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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The 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: 9015 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 28, 2012 to December 3, 2012
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Hot Springs Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56"
Ibex - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 34"
Wolf - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition. I saw at least 1,500 Marco Polo. Size of ibex was on the small side. Wolf sign was average.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Turkish Air 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: $55000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Guides were very good except for judging size
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Perhaps the best place for Marco Polo if you hunt late.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul Hatzell
Contact Information: Tel. 406-855-6840 - E-mail: paul@hatzellpropertiesllp.com
Hunting Experience: 40
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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 8918 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 21, 2012 to November 1, 2012
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Pamir Mountains, Hot Springs Camp


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Zaphir
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54in (Marco Polo)
Ibex, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 105cm -108cm
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Extremely good saw lots of sheep. The ibex were a little less in numbers, but still plenty.


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: Turkish Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Although a long flight, everything went well


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Marco Polo 37,000 / Ibex 5,500 Amount: $42500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: In travel Amount: $2200
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I suffered from altitude sickness even though I'm very fit.
Highlights of Hunt: The vast quantities of sheep.
Equipment Recommendations: See your doctor regarding the altitude
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? All around a great hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Wehinger
Contact Information: Tel. 614-419-9988 - PO Box 175 | Dublin | Ohio | 43017 E-mail: mwehinger@landscapepros.com
Hunting Experience: Over 100 guided hunts throughout the world
Physical Condition: Very fit


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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 8947 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 13, 2012 to October 15, 2012
Place of Hunt: Macedonia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Anthony Tonchev
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Ibex - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great, lots of animals - easy country.


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: Austrian Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12000
Trophy Fees: inc. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: inc. 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: Excellent guide, 5 star food and lodging
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 715-656-7979 - 31423 Nelson Rd | Danbury | WI | 54830
Hunting Experience: 50 years - 85 guided hunts
Physical Condition: OK


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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 8948 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 8, 2012 to October 12, 2012
Place of Hunt: Romania -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian Bulbesru
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: (Carpathian) Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw lots of quality animals in beautiful country.


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: Delta + Air Austrian Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 375 day, 250 non hunter Amount: $3125
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1800
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: 5 star all the way - excellent food, accommodations and guides
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 715-656-7979 - 31423 Nelson Rd | Danbury | WI | 54830
Hunting Experience: 50 years - 85 guided hunts
Physical Condition: OK


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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 7768 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 11, 2010 to May 14, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka Peninsula
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw37 bears in 2 1/2 days hunting.


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: Delta and Aeroflot 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: Killed two big bears in just 2 1/2 days.
Equipment Recommendations: Snowmobiles were really good.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Phil Majerus
Contact Information: Tel. 920-979-2901 - PO Box 100, Lomira, WI 53048 E-mail: phil@auction-specialists.com
Hunting Experience: Fourth trip to Russia.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 6629 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 23, 2008 to March 30, 2008
Place of Hunt: Romania -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: European brown bear. Gold medal.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hide, no rubs.


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: KLM Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Gun problems.


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: Great adventure plus good hunting and the usual superb service and professionalism of the Hunting Consortium. Never a detail missed with Hunting Consortium.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Phil Majerus
Contact Information: Tel. 920-979-2901 - PO Box 100, Lomira, WI 53048
Hunting Experience: 26 Africa, seven Russia, 75 Alaska, and many more.
Physical Condition: Fair to 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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 5612 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 28, 2006 to September 13, 2006
Place of Hunt: Russia - Koryak
Hunt Area: Atchayvayam River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Ten year old and eight year old.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We flew two hours and twenty minutes North of the last town by chopper. There were plenty of sheep this far North and East.


