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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jamie Bell 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: 6790 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 27, 2008 to August 1, 2008
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew Smith and Jamie Bell.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Javan rusa deer. Great
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game in Jamie's concession is very well managed, abundant and healthy. We stayed in some first class cabins with a great view, very close to Jamie's camp.


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: Quantas and Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Very good treatment but an expensive place to get to.


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 rusa at 440 meters.
Equipment Recommendations: This is tropical but can rain, so rain gear and can be cool in the am.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is the best free range deer hunting in the world, with lots of game and lots of old mature stags, and challenging shooting ranging from 150 yards to 500 yards if you are equipped and competent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@caldive.com
Hunting Experience: New Caledonia, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA, Argentina.
Physical Condition: 61, ex smoker, 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 Jamie Bell 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: 6254 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 5, 2007 to August 11, 2007
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area: North of Bouraiz


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Took two. Terrific one of my stags will be approximately #18 in SCI book the other is a great silver medal.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Stags were starting rut. Both stags and does were in good physical shape.


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: Quantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: 20 kg bag limit from Sydney to Noumea. Caught me by surprise. Excess baggage was per killo.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $1050
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $870
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Excess baggage. Amount: $260
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful country and lots of deer. Best trophy care I've ever had on a hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Phillip J. Williams
Contact Information: Tel. 502-656-4070 - 19746 Ivy Home Circle, Eagle River, AK 99577
Hunting Experience: 55 years.
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 Jamie Bell 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: 5569 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 6, 2006 to August 11, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any): Brendon Matthews; Trophy Hunting Safaris New Zealand. Longbeach Road, R.D. 4; Ashburton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-302-6008; Fax: 011-64-3-302-6009;Email: b.matthews@clear.net.nz; Web www.trophyhuntingnz.8k.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: All book animals.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great free range hunting some of the best I've experience. Of seven stags, four were over 36 inches and we took the new #1 non typical. There are very nice cabins that can be rented for an extra $100 per day I recommend that otherwise the regular camp is very basic. They provide the level of service you want but need to request in advance.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Airlcalin Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Reasonable airline from Auckland to New Calendonia


COSTS
Hunting Fees: For two stags. Amount: $5500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Shipping fees and clearance of trophies. Amount: $300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking and seeing hundreds if not thousands of deer every day.
Equipment Recommendations: Boots with grips, it works climbing the hill and mountains.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Greatest free range hunting outside of Texas


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Ambrose
Contact Information: Tel. 713-805-4937 - 52 Crestwood Circle, Sugarland, TX 77478 E-mail: mvambrose@helixesg.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide. Africa, New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Texas, Colorado, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina.
Physical Condition: 60 in fair condition, this tested me a bit, but worth every bit of effort.


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
Don't miss this opportunity, you'll enjoy every minute of the hunting, the weather and the scenery. A great combo hunt with last season New Zealand hunting.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jamie Bell 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: 5535 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 9, 2006 to July 16, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andrew
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Non-typical. Very nice - hide in great condition.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Fine experience. Prime condition. Plenty of stags - was a bit early but not late July/early Aug. Still, many deer moving about.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: New Zealand Air and Air Caledonia Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems. Did not carry rifles - used theirs.


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: Camp quality was excellent for me and another couple (two wives). Quite rough for some single men. Improvement needed.
Highlights of Hunt: Aussie camp type food - guides cooked. PH's all nice people, experienced Aussie hunters. Beautiful low mountian/valley terrain beside the Coral Sea.
Equipment Recommendations: Use their rifles to avoid bureaucracy, bring good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent experience. Hundreds of deer, weather excellent, something to glass at all times. All six hunters in my "phase" got good deer.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jack Bierley
Contact Information: Tel. 813-226-1875 - Box 2939, Tampa, FL 33601
Hunting Experience: Lifelong - Worldwide big game.
Physical Condition: 69 years - Excellent (with a few pounds added).


