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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 9557 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 21, 2013 to December 21, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Mellette


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 3 year old; 900 lbs
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Healthy.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $2700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Availability of buffalo/care and processing of game immediate with no ifs ands or buts.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Professional service.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Ashton
Contact Information: Tel. 651-455-1498 - 9998 Adam av | Inver Grove Heights | Mn | USA | 55077 E-mail: actionashton@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Moose, elk, buffalo, whitetails, coyotes.
Physical Condition: Excellent


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 9562 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 29, 2013 to December 1, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Northwest corner


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Mule - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4200
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Approx. Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Drive to hunting site ($120) and tax Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent opportunities to take mule deer on the ranch. I ended up with a nice older buck that has a few war scars. Very happy with how things turned out.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Good selection of deer, nice accommodations, etc.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Chris Groupe
Contact Information: Tel. 651-334-4444 - 2121 Mockingbird Ln. | Minneapolis | MN | US | 55431 E-mail: chris@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent opportunity
Physical Condition: You don't need to be a stud.


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 Jim River Guide Service 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: 9558 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 16, 2013 to November 20, 2013
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Several areas


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


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


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: I chose to drive on most of my hunts. The times that I did fly to hunt, Willie was always on time for pickup from the flight as well for the return flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Plus state tax Amount: $4000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $505
Commercial Airfares: Will vary Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Only personal needs. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Weather. Willie always has a plan to deal with that. It may be to move to a different area that is not affected by the current weather conditions. May be to change hunting methods. Not a problem.
Highlights of Hunt: The hunts were mostly spot and stalk. That being said not all the stalks were successful but every one of the stalks was exciting. Thus spent a lot of time glassing, looking for the trophy, patterning game movement. Also saw a lot of game that we were not hunting but it added excitement to the overall experience.
Equipment Recommendations: An appropriate rifle and scope for the game that you are pursuing. One should be able to shoot it confidently at a reasonable range. And equally important is a good set of binoculars that one should expect to use 11 1/2 hours of a 12 hour day.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Willie is the outfitter and guide. When you call his number and he answers, then you are talking to your guide too. He works out a hunt plan that is suitable for the animal being hunted, weather and physical capabilities of the hunter. I like the spot and stalk method but then there are times we have used a stand when we expected the animal to have a certain pattern of movement. He works 100 percent to put you in a position that you can take your game animal. He knows the hunting laws and rules and applies them in an ethical way. Willie is an awesome hunter and a great person to be around.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Victor Roth
Contact Information: Tel. 573-276-4292 - 250 County Highway 558 | Malden | MO | USA | 63863 E-mail: rroth@bpsnetworks.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years. For the last 19 years have traveled to South Dakota, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska for different guided hunts. Game animals have been moose, bear, elk, antelope, whitetail deer, and mule deer.
Physical Condition: Good. I am not an athlete but am persistent.


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 have hunted with Willie on several different successful hunts in South Dakota as well as Alaska. We have taken a brown bear and a large black bear in Alaska. In South Dakota I have taken whitetail deer and mule deer that are getting progressively bigger on each hunt! He is great at predator calling whether it is coyotes or fox. I have hunted pheasants, grouse and even rabbits. There has never been a dull moment! The last hunts have included my wife. Willie has put her in position to be successful in taking whitetail deer, mule deer and a giant brown bear. I have been fortunate to take some really great North American trophy animals. At the same time I have experienced some of the greatest outdoor moments along with hunting. 

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 8515 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 28, 2011 to September 30, 2011
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Northwest Area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Pronghorn - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 66
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3200
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: N/A
Highlights of Hunt: The hunting experience was everything I thought it would be! The three days of hunting I was zeroed in on one buck and when I finally was able close the deal, it was very very rewarding!
Equipment Recommendations: N/A
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Willie doesn't stop, he works very hard to put you in the right place at the right time!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Justin Schlotzhauer
Contact Information: Tel. 660.433.2296 - 300 Richland Ave | Tipton | MO | USA | 65081 E-mail: jschlotzhauer@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Long time recreational hunter
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 Jim River Guide Service 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: 8082 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 6, 2010 to November 9, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Mellette County


