The Hunting Report
HomeF.A.QContact Us\View Your Shopping Cart

Questions or Need Help Related to The Hunting Report Newsletter.
Call us at 800-272-5656 or 305-253-5301
Search:

HuntingReport.com

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Central Coast Outfitters 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: 9163 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 9, 2013 to January 17, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Cojo Jalama Ranch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bobcat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Bobcat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good
Coyote - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Wild - Availability: Trophy hunting never had opportunity
Game Condition Comments: Bobcats were extremely abundant. One day we saw 8 different bobcats. Feral pigs were on the ranch but in low numbers.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3000
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: The pigs were scarce.
Highlights of Hunt: Cojo Jalama Ranch!!!! The ranch is overlooking the Pacific and is magnificent. We actually saw whales from the ranch while hunting. It is truly an amazing place.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? I booked the hunt as a combo hunt for bobcats and pigs. I would certainly recommend the hunt for bobcats alone but I felt the pigs were not at adequate numbers to hunt. We saw a few sows and I asked Albert about shooting one of those and he said no. He later said that a biologist hired by the ranch said the pig population was dangerously low. I did see one boar but he did not give me an opportunity for a shot. Alfred said he saw another boar but I did not see it. I did not like signing 2 separate contracts before hunting which were over 4 pages each. The first two days of my hunt Alfred told me to be ready at 5:30 and he showed up at 6:00 which I felt was too late as the sun was already up by the time we started hunting. Alfred and his nephew always carried rifles and insisted that if I shot a pig and it continued to run they would shoot it. I prefer to shoot my own animals but since I never got a shot at a pig this never became an issue.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Westrum
Contact Information: Tel. 612-849-6666 - 5300 Calder SE | DeLano | MN | United States | 55328 E-mail: Minuch@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive; North America Africa.
Physical Condition: Average


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Rebuttal from Alfred Luis to Barbara Crown, 4/28/2013:

CENTRAL COAST OUTFITTERS, LLC
1520 EAST DONOVAN ROAD
SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA 93454
PHONE: 805-922-7923
FAX: 805-922-3831
EMAIL: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com

Date: April 28, 2013

Ms. Barbara Crown
Editor
The Hunting Report

Re: Mixed report from Mr. Westrum

Ms. Crown,

First let me say that I dont agree with Mr. Westrums assessment of the hunt that he booked.  I will take his complaints one at a time and address them individually.  Then Ill add my assessment of the hunt and some other things that bother me about this.

The Bobcat hunt, he did take a nice bobcat. What he forgot to mention to you was, he shot it poorly at best. Then he wanted to beat it over the head with a stick to finish it off. I had to explain to Mr. Westrum that we dont treat animals like that and my nephew Jeremy would take the jeep back to the house and get a .22 Mag. to dispatch it properly.

The trophy boar hunt.  On the very first day of the hunt Mr. Westrum hunted with Jeremy and I had another longtime client.  That morning I saw at least three trophy boars and my client did get a standing broad side shot at 75 yards.  He missed but that is just the way it goes, that is guiding.  Mr. Westrum did see pigs in the morning but nothing he wanted.  In the afternoon and evening Mr. Westrum and Jeremy saw trophy boars but Mr. Westrum wouldnt or couldnt walk after them.  That completed day one of a two day hunt.

Day two, we left at about 10 minutes to 6am.  The reason for that is there is a paved road that goes through the middle of the ranch and I wanted to be able to see into that country.  The time of year that we were hunting I have taken many very nice trophy boars at that location.  We didnt see any boars there but is called hunting.  We then jumped in the jeep and we saw a group of higs under the oak trees but again no trophies.  We went a little further and we came up on a trophy boar.  Mr. Westrum chambered a round and started to lean over the hood of the jeep to shoot.  He cant or wont shoot unless he uses his sand bag.  So he came off the boar and had to locate his sand bag, he finally finds it after making a bunch of noise.  Keep in mind this boar is standing no more than 60 yards broad side.  I guess this was not an opportunity?  By the time Mr. Westrum got settled again the boar was gone.  They do not get to be trophies by being stupid.  So we continued looking, after about 10 minutes we spot a huge trophy.  We got Mr. Westrum into position to shoot and I told him to chamber a round.  The boar is walking at 75 yards and he cant see it.  The boar just walks up the hillside and he then stops broad side at less than 150 yards.  I am telling Mr. Westrum right where he animal is standing, he still cant see it.  All he had to do was follow the line of the shadow and the boar was standing in the sun at the shadow line.  Here again I guess this wasnt an opportunity?  That evening of the same day we come to another big boar and Mr. Westrum cant shoot without his sand bag so the boar walked off.  I guess this is not an opportunity.  So that completes day two.

