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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 7949 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 12, 2010 to September 27, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Guina
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Kolyma snow sheep. Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw 20+ sheep while hunting, of which 3 were good rams. I also saw several 7+ ft. brown bears during the hunt. My hunting buddy also took a nice ram and saw several good rams during his hunt.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air Canada and Aeroflot Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Aeroflot charges extra baggage fees for each leg of your trip back to the USA. On the way over Aeroflot charged $50 for a second bag but on the return they charged us $250 for the Magaden to Moscow segment of our trip and another $50 for the Moscow to USA segment.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $19900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Meet and greet person. Amount: $450
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: We hunted on the ocean and getting out of our spike camp set up after we took our rams, mainly due to high winds and weather conditions, was difficult. We had to use a boat pick up which took considerable time to get back to Magaden. They could not get the helicopter in to pick us up due to weather. The outfitter did a good job in making sure we got back to Magadan as scheduled.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a nice ram and getting within 10 yards of a 7.5 ft brown bear
Equipment Recommendations: Good mountain boots and light rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was a tent camp hunt on the ocean. The outfitter had a good tent set up and had put excellent staff there to ensure our success. We each had a guide,a guide assistant, plus a guy running a Zodiac boat checking the coastal areas for rams and an interpreter.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ray Saunders
Contact Information: Tel. 709-489-7829 - 424 Grenfell Heights, Grand Falls, Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada A2A 2J2 E-mail: rsaunders@nf.sympatico.ca
Hunting Experience: 30 years including several African safaris, New Zealand and many North American hunts.
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
This was a good hunt with hard working personnel who did their best to ensure success. The outfitter was prepared and runs a good outfit. Russia is a difficult place to get into and the red tape attached to carrying weapons creates delays even with visa and gun permits in hand. We had 4-5 hours getting through customs on the way into Russia and very similar on our return. We were not given a difficult time but there was just a lot of red tape. The meet and greet guy who knows their system is a must.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 5823 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 16, 2006 to September 28, 2006
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Kolyna snow sheep. Right 37 inches and left 38 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good condition.


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: Fair
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13500
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 with hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Excellent guides, difficulty of the hunt - average.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? An excellent experience. Problem taking firearms into Russia. Charged $300 to enter country and another $300 upon departure from Moscow.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Eugene W Bell
Contact Information: Tel. 610-562-4838 - PO Box 238, Shoemakersville, PA 19555 E-mail: coast2coastpaca@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: This is my 16th ram in 16 hunts.
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 Kulu 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: 5144 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 18, 2005 to September 28, 2005
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan
Hunt Area: Kolyma Region


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Kolyma snow sheep.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent saw bears every turn of the head.


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: Domodepovo. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Worst airline I ever flew on.


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: First day sheep acquisition, giving me 20 sheep with handgun and 23 overall.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ray Young
Contact Information: Tel. 304-696-2629 - RR 3 Box 283, Cameron, WV
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 5014 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 3, 2005 to September 15, 2005
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan
Hunt Area: Olskii District


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Peter Zamiralov
Booking Agent (if any): Baasanhu Janssen; Can-Asia. Tel. 205-674-0101; Email: bubpatton@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: SCI 160 plus.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw 20 rams of which at least 10 were trophy quality. In addition saw 25-30 bears but none were bigger than 6 1/2 feet.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United Airlines and Magadan Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Magadan only ran one flight to Alaska and servier was terminated 9/16/05 until next year.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13500
Trophy Fees: For second sheep. Amount: $6000
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer miles on United. $1,500 for Magadan. Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips and local hotel. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Front eaw scope base seperated from rifle after I took my second sheep.
Highlights of Hunt: After taking second sheep, a monster of a ram came out of the brush 80 yards away. I couldn't take him due to already having two plus the busted scope base.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Climbing is only moderately hard, many trophy animals (sheep).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr., Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive - This was my 23rd different sheep.
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 Kulu 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: 4348 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 4, 2004 to October 1, 2004
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan
Hunt Area: 3 1/2 hours NE by helicopter - Kolyma Mountains


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Victor and Vaslia
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Kolyma sheep. SCI book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Sheep density was very thin.


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: Magadan 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: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lost two weeks to weather.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting in the mountains of Siberia.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? For a single specie hunt only not a multi specie hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: Tel. 770-645-9411 - 136 Atlanta County Club Dr., Marietta, 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 4309 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 20, 2004 to September 4, 2004
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan Region
Hunt Area: Kolyma River


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Petyr -Sergey Rudavov
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: ( Ovis Nivicola) 34" X 13".
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Well haired cape for taking in August. Lots of walking required.


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: Magadan Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: What can you say!! Outfitter had own helicopter in camp for transfers.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $12,500.00 U.S. Amount: $12500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $1,500 to Magadan from Anchorage. Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. Sign language with Russian guides.
Highlights of Hunt: Completing Ovis World Slam.
Equipment Recommendations: Mosquito and Gnat Headnet.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rick Taylor
Contact Information: Tel. 250-353-7735 - Box 547 Kaslo BC. E-mail: wildworld@netidea.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Average for a 55 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 3645 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 20, 2003 to October 3, 2003
Place of Hunt: Russia - Magadan
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Victor & Vasilii
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 37 5/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Warm weather kept the rams in the brush making them very hard to find. There were four hunters in base camp - we all got good rams.


