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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9838 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 4, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Christchunch / Mount Hutt / Mount Cook / Stravon


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Elk - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 400 class
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: White!; Superb
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $5000 Tahr $4000 Chamois Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $10k $1k Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $7000 for two Raleigh NC to NZ through Bora Bora to Realeigh, NC Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Helicopter $2000 +/- depending on time. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Superb 4000 White Red Stag
Equipment Recommendations: If hunting in NZ, bring warm dru clothing if winter!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Recommended without reservation.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David and Donna Powell
Contact Information: Tel. 919-878-1620 - 7309 Rainwater Rd. | Raleigh | NC | USA | 27615 E-mail: pappyjoe@mindspring.com
Hunting Experience: Canada, Africa x3 (Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, USA
Physical Condition: Good except for knee injury.


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
It gives me great pleasure to report on a recent hunt to New Zealand with Shane Johnston and Four Seasons Safaris - NZ. My wife and I won this hunt at auction at the 2014 Triangle Chapter SCI Banquet for Tahr, Chamois, etc. We were ecstatic to plan this trip to combine a wonderful hunting trip with my wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary. Our expectations were exceeded beyond our wildest dreams. We began our hunt in the New Zealand Alps (South Island) where we took a marvelous helicopter trip into the mountains and took a super tahr and chamois on the first day. We continued our travels to the Aoraki/Mt Cook area where my wife took a magnificent 400 class Wapiti. From there we traveled to Stravon where a magnificent White Red Stag (380-400 class) capped our first, but not last, New Zealand Safari.
Our anniversary trip continued in a wonderful week in the South Pacific Paradise of Bora Bora. Shane Johnston and his outfit - Four Seasons Safaris - NZ - represent the flagship and the best possible in hunting. Shane and his wife Vanessa are without equal in attention to detail, client service and care of his clients. There can be no better anywhere on the planet. My wife Donna and I look forward to returning and hunting again with new good friends!
The only negative of the trip - To all beware of connections traveling thorugh O'Hare and LAX airports - IN LAX you must change terminals, go through customs and passport control watch and beware of connection times - TWO HOURS is not enough time to go through and put up with airport issues since 9/11.
Esplanade Travel in Boston put together a great vacation for us especially in returning through romantic Bora Bora for our anniversary. (No firearms allowed in French Polynesia.) But to all- watch out for conneciton times. Overall a FIVE STAR safari with Shane Johnston and Four Seasons Safaris - NZ. Superlatives cannot come close to describing the friendship, service, scenery, and people of New Zealand. To all subscribers of The Hunting Report, a real treat awaits in the South Pacific. Daniel and Donna Powell President / SCI Triangle Chapter Raleigh, N.C.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9839 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 24, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Canterbury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 375 5/8
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 2/8
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 0/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunt exceeded what I anticipated, accomadations and experience of outfitter was excellent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Ground and Cabin service was excellent


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $29000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $14000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $6000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Spotting Tahr and Chamios by helicopter, then stepping out of the helicopter on ridges and sides of mountains.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The knowledge and professionalism by the outfitter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Stephen Flynn
Contact Information: Tel. 972-765-3164 - 3327 Rolling Knoll Dr | Dallas | Texas | USA | 75234 E-mail: steflynn@fdic.gov
Hunting Experience: Hunted Africa for plains game and cape buffalo, hunt North America for all species.
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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9829 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2014 to April 5, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Canterbury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
Deer, Red - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
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: NZ 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:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunt was very professional. Everything was great!!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It's a no problem hunt. Everything was in place...couldn't have been better!!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Howard Moore
Contact Information: Tel. 318 564 0059 - 445 monroe | haughton | la | usa | 71037 E-mail: warlion22@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Couldn't have been better.. Everything was wonderful!!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9614 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 2, 2014 to March 8, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Stravon Estate


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Turkey - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Old, thick bearded birds
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent game quality.