Mr. Westrum didnt harvest a boar so I told him that I would extend the hunt and go the next day at no extra charge.  I can verify this with another subscriber by the name of Sam Mills.  I had to call him and delay his hunt one day.  In hindsight I can see that was a mistake.  On that day we didnt see a trophy boar but we did see pigs first thing and he passed on them in hopes of taking a trophy.  That is fine, if one is going to trophy hunt you have to be willing to pass on a few animals or even go home empty.  I have done it and so has every trophy hunter I know.  Later in the day we come on a few pregnant sows and he wants to shoot one.  I said no for two reasons.  One, he had plenty of opportunities prior to that to harvest a small meat boar.  Two, I am trying to manage the wildlife on the ranch and I dont think that I should just let someone shoot a sow that is about to give birth because that client just wants to shoot something.  We as hunters are supposed to care about the animals we hunt.  There is more to hunting than just the kill.  I tend to take the advice of a professor of wildlife biology when they give it.  In his opinion he felt we should not harvest pregnant sows.  So we are not harvesting pregnant sows.

Contracts, they are not contracts at all, they are release of liability forms.  The reason Mr. Westrum had to sign two release of liability forms is because he wanted to hunt on two different ranches with two different land owners.  All of our clients sign these forms.  One of the release forms also has a price list in it.  I am required by law to provide this.  Every landowner we have requires us to have all of our clients fill one of these out.  This includes the hunter and/or observer.  I am sure he is upset that his wife had to fill one out as well.

I see that he mentioned that we have rifles with us during the hunt.  We do this to prevent unneeded loss of wounded animals, not to mention the need to humanely dispatch the animal quickly.  Every landowner I have wants us to do this.  If the hunter wounds the animal and cannot kill it then we have to try and recover it with a dog.  At that point we are the ones going into the brush to try and kill a wounded big boar.  I dont know if Mr. Westrum has ever had to do this; I dont think so.  It wouldnt matter anyway when my dog is bayed up on a wounded pig.; we are the only people shooting.  I have had a dog shot by a client because they dont know how to handle this sort of situation.  So if we can shoot to finish the animal and recover it before it gets into the brush that is what we do.  With that being said we do give the client every opportunity to finish their animal prior to shooting it ourselves.  Can you imagine what he wouldve said if he wounded an animal and we lost it?  He would have been mad because we didnt shoot.  We also shoot coyotes when the opportunity comes up, which is another reason we carry rifles.  I dont know why this is an issue and I should not have to defend myself.  I can have a rifle in my vehicle when I am on one of my leased ranches.  I dont need to justify this to anyone.

Trophy Care, I have no idea what he is talking about when he says poor.  He was the one who wanted to take care of his bobcat after the hunt.  We had it in the freezer within half an hour of when the animal was taken.  I told him that we should take the bobcat to my local taxidermist so that he could prepare it.  That way he could take it home or have my taxidermist ship the skin to his taxidermist.  He said no, that he would take it when he left from the hunt

Trophy Care he has as poor???  I have no idea how he came up with this as I said the cat was in the freezer within 30 minutes after it was shot.  He took the cat to the local taxidermist and he shipped it from there.

The last paragraph I think I have addressed already.  As said we left at a time so we could see into home country that has produced big pigs for us in the past.  Clients shouldnt guide the guides.

Now I have some things to say about this report:

First, I feel this report makes us out to be the reason that the client did not harvest a Trophy Boar.  That our operation is somehow second rate at best.  Now we have to prove to everyone out there that is just not the case.  We arent the ones doing the shooting.  We cant shoot the animal for the client.  If we could, Mr. Westrum would have gone home with two trophy boars.  If the client cant see the animal there is not much we can do about it.

