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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 9379 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 25, 2013 to October 7, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi Wilderness


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bill Borrett
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Atcheson & Sons. 3210 Ottawa St.; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good
Game Sought But Not Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Eccessive snowfall prevented higher altitude hunting
Bear, Black - Availability:
Wolf - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: Moose and caribou were present and in rut mode. Bear in location evidenced by fresh scat but behaviour pattern probably altered by severe weather. Wolf through area recently evidenced by footprints. The moose we took were in healthy condition.


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: Hawkair and Alpine Lakes Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Vancouver to Smithers, and return, on Hawkair - excellent regional airline. Smithers to hunting area, and return with Alpine Lakes Air - excellent service.


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: Weather was the only problem as it limited our total hunt opportunity, but obviously this in outside the outfitter's control. Under the testing conditions my "waterproof" boots let me down and I hunted with wet feet every day.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting big game in Canada with my son on our first overseas hunt, and each of us taking great Moose. Despite the weather, getting out every day and hunting hard with my son, and never giving up the dream. Experiencing the hunt with outstanding, dedicated guides.
Equipment Recommendations: Under the conditions we found our wet weather gear invaluable as we wore it every day. Boots have to be of the highest standard to keep feet dry under the conditions experienced.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? A truly great hunt on foot in truly vast and remote wilderness. A dream come true for a father and son who just love hunting. A great variety of huntable game available there.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Grant Wilson
Contact Information: Tel. +64 92388856 ( Res. ) - 6 Emsworth Court | Pukekohe | South Auckland | New Zealand | 2120 E-mail: gwilson@xnet.co.nz
Hunting Experience: Hunting for 38 years. NZ bush and alpine hunting mostly, but have just added hunting in Canada to the list.
Physical Condition: Above average. Regular training to maintain fitness for hunting.


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
Having enjoyed this initial experience my son and I want to return and do more hunting in Canada, especially to complete our Mountain Goat hunt which was a top priority that went unfulfilled. This hunt was not cheap but we consider we received great value for the money spent. We realised we made the right choice in booking with Collingwood Bros. as the excellence in attitude and ability of the outfitter and guides are huge factors in the enjoyment and success of this type of hunt. We are looking to book again with Collingwood Bros. for 2014.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 9479 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 15, 2013 to August 30, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi Park


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Reg Collingwood, Ray Collingwood and Tyler
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Moose - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Caribou - Availability: We had shots but were going for a real trophy. Our friend John Green got a good one 5-7 minutes from the lodge, though! He also got a mountain goat and stone sheep.
Game Condition Comments: There were days we would see 50-60 mountain goats. Never seen anything like that! The wolves came into a couple of the valleys and it got very warm right before we came to camp, but we still got a gorgeous moose in velvet. Business partner had a shot on a wolf, too (running at 400 yards) but missed.


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: We RV'd from Utah to Smithens, BC


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: We took 2 boys under 4, a babysitter, my wife (hunter who took awesome moose), business partner (took stone sheep, caribou, and mt. goat) for two full weeks. The flyfishing for rainbows and bull trout was completely nuts. I easily caught over 50 bull trout and 100+ rainbows during the first week, all on sage 6 and 7 weights (fly fishing). They have a professional chef from Vancouver flown in! Best food of any hunt ever.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Collingwood Brothers is in a class by itself for service, staff, game, operations and overall quality in North America. I wish every outfitter was this fantastic.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff and Jessica Kimbell
Contact Information: Tel. 202-494-3420 - Washington, D.C. E-mail: jkimbell@kimbell-associates.com
Hunting Experience: Africa twice, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina 3 times, Canada 4 times, all over USA.
Physical Condition: Excellent (this is critical for mt. goat and stone sheep)


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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 8521 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 28, 2011 to September 7, 2011
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Billy Labonte
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 3/4" billy
Game Sought But Not Taken: Caribou, Mountain - Availability: Poor weather and I was holding out for a high scoring caribou
Game Condition Comments: Saw plenty of goats as well as many good caribou, moose and grizzley


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: Westjet and Hawkair Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problem with the airline travel at all. If fact I was a day late getting out of camp due to poor weather conditions and Hawkair still honored my ticket to fly to Vancouver where I got a new flight with Westjet