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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Give yourself plenty of time to clear customs, especially if traveling with firearms.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: No charter needed Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: We were given a lot of opportunity to look over the stags, to see what we liked best. Then, after the stag hunting was over, we switched to shooting wallabies, which were abundant. Terrain was immense and so beautiful. Everything was very comfortable.
Equipment Recommendations: Used a 30.06 with 165 grain Nosler Accubond. Performed beautifully. Bring good binoculars and boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Everything was as promised and we had a great experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg and Deb Stuchlik
Contact Information: Tel. 308 324 6797 - E-mail: debstuchlik@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Hunted Yukon, Alaska, and many states in the lower 48, and 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
Plane ride is long but not unbearable. Catch up on your movie watching on the plane and just relax. If you want a good hunt, being able to pull the trigger more than once (we took over 20 wallabies) in beautiful country, this is for you.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9229 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 23, 2013 to June 29, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yes
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Yes
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Yes
Goat - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Alpine goat; Yes
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Yes
Sheep - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Merino; 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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: At best Airline food is marginal


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $40000
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: 20 inches of snow the week before the hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Trophy Red stag and two rams
Equipment Recommendations: Practice shooting uphill is a must.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The guide listened to my needs and desires and accommodated them.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Drone
Contact Information: Tel. 713-836-4173 - 546 Ramblewood Rd. | Houston | TX | USA | 77079 E-mail: james.drone@weatherford.com
Hunting Experience: Very satisfied. The guide was very accommodating.
Physical Condition: Average for age 65. A lot of climbing up and down mountains.


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
Unusual amount of snow hampered the hunt for tahr. The Red Stag on the South Island were massive. My guide was very helpful in every aspect of the hunt.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9195 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 11, 2013 to June 15, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Southern Alps


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12.5"
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 8.5"
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 310"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We saw many tahr and my son was lucky and got his on his first stalk. I managed to take a very nice bull with a beautiful mane on my fourth stalk. Even though the rut was beginning and the bulls were somewhat preoccupied, they were still wary. We saw two different groups of chamois and I took a nice representative buck on my second stalk for them. Lots of red stag and patience paid off with a nice bull for my son after laying on a ridge and glassing them for over two hours.


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 New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Try their new Premium Economy, you will not be disappointed!


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing my 16 year old son enjoy the mountains and game of New Zealand while taking a couple of "bucket list" animals myself.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rain gear and gaiters for the mountain hunts. Good mountain boots are a must!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Fun hunt and the helicopter ride to the top of the alps is one you will not forget! Shane and Jim also made sure we had fun after the hunt by taking us on a jet boat ride up the Rakaia Gorge and to Brown's Pub in Methven for beers, grub and an All-Blacks rugby match with France!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Russell Marshall
Contact Information: Tel. 361-572-6538 - 6017 Country Club Drive | Victoria | Texas | USA | 77904 E-mail: RuzzMarshall58@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, Europe, South America, Canada, New Zealand and most of the western U.S.
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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9179 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 10, 2013 to June 15, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Canterbury/Rakaia Gorge


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 380 SCI
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Helicopter Amount: $6000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting the Tahr and Chamois in the cliffs of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Fun and exciting hunt


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brent Roth
Contact Information: Tel. 801-726-6212 - 1142 N Highway 89 | Kaysville | Utah | USA | 84037 E-mail: broth@ustcorp.net
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9222 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 5, 2013 to June 9, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Large
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Very, very satisfied.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tim Madden
Contact Information: Tel. 651-789-5905 - 1444 Northland Drive | Mendota Heights | MN | USA | 55120 E-mail: tidimad@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 9228 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 31, 2013 to June 8, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: North and South Islands


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston and Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Sika - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
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: My son in law and I had a great time with Shane and the crew. This was my fourth hunt with Shane so you know how I feel about him. Jim guided me to some excellent free range sika hunting on the North Island and then Jim got my son in law his first stag at Stravon. A great trip with great people in a beautiful locale. Bruce T
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce Tatarchuk
Contact Information: Tel. 334-745-7823 - 4901 Sandhill Road | | Auburn, AL | 36830 | USA | E-mail: brucet@eng.auburn.edu
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9146 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 2013 to May 14, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Mt. Hutt