I also discounted the hunt and allowed Mr. Westrum to stay on the ranch at no charge in his travel trailer.  I dont know many places one can park a trailer and camp for free.  Then after the first day he wanted to come into my home so he and his wife could shower and use my washing machine.  I told him that I had discounted his hunt package because he said he wasnt going to need those services.  I informed him that we needed to stay with the deal we had made.  Water and electricity cost money, I dont get them for free.  He forgot to tell you about getting to stay on the ranch for free.

He has stated that he has extensive hunting experience in North America and Africa.  If that is the case I dont know why he couldnt shoot offhand at a boar standing at 60 yards.  Or even better, just lean over the hood of the jeep, or better yet shoot off the tripod.  If he is that experienced I should not have to tell him not to be whistling and yodeling at the cattle and deer in the area we are hunting.  As I said before trophy boars dont get that way by being stupid.


Thank you,
Alfred Luis


Email from Don Carrignon to Barabara Crown, 6/2/2013:

Hello,

My name is Don Carrington and I was the other client referenced by Mr. Luis, owner and operator of Central Coast Outfitters, hunting for feral hogs coincidentally with Mr. Westrum on the Cojo Jalama Ranch in January of this year.

Let me begin by saying that I, too, have had a variety of hunting experiences both in North America and New Zealand for a vast variety of game.  I particularly enjoy hunting trophy boar pigs.  As a matter of fact, I exclusively hunt trophy boars.  Over the course of the last eight (8) years I have had the distinct pleasure of hunting with Mr. Luis over thirty (30) times on the same property as Mr. Westrum did.

On the day of the hunt when I encountered Mr. Westrum I found him to be cordial and pleased with his prior day success in shooting a bobcat.  At no time did he express to me ANY dissatisfaction with Mr. Luis or his hunting/guiding techniques.

We did NOT begin the hunt late.  We began driving to the ranch in darkness, and started actually hunting shortly after daybreak.  We could not legally begin hunting any sooner.

Within the first hour of my hunt with Mr. Luis, we came across three (3) trophy sized boars.  After careful tracking we set up for a shot on one of the three, and as Mr. Luis described, I missed my shot.  Should I have shot the boar, let me assure you that Mr. Luis would have quickly dressed the pig and had it hanging in the freezer in short order.  He is just as concerned about taking appropriate care of the animal after the hunt as he is in taking the animal down to begin with.

Mr. Luis did everything a guide could do in that circumstance.  Over the course of the entire day, which included meeting Mr. Westrum at various times, I saw a varied number of pigs (in excess of 50).  However, I did not have an opportunity to shoot another trophy boar.  That is trophy boar hunting!

I must further take strong exception for anyone to say that the Cojo Jalama Ranch has a shortage of feral hogs.  On one weekend last year while hunting with Mr. Luis we encountered in excess of 150 pigs from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning.

I too completed a multi-page contract before hunting.  I do this with every outfitter I hunt with.  It covers liability and insurance/health-related matters and is standard procedure.

Lastly, I want my guide, Mr. Luis in this case, to carry a rifle along when hunting pigs for our mutual protection as well as to humanely prevent a wounded pig from getting away and dying an agonizing death.

In conclusion, let me acknowledge that I believe Mr. Alfred Luis to be a thoroughly professional hunting guide and outfitter.  He knows his business.  If you will heed his advice and direction you will be successful.  He respects the game he hunts, and is extremely knowledgeable of the habits of the game he seeks.  He genuinely cares about each and every client and will work tirelessly to secure a trophy for every hunter.  He is patient and supportive, but will not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct or inappropriate behavior.  Hunting with Central Coast Outfitters has and will continue to be a true pleasure.

