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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 8396 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 8, 2011 to August 16, 2011
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 26B-ANWR


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Max Eckenberg, Bob Sanders
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9+ Year old Ram
Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI- 409 3/8"
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: American, Alaska Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No frills as usual, but no problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14500
Trophy Fees: Caribou add-on after sheep taken Amount: $2000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel before/after in Anchroage, misc Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever - the best guided hunt I have ever experienced. Fantastic all around. I saw 4 good legal rams in the first 2 1/2 days of the hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Working very hard and taking a great full curl 9+ year old ram. Added bonus of a 400+ inch caribou bull on the very last morning while waiting for the aircraft to pick me up. Overall a great team effort between myself & the guide and assistant guide - 20+ hours of hiking, stalking and hard work for the sheep. Amazing country and amazing hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Ralph has a very good packing list for this hunt. Pay attention to it and you'll be fine.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Deltana is an absolutely first-class operation - I cannot recommend them more highly. A great hunt in wild country.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Cantrell
Contact Information: Tel. 214-801-0015 - 1208 Lorraine Court | Southlake | Texas | USA | 76092 E-mail: 06outback@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Alaska 2X; Africa 3X, Numerous big-game hunts in the lower 48.
Physical Condition: Good overall. I trained for 5 months, 4-6 days a week to prepare. There is no such thing as an easy sheep hunt!


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 Deltana 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: 8614 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 21, 2010 to August 30, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: ANWR, North of Brooks Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Logan Canton
Booking Agent (if any): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
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: Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: 2x$325 caribou tags, wolf tag $30, non-res hunting lic. $85 Amount: $765
Commercial Airfares: Less then $500 Amount: $500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent and honest outfitter with a great and aggressive guide. Outfitter really cared about the quality of our hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Follow the outfitter's packing list exactly. It is excellent with no extraneous items.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent experience and value for the money. Honest outfitter who was in base camp the entire hunting season and personally over saw the quality of the hunts.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Parker Shipley
Contact Information: 6617 Cedar Creek Rd | Cedarburg | WI | USA | 53012 E-mail: mpshipley@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Uplands for 30 years Deer for 10 years
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
The hunt I will never forget. A friend and I chose Deltana Outfitters for a fully guided caribou hunt in 2010. My friend had a bad experience with an outfitter in the lower 48 and I had a bad past experience with a fishing guide in Alaska, so we made sure we did our homework. We took the time to check out the outfitter and their references. All the references were excellent with many people hunting with Deltana for many years and for different species. Ralph Miller and Jim Weidner were very easy to deal with, straight forward in answering questions and most of all, very honest!

Overall, the hunt was outstanding! One of the most unique things about Deltana is their exclusive rights to a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Because of this, we had no hunting pressure from other hunters for the entire time of our hunt. They provided prompt and personal service to and from the airport, with a great meal waiting for us when we arrived at base camp. Ralph and Jim were true professionals that knew all about the caribou herds in the ANWR hunting area and they put us right where we needed to be. Deltanas base camp was excellent, with great food and permanent cabins for the hunters before and after hunting out of the spike camps. One thing that impressed us was that both Ralph and Jim were at the base camp for the entire caribou and sheep hunting season to ensure things ran smooth. Their pilots were highly experienced, safe and very knowledgeable of the area we were hunting. All the equipment supplied by Deltana, from the aircraft to the back packs and camp gear, was in excellent condition and of high quality.

The packing list from Deltana was perfect with no excessive or unneeded items. The spike camp was in a great location, surrounded by beautiful terrain, and it was very comfortable. I was impressed by Ralph and Jims selection of our guide, Logan Canton, who was very aggressive and experienced in guiding in Alaska. He wanted to go to the Caribou and not just wait for them to come to us. This proved to be a big factor in our success of two caribous each. After I had my two caribou and my friend only had one, we decided to move spike camp locations in order to find more game.