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 350
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: Qantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated hunt Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Flew on miles Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great time and beautiful country.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jackie Dukes
Contact Information: Tel. 830-997-7957 - 3131 Friedrich Road | Fredericksburg | TX | USA | 78624 E-mail: jndukes1947@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Wonderful
Physical Condition: 65 years old, good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Took my wife. We played tourist for a week and Shane's recommendations of where to stay, where to go and what to see were spot on. The accommodations and the food were superb. Didn't feel like a bought hunt, but rather like you were out with your hunting buddies. Shane and Jim are first rate in my book.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9085 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 18, 2013 to March 21, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Christchurch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 395
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of stags to choose from. a lot of game in general, I like the looks of the Fallow Deer and will return for a hunt of them


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: New Zealand Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20000
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: The time the guide took to show me the difference in the stags.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Interesting hunt, a fair amount of game to take, the friendly staff. Great people Great country = Great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Busch
Contact Information: Tel. 1-403-998-0836 - 5606 -53 Ave | Ponoka | Alberta | Canada | T4J 1M4 E-mail: kcpbusch@telusplanet.net
Hunting Experience: 100%
Physical Condition: Not As good as should have been in the 50% range


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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9087 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2013 to March 15, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Canterbury
Hunt Area: Hunter Hills, Timaru


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6x6
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Great Flight - Very Helpful attendants getting us through customs and on the flights


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
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: My husband Mark and I both hunted for Red Stag at Stravon. The cabin was beautiful with french doors looking out upon a waterfall. Jim Gibson was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We saw a lot of Red Stag on the property along with fallow deer, white tail deer, chamois, wallabies and a lot of birds. This was an awesome trip that will forever be remembered by both of us. I really like the fact that they own their own taxidermy business making it really easy to have our trophies mounted and sent to us. It was a beautiful area and we couldn't have asked for a better hunt with them.
Equipment Recommendations: Make sure that you bring really good boots. My husband thought his boots were adequate and as it turned out, they were awful. Invest in good ones and have a great hunt.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The facilities are beautiful if you stay at the main lodge and just as awesome if you stay at the cabin in Stravon. Shane and Vanessa Johnston are incredibly nice, Jim Gibson is like meeting an old friend, Grant and James with Calibre taxidermy are very friendly and perform exceptional work. I can't wait to receive my mounted stag in the future. I'm sure it will be as beautiful as our accommodations.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rayna Wortham
Contact Information: Tel. 307-587-2205 - 3 Paintbrush Drive | Cody | WY | USA | 82414 E-mail: mwortham@tctwest.net
Hunting Experience: My husband and I decided many years ago if we ever had the opportunity, we both wanted to go to New Zealand. This was our dream trip and when we first started looking at visiting, it was initially to travel and do tourist activities. My husband decided that he wanted to hunt stag while we were there. I did some checking and found Four Seasons Safaris on-line and decided to make contact. We booked two stag hunts for 3/11 - 3/15/13. Our guide, Jim Gibson picked us up at the hotel in Christchurch and the adventure began. We headed to Stravon where we got on a Polaris Ranger and drove another 50 minutes to the cabin at the end of the property. WOW! The rustic but comfortable cabin is situated on a hill overlooking a waterfall. What a view! That afternoon we started looking for stag. Due to the fog, it was hard to see any on the higher hills, but we went down toward the ranch and found some spectacular stags but larger than what we were looking for. We had a great dinner and visited with Jim about what to expect in the next few days. The second day we also experienced fog and drizzle but Jim located an exceptional 6x7 stag at the bottom of a ravine. Jim videotaped the hunt for me and I got my stag. The terrain was very steep and thick but we made it to the stag and I was more excited after seeing him close up. Jim was very adept in caping him out for me and getting us out of the ravine and back to the Ranger. It was a calorie burning hike but Jim was always very positive and upbeat. The fourth day, my husband found a nice stag very close to camp. He made an excellent shot and then the work began again. The stag slid down the steep hill and finally stopped short of falling into the creek. Jim went to work tying him to a tree and caping the stag out. He was always very positive and a lot of fun to talk to. We took our stags down to the taxidermist owned by Four Seasons and met with Grant and James. They were awesome! They explained everything that needed to be done and were in the process of performing some beautiful mounts for other clients. Even though they were very busy, they were very friendly and welcomed our questions and comments and invited us to stay and watch them work. I would return and hunt again with them. The entire operation is first class and all of the personnel, from the owners to the workers on the ranch were very friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be around.
Physical Condition: My physical condition was medium shape and my husband's condition was in poor shape due to some recent health problems.