E-Mail from Dave Westrum to Barbara Crown, 6/6/2013:

Barbara
I have filed several Hunt reports and I have always been completely honest in my report and evaluation. In the several reports I filed before my hunt with Central Coast I have only had one hunt that I would not recommend to a friend and it was based solely on the Nevada Game unit I drew my tag for as my guide was excellent and I made that clear in my report. If you look at my reports including report 7182 from a previous California Pig hunt you will indeed see they are overwhelmingly positive. I certainly tried to book that same hunt on the Tejon Ranch but they were full and I had a narrow time frame to hunt as my wife and I were traveling around California camping so I booked the last minute Pig and Bobcat hunt with Central Coast, because he had an opening. I have been on hunts that I did not choose to shoot and still filed positive reports about the outfitter and wrote that I would recommend the hunt to a friend. My reason for not recommending Central Coast is not based solely on the low pig numbers. The hunt got off to a bad start after I bought my licenses in town and showed up at the ranch and began filling out the contracts. I found his contract to be extremely long and of course one sided. It was several pages long and not only did I have to fill one out for my hunt I had to fill one out for each ranch we hunted and of all things my wife who was not going to hunt was required to fill one out. The contract specified large monetary amounts in the event any problems occurred. I go on several outfitted hunts each year and I have never seen anything that approached these contracts. Another main reason that I would not recommend Central Coast is because of his policy that he made very clear to me that he or his nephew would shoot any animal which I had shot that did not go down immediately. It is his business and if that is his policy that is fine but I do not want an outfitter shooting at my animal. Period. It never became an issue because the Bobcat I shot went down directly and I never shot at a pig. Additionally on three different occasions his nephew shot at standing Coyotes under 250 yards and never cut a hair, so I do not know how he thinks he can hit a Pig running away or God forbid protect me if one charges. Certainly if some beef cow ends up hit I am sure the long legal papers which I signed will affect me then.

Alfred in his reply makes his first attempt to disparage me for filing the report "The Bobcat hunt, he did take a nice Bobcat. What he forgot to mention to you was, he shot it poorly at best. Then he wanted to beat it over the head with a stick to finish it off. I had to explain to Mr. Westrum that we don't treat animals like that". I made a great shot on the Bobcat, Alfred ranged it at 267 as it walked across a meadow. I hit it just over the shoulder and the shot severed the spine. The animal was down and paralyzed and I did want to finish it with a blow to the head with a stick but Alfred would not let me. He indeed did send his nephew back to the ranch house for the .22 which I used to finish the Bobcat. It was a very nice Bobcat and I would recommend Alfred for a Bobcat hunt if you want to put up with the legal documents.

Alfred in his reply states and makes another attempt to disparage me "I had another longtime client. That morning I saw at least Three trophy boars and my client did get a standing broad side shot at 75 yards. He missed it but that is just the way it goes, that is guiding. Mr Westrum did see pigs in the morning but nothing he wanted. In the afternoon and evening Mr. Westrum and Jeremy saw trophy boars but Mr. Westrum wouldn't or couldn't walk after them." Although I do know his other client did not kill a boar and I do know that Alfred and his nephew told me the two bow clients that hunted the ranch before me did not kill a pig I also know that on the first day of the hunt the nephew and I did not see any trophy boars. Alfred says I wouldn't or couldn't walk after them. Certainly if there was any truth to me not walking after the trophy boars his nephew and I supposedly saw, Alfred would have said which it was whether I refused to try to walk after these boars or if I tried and could not walk.

I have taken the Grand Slam of North American Sheep number #1480 and also been fortunate enough to have taken most of the North American game including several Boone and Crockett as well as Pope and Young trophies so I am certainly capable of stalking and shooting a Feral Pig. It is a mystery to me as to why I would not have made the effort unless to enjoy Alfred and his nephew's fine company for two more days.

In summary Alfred makes all kinds of claims disparaging my ability as a hunter. It seemed I heard a lot of these same stories from Alfred about other hunters that were unsuccessful as he needs to blame the hunter. I only saw one big boar and I got out of the open topped vehicle to shoot but it ran into the woods as soon as the vehicle stopped and I was unable to get a shot. At the time Alfred blamed me for getting out of the vehicle to shoot and not shooting the boar from the top of the windshield rail even though this was something we hadn't discussed or something I would not have done. Once again I only saw one big boar. I did not have an opportunity for a 60 yard broadside shot or I would have shot the animal. At one point in the second day Alfred claims to have seen a boar that I did not see. My vision is not as good as it was when I was younger but if there was indeed a boar that was 75 yards away that walked to 150 yards away I would bet my life I would have seen it and shot it. I do have a Commercial Class A drivers license with no eyeglass requirement and I generally spot game well.