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: Good
Name of Airline: Delta - Aeroflot - local - local. Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: We flew four different airlines and camp charter - Seventeen time zones.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13000
Trophy Fees: Second Sheep. Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $9000
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None - For once we had good weather in Siberia. We hunted in the rain three days.
Highlights of Hunt: As always, being in the wild Siberia - Flycamping three days without sleeping bags - seeing plenty of Sheep.
Equipment Recommendations: Good windstopper raingear - Waders.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Bob Kern does a good job.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-953-2078 - 136 Atlanta County Club Drive, Marietta, GA 30067 E-mail: shepphuntr@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 5418 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 26, 2006 to May 4, 2006
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: Esso Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexi and Posha
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Nine feet seven inches sqaured
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I was in the first group of hunters and it was a late spring. The bear I shot was the first bear I had seen, the second one was on the way back to camp. We saw more and more tracks and sign everyday we went out. All four hunters got great bear, mine was the smallest. First hunter's bear was on day three, second day four, mine day five and the fourth hunter's was on day six.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Aeroflot, Tpahcabpo, Delta and Helicopter Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: An earthquake in Kamchatka put us behind schedule as the helicopters were flying relief missions. We stayed extra days in Petro waiting to go hunting. That put us behind a few days leaving the field also. We had to buy tickets from Petro to Moscow on a different airline to get out unless we wanted to wait another four days.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,371 Delta, $800 Aeroflot, $700 Tpahcoabpo (extra ticket) Amount: $2871
Charter Airfares: Included Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1,000 hotels, $1,700 tips, $300-400 meals, $750 excess bagage Amount: $3800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Earthquake put us behind schedule and trying to return to Moscow we had to buy extra airfare but it all worked out. Just hold your breath and hope for the best, that's hunting.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting my trophy brown bear, it was huge. It was very exciting. The country is very beautiful.
Equipment Recommendations: You need to dress warm, the mornings were cold. Sorel pack boots were great.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The guides are absolutely committed in getting your bear. They will hunt until you get it. I can't say enough of their skill in bear hunting and knowledge of the land. It's a great trip.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeff Jonson
Contact Information: Tel. 701-250-1226 - 2777 Sunny Place, Bismarck, ND 58503 E-mail: j.jonson@rainbowenergy.com
Hunting Experience: They have all the details worked out for you. They meet you at the airport, get all your paperwork squared away, and pretty much hold your hand from the time you arrive in Russia until you leave. They make it as seamless as possible.
Physical Condition: I'm in good condition but this hunt isn't very demanding.


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 had originally signed on for 2005 and they closed the hunting season and I couldn't go. In 2006 I booked two licenses but because they are cutting the number of licenses available I only got one. You never know what is going to happen in other countries, be prepared for alternate plans and keep a good attitude.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The 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: 5231 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 19, 2005 to November 29, 2005
Place of Hunt: Kyrgyzstan -
Hunt Area: South of Naryn River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Omar
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 3 X 16 1/8, 49 X 16 1/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I went in October and it was too warm and no snow, and sheep were still in China. Only saw one shootable sheep. Went back in November still not real cold and not much snow - none in camp. Sheep had migrated and were in rut. Saw plenty of rams but only two over 50.


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: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $25900
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: Don't hunt in October.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting high Central Asia - I wanted a Ovis Ammon Karalini type sheep - heavy - tight dark horns - dark body and I got one.
Equipment Recommendations: Snow packs that will fit in stirrup.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Outfitting is more seamless than Tajikistan. But horns are much smaller.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-953-2078 - 136 Atlanta Country Club Dr E-mail: sheephuntr@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The 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: 3943 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 14, 2003 to November 26, 2003
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Murgab


