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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunt New Zealand 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: 3378 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 18, 2003 to May 24, 2003
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Christchurch on the South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Berry; Hunt New Zealand Safaris. Lawford Road; No 5 R.D.; Christchurch; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-349-5842; Fax: 011-64-3-349-3549; Email: huntnz@xtra.co.nz; Web http://www.huntnzsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Donald Greig (outstanding)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two, silver.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition. Other game available in abundance and not hunted. Fallow deer, wapiti, boar and various species of sheep and goats.


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: 747-400 traveled tourist. Excellent service and food.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13500
Trophy Fees: One tahr, two chamois and one gold medal stag included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Firearms permit from New Zealand police. Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Alaska to Los Angeles to Auckland and to Christchurch. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Air travel tourist class Seattle to Christchurch $1,600, tips $875. No extra charge for helicopter t Amount: $2475
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Helicopter flight in the Southern Alps after tahr and chamois.
Equipment Recommendations: Range finder handy, sight in for 300 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? In over 40 years of hunting this is one of best I have ever been on.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Morin
Contact Information: Tel. 253-891-1311 - 16600 SE 376th St.
Hunting Experience: 48 years including Africa, Mongolia, Spain, Canada, Alaska and all over the US.
Physical Condition: Not very good, the last five years desk pushing.


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 Hunt New Zealand 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: 4190 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 3, 2003 to May 10, 2003
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Southern Alps


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Berry; Hunt New Zealand Safaris. Lawford Road; No 5 R.D.; Christchurch; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-349-5842; Fax: 011-64-3-349-3549; Email: huntnz@xtra.co.nz; Web http://www.huntnzsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): John Berry
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 41 1/8.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 327 plus.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 24 3/4.
Goat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 2 3/4.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game was in prime condition.


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: United Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Ok.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: donated hunt, purchased at SCI chapter fundraiser. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $12,000. Amount: $12000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent Flyer Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Included in trophy fees (helocopter) Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent hunting, an amiable, personable host, superb B & B cuisine, fine accommodations - Hard to beat!!
Equipment Recommendations: We used John Berry's rifle, rather then bringing our own.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Keagy
Contact Information: Tel. 925-283-0839 - 3888 Quail Ridge Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 E-mail: rskeag@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Over 40 international hunts.
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 Hunt New Zealand 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: 1148 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 20, 1999 to July 27, 1999
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Berry; Hunt New Zealand Safaris. Lawford Road; No 5 R.D.; Christchurch; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-349-5842; Fax: 011-64-3-349-3549; Email: huntnz@xtra.co.nz; Web http://www.huntnzsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Donald Greig
Booking Agent (if any): SCI Buffalo Chapter. Buffalo; NY;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Sheep, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent in every aspect.


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: U.S. Air and Quantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems!!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donation for tahr and red deer Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Donation for tahr and red deer Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: None Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: First Class from New York (Albany) to Sidney to Christchurch, back to Sidney round trip per person. Amount: $11000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: None Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: As a big game hunter for 35 years I have "been there and done that." This trip was without any doubt the best. A five star operation in every aspect.
Highlights of Hunt: Tahr hunting with insertion and extraction into mountains by helicopter. The most thrilling hunt in my life. Do not miss it!!
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? For additional details on this wonderful hunt call me at work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Hochman
Contact Information: Tel. 607-326-5432 - Box 123, Halcottsville, NY 12438
Hunting Experience: 35 years in Canada four bears, deer, elk; Western US ten elk, deer, antelope; South America one large cat, wild pigs; Africa, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbawe, PH School in South Africa, Zambia.
Physical Condition: Good, age 58. Minor heart condition and slow walker. No spice diet.


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 Hunt New Zealand 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: 561 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 12, 1998 to July 18, 1998
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Peel Forest


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): John Berry; Hunt New Zealand Safaris. Lawford Road; No 5 R.D.; Christchurch; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-349-5842; Fax: 011-64-3-349-3549; Email: huntnz@xtra.co.nz; Web http://www.huntnzsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): John Berry
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good
Game Sought But Not Taken: Chamois - Availability: Airline (Quantas) lost my luggage for two days, so I didn't get to hunt chamois.
Game Condition Comments: Tahr are abundant, and herd seems in great shape. Great fun to hunt!


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Quantas Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Lost luggage for two days. Very dissatisfied.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: none Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: none Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Quantas, very dissatisfied Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: none Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Only lost luggage. Outfitter was great!!
Highlights of Hunt: Beauty of tahr and Southern Alps area and people wonderful.
Equipment Recommendations: Tough climbing. Have good boots and be in shape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would absolutely recommend the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce Keller (Cola Balanca Ranch)
Contact Information: Tel. 830-866-3505 - P. O. Box 550, Ingram, TX 78025
Hunting Experience: Considerable experience.
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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