulling got hung up on a chunk of pressure ridge ice and broke the sleds left runner. We now had a problem. The sled couldn't be pulled. We unhooked the sled and Ross had to return to town and bring back a replacement. We had traveled well over two hours and now we had to wait for Ross's return. So Bobby and I unloaded the sled, sat down on our sled and had a cup of hot tea and waited. It was well over a hour before he return and now we had to load the replacement sled. After completing the loading we were off once again.

I guess that today was not going to be our day. Our second misfortune happened in less then a half hour. The sled that Bobby and I were pulling broke three of the cross supports that held the sled together. We made a quick repair the best we could and we headed for the closest cabin to spend the night and make a proper repair to the sled. Thank goodness it was only a six mile journey.

After shoveling the snow that was half covering the door of the cabin we had to shovel the snow out of the cabin. The gear that was needed for the nights stay was off loaded. The stove was set up and started to generate heat. Bobby and Ross were doing the repairs on the cross supports. I was tending the pot on the stove filling it with snow and when that melted fill it up again. This is how we would get our drinking and cooking water.

Today has been educational as well humbling. I started off in the wooden sled that Bobby was pulling. That was a bone jarring experience; forget trying to sit up. When we crossed the pressure ridges I had to lay down on the mattresses on my side. At our first stop I decided riding on the snowmobile had to be easier and that was what I did. It was still a jolting ride. It wasn't until later in the afternoon just before we reached the cabin when the sun came out. Up to that point it had been over cast and some light snow. It was very difficult to distinguish whether the shadows that lay ahead were dips or humps looking through the snow goggles and the cloudy conditions. It didn't really matter, it was still bone jarring and you had better be holding on pretty tight. Tomorrow we are traveling another 25 miles to the next camp. The plan is to unload our gear into the cabin and travel looking for Nanook of the north. In all of our traveling today I haven't seen so much as a bird.

This morning I was woke by the bright light of the sun shining through the window. The heater was turned off when the generator was switched off last night. When I was getting out of my sleeping bag it was a mite bit cold. It didn't take me very long to get my clothes on. I had most of my clothes in the sleeping bag with me so it wasn't like putting cold clothing on. The water in the pot had a skim of ice on the top. It wasn't long before Ross had the Coleman stove going and a small heater and it started warming up in just a matter of a few minutes. After breakfast we packed up and headed for the next cabin. The distance to the cabin was around 25 miles. In the beginning the terrain was flat and windblown but that didn't last long before we were picking our way through the ridge ice. In any direction that I looked it was all the same snow, ice and even rocks where the snow had been blown away. It took 2 1/2 hours to arrive at cabin number two. Again we had to shovel the snow away from the front door so we could get in. The gear was unloaded placed in the cabin and we headed south looking for the polar bear. It is hard to believe that all of the ground we have covered we have seen no living animal. Our journey south took over two hours and we traveled 23 miles. Ross made the decision to return to the cabin. The wind had picked up and the blue skies were covered by clouds. I definitely agreed with Ross's judgement call on returning. As we made our way to the cabin it got downright cold. I was chilled to the bones especially my left side. That was the side the wind was coming from. When I got into the cabin I unrolled my sleeping bag took off my coat, boots and heavy paints and got into my bag. It took me almost 15 minutes to get warm. In front of the cabin and slightly to the right there is now open water. The direction of the wind has blown the ice off shore. Maybe that is a good sign of things to come.

Tomorrow we will be heading south east to Expectation point which is the furthest point on Bell peninsula. Ross believes that this will be the area that we will see Polar Bear even if we have to take a seal and use it for bait. I'm looking forward to watching Bobby harpoon the seal through a air hole in the ice. Then he has to chop the hole bigger to be able to land the seal. Having now been sleeping in the little out buildings at night for the past few nights it's not like home when you can get up and go to the kitchen for a snack. Where we are if you didn't bring it with you, you did without. If the heater goes out during the night there is no heat, for water snow is melted in a pot and your bathroom is the vast out doors. I would pity some poor soul that would try to hunt Polar bear with out the proper clothing. All of my clothing, boots and sleeping bag are rated to -20 below 0.      

Our journey today has been 65 miles on the snowmobiles, but according to the GPS it was just over 50 miles. There is no way you can travel in a straight line in this country. The day went well until we stopped for a cup of tea and a snack. The snowmobile that was pulling the sled that I was riding in developed a power problem, Bobby took off the shroud to have a closer  look only to see there was a major problem with the crankshaft coming out of the engine. Ross made a plan. He unhooked his sled and hooked up the sled Bobby was pulling and I was riding in. He removed a few items and loaded them into the sled. Bobby rode on the back of the sled being pulled I was in the sled. We only had a 20 minute ride to the camp. After unloading our gear from the sled Ross returned to the disabled snowmobile and hooked up that sled  and returned to camp.

Our journey today allowed us to see a few animals, but no polar bear. We saw a arctic fox wondering among the ice piles in search of food. We saw ptarmigan and a large dark owl. Fresh polar bear tracks of a sow with her cub. The final sighting was the front door of the cabin we are going to staying in. The front door was knocked off it's hinges, the door knob had been all but bitten off and  bear tracks inside. From the size of the track Ross guessed it was in the 8 foot range. This set of tracks appeared to be a few days old. Apparently from the amount of snow that was inside the cabin there was a earlier visiting bear. Bobby and Ross had a lot of shoveling just to get inside the cabin. Then the door had to be rehung, the stove was set up to generate heat in hopes of thawing the ice on the walls and ceiling. We are hoping that tomorrow dawns with blue skies and the sun. This afternoon when we arrived it was in a white out meaning wind, light snow and low clouds and very little visibility. The wind was blowing from the north west and the ice in front of the cabin had been shifted exposing open water.

During the night the wind had shifted to blowing out of the southeast. The open water has now closed. This morning we walked west over a small hill to be able to get a good look with out the noise of the snowmobile. We located two seals on the ice now we returned to camp so Bobby can make a plan and only he will venture out in and attempt to take one of the seals. A small amount of the seal meat will be taken back to camp for dinner what is left along with the skin will remain to bait the polar bear. I didn't think that it was going to be this difficult to at least see polar bear, but so far we have only seen tracks. Bobby was not successful this morning taking a seal, but that changed after lunch. We were east of the cabin down by open water when the ring seal popped up. Bobby wasted no time in taking the seal with a head shot. We then had to put the boat in the water and he paddled to the seal. He then harpooned the seal so it would not sink and paddled back to shore. The boat and seal were dragged out of the water. Ross and Bobby then spotted beluga whale across the open water and south of where we were. We sat and waited for the possibility of harvesting one. The beluga whale can grow to the length of 16 feet and obtain the weight of 800 pounds. They did not get close enough to give us a chance of taking one. It was now getting late and it was time to return to camp. Everything was loaded back on the sled and we headed back to a large open area on the way to the cabin. Bobby made short order of skinning and butchering the seal. The select meat was taken to camp. I had a chance to sample seal meat, liver and intestine. It was very good the meat of the seal is very dark in color but very tasty. So tomorrow we can walk about 200 yards east of camp and using binoculars we will be able to see the carcass of the seal.  Hopefully a polar bear will fine it during the night and will be there in the morning.

The day started with the sun out and the skies a turquoise blue. Maybe with this beautiful start of the day Lady Luck will shine on us. Yes, the polar bear was at the bait. We returned to camp gathered up a few things and were off on the snowmobiles. I was in the wooden sled being pulled by Bobby and Ross was in the lead. It doesn't matter what is put down for cushioning to lessen the  roughness and the pounding of the ice and snow it's not enough. As Ross raced ahead to cut off the bear there was one big factor not in our favor. That was the wind. It was not in our favor and it proved to be the deciding factor. Before we even got close, the bear was lumbering towards the open bay. Don't let anyone tell you a bear can't move when it is being pursued. The only view I had of the bear was just before he entered the water from the ice. The plan worked perfectly with only one small flaw. We didn't get the bear. The next plan  this afternoon is to try to get another seal or two to be used for bait. Ross will be a little more selective on the placement of the bait hopefully to our advantage.

As bright as the sun has been today and the reflection off of the snow it has been a day for sunglasses. I have never experienced snow blindness, but I'm sure this could be the kind of day that will cause it. While traveling and looking for the polar bear I find my mind wandering as I look at the vast emptiness; who or what kind of person could live and survive in this environment? The constant loneliness, the lack of basic necessities that we are all used to. It is tough enough to be here with Ross and Bobby, but I couldn't think of being here any longer than necessary to accomplish what I'm here for.

Our journey looking for seal took us west of camp. The area was relatively flat with a lot of air holes. The air holes are where the seals come to breath fresh air. The seals keep the holes open with a lot of movement below the ice and keeping that areas ice thinner at the hole. Ross picked one hole and Bobby another. They stand down wind off to that side and wait for a seal to come up to take a breath then using a rifle or the harpoon they shoot in the hole in hopes of killing the seal. It is best to use a harpoon because it prevents the seal from sinking into the murky depths of the bay. Ross had a chance and used his rifle it was a bearded seal the largest of all of the seals, but before he could get the harpoon into the seal it was sinking. Well that was a disappointment so close yet so far. If he had been successful they use a large steel bar and make the air hole bigger and pull the seal through the hole onto the ice. The hour was getting late and it was time to return to camp to get a bite to eat and ready ourselves for tomorrow.