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 anyone is looking for a very affordable Red Stag Hunt in New Zealand, I would highly recommend contacting Four Seasons Safaris. You won't be disappointed.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9151 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 17, 2013 to February 20, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Christchurch, Canterbury/Mt. Hutt


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 364 7/8
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 231 7/8
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 111 3/8
Elk - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 331 6/8
Game Sought But Not Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Time
Game Condition Comments: We saw a lot of game in a wide variety of species, and several high quality trophies to choose from for spot and stalk hunting.


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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Took my 11 year old son and our guide Jim Gibson took extra time and patience to help him with shooting. Oh ya, and world class hunting and trophies.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? First class outfitter, superb staff and guide, world class hunting, spectacular setting/scenery, great food and good accommodations. Fantastic hunt to take family along.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Muschalik
Contact Information: Tel. 852-9550-3200 - 7 Stanley Beach Rd. | Hong Kong | | | E-mail: jim.f.muschalik@exxonmobil.com
Hunting Experience: 40 years; North America, Africa, NZ
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 would use them again and have recommended them to others.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8799 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 23, 2012 to July 27, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson - 011-64-3-318-6936
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal
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: New Zealand Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No hot meal on return flight to the US


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Contact outfitter 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: None
Highlights of Hunt: QUALITY AND QUANITY OF ANIMALS EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS, MEALS, GUIDE,EQUIPMENT WERE EXCELLENT
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? TRIP OF A LIFETIME, SOUTH ISLAND BEAUTY BREATH TAKING.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Pickett
Contact Information: Tel. 775-265-6335 - 926 SWEETWATER DR | GARDNERVILLE | NEVADA | USA | 89460 E-mail: pickett_r@netzero.net
Hunting Experience: 53 years
Physical Condition: average for a 67 year old man


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
Would recommend this outfitter to anyone who would like to hunt in New Zealand.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8816 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 4, 2012 to June 9, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Canterbury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent shape and abundant


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 New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good service but very cramped


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Learning to shoot with instruction from Shane and taking a white fallow and arapara ram with one shot each.
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots and camo clothing.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Jim Gibson is an outstanding guide.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Pamela M Patterson
Contact Information: Tel. 972-896-0412 - 7627 Kevin Drive | Dallas | TX | 75248 E-mail: bunny127@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: None - first time hunter
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8791 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 4, 2012 to June 9, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Canterbury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in excellent shape and abundant


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 New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good service but very cramped


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting on foot in rugged beautiful mountains and foothills. Having my wife along with me to enjoy the hunt and scenery.
Equipment Recommendations: Kenetrek boots, high quality layered camo
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Shane and his team are well organized and a top shelf outfitter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John C. Patterson Jr
Contact Information: Tel. 214-608-7787 - 7627 Kevin Drive | Dallas | TX | 75248 E-mail: john46patterson@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 61 years - Alaska, Canada, Africa, US
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8839 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 2012 to May 19, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Stravon/Canterbury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston / Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any): Esplanade Travel. 160 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite U-1A; Boston; MA; 02116; Tel. 617-266-7465; Email: info@esplanadetravel.com; Web www.esplanadetours.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 330
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 12.5, 270#
Goat, Feral - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Awesome. Tahr had full mane and a dark coat. Stag had long polished rack.