I did tell Alfred I would be willing to shoot a sow. He goes on to disparage me further." Later in the day we come on a few pregnant sows and he wants to shoot one".

Any biologist knows since these sows are almost always pregnant due to the fact they breed before their last litter is even gone. Alfred was probably correct. He goes on to say "I tend to take the advice of a professor of wildlife biology when they give it. In his opinion we should not harvest pregnant sows. So we are not harvesting pregnant Sows." As I wrote in my original hunt report Alfred told me that "a Biologist hired by the ranch said the pig population was dangerously low." If this is true and Alfred has to assume all sows could be pregnant and he wants to be such a steward of conservation why is he harvesting sows at all?

Alfred goes on to write that he gave me an extra day at no charge and uses a subscriber by the name of Sam Mills to verify this. I am totally unclear as to why he would need to delay his hunt with Sam as I booked the hunt as a 3 day hunt from the get go. Alfred gave me absolutely nothing at no charge.

I did rate Central Coast poor on trophy care because they did in fact freeze the Bobcat instead of skinning and salting the hide. In other words put in freezer poor skin and salt good.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Central Coast Outfitters 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: 8780 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 4, 2012 to August 7, 2012
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Monterey County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff Neal, Inc.. PO Box 700082; Tulsa; OK; 74170; Tel. 918-299-3580; Email: nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elk, Tule - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Herd was in very good condition. At this time of the year the rut was starting; thus, started seeing bulls with broken points & beams. Go early to ensure a quality bull.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: American Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: AA to United was the big problem


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy Amount: $850
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Airlines
Highlights of Hunt: Took a great 8x8 tule elk with crowning points. SCI = 326 6/8
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? At this time the "peachtree" ranch herd has never been hunted until this year "2012." Many great bulls still on ranch; 6x8s & 7x7s.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Craig Willis
Contact Information: Tel. 214-298-7372 - PO Box 251
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 Central Coast Outfitters 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: 8372 Weapon Used: Muzzleloader How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 2, 2011 to September 4, 2011
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Cojo Jalama Ranch, Santa Barbara County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Blacktail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Bonze/Silver
Boar, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI Silver
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent quality black-tailed deer on well managed ranch. Good trophy hunting as well as management bucks.


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: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 3-day trophy deer hunt Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: trophy pig Amount: $650
Permits/Licenses: CA resident Amount: $75
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems at all.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing several bucks and finding the non-typical with 10" cheater! Shooting the big boar with my muzzleloader -- first muzzleloader hunt!!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great ranch, accommodations and outfitter. Good quality animals. This is my third hunt with Alfred and I'd recommend it to anyone -- particularly to new hunters as this would be a great first-time experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Swasey
Contact Information: Tel. 925-964-9040 - 1005 Horizon Ct. | Danville | CA | USA | 94506 E-mail: scott.swasey@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: 12-years domestic and international -- 34 SCI record book entries and several other animals taken.
Physical Condition: Above average for my age.


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
Alfred, Shirley and Jeremy are great hosts and outfitters. They have a wonderful operation on a beautiful ranch. It's worth the visit just to see the coastline and property. Game is plentiful and well managed. I've hunted there three times have have taken deer, pig, bobcat and coyote. If you live in California, the other big plus is it's close and an easy drive for a weekend hunt. One item to note is that this ranch is not located in the B&C recognized area for black-tailed deer. It is recognized by SCI and the resident deer have all the characteristics of black-tailed deer.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Central Coast Outfitters 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: 8141 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 17, 2011 to February 19, 2011
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Cojo Jamala Ranch, Santa Barbara County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bobcat - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI Bronze
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Nice mature cats. Once the sun came out, so did they!