The morning wasn't very good. The wind was blowing and a light snow was falling and with the clouds we were experiencing a white out. There was nothing to do but sit and wait for a break in the weather. It didn't take long and then we were off to hunt the seal. We were going back to the open water for what Ross believed to be our best chance. As we stood on the top of the hill and Ross looked to the open water with his binoculars he saw some beluga whales traveling up the channel. As he continued to look along the water edge all of a sudden a polar bear climbed out of the water with a seal. The bear dropped the seal on the ice. The seal squared off with the bear but there wasn't much of a battle one swat with the bears right front paw and it was all over. The bear was a good half mile away, but one thing that was in our favor was the wind. The wind was blowing from the bear to us unlike yesterday. We took our time and headed in the direction of the bear. It was anything but a easy stalk. We changed direction a number of times to avoid the high pressure ridges along the way. The going wasn't to bad once we made our way around the ice fields. The easy going was short lived when we encountered another high ice field. This condition occurred a number of times and the half mile seemingly turned into well over a mile. Finally we made it to the last ice field. I'm certainly glad that I don't have to do this for a living, as I was exhausted. We watched the bear for a good half hour moving from time to time for a better advantage point. Finally the closest we got was 260 yard to the bear. I rested the rifle on a ice block lined up on it's front left shoulder a squeezed the trigger. The shot was a little low my second shot was a little far back on the shoulder, but he was hit and I don't think that he was going to far. We were lucky he didn't try to make the open water and he didn't head for the large pressure ridge of ice that would have been a nightmare to climb through. Both Ross and Bobby chased after the wounded bear. Bobby fired and hit the bear in the hind right leg. Ross continued to pursue the bear, Bobby returned to help me. There was no way that I could run and over take the bear. Ross was being very cautious. The bear was in the ice pressure ridges. Ross had to worry that the bear wouldn't attack him. I had already told Ross not to put himself in danger just put another bullet into the bear and finish him off. When he came up on the bear it was down in among the ice and as it tried to raise up Ross finished it. I don't know who was the happiest, Bobby, Ross or me. I'm certainly glad that I got the polar bear and  the hunt was over. If it wasn't for Bobby and Ross I don't know weather I would have been successful. It certainly is not a hunt for a older person. So if you want to hunt a polar bear do it when you are young.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9497 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 23, 2013 to October 26, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Caribou, Arctic Island - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10995
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Delta Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $2005
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great muskox hunt. Not overabundant but good trophy animals. Caribou were scarce due to the migration not taking place at this time. Had to work to find some.
Equipment Recommendations: Need heavy arctic clothing. Outfitter can furnish parka, pants and gloves for a nominal fee. Be prepared.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great area of the world to see. Outfitter does a great job making sure you have a successful hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Boritz
Contact Information: Tel. 717-577-3043 - 4430 Bull Road | Dover | PA | USA | 17315 E-mail: bigbearfirearms@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Canada, USA, South America, Africa
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9422 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 18, 2013 to October 22, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Black and Clarence
Booking Agent (if any): Russell Selle - Custom Hunts. Tel. 512-829-4689 (o); Email: russell@rscustomhunts.com; Web www.rscustomhunts.com/
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Muskox, Greenland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Caribou, Arctic Island - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The musk ox were huge and plenty. The arctic island caribou were nice, but not giants. I think we were a bit early for migration.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: They are awesome, US Airlines could model after them!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Total for musk ox/arctic island caribou combo Amount: $9500
Trophy Fees: None Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: First Air, costs weren't too bad Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips $800-$1000 to main guide, $400-$500 to assistant Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Getting to experience the arctic was amazing! We will go back 100%!
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots, good gloves/mitts!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Experience is amazing, very hard to put words to it!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Welker
Contact Information: Tel. 281-491-2331 - PO Box 747 E-mail: hunter5k@welkereng.com
Hunting Experience: Hunted all over the world
Physical Condition: Excellent


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8889 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: South Hampton


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Luke Eetuk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9' 25" skull
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $35000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $750
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotels Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Living the wild arctic life, seeing a great polar bear.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great area


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry Meyer
Contact Information: Tel. 715-595-6445 - E-mail: larry.meyer@meyermtg.com
Hunting Experience: 40+ years
Physical Condition: good to excellent


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



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8487 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 18, 2011 to October 22, 2011
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Brian
Booking Agent (if any): Wade Derby; Cross Hair Consulting. PO Box 864; Oakley; CA; 94561; Tel. 925-679-9232; Fax: Same;Email: wade@crosshairconsulting.com; Web www.crosshairconsulting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou, Arctic Island - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nice tops
Varmint - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: (Snowshoe Hare)
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Missed a day due to white out conditions. Snows were late so we did the hunt on ATVs instead of snow mobiles. Reduced the ability to cover ground.
Highlights of Hunt: Nice Arctic Islands caribou. Good tops, nice shovel and Bez. Almost all white. Guides were excellent. Ended up staying in the hotel which was a nice treat and had good food.
Equipment Recommendations: Must have good head gear and mits. Northern Outfitters, windproof whites are a must as are snow goggles. Not nearly as cold as it is during the March/April time frames.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Schubert
Contact Information: Tel. 678-463-3614 - 311 Anders Path | Marietta | Georgia | USA | 30064 E-mail: Greg@focusrm.com
Hunting Experience: lots
Physical Condition: very 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



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8296 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2011 to August 7, 2011
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Igloolik, Foxe Basin


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jude
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Walrus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 16 1/2" tusks
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Abundant game available. Walrus measured 12' 3", mid girth 53", right tusk 16", left tusk 16 1/2."


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: First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Lots of leg room for seating. Good food, on time, went to extra efforts to return misplaced Kindle Reader.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $5
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel costs at Igloolik with two meals $280 per day. To make plane connections, had to stay over 1 n Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing lots of Atlantic walrus on ice floes.
Equipment Recommendations: They provide you with a "wet suit" that keeps you warm.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Another North American species and affordable and successful.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William S. Bricker
Contact Information: Tel. 419-258-6581 - 204 East Mervin Antwerd, OH 45813 E-mail: wbricker@bright.ne
Hunting Experience: Have taken 31 of 37 North American game species
Physical Condition: Poor knees and hip


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7446 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 14, 2009 to October 19, 2009
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Eddie Maniyogina
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Arctic Island caribou. Gold SCI.
Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold SCI.
Ptarmigan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Northwest and First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Both did a nice job however $650 extra in excess baggage on the return due to checking my trophies.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $850 tips, $550 hotels, $650 excees baggage. Amount: $2050
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Light snow conditions lead to rough difficult snowmobiling. Sled would get stuck often and require pushing.
Highlights of Hunt: We timed the migration almost perfectly. A herd of approximately 600-700 animals were in the area, we got in close with the herd to judge trophy quality.
Equipment Recommendations: Musk ox were plentiful - warm wind breaking clothes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Only place to get these specialty animals. Great Arctic North experience. Excellent outfitter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jay E. Link
Contact Information: Tel. 715-466-5333 - PO Box 210, Minong, WI 54859 E-mail: jay.link@link-investments.com
Hunting Experience: Global.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7250 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 19, 2009 to March 27, 2009
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Kent Penninsula


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): George Murphy
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Barren ground muskox. Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: None seen.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt and organization - very cold -35 to -55 degrees.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $400
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Cold.
Highlights of Hunt: Having my weatherby work at -35 and a one shot kill.
Equipment Recommendations: Anything that keeps you warm.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. R. Douglas Yajko
Contact Information: 1121 Walz Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good - excellent.


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6858 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 23, 2008 to August 1, 2008
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Coral Harbor


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Nakoolak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Walrus - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Atlantic walrus. Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Seal - Availability: Bad seas on Hudson Bay.
Game Condition Comments: Spotted hundreds of walrus each day. They dive to 1,000 feet and eat up to 4,000 clams a day plus shrimp and fish.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Waited three days for calm water.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing a 10 foot plus polar bear. Having to kill a problem bear in camp.
Equipment Recommendations: Flotation suit - provided.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert J Matyas
Contact Information: Tel. 610-837-6252 -
Hunting Experience: International.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8193 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 1, 2008 to March 1, 2008
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Coral Harbour, Fox Basin


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Aaron Emiktowt
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: - Trophy Size: 8 foot
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


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:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? n/a
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Eduardo Negrete
Contact Information: E-mail: enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Hunting Experience:
Physical 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
E-mail From: Eduardo Negrete
To: canadanorth@istar.ca
Cc: teleskytaxidermist@mts.net
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Subject: Polar Bear

Dear Sirs,

I am having real trouble writing this letter, and trying to remain calm, to not make matters worse.

I have just arrived in Spain and checked my Polar Bear mount. To refresh your memory, I live in Mexico, and could not send the Bear there, so I send it to my family in Spain. It took me until now to come visit and see the mount.

I could not have been more disappointed and infuriated to find out that my skin had been changed to a female, and a small female at that. I have already spoken with the Taxidermist and Customs people in Spain, and they have assured me that it is the skin they received from you. The skin around the sex organs had been cut off, and the animal has four nipples. Since there are no Polar Bears in Spain, the change could only have happened in Canada. I want to know where my skin is, and how are you going to send it to me. This is a very delicate matter and I want to have an answer ASAP. Regards, Eduardo Negrete ____________________________________________________________

De: Jerome Knap [mailto:cnonorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Viernes, 19 de Noviembre de 2010 01:35 p.m.
Para: enegrete@partizan.com.mx
CC: teleskytaxidermist@mts.net Asunto:
Re: Polar Bear

Hello Eduardo,

I read your email with some alarm. When Jim Baxter says that the two bear skins were sent to Mr. Marcos Vasquez in one crate, I am absolutely sure that this is the truth.

I believe that something very wrong happened in Spain. We have had polar bear skin go completely missing in Spain a few years ago. Can this Mr. Vasquez be trusted? Did you check if the stamp mark T240 was as the base of the bear's tail?

Remember it is difficult to switch bear skins in Canada because the Nunavut Wildlife Export Permit that goes with the bear skin when it leaves any of the Inuit villages is supposed to have the bear skin length on it.

I do not want to accuse anyone in Spain of switching skins but I have my suspicions. We have had Telesky Taxidermy handling the skins from Coral Harbour and other villages from the Kivalik region of Nunavut for 15+ years with perfect satisfaction.

Best Regards,

Jerome Knap
Canada North Outfitting/Global Expeditions
_____________________________________________________________

From: Eduardo Negrete
To: 'Jerome Knap'
Cc: teleskytaxidermist@mts.net
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: Polar Bear

Dear Jerome,

Thank you for your email. I have not been able to check the stamp mark on the skin, as you probably saw in the pictures I sent, the animal is still mounted, the Taxidermist will pick it up next week to unmount it and I will be able to tell you then about the stamp.

If you saw the pictures there is no way that the mount I have is the animal I hunted.

I complained first to the Customs Broker and Taxidermist in Spain, they told me the following:

The shipments arrived separately, mine was sent first, the other one arrived after mine was at my Taxidermist. My Taxidermist never was in touch with the other shipment, the other trophies went to a different Taxidermist. My skin was tanned and bleached, the other one was only salted, my skin was tanned, my Taxidermist never tanned my skin. I have been in touch with the agent that hunted with the other hunter, he has confirmed to me that he got also a female, but he got a very yellow bear, he said the one he hunted was white. This is what I know from Spain.

If you saw the pictures I sent, the bear I now have is barely over 6 foot from nose to tail. I also pointed out and once it is unmounted I will take the pictures and send them, the skin has four nipples, and the sexual area has been cut off. The skin is of a female.

According to the email I received from Telesky the other bear was 7 6 the skin I now have is way smaller.