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: Delta/ New Zealand Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: NZ planes were brand new made long flight enjoyable.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $500 day Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1950
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy Amount: $4800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Weather kept us from an alpine foot hunt. Still were successful.
Highlights of Hunt: Did what I came to do. Brought home 3 trophys.
Equipment Recommendations: Cold weather gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was a trip of a lifetime for me.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Kulha
Contact Information: Tel. 248-625-5011 - 3901 Woodland Dr | Highland | MI | USA | 48356 E-mail: jkool92@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent
Physical Condition: Good. Work out 3 days a week. This place will test you. Need to be ready to hike.


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 outfitter was first class, professional and fun. They did what they promised with the hunt the food and the accommodations. The country is beautiful and has many species of big game to hunt. I was concerned about filling tags but quite the contrary, I had many choices of Stags to take. I am very happy with the game I took.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8831 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 5, 2012 to May 11, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson and Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 370
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Tahr and Chamois Levy Amount: $1000
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Helicopter fee for Chamois Hunt Amount: $2250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? If you are looking for a great hunt that is trouble-free, these guys deliver.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dan Kluth
Contact Information: Tel. 208-539-3514 - 3510 Addison Ave East | Kimberly | ID | US | 83341 E-mail: ddkluth@msn.com
Hunting Experience: 37 years of big game hunting
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
Great hunt. Would recommend Four Seasons Safaris to anyone that is wanting to go to New Zealand for a high quality hunt. They take care of everything and do an excellent job. Highlight was on foot Tahr hunt. My wife accompanied me on this trip and although she didn't hunt, she enjoyed the comfortable accommodations that Four Seasons Safaris provided.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8753 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 9, 2012 to April 12, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 421 5/8"
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $30000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $7500
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? First Class Operation in quality hunting areas. Abundant game and light hunting pressure.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Walter Frank McCreight
Contact Information: Tel. 817-390-8806 - 201 Main Street | Fort Worth | Texas | USA | 76102 E-mail: fmccreight@basspet.com
Hunting Experience: Both Stag and Tahr were challenging particularly the Tahr but the results were worth the challenge.
Physical Condition: Excellent except for two bad knees and this was a problem hunting Tahr in the higher elevations requiring lengthy walking in unstable terrain.


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
All together, it was an excellent experience and I took my wife along who participated in some of the hunting/scouting and took advantage of the golf/spa resort at Terrace Downs. One of the best options available for Stag and Tahr.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8750 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 22, 2012 to March 24, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Stravon


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 382
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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Premium Economy


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Terrific game management program producing superior Red Stag. Excellent guide.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Exceeded our expectations!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Barnett
Contact Information: Tel. 830 331-8299 - 129 Krieg | Boerne | TX | US | 78006 E-mail: jrbarnett@armadillohomes.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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 8039 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 23, 2010 to May 29, 2010
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Stravon Game Estate, Rangitata Valley, Rakaia Gorge


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston, Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 406 1/8 SCI
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 5/8 SCI
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 2/8 SCI
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: Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Helicopter was used to take tahr and chamois. Pilot was excellent and both animals were taken on the first afternoon, the only time that was clear enough to fly.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Alpine/Antler Pkg Amount: $29450
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Bird Shooting Licences Amount: $45
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Helicopter Amount: $3942
Other Costs: Additional day/night Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Rained every day. Snowed in the mountains.
Highlights of Hunt: Because of the rain, they kept me an extra day and red stag was taken on this extra day. Taking the birds (black swan, paradise shelducks, pukeko) was a special treat for me.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rain gear and warm clothes. They use fleece alot. Wool for socks and gloves. Goretex for rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was an excellent hunt. Everyone tried hard to make our trip a memorable one. The accomodations are 5 star, food is gourmet. Outfitter is exceptional!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Woody Foster
Contact Information: Tel. 8302570048 - 370 Ranch House Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028-7039 E-mail: woodyf@ktc.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted almost all the western US, Alaska 3 time, Mexico numerous times, Africa 3 times, Chek Republic, Scottland, Ireland. I live in Texas and have hunted all my life. I am 70 years old.
Physical Condition: Good. Not bad for a 70 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
If you are looking for an excellent New Zealand hunting and sightseeing experience Four Seasons Safaris will be hard to beat. If you are in good shape and want to hunt tahr and chamois on foot they will do that. I chose to use the helicopter. They do everything they can to get you quality trophies and to make your experience enjoyable.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7351 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: S Canterbury, MacKenzie District, Selwyn District