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: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $1500
Trophy Fees: included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: CA license and Bobcat tags Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems -- we had a major rainstorm the first two days, but once the weather cleared I took two cats within an hour of each other.
Highlights of Hunt: The beautiful coastline and scenery. Taking the second cat.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Local in California and a beautiful location with abundant game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Swasey
Contact Information: Tel. 925-964-9040 - 1005 Horizon Ct., Danville, CA 94506 E-mail: scott.swasey@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Moderate -- becoming extensive -- several Western states, Scotland, Africa and Canada
Physical Condition: Average 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This was the second time I've hunted with Alfred on the Cojo Jalama ranch and I've already booked my third hunt with him. He runs a very good operation with very comfortable accomodations in an old Spanish Adobe. The ranch can be hunted for trophy Black-Tailed deer (my other hunt and the upcoming one) feral hogs (trophy and meat), turkey, quail and bobcat. Deer are very abundant and Alfred takes a very limited number of trophy bucks a year. (Note: the Black-tailed deer qualify for SCI but are not in the boundary recognized by B&C. Note too that the ranch is in the "Condor ranch" and only non-lead ammo is permitted.) Aside from the hunting, the ranch is worth a visit with beautiful coastline including Point Conception.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Central Coast Outfitters 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: 7884 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2010 to September 6, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Cojo Jalama Ranch, Santa Barbara County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Blacktail - Availability: Unrecovered wounded animal.
Game Condition Comments: Saw over 30 legal bucks - four trophy shooters. Also saw hogs, bobcat, coyote, quail, dove and lion and bear track.


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: N/A
Name of Airline: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3200
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: CA license and deer tag. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems other than quick shot at short range and non-recovery of deer.
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful scenery on ranch - right on coast. Abundant deer and other animals. Good accommodations, guide and services. Saw target deer go to bed under large oak tree, but could not see him bedded. With strong cross wind, stalked to tree and finally saw him bedded at 10 yards! Just as I squeezed off the shot he bolted. Found some sign, but did not recover him after a long search. Animal seen several weeks later apparently recovering from flesh wound. I'll go after him next year!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Good hunt for quality deer. SCI Gold available, but outside B&C recognized area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Swasey
Contact Information: Tel. 925-964-9040 - 1005 Horizon Ct., Danville, CA 94506 E-mail: scott.swasey@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Moderate.
Physical Condition: Average for my age.


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
Alfred and Shirley are great guides and hosts. The ranch is worth the visit and quality (SCI book only, no B&C) blacktails are available. Other hunting too - I'm booked for a bobcat next year and may try for that 4X4 buck again.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Central Coast Outfitters 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: 7005 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 12, 2008 to October 18, 2008
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area: Covelo area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Columbia Blacktail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great shape - good feed.


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: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great food and camaraderie. Took a deer with a 26.5 inch outside spread.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Was a good experience and eveyrthing went well.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Leon J. Munyan
Contact Information: Tel. 480-496-0701 - 13201 S 34th Way, Phoeniz, AZ 85044 E-mail: leonmunyan@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years.
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 Central Coast Outfitters 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: 6546 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 7, 2008 to January 11, 2008
Place of Hunt: United States - California
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Central Coast Outfitters. 1520 E. Donovan Road; Santa Maria; California; 93454; Tel. 805-922-7923; Email: aluis@centralcoastoutfitters.com; Web http://www.centralcoastoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any): Alfred Luis
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big.
Bobcat - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very well managed.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2700
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: Took a bobcat after 10 years of trying.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great area, lots of game, good/experienced guide.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Leon J Munyan
Contact Information: Tel. 480-496-0701 - PO Box 51138, Phoenix, AZ 85076 E-mail: leonmunyan@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years.
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
A beautiful ranch setting right on the ocean. Lots of game, especially deer. Great place to bring a wife - very comfortable. Have hunt Tule elk with Alfred - does a wonderful job of outfitting and guiding - one of the best in North America.



«« Back to the Report ListGet Instant Access to Our Complete Database »»


Site Map
Home | Subscription Related | Articles & Reports | Trophies  | Advertising | E-mail Extra | Online Store

The Hunting Report Copyright © 2014Who We Are/What We Do / Privacy Policy / Contact Us


Hunting Newsletter
Hunting in Africa, Hunting in Canada, Hunting in Russia...it's all here!
Read an issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter online right now!
Get the latest issue of The Hunting Report Newsletter by mail.
Hunting Africa, hunting russia, hunting europe....It's all one click away!