I need to know how this can be solved as I am extremely furious and disappointed.

Regards. Eduardo
 
________________________________________________________

De: Jerome Knap [mailto:cnonorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Lunes, 22 de Noviembre de 2010 09:09 a.m.
Para: Eduardo Negrete
CC: teleskytaxidermist@mts.net
Asunto: Re: Polar Bear

Dear Eduardo,

It does not make sense for Telesky to tell you that they received an 8 foot bear with your tag and name from Coral Harbour and then tell you where to find their stamp code on the bear skin if they switched skins for a smaller bear.

It is more logical to day that this is the bear skin we received from Coral Harbour and let it go at that. So the guide Aaron Emiktowt would be blamed.

Our belief is that the skins were switched on arrival in Spain by someone. Nothing else is logical at this point.

Best Regards,

Jerome Knap
Canada North Outfitting/Global Expeditions
 
_______________________________________

From: eduardonegrete To: alexsopena@hotmail.com ; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net ; cnonorth@istar.ca ; enegrete@partizan.com.mx Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 11:34 AM Subject: Polar Bear

Dear Jerome,

I am still confused by your last email, you say the problem is in Spain, and not in Canada, yet you still did not answer the points in my last email.

Please tell me if you think that I have the skin of the bear I hunted. If the answer is no. Then please tell me if you think that the skin I have is of the 7' 6" female Luis hunted, this is a much smaller bear, this one is 6 feet.

I have now the reply from the customs broker, yes the shipments arrived at the same time, they were in two different boxes, one was a tanned skin with a skull and baculum, the other was a salted skin and 2 caribous. The first was cleared faster since the skin was already tanned and went to one taxidermist. The second one took longer to clear customs and was sent to a different taxidermist. Nobody has heard anything about any check. The skin I have is the skin we received tanned. The first information was given to me by my taxidermist and he spoke without having all the information. I am sorry for this.

The taxidermist will let me know the stamp number as soon as he can.

We have a problem, I have a skin that is not the bear I hunted, what I want to know is how we are going to fix this problem, as there is just no way I am keeping such a small bear and just letting things go.

Please let me know what you suggest, you have already heard from Alejo, stating that there is no way the skin is of the bear he hunted with Luis.

I will wait for your proposed solution to this problem.

Regards, Eduardo

____________________________________________________________________

De: "Jerome Knap" cnonorth@istar.ca
Para: "eduardonegrete" eduardonegrete@prodigy.net.mx, alexsopena@hotmail.com, teleskytaxidermist@mts.net, enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Fecha: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:32:24 -0500
Asunto: Re: Polar Bear

Mr. Negrete

Jerome is now in British Columbia and due back in the office on Dec 2. He has not read all of the correspondence about this problem. But as Telesky Taxidermy has advised, we all need to know the mark on your bear skin and we can then possibly determine whose bear it is. There are not a lot of tanneries in Canada who handle polar bear skins so this might have to be done backwards (if we have to get more information in Canada)

Equally importantly, did your taxidermist make any notes on your bear skin when it arrived in Spain for mounting such as size, distinguishing remarks, marking on the skins?????????? Most taxidermists make note.

I would be curious as to the notes your taxidermist made when the polar bear hide arrived.

I presume you would have sent your taxidermist a note about your hunt, the size of your bear, etc. and am surprised that he did not remark that the bear he was mounting was quite different - not only a significant size difference but also sex.

So before we look for a solution, let's see where the problem occurred.

Best Regards,

Halina Knap from the computer of Jerome Knap _______________________________________________________________

From: eduardonegrete To: cnonorth@istar.ca Cc: alexsopena@hotmail.com ; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net ; enegrete@partizan.com.mx Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 10:34 PM Subject: Re: Polar Bear

Dear Mrs. Knap,

I have gotten some pictures from my taxidermist, he could not find any stamp on the skin, he sent them to my other email, so it will take me a few days to forward them to you, but after you see them maybe you can tell me where to look for the stamp. The skin was pealed so that it could stretch better so maybe that erased the stamp, what I am sure of is that it is not my skin, you can see the nipples on it and they are female. The genital area and anus was cut off in Canada.

Regarding the information with the taxidermist, I never spoke about size or sex with him, I just asked him to mount the tanned skin he would be getting, I did pick the mount. He mounted the tanned skin he got from Canada, we never suspected there would be a mistake and that he had to verify sex and size. When I send more than one animal to mount, then I give him more information, but when there is just one animal, then I just tell him how I want it mounted. All the checking of size and sex I did with Telesky, in fact I even asked them to send my trophy alone and before they sent the other one going to Spain, I found out they had gone together and that I had been sent a check, which I have never received, just this past week, on an email form Telesky. If I send only one Polar Bear to a Taxidermist that will have only one Polar Bear the whole year, I do not specify anything else, except to make sure that the skin was tanned and in good shape, which was what I paid Telesky to do. He confirmed that the skin was tanned and in good shape, so I took it for granted that it was my trophy. He has seen me so angry that he is giving me back my money for the taxidermy for not informing me about the size and sex of the bear.

If I had known there was the least probability of something like this happening, believe I would have traveled to Canada, gotten my trophy and taken it to Spain myself. I have hunted all over the world and this is the first time I have gotten a trophy that is not mine.

The problem is that I have a trophy that is not mine. If you can get whoever has my trophy to exchange it for what I have, I am all for it. If this is not possible, then I want to know how are we going to solve this problem.

Please offer me solutions, as this problem is not going away on it's own, the skin I have is not going to grow and change sex, and whoever has my skin I am sure is the happiest person, just as I am the unhappiest.

Regards, Eduardo Negrete

___________________________________________________________

De: "Jerome Knap" cnonorth@istar.ca Para: "eduardonegrete" eduardonegrete@prodigy.net.mx Cc: alexsopena@hotmail.com, teleskytaxidermist@mts.net, enegrete@partizan.com.mx Fecha: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:46:51 -0500 Asunto: Re: Polar Bear Dear Mr. Negrete

I hope to receive my computer by tomorrow at the latest. I presume I will not have lost any material but we shall see - it is more a question if the virus stole any information from the computer.

I find it incredulous that your taxidermist would not have made any notes in his books or your files about the state of the skin he received - that it was a small female that was "butchered". If nothing else to protect himself in case there were questions or problems - which in this case there are.

So his hands are clean since there is no evidence and no seeming interest in his part on this "altered" hide. Didn't your taxidermist wonder who did this alteration - you at the hunt site, the guide - the Canadian taxidermist???? Why was it done in Canada ??????????? Would a Canadian guide or taxidermist endanger his reputation so much for what?

I still think that the problem is in Spain and that was my first impression when your material first arrived.

But again I will phone Telesky when my computer is back and I can print up all of the e-mails.

Best Regards, Jerome Knap ______________________________________________________________

De: eduardonegrete [mailto:eduardonegrete@prodigy.net.mx]
Enviado el: Martes, 23 de Noviembre de 2010 08:59 p.m.
Para: cnonorth@istar.ca CC: alexsopena@hotmail.com; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net; enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Asunto: Re: Polar Bear

Mrs. Knap,

If you are saying that my taxidermist received the skin and he told me that it was a small female, but I told him to still do a full mount so I could complain 9 months later after paying for the mount, then you must think I am crazy.

If the change was made in Spain as you say, then please get whoever did the change to give me back my skin, so I can return to him the one I have.

If you believe that the skin I have is the bear I hunted, then say it, I am getting tired of trying to fix this amicably and getting only more questions instead of answers.

As I have written in my last 3 emails I want solutions, not more questions.

The facts that we all know are:

the skin I have is not of the bear I hunted, it is of a small female; I paid you and the taxidermist you chose to get the trophy I hunted to Spain; I did not send it to Mexico, because it is impossible to send there; I paid to send it alone and not with another trophy, so that there would be no chance of confusing the trophies; Telesky decided to send them together, and then probably sent a check, without notifying me, to try and solve the shipping difference (this I am making up, as I only heard from a check being sent last week, I have no idea what it is about, or who it is made to, or who has it); we have heard from Alejo who was in the other hunt, that the skin I have does not belong to his client, as he hunted a much bigger female; Telesky has confirmed that the female they sent to Spain was 7'6", the one I have is probably 6'; the trophies were shipped on two different boxes inside the same box, one skin was salted the other was tanned, I got the tanned skin, as I had paid to have my bear tanned and bleached; both bears according to Alejo were females; also according to Alejo the one Luis has mounted already is a 7' 6" foot female; Telesky told me that the skin I should have gotten was stamped near the tail, the one I have has no stamp, but it was "peeled" by my taxidermist so that it could stretch a little; the pictures I will send to everyone before the week is thru I received from my taxidermist on Monday, it shows no stamp near the tail.

All of the above we all know, and no matter how long we discuss it, this things are not going to change.

Since you are not giving any solutions, I will give you a suggestion, if you want to keep your part of the contract then I need to you to either get my skin to me, which would be the ideal scenario, or if you cannot, then to find a similar skin to the bear I hunted and to send it to Spain, if you have any other idea I am waiting to hear it.

I will be waiting to hear from you, but I do not want more questions, I want solutions, I am not a very patient man, and now I am getting to the end of my patience, since it has been over a week, and I still have heard nothing from you that suggests you want to fix this.

Regards,
Eduardo Negrete

----- Original Message -----
From: Jerome Knap
To: eduardonegrete
Cc: alexsopena@hotmail.com ; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net ; enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Polar Bear

Dear Mr. Negrete

You misunderstood me.

Of course if the taxidermist had told you that it was a small female that had been altered you would not have ordered it mounted. That is not the trophy that you took on your hunt. We don't doubt you.

You are telling us

1. your taxidermist received an "altered" polar bear skin from Canada. Why would someone in Canada alter a skin?

2. your taxidermist never said a word to anyone about the condition of the skin - he never kept any written notes or any photos of the skin before he started to mount it. He very politely followed your instructions and mounted the bear skin. If he was not alarmed by the altered appearance of the bear skin, then I wonder who he thought did them? Surely he must have realized that you would be extremely angry with the mount (unless he thought that you did the alteration and that is why he did not mention the alterations to you).

Have you asked him about this????

We are thousands of miles from Telesky Taxidermy in Winnipeg and many more thousands of miles from Spain so cannot examine all of the notes, waybills, etc. involved with the shipments. There is a limit to what we can do in order to find your bear.

Before you reply further, please wait until next week when I have had a chance to read all e-mails and speak with Telesky Taxidermy.