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Exceptional.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Winter came early, weathered off the mountain. No fault of outfitter. It was a gamble and I chose to take it.
Game Condition Comments: Four Seasons has good access to the most desirable species on a number of well run properties. I didn't hunt chamois because I'd already killed two on a 1968 hunt, but I believe 4 Seasons could put you on a nice one if that was a client's desires.


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 New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Always a good experience. Clean planes, good crews, no problems with scheduling.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Excluding taxidermy, but including airfare. Amount: $8200
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: Nice red deer on their South Canterbury property.
Equipment Recommendations: When the outfitter says bring cold weather gear, listen to him. And prepare physically.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is a very professional, well-run outfit that delivers what they promise. Flexible, prepared, able to adjust on the fly to meet changing weather conditions and client desires. A strongly positive experience. Good value.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: A.D. Ackels
Contact Information: Tel. 509-447-2576 - 1101 Veit Rd., Newport, WA 99156 E-mail: nyati41@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, North America, South America, Japan, New Zealand.
Physical Condition: I started training in late January for a May hunt and am most happy I did. You will almost always be climbing for the alpine animals.


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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand 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: 8034 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 10, 2009 to April 20, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Goat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt and accommodations


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 New Zealand 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: We filmed this hunt for a show on the Outdoor Channel. The hunt was one of the best hunts I have ever been on.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great hunt. Great guys.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Keith Mark
Contact Information: Tel. 8168032893 - 16100 Leavenworth Rd., Basehor, Kansas 66007 E-mail: kmark@markandburkhead.com
Hunting Experience: I hunt over 150 days per year
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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8038 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 6, 2009 to March 12, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: South Island, Terrace Downs and Stravon


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Jim Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 432
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 28
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 208
Sheep - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: South Pacific sheep. 132
Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 68
Deer, Pere David - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 264
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent overall.


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 New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The friendliest airline I've ever flown!


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: Abundant game- 15 animals taken bettween me and my 3 boys!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Accommodations were excellent, food was outstanding, guide was skillful and fun to be with.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ron Mika
Contact Information: Tel. 8013694900 - 1020 N. Sunbrook Alpine, Utah 84004 E-mail: rmika@wrcap.com
Hunting Experience: U.S, Mexico, Africa, New Zealand
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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6123 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2007 to June 9, 2007
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold medal.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The animals were abundant and in good shape. Four of us went and all of us were succesful and very happy.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $300 per day or buy a package. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $4,000 for a silver medal, $6,000 for a gold. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $25 firearm permit. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great people, accommodations and food. A real pleasure to hunt with. Very patient to insure you are happy with your trophy.
Equipment Recommendations: 270 or 7mm up.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This hunt is as easy or as challenging as you want to make it. Shane and Vanessa and their staff go the extra yard to make you happy.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Marc Bunting
Contact Information: Tel. 785-272-8790 - 5341 SW 45, Topeka, KS 66610 E-mail: mbunting@cjnetworks.com
Hunting Experience: 45 years.
Physical Condition: Good to 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 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4609 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 26, 2004 to July 3, 2004
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Shane Johnston; Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand. Tel. 011 64 3 318 6936 ; Fax: 64 3 318 6935; Email: info@hunting-fishing.co.nz; Web www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. One of the best outfitters I have ever hunted with. Great game and lots of it. Shane knows his game. I also took Paradise ducks and black swans (both abundant).


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: Call outfitter, cost vary to game sought. 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: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Killed two tahr and two chamois in one day.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Best outfitter ever hunted with and lots of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Holzhaus
Contact Information: Tel. 830-538-3278 - PO Box 219, Castroville, TX
Hunting Experience: Very expierenced.
Physical Condition: Good, age 53.


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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