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: Magadan Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Used Northwest frequent flier miles to Anchorage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: Inclusive Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Inclusive Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Just for Magadan (Anchorage/Magadan) Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Problem finding rams due to weather.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a top ten ram on the next to last day.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Hardest working outfitter I have had after 15 Asian hunts. Would not hesitate to move spike camp. The base camp was first rate.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D. Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr. Wrightsville, 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Kulu 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: 3845 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 16, 2003 to August 29, 2003
Place of Hunt: Russia - Siberia
Hunt Area: 300 miles notheast of Magaden


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Peter.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Yakutian - Good, 38" x 12 1/2 years old.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Scarce - I took my sheep on the ninth day. It was only the third ram I had seen in nine days (the first two were small sickle horned). Sheep densities were low! Outfitter claims this was a new area vs previous years.


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: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1500
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Sheep denisties low.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting a good sheep after seeing so few.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? N/A
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roger L. McCosker
Contact Information: Tel. 775-337-1364 - 561 Keystone Ave #328 Reno, NV 89503-4331 E-mail: rogermc@attglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive - Grand Slam, Marco Polo, Africa, deer, elk, etc.
Physical Condition: Above average for late 50's.


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 Kulu 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: 2470 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 2001 to June 3, 2001
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Magadan


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Kulu Safaris. Lenin Street 14 Apt. 5; Magadan; 685000; Russia; Tel. 011-7-4132-607-552; Fax: 011-7-4132-607927; Email: kulu@kolyna.ru; Web www.magadan.su/kulu
Personal Guide (if any): Sergei Rudakov
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nine-foot Asian brown bear, 24 inch-skull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hide, thick fur, no rubs. I saw many bears, all in very good condition, many unusual colors. Several eight-foot bears.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Magadan Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Only flies one time per week from Anchorage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 1x1, 14-day Asian brown bear. Amount: $8200
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Magadan Air Amount: $1550
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Visa $70.00, Hotel in Magadan $100, observer $1,000. Amount: $1170
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Very late spring, pack ice and fog.
Highlights of Hunt: One-and-a-half-hour flight over Russian Wilderness in helicopter. Many bears in area hunted.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I consider this hunt to be among the top three hunts of my life.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roy L. Sampson Sr.
Contact Information: Tel. 907-348-7777 - 13310 Glen Alps, Anchorage, AK E-mail: hionalaska@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 50 years, several Africa hunts and Alaska.
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
After hunting in Alaska for five years, searching for the elusive ten-foot brown bear, I was offered the opportunity to hunt in Magadan, Russia. I met Sergei Rudakov of Kulu Safaris at the SCI convention in Las Vegas this year and was impressed by his professional manner and intrigued by the idea of hunting in Russia.

I booked a hunt with him for May 20th to June 3rd. He offers a variety of hunts including the following:

1x1 Asian brown bear - 14 days at $8,200 - this includes license, rifle, and trophy fees as well as helicopter transportation to camp (a second bear can be taken for $4,000) (observer at $1,000).

1x1 snow sheep - 14 days at $10,900 - this includes license, rifle, and trophy fees as well as helicopter transportation to camp (a second sheep is $5,500).

He is putting together a moose hunt for 2002.

On my hunt there was a total of three groups of hunters with two in each group. Sergei did a great job in keeping the hunting groups separated. He had several guides and all were experienced. They all were willing to go the extra mile to help their hunters get a bear. The hunters in each group were close friends and wanted to hunt together. I was hunting with my wife.

The Russian wilderness is spectacular and the large number of bears made it a great hunt. For a while it seemed like a polar bear hunt with all the pack ice to contend with. Then the wind changed and the ice blew out to sea. I was able to take a nine-foot bear with a 24-inch skull. The hide was in prime condition, very thick and no rubs. I saw a bear mount at SCI taken by a hunter the year before using the same guide I used and the bear is a twin to the one I took, both are nine feet. He had hunted by snow machine in the interior camp and I hunted the coast. We used an inflatable to hunt the coast and used fishing camps for our lodging. We also enjoyed the fact that we were moved to different locations which made it seem like three different hunts. We found the food to be adequate (including beer and vodka) and the equipment was in very good condition.

All of the hunters got their bear. There were four eight-foot bears, one seven-and-a-half-foot, and my nine-foot bear. One hunter took two eight-foot bears. I would not hesitate to recommend this hunt to anyone. It is also interesting to note that Sergei Rudakov has a degree in economics, his wife has a degree in biology, our guide Nikolai has a degree in geology and his wife, who is the cook, has a degree in pharmacology. One guide is retired helicopter pilot. These are all very dignified yet humble people. Sergei is very organized and a firm leader of his crew.



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