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1050
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1550
Other Costs: Taxes Amount: $675
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever
Highlights of Hunt: Harvesting a real nice billy on the third day of the hunt. Seeing many trophy class moose and grizzly.
Equipment Recommendations: Good mountain hiking boots and rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ray Saunders
Contact Information: Tel. 709-489-7829 - 454 Grenfell Heights | Grand Falls- windsor | Newfoundland And Labrador | Canada | A2A 2J2 E-mail: rsaunders@nf.sympatico.ca
Hunting Experience: Over 30 years hunting including hunts in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Russia, New Zealand, North West Territories, Saskatchewan, B.C.,Quebec, New Mexico, and Texas, .
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
This was my second time hunting with Collingwood Brothers. My first hunt was a back pack hunt in 2009 and that time I did not get a Mountain goat. We saw goats but either they were positioned so that we could not get to them or changing of wind direction busted us, etc.We worked very hard on that hunt and I was very impressed with the way Ray Collingwood and the whole staff went about their business. I did not consider hunting with anyone else when I decided to do another mountain goat hunt. This outfitter is one of the best and they do everything possible to provide the best possible hunting experience. Billy and Ricco were great to hunt with. The entire staff work hard and work together. The food is very good. The camps are top notch and they have a very wide range of equipment, which is in excellent condition, to get you into prime hunting locations.I saw many goats in my first couple of days of hunting and took my goat on the third day. The weather was very poor for much of the next 5-6 days but we still saw many trophy class grizzlies and moose. I saw caribou also but just not the one I was looking for. I would certainly hunt with Collingwood Brothers again without hesitation.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 294 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 2008 to September 18, 2008
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatzke


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Reggie Collingwood
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Stone - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good
Wolf - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Huge
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We looked at rams every day. Excellent. also saw bear- Black and Grizzly, Goats and Wolves.


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: Airline Service:
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: collingwodds are a great Outfit. Hard working, good people. Shooting a fine wolf. Awesome country.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely. A great hunt and great total experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Westrum
Contact Information: Tel. 612-972-2561 - 5300 Calder S.E., Delano, MN 55328
Hunting Experience: Extensive- Alaska to Mexico.
Physical Condition: Average


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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 6881 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 25, 2008 to September 5, 2008
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Martin Lamoureux and Nathan Johnson
Booking Agent (if any): Global Sportsman. 9855 Scenic Hills Dr.; San Antonio; Texas; 78255; Tel. 1-830-755-9191; Email: globalsportsman@satx.rr.com; Web www.theglobalsportsman.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large.
Bear, Black - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Wolf - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Could not get a shot at a good billy, very tough terrain, hunted goat to 3 day and then chose to fish.
Game Condition Comments: In excellent shape.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airlines and Hawk Air 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: Make sure they commit to assigning a guide to you the entire hunt, the last three days we had a wrangler.
Highlights of Hunt: I killed a great caribou - close to B&C.
Equipment Recommendations: Hiking sticks, small fishing rod.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Generally a good outfit in an area with excellent game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Geppert
Contact Information: Tel. 210-662-1682 - 13014 Country Walk, San Antonio, TX 78216 E-mail: timg@cccgroupinc.com
Hunting Experience: Lots.
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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 5874 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 2006 to October 1, 2006
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Manny Hail
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 50 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Over the years I have hunted moose in a few different places. The Spatsizi has more moose than any of the others.


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:
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $470
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1050
Other Costs: I drove to Smithers. Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing 16 bull moose in the peak of the rut. We heard a few cow calls and bull grunts.
Equipment Recommendations: Good raingear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The Collingwoods run a first class show. The Spatsizi is a real interesting place and we saw almost no other hunters.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Warmuth
Contact Information: Tel. 907-225-0432 - E-mail: corsair@kpunet.net
Hunting Experience: Many western states, Alaska and Canada.
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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 4277 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2004 to August 12, 2004
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Clayton Collingwood
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Stone - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 166 total B 39 inches horn len.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many rams, eves, lambs. Shot ram on August 2, 2004. Took day trips for remainder of hunt. Saw many legal rams. Other two hunter also got rams and saw many legal rams.