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Zafar.
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 57"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of sheep and rams. Rams have trophy size horns. Just be prepared to shoot at 500 yards at 15,000 feet elevation. A good ballistic chart for bullet drop of your rifle is very helpful.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Never take Aeroflot traveling to Moscow because gun permit is required prior to boarding the aircraft. Gun permit will not be in our possession until we arrive in Moscow because it is issued right at the Moscow Airport. I took Delta to Moscow from LAX and took Aeroflot on my return flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $27000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class part of the way. Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips and hotel. Amount: $4000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Can not walk too fast because of high elevation.
Highlights of Hunt: Very lucky to harvest my trophy ram on my first day of the hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Must get Diamox medicine to combat high altitude sickness.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Marco Polo sheep is a very treasured trophy. It is a once in a life time experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Raymond Yu
Contact Information: Tel. 310-472-0131 - PO Box 11179, Burbank, CA 91352 E-mail: raymondkyu@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted all the continents except Australia.
Physical Condition: Average for a 58 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
I just completed my Marco Polo sheep hunt in Tajikistan (Central Asia of the former Soviet Republics). My outfitter is the Hunting Consortium of W. Virginia. I departed LA on November 14, 2004 and harvested my sheep measuring 56 ½" x 55" with 16" base on the first hunting day, November 20, a very respectable trophy. I would like to share my experience with you in the following report. The hunt took place in Tajikistan, only a few hundred yards from the Afghan border and Chinese border on the Pamir Mountains. We have four American hunters in our camp. They called it the Hot Springs. Craig Boddington is a well-known gun writer and hunting writer, as most of you have heard of him before. Joe Bishop is a very experienced hunter with over 200 trophies worldwide and his third trip for Marco polo sheep. John Ellis, our youngest hunter, 38 years old, also hunts extensively worldwide. And course, yours truly, Raymond Yu. The three stooges plus one comprised the entire American team. Each hunter was assigned a jeep, a driver, an assistant guide, a master guide and an interpreter from the Hunting Consortium. We left camp at about 7:15 am and I shot my ram before 9:00 am. I think I was extremely lucky. When we first arrived at the camp, we sighted in our rifles. Everyone sighted in about 3" high at 100 yards but mine was sighted in at 5" high, which translates to 400 yard zero at that high elevation and temperature. When I was ready for my shot, my master guide instructed me "second one on the right". My assistant guide, with his range finder, said "500". I assumed it was 500 yards, not 500 meters. So, my shot was made at 500 yards with the ram moving up the mountain. It was a Texas heart shot. The 180-gr Barnes-X bullets having a muzzle velocity of 3065 FPS (300 Win Mag) entered the rear end, thru the entire body length, the lung and lodged on the skin next to the lung. The bullet peeled exactly the way Barnes advertised when I retrieved it from the hide. It penetrated and expanded the way it was supposed to perform. I wonder if any ballistic tip bullet will behave that way. A few seconds after I fired my shot, my interpreter also shot but with his high power telephoto lens digital camera which captured the rams kick when it received my 180 gr present thru its rear end. A series of images were also captured while the ram was running. It fell in less than 100 paces. The hunt was over. Everything seemed to work perfectly when shooting a moving ram at 500 yards at 14,000 feet elevation, 35 deg F and 20 deg angle uphill. My ballistic drop was only 10". I was so glad that I zeroed it at 400 yards, a good piece of advise from my master guide. By the way, they all speak pretty good English. My interpreter is more a photographer than an interpreter. By the way, the common language in the camp is Russian. The other two hunters, Joe and John, also shot their ram on the second day. They are also nice trophies in the 58" category. We left camp early on the fourth hunting day (10 scheduled days) back to Moscow. Craig Boddington was still in the camp when we left, trying to get a trophy ram. We just left him there by himself. He shot his ram three days later on Thanksgiving Day. The camp it was very comfortable, a lot better than I thought. It was located at the hot springs so our rooms were heated with running hot spring water. The toilet was a real seat, not just a hole in the ground and there was water to flush our pee and poo. We also had an indoor pool made of hot spring sulfur water to bathe everyday. Because it had so much sulfur, we never stayed more than 15 minutes in the pool. It smelled like rotten eggs. Food was okay. Our two cooks were also doctors (they claimed) and they took our blood pressure and pulse twice a day. We also had a TV room which the guides watched their favorite Russian programs thru the satellite dish. I just watched but did not hear anything. Throughout the hunt, we were at 14,000 to 16,000 feet. Everyone took Diamox to combat altitude sickness. No one got sick but we were very religious in taking the Diamox pills everyday. Our motion has to be slow, no running or do things in a hurry. Just walk slowly, we were fine. The travel, the experience of traveling to the Pamir Mountains is a spectacular adventure itself. Our trip started in Moscow, which is just any big city. Of course, it has changed a lot from what I knew since my last trip to Moscow 15 years ago. After staying in Moscow for a couple of days, revisiting the Krelim, Red Square...we started the first leg of our journey to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. This is a very friendly former Soviet Republic. It was a four-hour flight from Moscow via Aeroflot, the Russian flagship carrier. This is the only international airport that I know has a "VIP Lounge" for international travelers. The immigration officer, customs officer came to our VIP Lounge to stamp our passports. We did not have to lift a finger from the time we got off the plane. Everything from carry-on bags to our rifles, our baggages...were delivered to our van. After a cup of coffee in the VIP lounge we just hopped on our van to the Hyatt Hotel, a five star hotel, charging us $125 US a night. The hotel had a fantastic restaurant, a casino and a pub. Every night there was a belly dancer performing in the pub. Not bad at all. During the day we toured the city and had an experience in the open market of a Central Asia country. As flights were often changed or cancelled...in this part of the world, we just waited for two days until a flight is available to our next destination, OSH, only one-hour flight. From OSH, it was all uphill 18 hours of van ride to the camp. We slowly adjusted ourselves from a few hundred feet to the camp altitude of 14,000 feet. We started taking our Diamox at OSH. Boy, the pill really made us pee every hour. We just had to make frequent pee stops or did our ritual while our guides were clearing the different military formalities. Our 18 hour van ride consisted of 10 or more check points...we traveled along six foot high fence of the Afghan border and six foot high fence of the Chinese border. Little that I found out, our 18 hour van route is the major drug route that is used to smuggle drugs from Afghanistan to Tajikistan, then to Kyrgyzstan, then to Moscow and to U.S. some how, this is the exact route that I traveled from camp back to LA. Our vans were not inspected throughout the entire 18-hour ride. The officials just took their sweet time clearing our papers. My driver told me that he saw trucks inspected in the narcotics checkpoints. They siphoned all the gas, took all the tires off...to look for drugs. They do catch many smugglers that way. Not far from the Tagik border is a town, Murgab, where we were transferred to our hunting jeep on our way to our hunting camp, just two and half hour ride.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3833 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 11, 2003 to September 24, 2003
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: Koriak Region.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Sergay.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose, Chukotka - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 530 SCI, #3 in book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition huge bodies and huge antlers.