Outfitter Reports
Hunting Outfitter Reports
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Angola Hunting (1)
Argentina Hunting (113)
Armenia Hunting (3)
Australia Hunting (99)
Austria Hunting (7)
Azerbaijan Hunting (19)
Benin Hunting (16)
Botswana Hunting (99)
Bulgaria Hunting (2)
Burkina Faso Hunting (4)
Cameroon Hunting (106)
Central African Republic Hunting (54)
Chad Hunting (8)
Chile Hunting (3)
China Hunting (13)
Croatia Hunting (5)
Czech Republic Hunting (5)
Ecuador Hunting (1)
England Hunting (23)
Estonia Hunting (2)
Ethiopia Hunting (38)
France Hunting (1)
Germany Hunting (1)
Ghana Hunting (2)
Greece Hunting (2)
Greenland Hunting (4)
Hungary Hunting (9)
Iceland Hunting (2)
Italy Hunting (1)
Iran Hunting (2)
Kazakhstan Hunting (11)
Kyrgyzstan Hunting (20)
Liberia Hunting (6)
Macedonia Hunting (5)
Mexico Hunting (137)
Mongolia Hunting (67)
Mozambique Hunting (79)
Namibia Hunting (256)
Nepal Hunting (2)
New Caledonia Hunting (19)
New Zealand Hunting (217)
Pakistan Hunting (17)
Papua New Guinea Hunting (4)
Philippines Hunting (3)
Poland Hunting (5)
Romania Hunting (11)
Russia Hunting (80)
Scotland Hunting (28)
Serbia Hunting (1)
Slovakia Hunting (1)
Slovenia Hunting (3)
South Africa Hunting (718)
Spain Hunting (171)
Sudan Hunting (4)
Switzerland Hunting (4)
Tajikistan Hunting (37)
Tanzania Hunting (256)
Turkey Hunting (24)
Turkmenistan Hunting (10)
Uganda Hunting (10)
Ukraine Hunting (3)
Vietnam Hunting (1)
Yugoslavia Hunting (1)
Zambia Hunting (143)
Zimbabwe Hunting (537)


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alberta Hunting (115)
Manitoba Hunting (22)
New Brunswick Hunting (4)
Newfoundland Hunting (32)
Nunavut Hunting (65)
Northwest Territories Hunting (195)
Ontario Hunting (11)
Quebec Hunting (47)
Saskatchewan Hunting (51)
Yukon Hunting (80)


Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alabama Hunting (5)
Alaska Hunting (475)
Arizona Hunting (41)
California Hunting (68)
Colorado Hunting (83)
Florida Hunting (25)
Georgia Hunting (3)
Hawaii Hunting (16)
Idaho Hunting (39)
Illinois Hunting (15)
Iowa Hunting (7)
Kansas Hunting (28)
Kentucky Hunting (5)
Louisiana Hunting (4)
Maine Hunting (13)
Maryland Hunting (1)
Michigan Hunting (27)
Minnesota Hunting (1)
Mississippi Hunting (3)
Missouri Hunting (8)
Montana Hunting (65)
Nebraska Hunting (7)
Nevada Hunting (33)
New Hampshire Hunting (2)
New Jersey Hunting (1)
New Mexico Hunting (92)
New York Hunting (8)
North Carolina Hunting (3)
North Dakota Hunting (3)
Ohio Hunting (2)
Oklahoma Hunting (1)
Oregon Hunting (18)
Pennsylvania Hunting (2)
South Carolina Hunting (7)
South Dakota Hunting (9)
Tennessee Hunting (1)
Texas Hunting (257)
Utah Hunting (31)
Vermont Hunting (3)
Washington Hunting (6)
Wisconsin Hunting (3)
Wyoming Hunting (143)
 