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


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


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $245
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Driving Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing 30-50 deer each day.
Equipment Recommendations: Clothing for all weather conditions.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Outstanding guide and abundant game. Willie does all guiding and does not employ part-time guides. I hunted antelope (archery) with him in '09 as well as whitetails in'10.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Earl Stahl
Contact Information: Tel. 920-729-9319 - 1477 Windmar Drive Neenah, WI 54956 E-mail: elstahl@athenet.net
Hunting Experience: Very satisfied. I plan to hunt with Willie in the future.
Physical Condition: Above average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I have hunted with several outfitters/guides each year for the past 15 years. Willie is one of the two best outfitters/guides that I have hunted with. He knows where the game is, he knows how to hunt them, and he works hard to provide a good hunting experience.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 8083 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 6, 2010 to November 10, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Ft. Pierre


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Whitetail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 140 plus.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Non-resident license fees. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Drive to South Dakota from California. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great hunt with lots of quality game, outfitter does all the guiding himself, would defiantly go with him again.
Equipment Recommendations: Good shooting sticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great outfitter/ guide, willing to work with hunter and lots of good quality game. Plan on taking my son on his hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George V. Derugin
Contact Information: Tel. 650-773-1891 - 12828 SE Nathan Ct. Clackamas, OR 97015 E-mail: gderugin@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Hunted all over US including Alaska , Canada, Russia Been hunting for 50 yr.
Physical Condition: Fair/ average.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 8110 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 17, 2010 to August 25, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8 foot.
Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 foot.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Tom's Alaskan Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Tom is a very experienced bush pilot who is very well known in Alaska for his acumen and skill as a bush pilot. Not only is he probably the best bush pilot I know, he has a great personality that makes the flight in and out awesome.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Brown Bear Amount: $11000
Trophy Fees: Black Bear (Bonus) Amount: $1500
Permits/Licenses: $500 Brown Bear tag; $250 Black Bear tag Amount: $750
Commercial Airfares: Frontier Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Tom's Alaskan Air Amount: $0
Other Costs: $1000.00 Air fare for Toms Alaskan Air; Best Western Golden Lion 5 nights at 179.00 per night (pre a Amount: $3750
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: As you will learn if you do not already know, Alaska is a place where the weather is tenuous. I was not able to get out my first scheduled day of the hunt. I came in two days early to sight see, get my weapon ready, and prepare in case we had to go out early. Unfortunately Anchorage seen more rain than it has in years as it rained for 30 days staight. Getting in one day late is a thing you deal with in your mind and be prepared. It's really not a problem when you have Willie on recon observing bears.
Highlights of Hunt: I find that it was the best to hunt with the actual owner of the outfit, not just someone who was hired locally as I was a customer who was coming to fill a slot. Willie has a long history of hunting brown, grizzly and black bears as a guide and also for himself. I was confident knowing that I had Willie to help me think through which bears to hunt and which to pass on. Another great highlight of the hunt was seeing about 38 bears per day on average. We seen 11 brown bears the day I felled my brown bear. Willie does his recon for his clients. I shot my first bear on day one about and hour and forty five minutes into the hunt. The second bear was taken on day three.
Equipment Recommendations: I have the Sitka Gear with base layers, and two additional layers by Sitka with pants, coat, balaclava, and gloves. The weather was about 55 to 65 per day during my week on the mountain. I have the newest rain gear by Sitka that is lightweight, durable and unremarkable. This is expensive but very well worth it. Caution: I find that one of the Sitka brands is rather loud; the one that has a purple color to it is very quiet. You need the utmost quite crawling across the tundra on these bears as they will pick you off if your clothes are loud. Sitka gear is all that I wear now for all my hunts. Danner Pronghorns and Danner Kestrels were my boots. We humped for miles. Make sure to break your boots in good. I thought I had and I am glad I brought mole skin to keep my feet from blistering. Your field glasses are the second most important piece of equipment for this hunt just behind your rain gear. I used Leica Geovid 10 x 42 range finding binocs. These are spectacular in my opinion for clarity and precision when it comes to making your shot count.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James H. Mathisen
Contact Information: Tel. 402-618-9205 - 4322 N. 160th Ave Omaha, NE 68116 E-mail: jmathisen@cox.net
Hunting Experience: I hunted with Willie Dvorak - Guided Alaska Hunts \ Jim River Guide Service. I give Willie an A+ for this hunt. I have already booked another hunt with Willie for the fall of 2011. Know who you are hunting with is a big question you must ask yourself. That is why I chose Willie and not an outfitter where I may have been guided by a local hired from a tavern, by a part time guide, or someone who is inexperienced and would have walked me all over the mountain laying scent trail and risking chance of a failed hunt. Bring your
Physical Condition: I worked out very hard for this hunt for one year prior coming to Alaska. Willie knew that I was not afraid to hump across the mountain to glass the big bears, nor hump down the mountain and back up once I filled my tag. Willie can accomodate hunters with physical abilities that are limited due to health issues, or those that are physically fit and have the ability to move around to different vantage points to glass bears and then move on them.