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: Aeroflat and Lufthansa Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Russian airlines always late 6 - 13 hours Lufthansa left moose antlers in Frankfurt overnight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1800
Other Costs: Tips (1800), hotels (700), amma (2), and food (100). Amount: $2602
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Waiting on Russian airlines to fly. No problems in moose camp.
Highlights of Hunt: Watching 530 SCI bull moose almost run past me at 40 yards. Beautiful wilderness - excellent food - comfortable accommodations.
Equipment Recommendations: Bug head net and spray. Rubber knee boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best opportunity for trophy bull moose - well coordinated hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe T. Lock
Contact Information: Tel. 903-863-2513 - 9766 FM 1662 W Laneville, TX 75667 E-mail: joetlock@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 51 years, 50 to 100 days a year.
Physical Condition: Fair for 58 years old with one kidney, diabetes, gout, HBP, and ulcers.


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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3089 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 27, 2002 to November 11, 2002
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Observitory Camp near Hot Springs.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 57 X 56 X 15 6/8, SCI 214 6/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Sheep numbers scarce due to lack of snow but all three hunters got quality rams.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Fair
Name of Airline: Delta, Atylyn Air, Aeroflot and Kyrgyz Air. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Aeroflot poor condition, plane smelled bad and the food was terrible.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,800 plus $300 extra baggage. Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No snow to drive sheep to lower elevation.
Highlights of Hunt: A huge Marco Polo sheep.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Adams
Contact Information: Tel. 504-368-4846 - 307 Gretna Blvd E-mail: mgadamsdds@aol.com
Hunting 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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3178 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 27, 2002 to November 11, 2002
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Observitory camp near Hot Springs