Hunting Reports & Articles
Hunting Experiences
From Fellow Hunters
Alligator Hunting (22)
Antelope Hunting (355)
   Blackbuck Antelope
   Klipspringer Antelope
   Pronghorn Antelope
Argali Hunting (77)
Banteng Hunting (32)
Bear Hunting (704)
   Black Bear
   Brown Bear
   Grizzly Bear
   Polar Bear
Bison Hunting (20)
Blesbok Hunting (315)
Bobcat Hunting (29)
Bongo Hunting (61)
Bontebok Hunting (38)
Buffalo Hunting (1004)
   Cape Buffalo
   Nile Buffalo
   Water Buffalo
Bushbuck Hunting (633)
   Chobe Bushbuck
   Harnessed Bushbuck
   Limpopo Bushbuck
   Masai Bushbuck
   Menelik Bushbuck
Bushpig Hunting (137)
Caracal Hunting (87)
Caribou Hunting (314)
   Central Canada Caribou
   Mountain Caribou
   Quebec-Labrador Caribou
Cat Hunting (86)
Chamois Hunting (203)
   Cantabrian Chamois
Cheetah Hunting (18)
Chevrotain Hunting (2)
Civet Hunting (33)
Coyote Hunting (19)
Crocodile Hunting (181)
Deer Hunting (1302)
   Brocket Deer
   Columbia Blacktail Deer
   Coues Whitetail Deer
   Desert Mule Deer
   Fallow Deer
   Hog Deer
   Mule Deer
   Pere David Deer
   Red Deer
   Roe Deer
   Rusa Deer
   Sambar Deer
   Sika Deer
   Sitka Blacktail Deer
   Water Deer
   Whitetail Deer
Dik-Dik Hunting (65)
Donkey Hunting (4)
Duiker Hunting (453)
   Blue Duiker
   Bush Duiker
   Common Duiker
   Red-Flanked Duiker
Eland Hunting (611)
   Cape Eland
   Giant Eland
Elephant Hunting (374)
Elk Hunting (285)
   Asian Elk
   Rocky Mountain Elk
   Roosevelt Elk
   Tule Elk
Gazelle Hunting (142)
   Goitered Gazelle
   Grant Gazelle
   Soemmerring Gazelle
   Thomson Gazelle
   Tibetan Gazelle
Gemsbok/Oryx Hunting (503)
Gerenuk Hunting (57)
Giraffe Hunting (94)
Goat Hunting (147)
   Feral Goat
   Mountain Goat
Grysbok Hunting (97)
Hartebeest Hunting (207)
   Red Hartebeest
Hippopotamus Hunting (212)
Hyena Hunting (162)
Ibex Hunting (263)
   Beceite Spanish Ibex
   Gredos Ibex
Impala Hunting (750)
Jaguar Hunting (2)
Javelina Hunting (39)
Kob Hunting (68)
Korrigum Hunting (6)
Kudu Hunting (1006)
   Greater Kudu
   Lesser Kudu
Lechwe Hunting (135)
   Red Lechwe
Leopard Hunting (541)
Lion Hunting (472)
   Mountain Lion
Lynx Hunting (34)
Markhor Hunting (9)
Moose Hunting (254)
   Mountain Moose
   Shiras Moose
Mouflon Hunting (104)
Muntjac Hunting (16)
Musk Ox Hunting (54)
Nilgai Hunting (16)
Nyala Hunting (303)
   Mountain Nyala
Oribi Hunting (106)
Ox Hunting (60)
Peccary Hunting (29)
Prarie Dog Hunting (5)
Puku Hunting (95)
Reedbuck Hunting (355)
   Mountain Reedbuck
Reindeer Hunting (6)
Rhebok Hunting (72)
Rhinoceros Hunting (84)
Roan Hunting (187)
Sable Hunting (369)
Sheep Hunting (669)
   Aoudad Sheep
   Barbary Sheep
   Bighorn Sheep
   Blue Sheep
   California Big Horn Sheep
   Corsican Sheep
   Dall Sheep
   Desert Bighorn Sheep
   Feral Sheep
   Four-Horned Sheep
   Kerman Sheep
   Mouflon Sheep
   Red Sheep
   Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
   Soay Sheep
   Stone Sheep
Sitatunga Hunting (112)
Springbok Hunting (406)
Steenbok Hunting (220)
Suni Hunting (39)
Tahr Hunting (149)
   Himalayan Tahr
Takin Hunting (1)
Tiang Hunting (11)
Topi Hunting (38)
Tsessebe Hunting (94)
Tur Hunting (7)
Urial Hunting (18)
Varmint Hunting (71)
Warthog Hunting (696)
Waterbuck Hunting (471)
Wildebeest Hunting (665)
   Black Wildebeest
   Blue Wildebeest
Wolf Hunting (231)
Wolverine Hunting (45)
Yak Hunting (3)
Zebra Hunting (725)
   Burchell's Zebra