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 Jamie Bell 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: 3538 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2003 to August 15, 2003
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area: Poya


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record Book.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Hog, Wild - Availability: Lots of pigs, but did not see one with big teeth.
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of feed and cover resulted in seeing literally hundreds of fat, healthy deer per day.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United, Air New Zealand, Air Caledonia Airline Service:
Airline Comments: I cashed in 120,000 United miles to get a first class ticket.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: 120,000 frequent flyer miles. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The only problem was inhibiting myself from shooting a "good" stag and waiting to shoot a really "great" stag.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing literally hundres of deer per day, listening to the stags "roar" with turkeys gobbling in the background and wild pigs running around at the same time.
Equipment Recommendations: A flat shooting rifle of 270 or bigger. Animals are tough and shots can be long (250 yards).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very definitely.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Karl Markin
Contact Information: Tel. 509-697-3913 - 181 Reitmeier Lane, Selah, WA 98942
Hunting Experience: Extensive worldwide.
Physical Condition: Excellent for an old fart.


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 Jamie Bell 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: 3536 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 3, 2003 to August 9, 2003
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area: Creek Amick


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jason Holland
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Javan rusa deer. Excellent, not scored yet but should score well.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game more than plentiful and very healthy. Many trophy size animals.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Qantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Allow for late arrivals - always.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Minor. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Positively none.
Highlights of Hunt: Not only the trophy deer I took but the most wonderful people to be in camp with.
Equipment Recommendations: Good binoculars
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Best deer hunt in the world.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Karbowski
Contact Information: Tel. 218-665-2540 - 987 River Dr. NW, Bena, MN 56626 E-mail: safimp@hcctel.net
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 Jamie Bell 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: 2468 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 12, 2001 to August 18, 2001
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Derrel Giles
Booking Agent (if any): Trophy Connection, The. PO Box 2565; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-527-5506 / 800-308-1161; Fax: 307-587-3308;Email: info@thetrophyconnection.com; Web www.thetrophyconnection.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 35-inch Javan rusa deer.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw many deer.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4675
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: Good stalking.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring gun that can be carried in small case.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dan Mc Fadden
Contact Information: Tel. 307-765-9684 - Box 151 Greybull Way 82426 E-mail: mcfadden_dan@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: 45 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
To: Trophy Connection From: Dan Mc Fadden

Your firm sent me a questionnaire regarding my recent trip to New Caledonia and Australia conducted by Jamie Bell Safaris. Since simple questionnaires do not always tell the entire story, I thought I would add some comments.

My comments, as follow, are intended to be constructive in nature and not a condemnation of Jamie Bell or the Trophy Connection.

Upon arrival in Melbourne, we were not met by a representative of Jamie Bell as your travel documents indicated we would be. (I suspect this may have been due to a miscommunication between Bell and Trophy Connection.) This was especially disturbing as an uninformed Australian Customs official would not allow the release of my rifle although I had all the proper documentation. After much difficulty in reaching Jamie Bell's wife (the wrong cell phone number was on his letter-head) she was able to clear the matter up, and I got my rifle later in the afternoon.

The cull hunting in New South Wales was excellent. The guide, Darrell Bell, was experienced, competent and very helpful. I would estimate that I was able to cull over 160 roos, pigs, emus, fox, and goats in two days of shooting. We traveled by four-wheel drive pickup, which was in good condition. Originally, my wife was to accompany me on this hunt. Fortunately she did not. The hunting camp accommodations, although adequate for me, would not have been comfortable for a woman. I would suggest that future arrangements should be made with the host farmer to provide meals and quarters in the main farm house rather than outbuildings intended for hired help rather than paying guests. This would also free the guide from cooking and kitchen chores allowing more time for hunting. Incidentally, I have not been credited the daily fees charged for my wife who did not accompany me.

The cull hunt was represented as a four-day hunt. In actuality it was a two-day hunt with two long days of driving to and from the hunt area. Had I have understood this I would have arranged for more hunting time. Although the price charged for this hunt was quite modest I would have rather spent more for travel and had more hunting time. I would suggest alternative means of travel such as charter aircraft for hunts of this short duration.

Again, the rusa stag hunting in New Caledonia was superb. The particular farm we hunted on was literally overrun with deer and the rut was in full swing. My guide, Darrel Giles, was experienced, energetic, helpful and fun to be around. I was able to take a very nice stag the second day of the hunt. Additional hunt time was used culling numerous does and feral pigs and hunting Rio Grande turkeys, which are plentiful on the island.

