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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 7850 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 4, 2010 to July 10, 2010
Place of Hunt: Australia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): George Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 96 old bull.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Very large tusk.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of animals. Bulls seem to be high 90 to low 100s. Pigs are having trouble because he can't shoot the dingos, lots of real scrub bulls with no brahma in them.


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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Great airline


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
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: Very large property and he has some mountains with aboriganal art work, it rained and wasn't hot.
Equipment Recommendations: Nothing out of the normal.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jason Bruce
Contact Information: Tel. 209-327-8089 - 21 Teal Court, Wallace, CA 95254 E-mail: jsbwelding@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Lots.
Physical Condition: Great.


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 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 6563 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 10, 2007 to June 19, 2007
Place of Hunt: Australia -
Hunt Area: S&E of Katherine in the Outback


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Geo Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Water - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: New SCI $1 crossbow 94 7/8.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great guide and wonderful hunt.


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: United Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Got bumped to first class on return.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Shipping for two buffalo, scrub bull and hog. Amount: $928
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Of course being guided to superb trophies.
Equipment Recommendations: Southwest USA, RSA Africa type clothing is best.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Honest company with hardworking people on a great privately owned area. 360,000 acres.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Alan Heth
Contact Information: Tel. 262-903-9897 - 1321 Armagh Lane, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 E-mail: alanheth@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: All over the world.
Physical Condition: 55 and getting older. 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
This hunt had the added element of a disabled hunter using a crossbow. That greatly makes the hunt tough for hunter and guide, but that's hunting.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 5526 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 21, 2006 to April 30, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Rachel Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 391 SCI.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two. Gold.
Tahr - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Chamois, Cantabrian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great hunt - wild and plentyful.


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: New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Great.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $22000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: My great guide Rachel Stewart.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Straw
Contact Information: Tel. 303-697-4144 - 6766 High Dr., Morrison, CO 80465 E-mail: george@hssspc.com
Hunting Experience: 50 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 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 4176 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 12, 2004 to June 22, 2004
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Alan and Edrge Steward
Booking Agent (if any): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776;Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Stag. 340 points.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Stag. 320 points.
Tahr - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inch - nine inches bw.
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9 1/4 inch - four inches bw.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: A very enjoyable hunt, excellent outfitter, beautiful views. Outfitter will tailor your hunt depending on your physical condition especially for tahr and chamois.


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: Good
Airline Comments: Food needs improvements.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Three non hunters $750 D.S. total. Amount: $750
Trophy Fees: Red stag $3,500 each, tahr $3,500, chamois $2,500. Amount: $13000
Permits/Licenses: $30.00 each. Amount: $90
Commercial Airfares: $650 helicopter. Amount: $650
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Duck hunting $250 per day 25 duck limit Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting together with my family.
Equipment Recommendations: Gaiters, good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ignacio Abascal
Contact Information: 1235 Algardi Road, Coral Gables, FL E-mail: meig22@aol.com
Hunting Experience: North America, Alaska, Canada, Africa, Argentina.
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 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 4031 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2004 to April 7, 2004
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): George Stewart (son)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold. 340 class.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold. 235 class.
Tahr - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 plus inch horns.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hit the rut perfectly for the red stag and Arrapawa ram.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12165
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Firearms. Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1340
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Abundance of animals and beautiful country.
Equipment Recommendations: Very good footwear and rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very good hunt, but you need to be in shape for tahr hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ron Malueg
Contact Information: Tel. 715-524-2525 - 909 E Ridlington Ave., Shawano, WI E-mail: ron@c-aire.com
Hunting Experience: Over 30 years.
Physical Condition: 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 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 2260 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 24, 2001 to June 4, 2001
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Alan Stewart, owner and guide.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game was all in excellent 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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: My wife accompanied me on this hunt as an observer. Amount: $14500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Business class airfare for two. Amount: $9000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: See comments. The tahr I took was excellent. It will measure 94 1/8 SCI.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Fred E. McDonald
Contact Information: Tel. 972-750-0358 - 17435 Clubhill Ct., Dallas, TX E-mail: fredm55373@aol.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted on 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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
On May 26, 2001, my journey to New Zealand began. Along with me on this hunt was my wife, Lori, and Vat and Don Senter. We had booked hunts with Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts, owned and run by Alan and Sue Stewart of Gore, N.Z. The trip over was arduous, but eventually we arrived at the airport in Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand, where we were met by Alan Stewart. Alan drove us to the Leithen Valley lodge that afternoon, (about a two and one-half hour drive) and Sue had a fantastic New Zealand meal prepared for us in no time. The views surrounding this beautiful lodge were breathtaking. There was not a bad view from any window. Any one of them could have been the picture on a postcard. We quickly met all the young people working in the camp, which included the Stewarts' daughter, Rachel, as well as Billy Sandulak from High Mountain Outfitters In Manitoba, Canada, and Scott Kendrix from San Angelo, Texas. Alan told us that we should hunt red stag in this area early the next morning, so we were prepared to brave the snow and the cold temperatures. The next morning found us dressing in the warmest clothing we had brought, and preparing to hunt for the red stag. I set out with Billy Sandulak and Rachel, and after not too much time had passed, we saw several good stags in the area; however, we were looking for one specific stag that Billy had seen earlier in the season that had large drop tines. As the snow let up, we saw the stag that we were after off in the distance, and I was able to get a shot. It turned out to be an excellent gold medal New Zealand Stag. We returned to camp and learned that Val had taken a great gold medal stag that morning as well. That afternoon, I tried out the horses with Billy again as my guide, and I took an Arapawa Ram. The next morning, I again decided to hunt on horseback and again we were facing very cold temperatures; however, the scenery was so beautiful, that one hardly noticed the cold climate. It proved to be a successful day for me as I was able to take a super fallow deer. Alan told us that we should probably move on to the next camp the following day, and that was fine with all of us, as Don had also shot an excellent fallow deer that day.