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 57 X 56, 15 6/8 X 15 6/8. SCI 214 6/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Sheep numbers scarce due to lack of snow but all three hunters got quality rams.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Fair
Name of Airline: Delta, Atylyn Air, Aeroflot, Kyrgyz Air. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Aeroflot poor condition, plane smelled bad and food was terrible.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $10000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,800 plus extra baggage $300. Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No snow to drive sheep to lower elevations.
Highlights of Hunt: A huge Marco Polo sheep.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Adams
Contact Information: Tel. 504-368-4846 - 307 Gretna Blvd. E-mail: mgadamsdds@aol.com
Hunting 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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3257 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 25, 2002 to August 10, 2002
Place of Hunt: Russia - Ohotsk
Hunt Area: Ohotsk/ Dzhugozhur Mountains.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alex.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Siberian snow sheep, 33 X 13.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I only saw two legal rams about same size. My hunting companion from Florida never saw a sheep.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Flight from Khabarousk to Ohotsk, plane very old and noisy and terrible seat.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: At Eastern FNAWS auction (normal price $14,000). Amount: $8000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Hartford to New York and New York to Moscow on Delta $1,700. Moscow to Khabarousk (business class) $ Amount: $2800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Pick up and transfer $250, hotel in Moscow $575 2 nights, gun transfer/excess weight $450, tips $670 Amount: $2423
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lack of animals, constant rain and fog (we had one good day of weather), lack of communication with guide after three days the translator asked me if he could stay in camp. I was told by Bob Kern that guide and translator would be with me at all times. He was a young 18-year-old non-hunter. He did not have much interest in hiking and chasing sheep. I cannot blame him, he just wanted to stay dry and read.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing ram and having a grizzly or brown bear come running into camp. Visiting Moscow.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rain gear, walking stick, fiber glass stock and Stainless Steel barrel.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? Lack of sheep and quality of ram, I would recommend other areas that Bob has.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michel Letourneau
Contact Information: Tel. 860-485-0303 - PO Box 1197, Burlington, CT 06013
Hunting Experience: Over 30 years.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? No
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? The Hunting Consortium except for translator did every thing they promised. The staff in camp could not do enough for us. I'm looking forward to going back, with the Hunting Consortium for Gobi and possibly Marco Polo. They put us up in the Metropol in Moscow, just a great-great hotel. His staff met us at the airport as promised.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Date: September 30, 2002 To: The Hunting Report From: Robert Kern of The Hunting Consortium RE: Complaint from Michael Letourneau

Thank you for forwarding Mr. Letourneau's hunt report to us for comment. I note that his report compliments our staff and remarks that everything that was promised to him was in fact delivered. It should also be noted that he took a mature ram, indicating that his hunt for Ohotsk snow sheep was successful.

Mr. Letourneau appears to have had two complaints. These deal with the weather, which he tries to turn into a critique of the area, and the activities of the interpreter. Please allow me to address those complaints as follows:

Weather - none of us can control the weather. This is an unfortunate circumstance that all big game hunters have to accept. The reason that Mr. Letourneau did not see more sheep than he did was, as he verifies, the atrocious weather that beset the area the entire time he was there. Low clouds, fog and continuous rain were present and such weather has a tendency to drive the sheep from the barren ridge tops into the forested hillsides, where they are very difficult to spot. They may also have moved into more protected valleys. Experienced snow sheep hunters are aware of this habit and it should be noted that Mr. Letourneau was on his first hunt for Russian snow sheep. The guides tried to explain it to him.

The area, which was selected for Mr. Letourneau's hunt is one of the best snow sheep hunting areas in the Djugdjhur Mountains. It produced a superior ram last year and the hunters in that camp spotted several other big rams, which were not taken that year. Due to the events of 9/11, the area received very light hunting pressure last season. Therefore, we had every reason to expect that it would deliver excellent results this year.

Interpreter - Mr. Letourneau is under the misimpression that our interpreters are required to go out on the hunt. Although most of our interpreters do actively participate in the hunts, they are not required to do so. Mr. Letourneau was told "the interpreter would be with him for the entire length of his trip" He was not told that they would be on the mountain with him every day. Interpreters are usually students, or other young people who may or may not be hunters, and it is often the case that they only encumber the hunt rather than assist it. Their job is to translate conversations in the camp and interpret the customer's instructions to his guide prior to the hunt. On the mountain itself, most of our customers have not needed the immediate assistance from an interpreter.

Nevertheless, it must be noted from Mr. Letourneau's report that the interpreter spent three days with him on the hill actively engaged in assisting him hunt. Since there is only one interpreter per camp, it is also reasonable to expect that the interpreter would spend a few days with the other hunter who was sharing the camp with Mr. Letourneau and that is what occurred.

