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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Morris Hunting Company 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: 8711 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 11, 2012 to May 25, 2012
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 9A, Cottonwood Bay, AK Peninsula


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Dave Garganta
Booking Agent (if any): Keith Atcheson; Atcheson & Sons. 3210 Ottawa St.; Butte; MT; 59701; Tel. 406-782-2382; Fax: 406-723-3318;Email: office@atcheson.com; Web www.atcheson.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8+ squared
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Outstanding hide; thick non rubber fur. We did not see one rubbed bear in entire 30 we saw....


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: Anchorage is very firearm friendly. Bush plane is Wx/VFR restricted to high tide arrival in Cottonwood Bay. We lost 1 day getting out. But, this is Alaska? relax and enjoy the opportunity


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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing a great 8+ foot blondish top, dark legged bear working the beach on day 12.... Sums it all up
Equipment Recommendations: Light weight gore tex waders with decent lace up boots. Gives you the protection from water when needed, but ankle stability to climb, as will be required. This is my 3rd AK hunt and I have just retired the waders due to a tear
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I already did. Attention to detail. great, dry camp with knowledgable "can do" people


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Toenshoff Jr.
Contact Information: Tel. 793.887.2270 - 6802 Spout Lane | Fairfax Station | VA | USA | 22039 E-mail: toenshoff@msrc.org
Hunting Experience: Extensive & worldwide, Africa (I have the Dangerous 7; Big 5 plus Croc & hippo); Alaska; Canada; Lower 48; Scotland, Argentina
Physical Condition: Good (better after 2 weeks in Bush walking on rocks; thru alders and climbing)


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
Spring Bear is a game of glassing, spotting & then put a stalk on. After numerous days, where my guide (Dave Garganta --- has been with Steve since '94 and is well referenced elsewhere in The Hunting Report --- saws an awful lot about the operation) & I saw about 30- different bear, we had a number of several stalks (and finding muscles that I forgot I had!). On May 23rd, we took to Steve's boat for a day of glassing. At noontime, we saw a BOB, "Bear on the Beach" .... one of MY new great hunting stories. Put the boat ashore about 1.5 miles downwind, put the stalk on and a long standing dream was fulfilled..... Re the Morris Hunting Company: what can be said? Attention to detail par any African 5 Star Lodge is the name of the game. Comfortable steel cabin. Dry Bunks... A SAUNA! ALL in the Alaskan Bush. Food? What about Chateau Briand (not even sure how to spell it)? Pork Loin? Chicken Saltimbocca? Porterhouse Steaks? Meatballs with coco-curry milk sauce as an App? Steve's cook, Jimmy, is a Bush Magician (with 43 AK hunts under his belt and the stories to accompany them) who brings in his favorites with all the sauces and spices and add ons (Carrots flambee'd with Liquor 43 and "Provence"? While not seen at Casa Toenshoff, standard fare at Morris Hunting Camp, Cottonwood Bay) Weather was typical Alaskan Peninsula..... We arrived to snow all around --- when we left, only the peaks were covered. We lost only 1 day to Wx (I called it a "camp day" --- heavy rain with 40 knot winds) on day 7 --- my knees thanked me.... Again, WHEN you get rained in, its nice to have a steel & wood cabin to dry off...



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Morris Hunting Company 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: 1897 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 20, 2000 to October 1, 2000
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: West of Iliamna 45 miles.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Mike Fetterstone
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Caribou - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Poor. I saw four bulls of 350 SCI. 1,000 animals total.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: The weather prevented moving to the spike camp that was likely to hold bears in Orca.
Game Condition Comments: Lots of caribou but few quality bulls.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 2 x 1 for ten days. Amount: $3750
Trophy Fees: Brown bear only if taken. Amount: $3500
Permits/Licenses: Hunt, caribou, brown bear and wolf. Amount: $930
Commercial Airfares: ERA. Amount: $250
Charter Airfares: Included in hunt fee. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Competition from unguided hunters in camp and nearby drop camp.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing hundreds of caribou on evening of day 6.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt only if your interested in representative size caribou.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Lechel
Contact Information: Tel. 505-856-0535 - 9600 Allande Road, Albuquerque, NM E-mail: lechel@nmia.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, British Columbia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and the United States.
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 Morris Hunting Company 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: 1663 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 28, 2000 to May 8, 2000
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: GMU 17, southwest of Iliamna (Just north of Stuyahok River)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Jon Gascoigne
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 7 1/2 to 8 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw only one bear in eight days in the field. I saw a sow and two cubs. Flying out, I saw a total of 21 caribou and six wolves.


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: North West Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8400
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $750
Charter Airfares: Amount: $245
Other Costs: Bear skull bleached and hide fleshed and packaged. Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The wind.
Highlights of Hunt: I saw six wolves. There was plenty of good food and the camping equipment was excellent.
Equipment Recommendations: Take a ski mask because of the wind.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The outfitter was first class as was the guide. However, I would recommend hunting in Unit 9. There is less hunting pressure because it is private land.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Phil Damitz
Contact Information: Tel. 414-764-6727 - 1790 Spruce Court, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Hunting Experience: I have shot seven moose, three elk, one grizzly and three black bears.
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 Morris Hunting Company 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: 180 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 1998 to May 16, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 9


