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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Elk Mountain 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: 4602 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 1, 2004 to October 5, 2004
Place of Hunt: United States - Wyoming
Hunt Area: Snowy Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Wakkuri; Elk Mountain Outfitters. 3056 West Walnut; Wheatland; WY; 82201; Tel. 307-322-3220; Email: wakkuri@communicomm.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Wakkuri
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose, Shiras - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 1/2 inch bull.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Mule - Availability: Numbers are down, no trophy bucks were seen.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent area for moose. Mine was taken with a muzzleloader. I saw 5 other bull in the group that I shot mine out of.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Continental and Great Lakes Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Flew into Laramie. Personnel at the airport were very accommodating esp. with shipping of meat back on airline.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $5,500.00 Amount: $5500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $1,200.00 Amount: $1200
Commercial Airfares: $400.00 Amount: $400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $500.00 Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: We scouted for 2 days prior to the season. We saw bulls everyday. Mike really knows where the concentrations of moose are.
Equipment Recommendations: Any short-range weapon would be appropriate. I shot mine with a muzzleloader at 147 yards but could have stalked much closed.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent hunt with beautiful country and good guides, cooks, food, and accommodations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Somple
Contact Information: Tel. 330-666-9429 - P.O. Box 806 Bath, OH 44210 E-mail: somple@adelphia.net
Hunting Experience: North America and Africa.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Elk Mountain 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: 3842 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 27, 2003 to October 31, 2003
Place of Hunt: United States - Wyoming
Hunt Area: Unit 7


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Wakkuri; Elk Mountain Outfitters. 3056 West Walnut; Wheatland; WY; 82201; Tel. 307-322-3220; Email: wakkuri@communicomm.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Wakkuri
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elk - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 362 B&C
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game in excellent condition.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $435
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $250
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Hotel. Amount: $100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a great 362 B&C bull in 10 degree weather at 9000 feet.
Equipment Recommendations: Good, stout boots for the mountains. Layered synthetics for warmth.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great outfit, good bulls, knowledgable guides. Family outfit.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Terrell McCombs
Contact Information: Tel. 210-821-6523, Ext241 - 37 Westelm Circle, San Antonio, TX 78230 E-mail: tmccombs@mccombshq.com
Hunting Experience: Texas, Mexico, Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Tanzania, Botswana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Arizona.
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
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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Elk Mountain 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: 3854 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 27, 2003 to October 31, 2003
Place of Hunt: United States - Wyoming
Hunt Area: Unit 7


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Wakkuri; Elk Mountain Outfitters. 3056 West Walnut; Wheatland; WY; 82201; Tel. 307-322-3220; Email: wakkuri@communicomm.com;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elk, Rocky Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 362 B&C.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Bulls working hard to regain fat for winter after rigors of rut.


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: America West Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: On time and good service


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $485
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Hot and dry first two days. Little game movement.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a great 362 B&C bull. Largest of the week. You must draw a unit 7 tag, however.
Equipment Recommendations: Good footwear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The wakkuris have been outfitting for 35 years. They are kind, accomodation people who know unit 7 and their business.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Terrell McCombs
Contact Information: Tel. 210-821-6523 - 37 Westerm Circle San Antonio, TX 78230 E-mail: tmccombs@mccombshq.com
Hunting Experience: Alaska, BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, all western states, Mexico, Tanzania, and Botswana.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Elk Mountain 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: 2008 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 19, 2000 to September 26, 2000
Place of Hunt: United States - Wyoming
Hunt Area: bighorn sheep area #3, southwest of Cody


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Wakkuri; Elk Mountain Outfitters. 3056 West Walnut; Wheatland; WY; 82201; Tel. 307-322-3220; Email: wakkuri@communicomm.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Wakkuri and Clint Menke
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Bighorn (Rocky Mountain) - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 36 inches x 14 inches, 164 inches B & C green.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Mike Wakkuri has hunted this area for many years. He feels there has been a distinct downward trend in the numbers of big rams and overall sheep numbers. He is adamant that the reason is predation by wolves who are seen more and more frequently and more abundantly.


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: $6000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Wyoming resident. Amount: $75
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: I drove my car to the area. Amount: $100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Putting my hands around the horns of my ram after an all day climb to reach him then packing off the mountain at 11:30 p.m. and finally arriving back in camp at 3:30 a.m.
Equipment Recommendations: Very light weight, warm sleeping bag. Pack dry shirt, undershirt in backpack to change into after climbing so you don't freeze in sweaty clothing. Also, stiff, waterproof boots. Meindels worked well.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Mike Wakkuri runs a top notch outfit with great horses, new equipment and great guides who used great optics. He really knows this area like his own backyard, which it is!!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Wilson
Contact Information: Tel. 307-382-5428 - 325 College Lane
Hunting Experience: This was my 14th guided hunt in addition to many more self-guided hunts.
Physical Condition: Good to excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Elk Mountain 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: 1739 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 1999 to October 1, 1999
Place of Hunt: United States - Wyoming
Hunt Area: 19


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike Wakkuri; Elk Mountain Outfitters. 3056 West Walnut; Wheatland; WY; 82201; Tel. 307-322-3220; Email: wakkuri@communicomm.com;
Personal Guide (if any): Myron and Mike Wakkuri
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Bighorn (Rocky Mountain) - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 176 6/8, excellent for Wyoming.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good.


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: For eight days. Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Wyoming tags. Amount: $1500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The sheep were harder to find in area 19 than some other rams. Rams single to four each not 20-30.
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent family operation. They are very knowledgeable and persistant.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I would recommend this hunt for any species the Wakkuri's hunt (elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, turkey and bighorn).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: T. J. Varner
Contact Information: Tel. 406-961-5438 - 494 Moose Hallow Road, Victor, MT 59875
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in North America including British Columbia and Yukon.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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