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: Air Canada Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: All flights on time. No problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Two for $20,000. Amount: $2000
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: On day two, rained all day, climbed steep mountain. Side hilled about 1.5 miles to get to rams. Shot ram, went down mountain. 14.5 hour day. One guess I passed this year's physical exam.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? First class camps and equipment, great guide. Lots of legal rams. Note your articles on page 15, Vol. 24 No. 4.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul K. Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 713-665-6039 - 4114 Dumbarton, Houston, TX 77025 E-mail: pkjohn@earthlink.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive - 20 guided hunts.
Physical Condition: 64 years old in 10 days. Excellent 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 3206 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 1, 2002 to October 14, 2002
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi Provincial Park


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Reg Collingwood
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Grizzly - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mountain grizzly bear, Over 24 B &C skull; approximately 8.5 feet square.
Caribou, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 438 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: Random predator, saw some in spotting scope on a kill, saw a pack at 1500 yards while stalking caribou, never got a shot. Totally secondary and not critical to my hunt.
Game Condition Comments: Strict bear quotas and recent moratorium seems to have increased bear populations big time.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airlines and Air Canada Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems with firearms but allow 45 minutes for firearm registration at Canada customs.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $650
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $650
Charter Airfares: From Smithers, British Columbia to base camp. Amount: $500
Other Costs: Guide tips - discretionary. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Six grizzly bears in 10 days up close and personal, seeing Northern lights and lots of caribou and moose.
Equipment Recommendations: Take warm clothes in October.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? My third hunt with Collingwood, they are the best I've hunted with in Canada. Client oriented outfit, very unique area to hunt. British Columbia resident pressure is less in Spatsizi Provincial Park. Collingwood outfit may seem to cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for - service.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul DeCleva Jr.
Contact Information: Tel. 214-922-8023 - 9234 Rockbrook, Dallas, TX 75220
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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 1970 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 27, 2000 to September 10, 2000
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Reg, one of the owners.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Stone - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11 years old. Approximate score is 159.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Super game conditions. After doing two stone sheep hunts with the wrong outfitters, I finally got all you could expect from effort to equipment.


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: United Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: The plane had mechanical problems (they said), but I think negotiations are on-going.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Total cost. Amount: $14847
Trophy Fees: None. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The weather was a problem. I couldn't do any normal glassing. Bad weather all hunting days but one. It kepts us down where we could see.
Highlights of Hunt: Many six year old stone sheep.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This outfit gives you 100 percent, no excuses. I did get an 11 year old ram somewhat broomed.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Ware
Contact Information: Tel. 909-797-2585 - 9323 Yucaipa Ridge Road
Hunting Experience: Super hunting experience.
Physical Condition: I am 63 years old and in average shape, could be better. You need to be in good shape for sheep.


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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 274 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 10, 1998 to September 20, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatsizi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 3/4 inches
Caribou - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Not scored.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent area. Good population of moose, goat, caribou and grizzly. Quota system in place insures low pressure and high game populations.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $720
Charter Airfares: Amount: $650
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No controlable problems. Weather did not cooperate very well.
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful scenery and good hard hunt with good honest people. Enjoyed it all.
Equipment Recommendations: Typical equipment for mountain hunting.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would definitely recommend the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Doug Bell
Contact Information: 749 W Long Lk Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alaska and the Western States.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Yes 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 Collingwood Bros. Guides and 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: 264 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 26, 1998 to September 10, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Spatzisi Wilderness Park


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Collingwood Bros. Guides and Outfitters. PO Box 3070; Smithers; BC; V0J 2N0; Canada; Tel. 250-847-9692; Fax: 250-847-2909; Email: hunt@collingwoodbros.com; Web www.collingwoodbros.com
Personal Guide (if any): Slim Sawatszky
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Stone - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 1/2 x 39 3/4, 14 inch bases, beautiful dark color.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant, but hard to get at due to inconsistent weather; a couple of goiod stalks, but goats sometimes disappeared on us or were huge nannies(non-shooters)
Game Condition Comments: See 1-2 legal rams per day. Low harvest rates (one percent) in this 3,600 square mile area, made for good healthy number of goat and sheep. Also saw grizzly, caribou and moose.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airlines to Vancouver Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Surprisingly, no hassle about Canadian Regional Vancouver to Smithers.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Total Amount: $15000
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: Taking photos of mountain goats at 60 yards. Had a great guide. Very thorough, from horses to hunting. I loved his work.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Yes I would recommend this hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul De Clera Jr.
Contact Information: 400 North Saint Paul Street # 1000, Dallas, TX 75201
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: OK.


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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