Halina Knap
from the computer of
Jerome Knap
Canada North Outfitting/Global Expeditions _____________________________________________________________________

De: Jerome Knap [mailto:cnonorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Miércoles, 24 de Noviembre de 2010 10:00 a.m.
Para: Jerome Knap; eduardonegrete CC: alexsopena@hotmail.com; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net; enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Asunto: Re: Polar Bear

Mr. Negrete

Telesky Taxidermy faxed us copies of many documents.

It reminded me that there is the question of the cheque Telesky included with the shipment. If your taxidermist received the polar bear that Telesky sent, your taxidermist would have this cheque unless he lost it or destroyed it or it is still in his office

Halina Knap
from the computer of
Jerome Knap
Canada North Outfitting/Global Expeditions ____________________________________________________________

From: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Date: Jueves, 25 de Noviembre de 2010 11:17 a.m.
To: Eduardo Negrete Re: Negrete CITES

Mr. Negrete

I have attached copies of the Canadian CITES permit which states male bear, skull and baculum plus the Manitoba export permit plus the kill report for your polar bear lab. The kill report is provided by the polar bear lab where the tissue samples, lower jaw and other information is sent.

Only your customs broker can tell you if Spanish customs opens the crate and examines the bear skin - and presumably can see if it is a male or not and if there is a baculum in the shipment. The Spanish entry permit indicates the correct CITES information but WHO DID THE FIRST PHYSICAL INSPECTION???????????? When did your taxidermist receive the bear?

Halina Knap
 
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De: eduardonegrete [mailto:eduardonegrete@prodigy.net.mx]
Enviado el: Jueves, 25 de Noviembre de 2010 08:12 a.m.
Para: cnonorth@istar.ca; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net; alexsopena@hotmail.com; enegrete@partizan.com.mx
Asunto: Rv:FW: Documentacion Eduardo Negrete

Dear Mrs. Knap,

Here is the documentation from Spain. I hope it helps you, it is in Spanish, there is also some documentation from Telesky.

They arrived in two different boxes, the metal tag was not on the skin, my box cleared customs very fast since it was tanned, the other had to wait a lot longer, for having salted trophies.

I have also received word from Alejo, the other trophy also has the genital area cut off, so there were 2 skins with the genitals cut off, not just mine. The weight of my box, including skull, baculum, tanned skin, box and packing materials was 12.5 kilos, that shows that this was a very small skin from the start. You can compare this with the weight of the other box, which of course also had 2 Caribous. This information is in the documents attached in this, and a second email I am sending today.

As you suggested I will not reply any more this week. I hope to hear from you next week.

Regards, Eduardo Negrete _____________________________________________________________________

From: Eduardo Negrete
To: cnonorth@istar.ca ; teleskytaxidermist@mts.net ; alejo sopeña
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 8:35 AM
Subject: Fwd: fotos roberto rascon

Dear Mrs. Knap,

Sorry for the delay, but here are the pictures I received from the taxidermist last week. I am back in Mexico City so we can use my normal email address. There is a small text he sent with the pictures.

I have asked your questions to the taxidermist, his explanation is that he did not say anything as he was afraid I would be offended by him saying I had sent him such a lousy trophy. As I wrote in a prior email, he realises that was a mistake and has now refunded me 100% of the cost of his work.

I will wait to hear from you next week.

Regards,
Eduardo Negrete _______________________________________________________________________

De: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Lunes, 29 de Noviembre de 2010 09:50 a.m.
Para: Eduardo Negrete CC: teleskytaxidermists@mts.net
Asunto: Fw: fotos roberto rascon

Dear Mr. Negrete

I sent you an e-mail on Friday with copies of some documents. Essentially the question is when the shipment arrived in Madrid, did Spanish customs open up the box or who was the first agency or person to see the polar bear skin (and what condition was it in)

Your importer should be able to help here with these questions on who examined the shipment when, how long did this sit in Customs, when did the importer send this to your taxidermist and was it a reasonable amount of time to travel, etc, etc. etc. Where are the CITES and importing documents?

Halina Knap
 
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From: Eduardo Negrete To: 'Halina Knap' Cc: 'teleskytaxidermists@mts.net' Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 11:05 AM Subject: RE: fotos roberto rascon Dear Mrs. Knap, I will ask all your questions to the customs broker, when I have the answers I will send them to you. Regards, Eduardo ____________________________________________________________________

De: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Lunes, 29 de Noviembre de 2010 10:19 a.m.
Para: Eduardo Negrete CC: 'teleskytaxidermists@mts.net'
Asunto: Re: fotos roberto rascon

I don't need the answers - you need the answers I still think the problem is in Spain - either an anti-hunter switching the skins but he must have access to polar bear skins - or a Spanish hunter who shot a small female and wanted a replacement but again someone must be in a position to switch skins.

Someone who had enough sense to destroy the identifying marks on the hide but what was the reason for the mutilation and of course an almost 2 foot difference.

I am just trying to give you guidance on what questions to ask.

Halina Knap
 
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From: Eduardo Negrete
To: 'Halina Knap'
Cc: 'teleskytaxidermists@mts.net' ; 'alejo sopeña'
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 12:12 PM
Subject: RE: fotos roberto rascon

Dear Mrs. Knap,

I will give you the information I received from them again. The trophies arrived in two different boxes, the papers for this including weight, I have sent you already.

My box was cleared first, because the skin had been tanned. The weight of this box including everything was 12.5 Kg, this was weighted in Canada for shipping.

The taxidermist received the tanned skin along with the skull and baculum, he never mentioned anything to me about the skin being small or a different sex until I saw the mount and complained to him.

The reasons I cannot agree with you, that the change was done in Spain are:

There are no Polar Bears in Spain, to believe someone would shoot a small female in Canada, have it tanned, exported to Spain and wait until a Polar Bear from a Mexican hunter arrived, so they could change the skins is unreal. It would have been a lot easier and safer to buy a Polar Bear skin of the size they wanted from the Inuits.

Instead what I believed happened is: that Telesky sent my skin to be tanned to the same place where other Polar Bears were being tanned; someone made a mistake and took this female instead of my skin, it was then packed and shipped. Thats the reason the box is so light from the start. Of course whoever got an 8 foot male instead of a 6 foot female is not complaining.

This is the only logical explanation. If the change you suggest had happened in Spain, they would have changed it for Luiss female, at least the sex would have been the same and it was also smaller. The problem would just have been that one was tanned and the other salted.

I am sure we can go over this a million times, and will not be able to fix the problem by emails putting the blame in Spain or Canada.

So what I want to know, is if you are going to do something about this and try to get either my skin or a similar one for me, or what other solution are you going to offer, since we all know the skin I have is not of the bear I hunted thru you.

I will await your reply.
Regards, Eduardo ________________________________________________________________________

De: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Lunes, 29 de Noviembre de 2010 11:59 a.m.
Para: Eduardo Negrete CC: 'teleskytaxidermists@mts.net'; 'alejo sopeña' Asunto: Re: fotos roberto rascon

Mr. Negrete

Canada North had nothing to do with your taxidermy, shipment of trophy, all of the problems in Spain but I am trying to help. I can understand that you are exasperated but I am using my valuable time to try and help you.

I have no reason to doubt that when TELESKY taxidermy got your skin from the tanners, they packed your correct skin - marked - with skull and baculum and correct CITES permits and shipped them to your importer along with a refund cheque for the overpayment on the shipping.

If there is anything Telesky or any taxidermist wants to avoid, it is a problem with CUSTOMS whether Spanish or other country in opening up a crate or box and finding the wrong trophy in it. The CITES document indicates male so I presume that any customs agent, if they found a female skin - even a butchered female skin - would be alarmed.

I suggest you send all of this to the importer and see what he has to add.

Does Spanish customs rubber stamp all documents without examing the contents of the box or crate? WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON OR BODY TO SEE THE SKIN before your taxidermist who did not say a word about it?

You can certainly purchase a polar bear skin but I don't expect that there will be any for sale until the spring when the natives start hunting.

Halina Knap
 
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From: Halina Knap
To: operaciones@wigisa.com
Cc: Eduardo Negrete ; telesky taxidermists
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:21 PM
Subject: hunting trophies of Mr. Negrete - arrived in Spain September 2009

Dear Marcos

I am not sure if you are aware, but the almost 8 foot male polar bear that you received for Mr. Negrete was mounted by his taxidermist and presented to him with the final result being a 6 foot female with quite a bit of alterations done to the hide.

We are trying to determine where the 8 foot male polar bear turned into a 6 foot female.

I have received from Telesky Taxidermy of Winnipeg, Manitoba a copy of the certificate from the MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA, TURISMO Y COMERCIO with the correct CITES permit on it. It also indicated CRANEO, RIEL CURTIDA, BACULO. 1. My question is if the "documento de inspeccion ..." is based on a physical inspection of the goods i.e. the hide, skull and baculum or just an inspection of the paperwork.

I see where the Air Canada waybill is dated 15 September 2009 with arrival in Madrid on the 16th of September. The Spanish Customs paperwork is dated the 21st of September - a period of 5 days when the goods were in Madrid waiting for clearance.

I don't read Spanish so I cannot guess as to the contents of all of the paperwork that were sent to me. But it looks like the Spanish CITES import permit was granted on the 19th of August.

2. Second question is when the trophy was sent to Mr. Negrete's taxidermist and of course when he received it. Is this a freight company that you normally use?

Unfortunately I cannot contact Mr. Negrete's taxidermist with my other questions - when did he receive the hide? Where the CITES permits and all other documents with the shipment? What kind of files does he keep - did he give the original documents to the client?
The only thing I know of Mr. Negrete's taxidermist is that he did not inform the client of the "altered" skin but he did take some photos when he received the skin.

Many thanks for your prompt attention to this matter. If Mr. Negrete's taxidermist had been more forthright when he received the shipment or perhaps compared to the goods to the paperwork (if he received any paperwork - taxidermists receive a handful of paperwork with every overseas shipment) we could have been on this a year ago.

There was also a problem with the 2nd polar bear skin that was part of this shipment.

Halina Knap
Canada North Outfitting, Inc.

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De: Wigisa Operaciones [mailto:operaciones@wigisa.com]
Enviado el: Jueves, 16 de Diciembre de 2010 07:48 a.m.
Para: Jerome Knap CC: Eduardo Negrete; bill
Asunto: Re: hunting trophies of Mr. Negrete - arrived in Spain September 2009
Dear Halina:

Sorry for the delay, but this file was from more than a year ago. Yes, it was a physical inspection in the Border Inspection Point. They check that the specie is correct but I dont remember if the Baculum was checked. Skull and Hide always must be found.