Additional comments - the hunter who accompanied Mr. Letourneau in camp and was unsuccessful has furnished us with a positive hunt report in which he stated that weather was the only problem. He complimented our camp staff and guides, as well as our travel staff for making all of his travel arrangements. He is returning to hunt the Ohotsk snow sheep next season, by his request with the same guides in the same place.

Any readers who have any questions concerning this hunt report are urged to contact us for additional details.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to Mr. Letourneau's report.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3263 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 1, 2002 to July 7, 2002
Place of Hunt: Russia - Krasnayapolana
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Oleg
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Caucasian chamois, #11 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw nine chamois in two days.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3750
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: Lots of mixups.
Highlights of Hunt: Climbing in the Caucases Mountains.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Only if experienced Asian hunter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-953-2078 - 136 Atlanta Country Club Ave., Mariette, GA 30067
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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: 2471 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 8, 2001 to May 13, 2001
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Yuri Paul
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two bears, 9 feet, 4 inches and 9 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hides.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $7,500. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $2,000. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Northwest to Moscow and Aeroflot to Petropaylovsk, Kamchatska. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Two hotels and tips. (Total $18,500). Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seen 22 bears in three-and-a-half days of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Phil Majerus
Contact Information: Tel. 920-921-2901 - W5633 Campbell Road, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 E-mail: auctions@dotnet.com
Hunting Experience: 45 times Alaska, three times Russia, eight times Africa and more.
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2279 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 24, 2001 to May 10, 2001
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: 150 km N.E. of Esso


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Vadim and Alexander
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Nine feet, ten-and-a-half inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We were there when big bears were just coming out, but when you see a big one, who cares how many you see!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: As usual, Delta didn't get my bags to Moscow until second day.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $375
Commercial Airfares: $6,100 and $950 (in country). Amount: $7050
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips and motels. Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a great brown bear.
Equipment Recommendations: Good snowmobile gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The Hunting Consortium does a great job to assure your satisfaction.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bruce R. Keller
Contact Information: Tel. 830-995-4449 - P.O. Box 550, Ingram, TX
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1593 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 1, 1999 to December 12, 1999
Place of Hunt: Tajikistan -
Hunt Area: Murgab


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Kenesch
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We used Russian jeeps. It was cold and there was poor food and travel.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Poor Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and Air Kyrgystan Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Delta to Moscow was excellent. Air Kyrgystan to Biskett, Osh was awful.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $27900
Trophy Fees: Included in hunting fees. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included in hunting fees. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Poor travel to camp. It took four days to get to camp and six days to get home.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking an excellent Marco Polo sheep.
Equipment Recommendations: Cold weather gear and a spotting scope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The travel is awful. I would recommend the hunt only if new species.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: R. Douglas Yajko
Contact Information: Tel. 970-945-6533 - 622 19th Street, #301, 81601 E-mail: 10346.3441@compuserve.com
Hunting Experience: I have taken 207 species in all six continents.
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?


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This is a great hunt for sheep but the travel wears you down to the point it makes the hunt twice as hard.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1572 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 8, 1999 to September 12, 1999
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kurgan
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Sergei Titchkevich
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Roe - 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: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: British Air and Lufthansa Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Let British Air know that you will have a gun on connecting flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $1500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1200
Permits/Licenses: Visa fee. Amount: $125
Commercial Airfares: Used British Air frequent flyer miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. Just remember you are in Russia.
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful country, meeting Russian people, see their customs and hunting a new species.
Equipment Recommendations: Normal fall hunting gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Herb Atkinson
Contact Information: Tel. 505-622-0010 - 110 West Country Club Road, Suite #1, Roswell, NM 88201
Hunting Experience: Extensive worldwide 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?


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The 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: 1573 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 6, 1999 to July 16, 1999
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Caucasus Mountians


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Nikolay Turianski and Antoli Janochkin
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Yes.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes.
Wolf - Availability: - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: For the past few years every camp has seen many tur of trophy quality. We didn't. We saw 40 to 80 females every day, but no large males. It puzzled everyone. I do not believe this is normal, but just our bad luck. Two of us hunted and took one tur, three chamois and one wolf. We saw many red stag, up to 65 one day (15 mature bulls).