It was on to the Cameron Creek Lodge early the next morning. This was a drive of several hours, but it allowed us to take in much of the South Island's beautiful scenery. We also could observe some of the picturesque small towns that appeared along our route. When we finally arrived at the lodge, we were delighted with the accommodations. The lodge was large, lovely and comfortable. It was located about a mile or two from the little town of Wanaka. This little town was a ski resort village, and it was nestled in a valley of the Southern Alps. To add to the beauty was a large lake in the center of town. As always, Sue had a wonderful meal prepared in no time, and we can honestly say that we have never eaten better on a hunting trip. The next day, Don and I set off for the Rangitata Gorge in the Southern Alps with Alan, Rachel, and Scott to search for Himalayan tahr. Hunting in these mountains became a real challenge because of their steepness. However, Don and I was both fortunate enough to take a good tahr without busting ourselves up too badly. I shot my tahr at the head of the Arrow Water River, and Don took his tahr several miles from there. I can truthfully say that hunting in these mountains was extremely good exercise. Booking with Alan is certainly the way to go if you want to do a traditional tahr hunt. You are up in the mountains glassing and stalking on foot, whereas a lot of the New Zealand outfitters hunt tahr from helicopters. We made it back to the main camp the next day and began to get ourselves prepared for the following day's hunt for chamois, which would be done by helicopter in the mountain range called the Southern Alps of the South Island.

Hunting for chamois proved to be exhilarating, to say the least. Lori and I went up with Alan and the pilot and flew through the mountain gorges for quite some time. The scenery was fantastic, and the helicopter allowed us to have views that we had never dreamed of. Finally, we saw a good chamois, and Alan and I jumped out of the helicopter into waist-high snow and took off after the trail. This did not prove successful, so we climbed back into the helicopter, which had been hovering as we were hunting. After more searching, we saw another chamois, and Alan and I jumped out again. This time, I was more determined than ever to get this animal. Luck was with me, as I was successful and managed to take a really good chamois. Now, I could really enjoy the trip back, as I could relax with the satisfied feeling that I had had a really great hunt. It was even more exciting when we returned to camp and could hear Don's tales of his successful chamois hunt. On June 4, we began the long trip home, but what great memories I will have of my New Zealand hunt.

I would like to emphasize that Alan is a great outfitter with whom to hunt. He gets you on the right animals and has everything very well organized, from the traveling to the camp arrangements to the hunting. There are wonderful activities for hunting companions to enjoy, and beautiful sights for all to appreciate. New Zealand is a marvelous place to hunt, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 1268 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 29, 1999 to July 10, 1999
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Leithen Valley and Karangarua near Mount Cook


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Alan Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold medal red stag.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 3/4 inch
Tahr - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Gold medal.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent condition. The availability of tahr was average but it was winter and snowing quite a bit. So there may have been many more had we been able to see them.


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: This airline is superb in sevice and comfort.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: None Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Round trip Reno to Queenstown Amount: $1300
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking a tahr in the snowy mountains and hunting with one of the foremost guides on the South Island.
Equipment Recommendations: Depends on the time of year. Their seasons are just the opposite of ours. Winter clothing for June, July and August.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The Stewarts run a first class operation. We liked it so much, that we plane to return.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Earl Lewis
Contact Information: Tel. 775-423-0208 - PO Box 1620, Fallon, NV 8940-1620
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Africa and New Zealand.
Physical Condition: I'm almost 78 years of age and still going up the mountains.


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 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts 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: 556 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 27, 1998 to March 7, 1998
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Leithen Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Alan and Sue Stewart; Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts. Road 5; Gore; Greenvale; 9700; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-3-207-2773; Fax: 011-34-3-207-2776; Email: leithen@xtra.co.nz; Web www.leithenvalley.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Alan and Sue Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Tough hunting, but lots of trophy animals for those willing to hold out and work hard.


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: American and Quantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Lost one bag on return flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: none Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Beauty of New Zealand's South Island and professionalism and friendliness of Alan and Sue Stewart.
Equipment Recommendations: None, but know what constitutes a trophy. It's your choice, and there is lots of big ones to choose from.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would absolutely recommend the trip and already have. I'm planning a return trip.


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


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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