The flight arrived the 16 and the trophies were cleared the 21, thats the usual time to clear trophies with a weekend in the middle. The 17 we received the documents and start inspections, 18 inspections were passed, 19-20 weekend, 21 Customs cleared. Telesky send us an Export Cites to apply for the Import Cites, once received the Import Cites we gave the OK to Telesky to go ahead with the shipment.

Trophies were picked up the 07/10/09 from our premises by Buytrago S.A. (thats the company we always use for this services) and delivered to Taxidermia Javier Manzano Prieto approximately two days later, all that time the crate didnt move from our Warehouse.

The Cites and the other documentation were delivered by post to the taxidermist. As for this shipment were completely sure that the Polar Bears that arrived from Canada are the same that were sent to the taxidermist and the one that they mounted. The crate dimensions (46 x 46 x 55 cm) and total weight 12,5 Kg are too small for a big bear.
 
Best regards

Marcos Vazquez.
WIGISA, SL.
C/ Gonzalo de Céspedes, 7
28042 Madrid -SPAIN-
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Fax: +34 913290898
operaciones@wigisa.com _______________________________________________________________________

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: sport hunted polar bears into Spain
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:26:59 -0600
From: Eduardo Negrete To: 'Halina Knap' ,

Mrs. Knap,

I am again surprised by your answer and email.

You checked with 2 different custom brokers in Spain; they both told you that it is impossible someone opened the box before customs checked it; they both told you that Spain does not check for size or sex, just for species and that the objects in the shipment match what is in the papers.

One of them also told you, like I did, that it is impossible for the box to have contained a normal sized skin, a skull, bacullum and a box and weight only 12.5 kg.

That is enough to destroy your suggestion about the change of skins happening in Spain. Not to mention the fact that there are no Polar Bears in Spain, to think of a story that a Spanish hunter would go to all the trouble of keeping a skin, so that when a Mexican hunter sends his skin, it could be changed is ridiculous.

You are wrong that Canada North is not to blame for this, I hunted thru you, you chose the Taxidermist and they are the ones that either switched skins, or lost mine and sent another one to Spain. They are the only ones that had access to other Polar Bears, no one in Spain has access to them. The only one it could have been switched for in Spain was with Luiss, but his was only salted, mine was tanned and, even you have agreed that the skin I got is too small even for that.

Since you have not offered a single solution, I will offer a last one. Telesky mentions that they sent a check, no one has it. So they can cancel it and use it to partially pay for a male Polar Bear skin of around 8 feet, similar to what I hunted. Then they can send it just salted to Spain, once it gets there I will pay for the shipment, I should not have to pay for anything as I paid for everything already and have nothing to show for it. I am willing top ay again just to have a solution. I will contract two hunts with your company to make up for your expenses.

This is my final offer and you have until January 31 to take it.
I will await your answer.
Eduardo Negrete ______________________________________________________________________

De: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Miércoles, 12 de Enero de 2011 03:00 p.m.
Para: Barbara Crown, The Hunting Report CC: Eduardo Negrete
Asunto: case of Eduardo Negrete polar bear skin

On December 16 Mr. Negrete sent you an e-mail about a sport hunted polar bear that was mounted by his taxidermist that was not his.

I don't know if Mr. Negrete sent you all of the correspondence about all of this which is extensive but I have attached a summary and can send you all correspondence.

Mr. Negrete holds Canada North completely responsible for this, including the inexcusable action by his taxidermist who should have thoroughly examined the contents of the shipment he received in September 2009.

Mr. Negrete gives Canada North the option of replacing his polar bear skin by taking him on as a client for two other hunts (???? the logic of this escapes me) or he will destroy our reputation in the Americas.

Many thanks for your attention to this. Halina Knap Canada North Outfitting, Inc.

NEGRETE POLAR BEAR SKIN

1. Eduardo Negrete hunted polar bear out of Coral Harbour in 2008.

He shot a 7 foot 6 inch male which was received by Telesky Taxidermy who measured it as 7 feet 8 inches along with a skull and baculum.

Telesky Taxidermy put their mark at the base of the tail of the polar bear skin T240 to identify it.

The identification is in the form of a cut-out by a leather punch of this mark T240 from 6 to 8 inches above the tail. All of the Canadian taxidermists that we know mark hides by a leather punch.

The tanned skin plus skull and baculum were shipped to Spain in September 2009.

All of the Canadian paperwork i.e. CITES, Manitoba Wildlife Export Permit and Polar Bear Hunters Kill Return Sheet indicates male with skull and baculum.

Mr. Negretes taxidermist, Javier Manzano Prieto received a small female skin that was altered  nipples cut - with no identifying marks that Canadian taxidermists put on raw skins. He mounted the bear skin and had it shipped to Mr. Negretes address in Spain.

Mr. Negrete advised us in November 2010 that it was a small female rather than the larger male bear that he shot. He said the switch of bear skins was done in Canada most probably by Telesky Taxidermy or by the Canadian tannery (implying that Telesky did not check the skin when they received it from the tannery).

I asked Mr. Negretes for his taxidermists notes or photos when he received the hide or why he did not question the state of the hide. I asked if the taxidermist double checked the contents of the crate that he received with Mr. Negretes polar bear trophy against the paperwork i.e. a female skin v.s. male on the CITES permit, skull and baculum. We did not receive a reply to this.

Mr. Negrete tells us in further correspondance that the identifying mark put on the polar bear skin by Telesky Taxidermy (as well as other taxidermist in Canada) was cut out of the polar bear skin that his taxidermist mounted. Telesky Taxidermy does the identifying leather punch quite far up the skin  to 6 inches above the tail - as to make it difficult if not impossible to remove it.

I also asked Mr. Negrete what paperwork he received and he did not reply.

Mr. Negretes only said

I have asked your questions to the taxidermist, (Javier Manzano) his explanation is that he did not say anything as he was afraid I would be offended by him saying I had sent him such a lousy trophy. As I wrote in a prior email, he realises that was a mistake and has now refunded me 100% of the cost of his work.

Mr. Negretes Spanish taxidermist refunded Mr. Negretes monies for the taxidermy work and feels no further responsibility.

If he received the skin of a female bear, did he also receive a baculum or where is the baculum that no one  certainly Spanish customs or anyone else in Spain has seen or has any interest in (even though it is listed on the Canadian CITES permit)?

On Nov 22, Mr. Negrete said that the customs broker, presumably Marcos Vasquez who handled his shipment, mentioned a tanned skin with a skull and baculum which is what is listed on the Canadian CITES documents.

On Dec 1, Marcos Vasquez of Wigisa who handled the import of Mr. Negretes trophy says they (Spanish Customs) check that the specie is correct but I dont remember if the baculum was checked. Skull and hide always must be found.

On Dec 15 Alberto Ruiz of Intercoex, another Spanish customs broker, states that Spanish Customs check if the items declared in the CITES arrives into the crate but they do not make different of sex or size. If they check the contents and the baculum is listed, where is the baculum and why did the Spanish taxidermist miss it?

Therefore the sex of the bear was not checked by Spanish Customs and possibly not the presence of a baculum depending on which customs broker replies.

Certainly Mr. Negretes Spanish taxidermist had expressed no interest in the presence or absence of the baculum which was on the paperwork (denoting a male bear).

I spoke further with Telesky Taxidermy in early January about the disputed size of the crate holding a male polar bear skin i.e. 12.5 kg crate weight which was deemed insufficient weight by both Mr. Negrete and his Spanish importer to hold a large male polar bear skin.

Telesky Taxidermy told me that in fact they did have a large male skin in their shop over the Christmas period and the weight including the skull and the crate was well within the 12.5 weight.

Since Telesky Taxidermy has clients all over the world (not only Spain) I would think that their experience with polar bear skins is more extensive than that of the Spanish importers.

It is not inconceivable that some Spanish hunter shot a small to medium female polar bear (medium that was reduced in size to very small when the identifying marks were cut out above the tail reducing the size of the bear) and asked the Spanish taxidermist or someone on his behalf to obtain a larger skin for him.

It might be possible to get more information on the female bear from the polar bear lab in Nunavut which keeps track of all polar bears killed whether by sport hunters or the natives.

The information kept by this lab is very extensive with not only the hunter full contact details but location of kill, information on the polar bear itself since a tooth is sent to the lab plus a piece of fat and sometimes even the baculum for sexing (which is returned to the taxidermist to be sent through to the sport hunter if it is a sport hunted bear). This information is so extensive that this kill report has been accepted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife in lieu of other documention for importation of polar bear skins into the U.S.

But this lab is not obliged under privacy laws to divulge any of the information about sport hunted bears except to the client (and obviously their own statistical purposes) so we could not approach them about getting information about a Spanish hunter importing a smallish polar bear in 2008 or 2009.

In conclusion Telesky Taxidermy can provide an extensive paper trail that they shipped a male polar bear hide and skull and baculum to Spain.

After that there is absolutely no accountability or proof that anyone in Spain was overly interested in the contents of the shipment especially Mr. Negretes taxidermist who did not check the contents of the shipment against the paperwork.

This taxidermist mounted a polar bear hide that was badly mangled and made no prior comments to the client because he did not want to offend him about such a poor trophy. He was solitious to his clients feelings but not so solitious that he checked the paperwork against what he received. There is absolutely no excuse why all of this was not discovered in September 2009 when the Spanish taxidermist received the shipment and the paperwork..

And yet Mr. Negrete claims that Canada North is to blame for all of this and threatens to start a full blown negative campaign against your company, believe me I can do a lot of damage with the people I know in Mexico, Spain, Canada and the US. ___________________________________________________________________

From: Eduardo Negrete
To: 'Halina Knap' ; 'Barbara Crown The Hunting Report'
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:37 PM
Subject: RE: case of Eduardo Negrete polar bear skin

I have just read Mrs. Knaps letter and as usual her information is very different from reality, I am happy I sent you all the correspondence so that you can make your own opinion about what really happened.

I am sorry of addressing the following sentences to Mrs. Knap, but I believe things have to be corrected.

Mrs. Knap I had offered to contract two hunts with you so that you would make enough money for the expense of paying for the new skin, but after reading your letter you can forget about it. I just want to solve this problem and hopefully I will never hear from you again. I will clarify the mistakes on your letter so that maybe you can refresh your memory, because if it is not a problem of memory then you were just lying and that is inexcusable, to start I sent you emails with all the paperwork that was received from Canada and the importation into Spain.

First, more than half of your letter is about the baculum. I wrote to you before and you can check in the emails you have, I received the skull, a baculum and the tanned skin of a female bear. That is what was in the 12.5 kg box.