Ralph and Jim moved us with no problems, hassles or extra cost. They put us in another great location, where the next day my friend promptly filled his second tag. The care for the meat and trophies was also excellent with fly out service from the field to base camp, where the staff was waiting to salt and dry the hides and butcher and freeze the meat. The meat was ready to be shipped on the morning we had to fly out of Prudhoe Bay.

They handled all the other logistics for the meat and trophies, which made the post hunting trip home easy. My meat and trophies arrived to me and my taxidermist in perfect condition and ready to be eaten and mounted. Both my caribou look great on my walls and my family and friends loved the meat. Again, the hunt was outstanding, with no surprises and incredible memories. Parker Shipley



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 7888 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2010 to May 16, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 9


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Sean Donovan
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 foot 10 inches. 27 13/16 inch skull size.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I was fortunate to take a huge bear that was estimated to be 25 years old. Hide was 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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Northwest and Penn Air Airline Service: Fair
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:
Highlights of Hunt: I killed a 1,000 pound bear on the first day of the hunt 150 yards from the tent.
Equipment Recommendations: The best rain gear and optics you can afford.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Ralph Miller and the crew at Deltana are the real deal. These guys are true professionals and do everything in their power to get the client a giant bear and keep you safe.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dino Colombo
Contact Information: Tel. 304-288-3254 - PO Box 4218, Morgantown, WV 26504 E-mail: dinoc@colombostuhr.com
Hunting Experience: Several elk hunts.
Physical Condition: Not too bad for a guy who sits behind a desk most of the day.


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
If you are looking for a giant coastal Brown Bear this is the outfitter to go with. Deltana has a tremendous concession in unit 9 on the AK Peninsula. The weather is down right nasty there but the Penisula grows the largest brown bears in the world. The base camp is located in Sand Point and is very comfortable and has all of the conveniences of home. From there you will fly approximately 30 minutes to your spike camp. The spike camps are smack in the middle of some of the best brown bear country you will find. The guides are knowlegeable, experienced & do everything they can to get you a 9 foot bear or larger. The spike camps are well equiped and each camp has a satilite phone. Curt Bedingfield, who is a retired AK trooper, is the bush pilot and is the best in the business. There were 10 hunters this spring and 9 out of 10 killed huge bears. The one hunter who was not successful decided to pack it in early because of bad weather.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 6426 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 23, 2007 to August 30, 2007
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: National Arctic Wildlife Refuge


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ralph Miller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Bagged two average caribou, but after tagging out saw some real monsters.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunting was slow the first three days, but when the herd started coming through it was unbelievable. Probably had 400-500 come by on day four and five.


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: Alaska Air and Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Alaska Air was excellent. Allowed us to check three bags no charge.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $4,800 for one animal and $1,500 for a second. Amount: $6300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Per caribou tag. Amount: $450
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1580
Other Costs: Hotels in Anchorage. Amount: $175
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems, everything went like clockwork.
Highlights of Hunt: Scenery was great. Guides were great, fun to be with, enjoyed the hunt as much as we did. Did a great job on the capes and meat.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring hipboots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very well-run operation. Everything was well-coordinated. Plan on hunting with Deltana again in 2008.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Alan Cory
Contact Information: Tel. 336-798-2064 - 330 Hillview Drive, Lexington, NC 27292 E-mail: asc@altel.com
Hunting Experience: 20 outfitted trips for all North America big game.
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
These guys do a good job. I've hunted with many outfitters all over North America, and this outfit is one of the two best I've hunted with.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 6425 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 18, 2007 to August 25, 2007
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Brooks Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 38 1/2 inches.
Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 380-400.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent selection of both.


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: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $450
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great hunt. Professional outfitter and guide, ask for Max Ekenberg.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brady Lee
Contact Information: Tel. 225-223-3953 - 6844 Hwy 43, Amite, LA 70422 E-mail: bradylee@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Hunting all of my life. Mostly whitetail and exotics. Hunted LA, MS, TX, Alberta and Kansas.
Physical Condition: Good. Need to be in as good condition as you are able.