My corrective comments on this hunt center mainly on the accommodations, the hunt vehicles and the food. The room was clean and adequate although unheated. The nighttime temperatures dropped into the high thirties. This would not have been a problem except my wife became very ill with chills and vomiting and the lack of any heat in thee bedroom only made those matters worse. The separate bathroom had a broken toilet seat, which was noted but never repaired while we were there. (A small but easily corrected and annoying matter). Hunt vehicles consisted of a Combi and a dilapidated Suzuki Samuri. The Combi, which my guide used most of the time, was comfortable but lacked the ability to access the backcountry. This was not a problem for me as I enjoy walking and stalking on foot. It could, however, present a problem for a hunter who, for whatever reason, would not be able to walk long distances in terrain, which is mildly steep. The Suzuki would be adequate for a hunter and a guide but not for an additional observer as it lacked a third seat. The food was adequate but not of excellent quality or quantity. I suspect that most of the camp problems stem from the inability of the Australians to communicate with the locals and the locals' (being French) general lack of hospitality towards outsiders.

Traveling with a rifle in Australia is a hassle. I still don't understand the rules but there is no uniformity among the Australian Customs Officials nor Quantas Airlines in the application of whatever rules may exist. Each of the five times I checked in or retrieved the rifle from the Airlines it was a hassle. My suggestion would be to take a rifle that breaks down and can be carried in a smaller (suitcase length) gun case. If one used a shorter case it would eliminate the inconvenience of having to go to a separate area each time you check in or claim a long gun case.

In summation, I enjoyed my hunt with Jamie Bell Safaris and certainly would not hesitate to book with him in the future as he offers excellent hunting opportunities. I feel with a little more attention to detail he could become a top rate operation.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jamie Bell 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: 2378 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 25, 2001 to June 30, 2001
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area: Poya


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 138 6/8 SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition in spite of the huge population.


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: No gun problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3750
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Very difficult to stalk with these huge numbers of deer. They all look big.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing so much game. Jamie is a very good judge of trophy quality and has very high standards.
Equipment Recommendations: Good walking boots, good binoculars, big bag of patience.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Go in mid July during the rut. Lots of deer, turkey and pigs.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Herb Atkinson
Contact Information: Tel. 505-622-0010 - 110 W. country Club Rd., Suite #1, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
Hunting Experience: Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Russia, Australia.
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 Jamie Bell 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: 2197 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 20, 2001 to April 29, 2001
Place of Hunt: Australia - South Australia, Victoria
Hunt Area: Water Valley Station, Gippsland


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any): Jeff C. Neal; Jeff C. Neal, Inc.. 2651 E 21st St; Suite 304; Tulsa; OK; 74114; Tel. 918-299-3580; Fax: 918-299-3582;Email: Nealhunts@aol.com; Web www.jeffcnealinc.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Hog - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: New SCI #2.
Deer, Sambar - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI gold medal.
Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI gold medal.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Water valley station is a huge game ranch of 130 square miles. The only times I noticed the high fence was when arriving and leaving.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Ansety Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: For once the airlines were on time.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3150
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9700
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Mosquitos in Gippsland were the biggest and most aggressive I have ever seen.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great guide and wonderful chance to see the southern portion of Australia.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr., Wrightville, PA 17368
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: 1825 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 9, 2000 to July 14, 2000
Place of Hunt: New Caledonia -
Hunt Area: Poya


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jamie Bell Safaris. PO Box 713; Seymor; Victoria; 3661; Australia; Tel. 011-61-3-5797-0278; Email: jbsafari@mcmedia.com.au; Web www.jamiebellsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Jamie Bell
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Rusa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were about 2,000 animals on the property and all were in good condition. There was also an abundance of wild turkeys!


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Includes observer. Amount: $4400
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: None. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business Class. Amount: $6000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Crawling on my hands and knees, for what seemed miles, to get the perfect shot on an outstanding animal.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Hans F. Aberg
Contact Information: Tel. 707-447-1626 - 7581 Locke Road, Vacaville E-mail: codycreek@conl.net
Hunting Experience: I have been hunting since 1948 in Europe, the Western United States, Canada, Alaska, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia.
Physical Condition:


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


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