Second, the skin was not cut off to remove the stamp, the taxidermist tried to make the skin thinner so that it would stretch and the bear would not be so small and that is why there is no stamp, nothing was cut off by my taxidermist.

Third, the only problem with the skin you sent me is that it is the wrong sex, size and that the genitals are removed. There is nothing else wrong with the skin.

Fourth, the information you and Telesky have sent me is that I hunted an 8 foot bear, now in your letter, it is 7 6, I am sure that if this keeps going longer it will end up being a 6 foot female and I am just crazy to believe I hunted something else. The size was no mistake as Telesky wrote that mine was a 8 foot male and Luis had a 7 6  female. This is also in the correspondence Barbara has, so I am not making things up as you did in your letter.

Fifth, you think the taxidermist in Spain did very little by refunding me the money, I have no idea what a Polar Bear skin costs, but I can warranty it costs a lot less that a full body mount. Telesky and you mentioned a check, that no one has seen, and of course cashed, so they still owe me money, not to mention the fact that they screwed me up badly with my trophy, so they should make things right, in case you are not interested in doing it.

Best regards,
Eduardo Negrete ______________________________________________________________________

De: Halina Knap [mailto:canadanorth@istar.ca]
Enviado el: Jueves, 13 de Enero de 2011 08:52 a.m.
Para: Eduardo Negrete; 'Barbara Crown' Asunto:
Re: case of Eduardo Negrete polar bear skin

Dear Mr. Negrete

In all of the correspondence I see from Telesky to you it indicated an "approximately 8 foot bear" and I must have seen the exact figure of 7.8 somewhere so I did not make this up and it is not a "lie."

1. I still go back to your taxidermist who made absolutely no comments to anyone that he received a female polar bear skin with a baculum???????????? He continued to mount the skin???? knowing that there should be some question of the sex by himself in late 2009 not by you in late 2010.

2. Today, you say "Second, the skin was not cut off to remove the stamp, the taxidermist tried to make the skin thinner so that it would stretch and the bear would not be so small and that is why there is no stamp, nothing was cut off by my taxidermist " In your e-mail of November 16 you say "the skin around the sex organs has been cut off and the animal has four nipples".
 
3. With regards to the cheque sent to you by Telesky Taxidermy, Sandra Hawryluk e-mail you on November 20 that the cheque was sent to c/o Wettonia, 38 I0600 Plasencia Caceres, Spain. I presume that you did not reply to her so please send your banking information and I will pass it on to them or you may reply to Telesky directly.

4. I will advise Telesky Taxidermy that you are calling them liars about the size of the crate.

Halina Knap
 
___________________________________________________________________ -------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: case of Eduardo Negrete polar bear skin
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:37:53 -0600
From: Eduardo Negrete To: 'Halina Knap' , 'Barbara Crown'

Mrs. Knap,

I am copying here Teleskys email, so there is no room for misunderstandings. With regards to your Polar Bear Hide, Skull & Baculum on our reference number 65217, T240 and invoice # 59762. Your Polar Bear hide, skull and Baculum was received October l0, 2008 from Mr. Aarom Emiktowt. The hide was then fleshed, salted and sent to the tannery for tanning and bleaching with all records showing it was a MALE BEAR. The skull and Baculum where boiled and bleached. At the base of the Polar Bear's tail, you should have a STAMP MARK, T240, which is our stamp mark to let us know that, that is your bear hide. Your Bear measured approximately 8 feet from nose to base of tail. Your Polar Bear Hide, tannned and bleached and skull and Baculum where all packaged into a cardboard box and shipped with another shipment - in a wood crate - for Mr. Luis Maria Gonzalez Gutierrez - containing his Polar Bear Hide- female and approximately 7'6" in length- fleshed and salted only and skull-boiled and bleached and 2 sets of Caribou Antlers and capes, which where fleshed and salted.

This shipment was sent with AIR CANADA, PREPAID, SEPTEMBER l5, 2009 - WAYBILL # 014-02017304 C/O MR. MARCOS VAZQUEZ, MADRID, SPAIN with all the proper documents.

There was also a cheque #6857 dated January 25, 20l0 for $469.60 for overpayment of freight charges sent to you and as of October 3l, 20l0, the cheque has never been cashed.

Thank you, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

TELESKY TAXIDERMIST LTD.

Sandra Hawryluk
Mr. Jim Baxter,

President I will leave it at that.

To answer your points, I will go by number.
 
1) The skull and baculum he did nothing to, so he just left them in the box and were sent to me, he just took the skin out and that was it.

2) I will repeat, the skin had been cut off around the genitals in Canada, the skin has not been cut off six inches on top of the tail. The area on top of the tail has not been cut off.

3) I do not know what this check is for, I do not know the amount of the check, I want either my skin, a similar skin or a full refund, I do not want cents on the dollar.

4) You travel a lot, so I will try to explain to you what 12.5 kg is, your hand luggage in an airplane has to be a maximum of 10 kg, try to imagine, having a cardboard box, a tanned animal skin, a skull and of course a baculum. The skin has to be very small in order to make it. And just to make sure we are clear, I am calling a LIAR anyone that writes that the skin I have is the animal I hunted.

I will repeat one last time, I trusted your company and hunted with you, you chose the taxidermist in Canada, I had nothing to do in that decision, I received a different sex and smaller animal.

As you wrote several emails back, we have wasted a lot of time with this emails, I believe everything that had to be said has already been said. It is now time for you to make a decision, either you want to make things right or you do not. Please let me know once you have decided.

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Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Northwest and First Air. Airline Service:
Airline Comments: Northwest to Edmonton. First Air - great airline for hunters. NW has 75 pound limit on ea bag. Head and hide had to be shipped home.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1,350 ship and dry hides. $300 per day times two in Cambridge hotel. Amount: $1950
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Going to the Arctic, harvesting a muskox.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great place to see muskox, great animal.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Bresson
Contact Information: Tel. 269-665-9810 - 8325 East V, Vicksburg, MI E-mail: hardwarehunting@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Alaska, NWT, Yukon, Alberta, All western US in 40 years.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6057 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 19, 2007 to May 2, 2007
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Resolute


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Steve Gillhouse; World Adventures. W 1987 County Hwy. B; HCR 69, Box 217; Sarona; WI; 54870-9421; Tel. 715-865-5000;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Over 9 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw seven bears in one and a half days of actual hunting.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $28500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $900
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Dog sled ride was remarkable. The hunting area was amazing.
Equipment Recommendations: Northern Outfitters clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Cliff Neuse
Contact Information: Tel. 314-494-2922 - 225 Millwell Dr., Maryland Hats, MO 63043 E-mail: cn1115@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: Asia, New Zealand, Argentina, Africa, Canada, US, Mexico.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5825 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 8, 2006 to November 15, 2006
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: South of Arviat


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good. 9 foot - 7 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Migration of bears from Churchhill, Manitoba was delayed because of warm weather. However, once ice started to form with colder weather, bears started to show up. Timing of this hunt is very crucial.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Calm Air. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Took off my duffle bag in Winnipeg and didn't send it to Arviat until the next day because they "needed the room."


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $29500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $750
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips $1,800, hotels $500, misc $950. Amount: $3250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, this year other than weather. Several problems last year.
Highlights of Hunt: Watching bears in such a stark, desolate landscape. Shooting large 19 year old boar at 60 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Northern Outfitters gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Be prepared for lots of down time due to weather.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kurt Fetzer
Contact Information: Tel. 302-655-0477 - 12 Twin Turns, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 E-mail: kfetzer@wilfet.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive. Have 27 of 29 North America 29.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5678 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2006 to September 11, 2006
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Ellis River and Victoria Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): George Angohiatok
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Barren ground muskox.
Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Greenland muskox. Easily P&Y.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Caribou - Availability: Few animals, none trophy quality seen.
Game Condition Comments: For some reason, the game on the mainland at Ellis River were not there. Jerome (an outfitter of the highest quality), contacted me with just before I flew for the hunt. He informed me that the current group of hunters (2nd group out of three, I was in the last group) on the mainland (Ellis River) had found hunting for both Musk Ox and Caribou very hard. But the Greenland Musk Ox herds on Victoria Island were very strong with good trophy quality. He suggested 3 options: cancel and refund, postpone to next year, or switch hunt to Victoria Island for Greenland Musk Ox along with a refund (it was a cheaper hunt). I chose the last one (I was also planning to bow hunt mule deer and moose later on). When I arrived, the second group managed to get nearly all the musk ox and caribou desired. Based on the info then, I decided to hunt back at Ellis River AND added a hunt for caribou to my intended musk ox only hunt. The hunting was hard. Two rifle hunters (out of 4 hunters including me) got musk ox early. But then no musk ox nor trophy caribou around. The two hunters graciously agreed to fly back to Victoria Island one day early so we could try for a Greenland Musk ox. There Musk ox were plentiful. The last rifle hunter got a trophy and I bowhunted a P&Y bull within one day.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: First Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: The Airline is very hunter friendly and serves better food than the major North American airlines.