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 Deltana 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: 6572 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 8, 2007 to August 17, 2007
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Brooks Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Billy Molls
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 38.5 inches, 11 years old.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Caribou - Availability: Decided not to hunt for them.
Game Condition Comments: Deltana is a great outfit and Ralph Miller and Jim Weidener do a terrific job in making sure every aspect of the hunt is first class.


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: Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $950
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting in a breathtaking wilderness with a first rate guide and companion. Taking a terrific trophy after a long, hard hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Great boots and trekking poles. Be in shape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great outfitter, great guide, great experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Fred Pillon
Contact Information: Tel. 415-999-7408 - 1 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 E-mail: fpillon@gibsondunn.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive in North America, Mexico and Africa.
Physical Condition: Very 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
Can't wait to go back in 2010 for sheep and a try at grizzly.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 6427 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 15, 2007 to July 26, 2007
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Brooks Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ralph Miller
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 39 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Caribou - Availability: Could not find a real big one.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt, the outfitters Ralph and Jim just made it fantastic.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Fair
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? Yes
Why? Dreamtime hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Manuel Trejo
Contact Information: Tel. 011-52-452-524-0387 - Venezuela 115, Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico 60160 E-mail: mt@intermatsa.com.mx
Hunting Experience: Fabulous.
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
I'm just going to say it was perfect, I totally recommend this hunt and the outfitters won't regret it.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 5619 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2006 to July 26, 2006
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Area 26B - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): John McEnroe
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Approximately 340-350 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Tough weather conditions limited hunting opportunity. See comments.
Game Condition Comments: All game was in excellent shape.


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: American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: No problems with firearms; In-flight service (drinks, meals) on AA is virtually non-existent. Flights between Dallas and Anchorage were significantly delayed both ways. Alaska Air service fine.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Sheep, Caribou, Wolf tags and license. Amount: $780
Commercial Airfares: Used miles for AA flights between Dallas and Anchorage; $720.00 Alaska Airlines flights Anchorage - Amount: $720
Charter Airfares: Included in hunting fees. Amount: $0
Other Costs: $450.00 for two nights hotel in Anchorage inbound/outbound. Amount: $450
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsover with outfitter, logistics, equipment, guide, etc. Although some bad weather is the norm and is expected, the weather throughout my hunt was unusually bad - rain, heavy fog for a majority of hunt, limiting Sheep hunting opportunity to two and a half of six days. I had a chance to move on a group of Rams late afternoon on the last day of the hunt, but simply ran out of time.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking and taking a nice bull Caribou in the Ribdon River Valley inside the ANWR. Great hunt and textbook stalk orchestrated by my guide - really enjoyed hunting with him. Beautiful, very isolated country.
Equipment Recommendations: Take the best boots you can afford; good waterproof, windproof gear is essential. A good trekking pole is also very useful. Be prepared for some bad weather and hard work. Get in shape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? A great hunt and great outfitter. I did a significant amount of research and homework before selecting Deltana, and I was not disappointed, in spite of not harvesting a Sheep.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael W. Cantrell
Contact Information: Tel. 214-801-0015 - 1208 Lorraine Court, Southlake, TX 76092 E-mail: mcantrell@deloitte.com
Hunting Experience: Significant in lower forty eight states; three African safaris (South Africa and Zimbabwe). Mexico.
Physical Condition: Very good. I trained five days a week for six and a half weeks in advance of this hunt - physically, I held up well overall, but I could have used another three to four weeks of conditioning. It's a tough hunt, but worth it.