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: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Russia's got problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6200
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Chamois $1,500, wolf $500, bear $5,000, second tur $3,500. Amount: $10500
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: In and out by helicopter. Amount: $2500
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lack of trophy tur (an extreme case of bad luck).
Highlights of Hunt: Good weather, beautiful mountains and great people.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring your own tent despite what is said. An air mattress would also help.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: L. Irvin Barnhart
Contact Information: Tel. 713-622-4750 - 2121 Sage Road, Suite 333, Houston, TX 77056
Hunting Experience: Vast 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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 814 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 1, 1999 to February 11, 1999
Place of Hunt: Turkmenistan -
Hunt Area: Badkhyze


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Urial - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 27 inches
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: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Lufthansa Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2250
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Large herd of sheep.
Equipment Recommendations: Easy climbing and walking.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ali Kafi, MD
Contact Information: Tel. 313-882-8700 - 4524 Old Orchard Tree Court, Orchard Lake, MI 48324
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 40 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 Hunting Consortium, The 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: 1418 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 13, 1998 to November 30, 1998
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kyrgyzastan
Hunt Area: Ak Sai


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Camber Bek, excellent.
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 53 4/8, SCI 205 7/8, 15 3/4 inch bases.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Marco Polo are abundant up to 50 inches. Above 50 inches takes time.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $24900
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, etc. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Breathing at high altitude when climbing. Extreme cold but ok if prepared. Got a bad cold and got done early, couldn
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a good, heavy sheep.
Equipment Recommendations: Cold weather clothing and windbreaker. Good rain gear serves for this.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt if he's a dedicated sheep hunter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roger L. Gregg
Contact Information: Tel. 209-632-2217 - 628 Crane Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380
Hunting Experience: World wide experience. This was my tenth sheep of super slam.
Physical Condition: Excellent for my age.


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


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 650 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 28, 1998 to May 5, 1998
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: Western Central Kamchatka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091;Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: New number 2 per current record book (certified). Measured 28 1/6 inches, and squared at ten feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw other paw tracks in snow that were over nine inches wide on front paw in three to four areas. There were several monsters in the areas.


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: Aeroflot Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Everything went smooth.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9200
Trophy Fees: included in above cost Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Aeroflot Airlines Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: From New York to Kamchatka via Moscow Amount: $1200
Other Costs: $1,000 tip to guide, plus $300 for staff Amount: $1300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, everything went smoothly. Booking agent and guide company took all measures to insure good hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting number two!!! Beautiful area, very remote, warm and generous local people.
Equipment Recommendations: Same as Alaska spring hunt. There will be deep snow and guide will provide special cross country skis.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would go back myself.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Branko Terkovich
Contact Information: 10 Yorkshire Drive, Mendham, NJ 07945
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in North America, Alaska, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Physical Condition: Excellent, 38 years old.


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


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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Hunting Consortium, The 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: 341 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 10, 1998 to March 14, 1998
Place of Hunt: China - Tibet, Qinglai
Hunt Area: Huang Hai Yuan


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Robert Kern; Hunting Consortium, The. Blue Ridge Estates; 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611; Tel. 540-955-0090; Fax: 540-955-0091; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntcon.com
Personal Guide (if any): Zheng, Jie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Blue sheep, gold SCI
Gazelle - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Top ten SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent for both species


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Northwest Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I went direct from Detriot to Beijing bypassing Japan.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Including one blue sheep Amount: $6900
Trophy Fees: Gazelle Amount: $1200
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Beijing to Xining Amount: $500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: This was the best organized and most professional hunt I have had to any developing or third world country.
Equipment Recommendations: Must take altitude medicine (camp 14, 000 feet, hunt 16, 500 feet)
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I highly recommend the hunt because I really enjoyed it.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Fred Williams
Contact Information: Tel. 703-550-8360 - 9001 Mountain Valley Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Hunting Experience: 24 African Safaris, Russia, Siberia,, extensive Europe and North America, Artic, South Pacific, South America
Physical Condition: Excellent


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


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