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: For some reason, the game were not there at the original hunt site. But the outfitter, Jerome Knapp, was right on top of all developments several times a day. He kept me well informed of my options both before and during the hunt. He presented situations as honestly and directly as possible. He arranged alternatives so I ended up having an exceptional hunt. And he conducted financial arrangements with the utmost of integrity without even being asked.
Highlights of Hunt: Two things: 1) the integrity and quality of an outfitter shows through best not on a perfect hunt . . . but on one that goes haywire (not due to the outfitter's fault). Though we had not met face to face, Jerome is the most honorable outfitter I have met. It was truly a joy working with him. For example, without being asked, Jerome Knapp refunded the additional fee for the add-on caribou hunt because the caribou weren't around. I never once had to concern myself that Jerome was acting against my interests or for anything else than me having a hunt that met or exceeded my expectations. That is true integrity! 2) I was very lucky to be assigned George Angohiatok as my guide (probably because I am a bowhunter and George has lots of bowhunting experience). George is an "elder" among the Inuit hunters. He was there when modern trophy hunting was first developed in the region. He had wonderful stories about Inuit life before "civilization" came to the Artic with the Defense Early Warning (DEW) line: no goods except what was in the Artic, skin boats, only wood was the occasional driftwood, no communications, no gas/power, no engines, no stores, no schools . . they didn't even have nails. The only non-Inuit was a once yearly visit from a Canadian forest warden. It was fascinating learning a bit about Inuit life and philosophy.
Equipment Recommendations: Lots of riding on the back of an ATV in very rough country. Very fun if you like riding horses (which I do). If not, bring seat cushions.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent outfitter with whom I would not hesitate to hunt with again for other game. The experience of being with the Inuit in a remote camp. Also Fall in the Artic is a special and beautiful time.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wayne Lau
Contact Information: Tel. 011-65-6466-5200 - 255 Arcadia Road #14-24, Singapore 289850 E-mail: waynel@singnet.com.sg
Hunting Experience: Only started hunting around two years ago (nearly all with bow). But have gone on multiple hunts on four continents since: North America, Central Asia, Africa and Australia/NZ.
Physical Condition: Ok for age (49 years) but could be better.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4909 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 23, 2005 to August 26, 2005
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Ellice River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mark
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Barren ground muskox. Average.
Caribou, Central Canada Barren Ground - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The weather is supposed to be warmer in the 40's but it ws very windy most of the time.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air, Canadian North, United, American West Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: All airlines are very hunter friendly. It is a better idea to have a paper ticket instead of an electronic ticket when we are stuck in a little airport, Cambridge Bay. We changed airlines due to early departure. It took us a very, very, very long time to get our original airlines, First Air, to endorse our tickets to Canadian North Airline.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $126
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1000
Other Costs: Tips and hotel. Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The tundra marsh is very uneven ground. Riding the ATV is not the most pleasant ride in this world but it beats walking which is even tougher.
Highlights of Hunt: Saw quite a few caribou and we just chose the nice one with good palmation, good shovel, back points.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is not cold (but windy). Best place to shoot muskox if you are concerned about the frigid temperature normally associated with muskox hunting. If you like fishing, it is one of the best places for lake trout, white fish and no fishing pressure.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Raymond Yu
Contact Information: Tel. 310-472-0131 - 15510 Azzure Court, Los Angeles, CA 90077 E-mail: raymondkyu@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted the six continents.
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?


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Our hunt was supposed to be a 10 day hunt Edmonton to Edmonton with six full days of hunting. Five out of seven hunters finished our hunt early, so we departed our camp two days ahead of our schedule paid about $1,200 more for the change of flights from camp to Cambridge Bay, to Yellow Knife, to Edmonton and finally from Edmonton to home, Los Angeles . I shot my Muskox, an average size one bull, on the first day at 100 yards. The second day I shot my caribou, a very good one, at 250 yards. My guide, Mark, told me that my caribou was rare in that area having two back points on each horn. I was basically done hunting in two days. My guide took me and my buddy fishing in the river for lake trout, whitefish, grayling and arctic char. On the fourth day, three hunters went fishing and my buddy was the undisputable and unchallenged jack pot winner with two 20 pounder plus lake trout. To him, this was the highlight of the trip. Without any fishing pressure whatsoever in this remote wilderness area, no wonder we had such a good time. Bigger the spoon, bigger the fish. I learnt that after I jost my jackpot. To think back, we should have stayed in camp (instead of leaving early) and do more fishing. This way, we will save the additional $1,200 of flight changes and a blast fishing in the Arctic stream.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4685 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 10, 2005 to April 22, 2005
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Resolute Bay - Lancaster Sound


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): David and Randy
Booking Agent (if any): Nanuk Outfitting Ltd. P.O. Box 98; Resolute Bay; Nunavut; X0A 0V0; Canada; Tel. 867-252-3694; Email: nmkalluk@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 foot 8 inches. Saw 39 polar bears passed two 8 1/2 foot, chased two more over 9 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of bears chased two 9 feet, but got away in rough ice. My bear was chasing a sow in heat. Shot him at 10 pm.


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: First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $750
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Four days of whitehout blizzards - below 35 degrees.
Highlights of Hunt: Being on ice pack or dog sled, great chase bear on dogsled for 20 minutes, shot at 20 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Northern Outfitters - get wind outfit and face mask.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Not a hunt for the meek. -30 to -20 everyday, cold, but one of my top hunts ever.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Teeter
Contact Information: Tel. 828-322-8090 - North Carolina.
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5253 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 25, 2005 to April 2, 2005
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Resolute


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9 1/2 foot.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt. Very cold.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel and meals before and after hunt. Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Very cold.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking large bear fourth day of hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Hand warmers.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very rewarding if you can take the cold.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Moyer
Contact Information: PO Box 1317, Skippack, PA 19474 E-mail: sab1832@msn.com
Hunting Experience: 25 different species in North America.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5037 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 1, 2005 to March 10, 2005
Place of Hunt: Canada - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Resolute


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Randy and David Idlout
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 foot.
Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


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: First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Good connections. Flights go to Resolute Wednesdays and Saturdays only.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $24,500 for bear and $3,500 for muskox. Amount: $28000
Trophy Fees: $1,000 for bear and $250 muskox. Amount: $1250
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Air to Ottawa $300, hotel and meals $250, shipping $400, hotel in Resolute and guide tips $2,500 Amount: $3450
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None - keep in mind best day 36 degrees worst 51 degrees and winds all the time.
Highlights of Hunt: Got bear and muskox but the experience was the highlight.
Equipment Recommendations: Pee bottle (no 1.) you don't want to go out at night. Face mask - good insulated underwear, great warm sleeping bag. Bring extra glasses, wool hat, snow goggles (two pair) buy the best.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Pouleson
Contact Information: Tel. 630-968-0968 - 3700 Sterling Rd E-mail: john@swibco.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4428 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 5, 2004 to September 16, 2004
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Ellice River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): George Pamiok
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Barren Ground. Very good. 65 to 85 SCI.
Caribou - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Barren Ground. Small. 280 to 310 SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: We saw both species but just could not get them.
Wolverine - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: This is my second hunt with Jerome of Canada North. The first was for Greenland musk ox and arctic island caribou, and this report is on the second hunt. Both hunts were very well organized with guides and help of the highest quality and a lot of fun to be with. All four animals taken on trips make SCI record book, with 3 out of the 4 making gold. The sun rises are outstanding and so are the sunsets. The fishing is second to none.


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: United Airlines and First Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Canada's airlines are much easier to travel with guns than most others.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $6,229.25 Amount: $6229
Trophy Fees: $320. Amount: $320
Permits/Licenses: $256. Amount: $256
Commercial Airfares: United Air $542. And First Air $559. Amount: $1101
Charter Airfares: $650. Amount: $650
Other Costs: Hotel $550. Tip $650. Over weight bagage $105. Amount: $1200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Wind, but only for the first day and 1/2.
Highlights of Hunt: The amazing barren Ground with so much game! The sunsets and sunrises! The fishing, the people, and just being there.
Equipment Recommendations: Avery good firm cushion for the ATV.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The musk ox is a very special animal with a unique prehistoric look and the caribou a great second animal for a complete hunt! Plus adding the fishing!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William A. "Bill" Paulin
Contact Information: Tel. 805-736-8595 - 123 West Ocean, Lompoc, CA 93436 E-mail: paulins@onemain.com
Hunting Experience: all six continents. Diamond level SCI.
Physical Condition: 65 years old. 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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4373 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2004 to April 6, 2004
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Colin Amegainik
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: B&C.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Animals were in excellent shape. We were a group of woman (four hunters and one non-hunter). Ages ranged from 25 to 80. First day I saw over 175 musk ox. A lot would have made P&Y.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: First Air provides excellent services including meals.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $35
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $850
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Northern Outfitter Suit $1,000, hotels $220, tips $300. Amount: $1520
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: It was a flawless trip. The whole hunt was one big highlight.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It was fun.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tinamarie Schaafsma
Contact Information: Tel. 707-923-9633 - Star Route 1, Box 64A, Zenia, CA 95595 E-mail: arrow5@cwnet.com
Hunting Experience: I am a hunting guide (11 years) and also an outfitter.
Physical Condition: I am in good shape.


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3838 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 17, 2003 to November 23, 2003
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Arviat


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Ponegoneak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 10 foot body and mean.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Cold - treated well, had a good hunt. I highly recommend this hunt.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $750
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, other than blizzard for four days.
Highlights of Hunt: Shot bear 34 paces from me, coming at me.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I was successful, I got my wish of a lifetime. Go at right time and you will get a bear.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Albert A. Cheramie
Contact Information: Tel. 985-475-5155 - PO Box 789 Golden Meadow, LA 70357 E-mail: bigal@cgboats.com
Hunting Experience: I am 75 years old and have hunted all my adult life. Big game for 30 years. SCI hunting hall of fame.#12th past president.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3939 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2003 to August 23, 2003
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut - Kimmirut
Hunt Area: Baffin Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mathew - we were the first hunters he has ever guided.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Very small.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We saw seven caribou the entire trip. All very small. Guides told us before we even began to hunt that there were no big bulls in the area. The area hunted was easy to access so that


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Poor
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Poor
Name of Airline: United and First Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We were caught in the "power outage", did the best they could.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Purchased at SCI fundraiser. Amount: $3750
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Misc. hotel fees meals etc. Charter wouldn't pick us up at the end of the hunt - stuck in Kimmirut a Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Too numerous to begin to put in writing.
Highlights of Hunt: This was the absolute worst trip I have been on in 40 years of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? If you are considering this trip call and I will give you all the details.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rod Marcum
Contact Information: Tel. 719-488-3913 - 19880 Indi Dr.
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? No
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? I wouldn't go on this hunt again if it was offered for free!


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3125 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 16, 2002 to October 21, 2002
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mark.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Arctic caribou. 326 1/8 SCI.
Musk Ox - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Greenland musk ox. 66 6/8 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game condition excellent.