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
Deltana is an excellent operation. Everything was completely as represented, and this was a great experience - hard work, but very enjoyable hunting in a true wilderness setting. Schedule permitting. I am tentatively planning a 2008 return hunt with Ralph for another try on Sheep.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana 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: 5953 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2005 to August 17, 2005
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Anwar


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Very good.
Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many sheep, only one legal ram, the one I took. All hunters took sheep in my group and also the following except one. 38 inches and broomed on the other side. Caribou was very good.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Alaska Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: For once it all went well.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I am back.
Highlights of Hunt: The weather was great, we saw nine arctic grizzly bears, thousands of caribou and one great ram.
Equipment Recommendations: Walking poles, good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This outfitter did everything he said he would and then some. Great hunt. Every member of his team worked hard for my success.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe Nobles
Contact Information: Tel. 303-290-9736 - 5566 E Hinsdale Circle, Centennial, CO 80122 E-mail: joe.nobles@oracle.com
Hunting Experience: 40 years hunting elk and deer in Colorado. This was my first out of state hunt.
Physical Condition: 48, great shape, work out hard to stay in 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Very pleased with the hunt. Dave Walters was my guide and he worked hard for my success. Each day we covered many miles and gained a lot of altitude only to glass for hours on end looking only at ewes and lambs, but that is sheep hunting. Ultimately he found a great ram and then did an amazing job of caping and fleshing the cape. Last, Ralph recommended a butcher and taxidermist when I used for a flawless transfer of meat and trophy from ANWAR to Denver,

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Deltana Outfitters Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5477 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 2004 to May 19, 2004
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Sand Point, Peninsula Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Billy Molls
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches, 11 pounds, 10 foot 4 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I located my bear the first morning within 20 minutes of setting up to glass. Guide located the bear at 8:20 am and I took the bear at 10 am. We had the bear skinned and back at camp by 3 pm. Naturally, that was the only bear I needed to see - a lifetime bear. I saw and counted 18 bears on the beach in Deltana's concession as I flew to base camp.


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: Alaska Airlines. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Alaska Airlines pulled my guncase and spent considerable time going through it for reasons I never understood.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $85
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, it was outstanding.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a record book bear the morning of the first day of the hunt. Enjoyed time with outfitter Ralph Miller and guide Billy Molls, outstanding men.
Equipment Recommendations: Good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great area. Well organized outfitter that tries very hard to satisfy hunters needs, put you in position to take game. Billy Molls is as good as they get.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Carlyle Blakeney
Contact Information: Tel. 843-884-7177 - PO Box 22166 E-mail: Cblakeney@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive 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 Deltana 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: 3729 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 15, 2003 to August 24, 2003
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Brooks Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Deltana Outfitters. Po Box 1538; Delta Junction; AK; 99737; Tel. 907-895-5006; Email: ralph@deltana.com; Web www.deltana.com
Personal Guide (if any): Billy Molls
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Dall - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I took a beautiful 35 1/4 ram with 26 inch spread.


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: Delta to Anchorage and Alaska Air to Prudhoe Bay. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I travel extensively for business and to my surprise, both Delta and Alaska were on time and did not give me any problems with baggage, ammunition or firearms. I carried my sheep horns on board.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $510
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, hotels, meals, misc. Amount: $1700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a nice ram, seeing herds of musk oxen, caribou, grizzly bear.
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots (obviously), walking sticks (pair) and glacier socks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Deltana is a top notch outfit. I've hunted with some of the best (Kelly Hougan, Myles Bradford, NWT Outfitters, when the Nelson's owned it), and Ralph Miller and Jim Weidner are right with that group.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Bernardin
Contact Information: Tel. 610-466-7687 - 78 Stone Lane, East Fallowfield, PA 19320 E-mail: jbernardin@amerimax.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive. Ten states, much of Canada; sheep, mountain goat, caribou, elk, moose, black and grizzly bear, whitetail, sitka blacktail, mule deer.
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
Be in good shape and prepared to endure some tough weather and conditions but if you're a sheep hunter, you'll understand that it's part of the experience. Deltana is a great outfit. They are ethical, hard working and do their best to please the client. Billy Molls (my personal guide) is as good as any I've had the pleasure to hunt with. You will not go wrong with these folks. They also have an excellent moose area and do not overhunt any of the concessions.



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