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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hot Spur Outback Safaris 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: 7349 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 21, 2009 to May 30, 2009
Place of Hunt: Australia - Northern Territory
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike MacKay; Hot Spur Outback Safaris. Jericho; Queensland; 4702; Australia; Tel. 011-61-7-46510381; Email: mackayhotspur@bigpond.com; Web www.australianoutfitters.net
Personal Guide (if any): Ian Jaques
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 97 inches - excellent.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great outfit. Great barramundi fishing.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: 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: Taking a 97 inch buffalo at 5 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Heavy arrow with two blade broadhead.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great people.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Bagi
Contact Information: E-mail: sab2150@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Above average.
Physical Condition: Above 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 Hot Spur Outback Safaris 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: 2530 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2001 to October 20, 2001
Place of Hunt: Australia - Queensland
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike MacKay; Hot Spur Outback Safaris. Jericho; Queensland; 4702; Australia; Tel. 011-61-7-46510381; Email: mackayhotspur@bigpond.com; Web www.australianoutfitters.net
Personal Guide (if any): Michael MacKay
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Many rusa deer; only one dingo seen. Large scrub bull are hard to find. Kangaroo are too numerous to count.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: There was no trophy fee for scrub bull as it was not trophy size. 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: Used Browning 1885 45-70 to take game. 350 GR HDY bullet worked well.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Michael works hard to make sure you have a good hunt! This was my second hunt with him.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Jones
Contact Information: Tel. 760-946-2112 - 18660 Outer Hwy 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307 E-mail: paper.patched@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: Some.
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 Hot Spur Outback Safaris 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: 1704 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2000 to October 3, 2008
Place of Hunt: Australia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike MacKay; Hot Spur Outback Safaris. Jericho; Queensland; 4702; Australia; Tel. 011-61-7-46510381; Email: mackayhotspur@bigpond.com; Web www.australianoutfitters.net
Personal Guide (if any): Michael McKay
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Donkey, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Note: Hunter also took a dingo.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Hunt includes first buffalo. Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: For extra buffalo. Amount: $1250
Permits/Licenses: No trophy fees for wild pig, donkey or dingo. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: My wife didn't like the bugs, dirt or snakes.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting five pigs and two buffalos.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The guide is hard working, ethical and fair chase.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Jones
Contact Information: Tel. 760-946-2112 - 18660 Outer Highway 18 E-mail: rich@mscomm.com
Hunting Experience: I have little hunting experience.
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 Hot Spur Outback Safaris 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: 1629 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 24, 2000 to May 12, 2000
Place of Hunt: Australia - Northwest Territories
Hunt Area: Mount Valley, Naill, Hot Spur


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike MacKay; Hot Spur Outback Safaris. Jericho; Queensland; 4702; Australia; Tel. 011-61-7-46510381; Email: mackayhotspur@bigpond.com; Web www.australianoutfitters.net
Personal Guide (if any): Mike and Sue MacKay
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good 90 inch.
Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Ran out of time for red stag.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game in very good condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Quantas and US Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Quantas lost my gun bag but I got it back.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Included two stags and one buffalo. Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Second buffalo. Amount: $1500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Had frequent flier miles for part of trip. Amount: $1400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Some travel problems due to wet weather.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing 150 deer in one hour.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend this hunt because it is a good hunt with very personal service.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jim Stahlman
Contact Information: Tel. 804-385-7697 - 102 Woodville Drive, Forest, VA 24551 E-mail: jstahlman@lynohburg.net
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 20 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 Hot Spur Outback Safaris 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: 1783 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 15, 2000 to April 30, 2000
Place of Hunt: Australia -
Hunt Area: Mountain Valley Station


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Mike MacKay; Hot Spur Outback Safaris. Jericho; Queensland; 4702; Australia; Tel. 011-61-7-46510381; Email: mackayhotspur@bigpond.com; Web www.australianoutfitters.net
Personal Guide (if any): Mike MacKay
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: About 90 inches.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There are lots of buffalo and other game like feral cattle, donkeys and dingos.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Quantas Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: I am not satisfied with their service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: None. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: None. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: None. Amount: $0
Other Costs: None. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: This was the first hunt of the year and the wet season was running late. The grass was high and the ground wet, but I still saw lots of game.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking into range of 2,000 animals with a recurve bow and taking a bull at very close range.
Equipment Recommendations: The buffalos are very tough so I recommend a big bore rifle or a bow set up for maximum penetration.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a very interesting place to visit.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick McGowan
Contact Information: Tel. 770-972-6102 - 1018 Olde Hinge Way, Snellville, GA 30078
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 40 years.
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



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