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: First Air and Canadian Air. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: We arrived on October 21 - no luggage or guns until October 22, we lost one day of hunting.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Both. Amount: $6800
Trophy Fees: Total to Canada Fish and Game. Amount: $300
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $50
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: We elected to stay in hotel in Edmonton rather than the tented camp (not required). This was extra. Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, except luggage.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing hundreds of caribou at one time.
Equipment Recommendations: Good clothing for cold weather.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe Brodesser
Contact Information: Tel. 239-466-3355 - 18101 Deep Passage Lane, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
Hunting Experience: 40 years, all over the world.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2557 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 6, 2001 to November 15, 2001
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Arviat


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Phillip, assistant guide Tom
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good. Bears on the move northward following open water.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air Canada and Calm Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: On schedule.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $19500
Trophy Fees: Plus GST. Amount: $471
Permits/Licenses: Plus GST. Amount: $31
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Bead and Breakfast in Arviat. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Airlines lost rifle, borrowed a 300 Win. Mag. from one of the villagers. My rifle showed up the day I was leaving.
Highlights of Hunt: Marveling at the conditions these people live under, especially in the long winter.
Equipment Recommendations: Good Northern clothing - boots, good goggles, ski type, preferably "tinted"; very cold.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? An experience of a lifetime. An art and tradition that is being lost. The young Inuit braves are not following elders.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Michalek
Contact Information: Tel. 716-592-3532 - P.O. Box 345, Springville, N.Y. 14141
Hunting Experience: 50 plus years.
Physical Condition: Fair to 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?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2392 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 2001 to September 6, 2001
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Baffin Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Matt R. Einke, camp manager.
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The monster bulls had not moved into over area as yet, but we saw 30-plus mature bulls every day and took very nice trophies. Mine has 32 points.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment:
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: USAir, First Air, Canadian North Air. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3900
Trophy Fees: Per caribou. Amount: $150
Permits/Licenses: Per caribou. Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $200
Other Costs: Tips and extra baggage charges. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Fishing and small game hunting was poor but we were told in advance.
Highlights of Hunt: Weather cooperated, so we had a delightful, relaxing hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? We had a great trip.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Zimmerly, MD
Contact Information: Tel. 410-576-4548 - 6300 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713 E-mail: jzimmerly@aegonusa.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2190 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 2, 2001 to April 5, 2001
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Olie Evetalegak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Greenland musk ox, average size.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Long and thick hair, great bosses on horns, animal had lots of fat on it.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air (Edmonto-Cambridge Bay), Air Canada Airline Service:
Airline Comments: First Air did an outstanding job, better food than major airlines. Air Canada leg made travel difficult.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Purchased at FNAWS auction. Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $35
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1232
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Export permit. Amount: $105
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Riding in a sled behind snowmobile in -28 F weather.
Equipment Recommendations: Goggles with micro fan, dawn clothing, northern outfitters mittens, also rifles must be winterized.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Orville N. Trembly
Contact Information: Tel. 304-489-3204 - 109 Windsor East, Mineral Wells, WV 26150 E-mail: otrembly@prodigy.net
Hunting Experience: I have an extensive hunting experience in North America. I have hunted for sheep, bear, deer, cougar, elk, moose, etc.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1626 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 22, 2000 to March 27, 2000
Place of Hunt: Canada - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Victoria Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Howard
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took an artic hare. All animals were fat and their capes in great 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: Excellent
Name of Airline: First Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: One plane broke down and the flight was rescheduled. That flight was canceled for lack of pilots and so I had to stay overnight in Yellowknife. The next plane broke down in Coppermine and had to bring another in. All this still did not hurt the hunt.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Bought at auction. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $279
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $93
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $11100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel $120 per night. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Experiencing the artic and Inuit people!
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots, mittens and balaclava. They supply parka and pants.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a great adventure! Everyone should do this.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Herb Atkinson
Contact Information: Tel. 505-622-0010 - 110 West Country Club Road, Suite #1, Roswell, NM 88201 E-mail: herba@dfn.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1186 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 24, 1999 to October 28, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Howard
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Musk Ox - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Above average, 70 SCI..
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Caribou were quite abundant and if you are selective you can harvest an excellent trophy. You will have no problem harvesting at least an average size musk ox or better.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airlines, Canadian Air and First Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $223
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $69
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotels, food and tips Amount: $1050
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Spending time in high Artic with residents of Nunavut.
Equipment Recommendations: Northern Outfitters boots and mittens.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kurt Fetzer
Contact Information: Tel. 302-655-0477 - 1330 King Street, Wilmington, DE E-mail: Kfetzer@wilfet.com
Hunting Experience: Very extensive experience with over 35 years of guided hunts.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1270 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 4, 1999 to April 15, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Resolute Bay Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): David Idlout and Philip Manik
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very big!
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I passed on a bear that was almost "average" on the third day. Found the big one on the fifth day. I saw a total of 10 bears in seven days on the ice.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air Canada and First Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $21000
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: Getting the big bear.
Equipment Recommendations: Take a good plastic "pee" jar.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? If they know what they are getting into.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gilbert Kostelec
Contact Information: Tel. 440-285-9531 - 11709 Old State Road, Chardon, OH 44024
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Africa, Canada, Alaska, Mongolia, Russia, Australia and the United States.
Physical Condition: Old, beat up 67 year old man but I still go!


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 606 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 3, 1999 to April 6, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Mark
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 106 B & C
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Many animals, bitter cold, knowledgeable safe guides, good warm loaner gear, bitter cold, comfortable sleds and hunts to overnight in bitter cold.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air Canada Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Was not charged for overweigh or for third bag!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2750
Trophy Fees: Amount: $110
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $37
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $750
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: three hotel stays Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I'm from the cold Northern New England area, and this cold got to me!
Highlights of Hunt: Magnificent bull, long hair.
Equipment Recommendations: Warmest expedition weight gear money can buy.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Peter Spear
Contact Information: 167 South Street, Concord, NH 03301
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Asia, Africa and North America.
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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 626 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 28, 1999 to April 1, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Victoria Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): George Angoheitok
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Musk Ox - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 72 2/8 inch
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many muskox.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Northwest and Air Canada Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Both Airlines seem to be very good with hunters.


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:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations: Don't rely on caribou suits and boots. I wore clothes and boots from Northern Outfitters.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Drive, Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience.
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
In 1995 on a polar bear hunt I developed deep frost bite which turned into gangrene. I had to have my big toe amputated. This hunt was to see if I could take the cold. I have decided to go back for polar bear in 2001.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1410 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 22, 1999 to April 2, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Mc Clintock Nunatut Channel


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dave Amegainek, 50 years old. Also had his 24 year old son as assistant guide.
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: - Trophy Size: Good nine foot bear.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw only two bears together on the last day of the hunt. Later found out two whales were beeched 75-100 miles North which appeared to pull all bears out of area hunted. This was one of the "high points" of my hunting career! Hunting polar bear and living 10 days on the sea ice with an Eskimo family working with the dogs. What an experience!


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: Northwest Airlines. Canadian Air. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Northwest airlines to Edmonton. Canadian Air to Cambridge Bay. Northwest airlines appears to have an aggressive position regarding hunters in regard to extra charges for the number/size of baggage. I was charged $70 Canadian for a small day pack carry-on.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $17500
Trophy Fees: North West Territory fee Amount: $565
Permits/Licenses: Canadian Amount: $86
Commercial Airfares: Four months advance booking Amount: $435
Charter Airfares: Included in hunting fee as long as you do not request to leave early, which results in $2,500 extra. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No real problems. However, you must go gearwise and mentally prepared for this type of hunt. If you do, you'll really enjoy the experience.
Highlights of Hunt: No other experience like it! To see a polar bear in the wild is unbelieveable!
Equipment Recommendations: Complete outfit, sleeping bag, boots system from Northern Outfitters are a must. Temperature of -40 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit is common. Ski goggles and keep all skin covered at all times you're out
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This hunt is for the die in the wool hunter! Great experience! Obviously not for everyone!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Louis Rupp
Contact Information: Tel. 314-391-4316 - 2891 Fox Fire Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63129
Hunting Experience: I try to make two to three hunts per year.
Physical Condition: Believe pretty good for a 56 year old.


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1309 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 22, 1999 to April 2, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Cambridge Bay


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dave Amegainek
Booking Agent (if any): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889;Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good boar. Nine feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw only two bears together on the last day of the hunt. Later, I found out two whales were beeched 75-100 miles north which appeared to pull all bears out of area hunted. This was one of the high points of my hunting career! Hunting polar bear, living ten days on the sea ice with an eskimo family, working with the dogs, etc. What an experience!


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: North West Airlines, Canadian Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: North West Airlines to Edmonton, Canadia Air to Cambridge Bay. Northwest Airlines appears to have an aggressive position regarding hunters in regards to extra charges for the number and size of baggage. I was charged $48 for a small daypack carry-on.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $17500
Trophy Fees: North West Territories fee. Amount: $565
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $86
Commercial Airfares: Four months booking in advance. Amount: $435
Charter Airfares: Included in hunting fee as long as you don't request to leave early which results in a $2,500 charge Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No real problems. However, you must go gearwise and mentalwise prepared for this type of hunt. If you do, you'll really enjoy the experience.
Highlights of Hunt: No other experience like it! To see a polar bear in the wild is unbelievable.
Equipment Recommendations: Complete outfit, sleeping bag, boots system from Northern Outfitters a must! Temperature of -40 and -50 degrees Fahrenheit is common. Ski goggles. Keep all skin coverefd at all times your out.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? For the true die-in-the-wool hunter. Great experience! Obviously not for everyone.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Louis Rupp
Contact Information: Tel. 314-391-4316 - 2891 Fox Fire Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63129
Hunting Experience: I try to take two to three hunts per year.
Physical Condition: Believe pretty good for 56!


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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 593 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 1, 1999 to March 10, 1999
Place of Hunt: Canada - Nunavut
Hunt Area: Lacaster Sound


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Nathaniel Kalluk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Polar - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nine feet, six inches
Musk Ox - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Animals were very healthy, rolling in fat.


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: Good
Name of Airline: First Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $19,500 polar bear, $3,000 musk ox Amount: $22500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $514
Permits/Licenses: $50 Polar Bear, $50 musk ox Amount: $100
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1950
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1,025 US (import fee to US), taxidermy work to prep for American taxidermist Amount: $1025
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Not one.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking such a large bear with a bow at 25 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Depend on the caribou skins, they work. It is 40 below zero, so be prepared mentally and physically for that kind of cold.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is a great, great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Madden
Contact Information: Tel. 318-377-7928 - #1 US Ford, Minden, LA 71055
Hunting Experience: I have hunted all bears, lots of elk and deer.
Physical Condition: Very 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Canada North Outfitting Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 617 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 25, 1998 to August 31, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Arviat Area (Maguse Lake)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Canada North Outfitting. PO Box 1355; Station "B"; Montreal; QC; H3B 3K9; Canada; Tel. (450) 376-4868; Fax: (450) 376-0889; Web www.canadanorthoutfitting.com
Personal Guide (if any): Frank
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average to big.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunt was early for main body of migration but there were plenty of caribou around.


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: Fair
Name of Airline: Calm Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Delayed shipping antlers for several days.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $205
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $103
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Successfully taking bigger caribou after spotting and stalking from long distance.
Equipment Recommendations: Spotting scope would have been very useful. Salt was in short supply for hides.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Phares
Contact Information: Tel. 219-926-8873 - 1163 N. 575 East, Westville, IN 46391
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Europe, Siberia, Africa, Canada, and much of United States.
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



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