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 Jim River Guide Service 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: 8080 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 15, 2010 to August 27, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Northern Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Grizzly - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7-9 ft.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Large number of bears seen on trip hunted 7 days and saw 18 bears.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: The pilot I had was as good as they make them. VERY causious and caring and informative willing to answer any and all questions.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Grizzly Bear Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $650
Charter Airfares: Included Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, better then I ever expected.
Highlights of Hunt: The guide and outfiter were GREAT everything was exact as I was told. It was even better then I ever expected by far.
Equipment Recommendations: Be ready for a GREAT time.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Have been on severial other trips some were good some very disappointing except this one and this was above and beyond anything I have ever been on and have hunted with Willie 4 other times since all GREAT as good as this trip and hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Tiff
Contact Information: Tel. 605-472-2800 - P.O. Box 596 Redfield, SD 57469 E-mail: rtiff@amfam.com
Hunting Experience: Many: Elk Black Bear Prong Horn Mule Deer White Tail Pheasant,Grouse,Duck, Goose Turkey Buffalo.
Physical Condition: Need to improve on it before the next hunt but good for a 56 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Wish every outfitter was as truthful and honest as the Jim River people, what they tell you is what it is. Willie knows what he is doing and how to do it I learned form day 1 do not try to second guess him he knows his business and does it well. THE BEST.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Jim River Guide Service 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: 8081 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 5, 2010 to August 6, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Central Prairie / Ft. Pierre area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Per day per person Amount: $335
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: This was the first my son (age 17) and I had done anything like this. We wanted to go prairie dog shooting and I solicited multiple quotes from several outfitters in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Willie responded back the very next day with his package pricing. Some did not respond at all others took up to a week. Sorry about their luck. I am in sales myself and I know that there are people who shop on price only and there are people who shop on quality of service, quality of product and will return their business to you based on those attributes. Willie responding quickly had already put him out front in my decision making process. Also contributing was the fact that he attached a list of every client that he took on a Prairie Dog shoot the previous year and challenged me to call any one of them and inquire about his business and abilities. It did not take me long to decide to use Willie's service as he was prompt to get back with me on my questions. His operation was very professional. His equipment was in good shape and their was plenty of it. As he noted in one of his conversations / emails with me, he has rights to many thousands of acres of shoot on and that he virtually guaranteed that we would not get rained out. On Thursday, it was raining in Ft. Pierre and north of town so we went 45 minutes south of town and had sunshine all day. He has the ability to move around the weather. Food during the day was good. Willie had fresh cold cuts, fruit, soda, water and candy bars. Plenty of stuff to snack on while taking a break from shooting. His rules for shooting were clear, concise and fair. He also said he will stay out in the dog town as long as we want to shoot and that we did. Being the first time my boy and I had done something like this we did not know what to expect or how long we would want to shoot. We started right off the bat in the morning and shot until 3:00 - 3:30 both days. Willie helped us out the first morning after letting us cut our teeth for about an hour on our own and gave us some good tips about how to use our external turrets on our scopes to get the best advantage out of them. All in all Willie was a great help a good guide and a fun guy to hang around. We will be making arrangements to go back to SD for a couple days later this summer and do it again and we will probably be bringing along 2 or 3 friends as well.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Yes sir, see above.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ron Ohnesorge
Contact Information: Tel. 618-483-5825 - 4063 East 1600 Ave. Altamont, IL 62411 E-mail: rono@stevensind.com
Hunting Experience: 4 years.
Physical Condition: 46 and out of shape!


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 Jim River Guide Service 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: 8079 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 1, 2010 to June 2, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - South Dakota
Hunt Area: Ft. Pierre


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Willie Dvorak; Jim River Guide Service. 432 Railway Ave; Melette; SD; 57461; Tel. 605-887-3561; Web www.jimriverguideservice.com
Personal Guide (if any): Willie Dvorak
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Varmint - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Prairie dogs.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great guide, good sports, emphasizes safety.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Reasonable 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 relationship with rancers.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Chris Lie
Contact Information: Tel. 262-497-5745 - 7330 Douglas Ave. Racine, WI 53402 E-mail: califr@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Great.
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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