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Dave Gagartoe
Booking Agent (if any): Garth Carter; Hunter Services Inc. P. O. Box 409; Minersville; UT; 84752; Tel. 435-386-1020;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent, I saw two Boone and Crockette Bears that were in snow avalanch areas. A hunter in a different camp hunting with Steve Morris killed a Boone and Crockette Bear.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I shot an eight foot bear the last day of my hunt. I saw 22 bears in six days. The weather was hurricane force winds and rain, snow and sleet for three days. I saw two bears that were Boone and Crockett but were in unreachable snow.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $275
Other Costs: tips and room after hunt Amount: $350
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Extremely bad weather kept us tied down for three of six days.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing Alaska and a very large number of bears. Meeting and making friends of outfitter Steve Morris.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Steve Morris did everything to make the best of the bad weather. What a great guide and outfitter! This is one of the best hunts of my life.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lloyd M Brown
Contact Information: Tel. 719-336-7431 - 16001 Road F, Grandada, CO 81041
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience in Alaska six times, and several grand slams. I have 150,000 acres of prime antelope, mule deer and white tail land in Southeast Norway , Sweden and Africa. Above average coues deer in Arizona, elk in Colorado and Arizona. Bow and arrow experience with several species.
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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Morris Hunting Company 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: 172 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 1998 to May 20, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 9


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Jon
Booking Agent (if any): Garth Carter; Hunter Services Inc. P. O. Box 409; Minersville; UT; 84752; Tel. 435-386-1020;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: One day I saw eight bears, 24 bears in six hunting days. Four full days lost to bad weather.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Hassle free.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $475
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $900
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Bagging a bear. Seeing two bears exit their den.
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I will recommend the hunt without reservation.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lynn M. Greene
Contact Information: Tel. 702-293-2858 - 524 Hidden Cove, Boulder City, NV 89005
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, Canada, United States, Mexico and Africa.
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
Steve Morris wants his hunters to get their game and he will do everything legal to that end. One hunter in our group left after four days due to weather. He did not bag a bear and was angry. I saw Steve the net day after this hunter departed. He was sincerely disappointed. He offered this fellow a different camp or a day's rest in Illiamna. The hunter wanted to go home! Alaska is Alaska, the weather, terrain, and insects many not be favorable. Alaska Fish and Game limits hunters to one bear/grizzly every four years. If it was not for that rule I'd hunt with Steve Morris next spring for brown bear.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Morris Hunting Company 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: 1039 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 10, 1998 to May 16, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 17B


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Steve Cook
Booking Agent (if any): Garth Carter; Hunter Services Inc. P. O. Box 409; Minersville; UT; 84752; Tel. 435-386-1020;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: No bears seen in seven days of solid hunting.
Game Condition Comments: None.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Fair Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Poor Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Alaska Air, TWA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No hazzles for a change. Treated respectfully by Alaska Air.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $157
Other Costs: Assistant guide tip $100, room two nights $200 Amount: $300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Last minute discount. Booked two weeks prior to departure. Possible reason I was given bad area. I should know better. You get what you pay for!!? No bears seen. The condition of camp with no latrine. Previous party defecation all around. I was supposed to go to Unit 9. Changed last minute to Unit 17. Previous hunters unsuccessfull. No bears seen either.
Highlights of Hunt: None. Going home.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Micheal Sansone
Contact Information: Tel. 314-227-9274 - 13894 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63011
Hunting Experience: I have taken six black bears, 20 whitetails, mountain lions, turkey, number four SCI bison and various other game all with archery!
Physical Condition: Very good. I train often.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
To: The Hunting Report From: Garth Carter of Hunter Services Date: June 8, 1998 Re: Michael Sansone's bear hunt

Got your letter concerning Michael Sansone's 1998 May brown bear hunt with Steve Morris.

First, realize that Michael Sansone booked this hunt directly through Steve Morris. But I am collecting facts concerning this hunt since I do commonly book hunts for Steve Morris.

Please review my initial letters concerning this hunt to Morris and Sansone and before publishing any reports, I would appreciate it if you would wait until all the facts are gathered.

My concern is that your service may be being used as a blackmail source instead of a valid hunt report information source to this case.

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To: Garth Carter's Hunting Services From: Michael Sansone Date: May 22, 1998 Re: Brown bear hunt.

Six months ago I subscribed to your "Huntin Fools" newsletter. I have been along time subscriber to Don Causey's "Hunt Report" and have always favored well when following their advise and direction so I was hopeful that your service would be another added safeguard for determining the best outfitters and areas for my hard earned money.

I am a self-employed small business owner who earns every penny the hard entrepreneurial way. The time spent away from my business obligations adds to the cost of my hunts so I always hunt hard with success as my goal. In order to insure a successful hunt as well as getting what I pay for, I train for all aspects of my hunt both physically, mentally and spiritually. I diligently practice and hone my shooting abilities for I firmly believe it is the guide/outfitter's responsibility and obligation to provide the client with the opportunity, and the clients obligation to complete the task by harvesting the game by following all the rules of fair chase. The hunter/client pays the guide/outfitter to scout and provide and prepare for what the client is unable to do because of the time and logistics involved.

On April 23, 1998 you telephoned me offering/selling a brown bear hunt with Morris Hunting Company of Alaska. Initially I was wary due to the term "Discounted" and the rush act need to decide right away. However due to your assurances and after speaking with several references as well as Steve Morris, I booked the hunt.

Upon my arrival in Iliamna, I ran into two of Morris' hunters returning home. It was sad to hear they had seen no bears in 10 days of hunting and that the weather was disastrous in unit 17. I was relieved to hear it was unit 17 not unit 9 where Morris said I would be hunting.

Morris told me the next day due to the problems of archery, I would be separated from the six rifle hunters in unit 9 and dropped into unit 17, the same camp as the previous unlucky hunters! Morris assured me that this was best for bowhunting.

I hunted seven complete days! I DID NOT SEE A BEAR! My GUIDE DID NOT SEE A BEAR. I hunted hard, even when my guide Steve Cook said the weather was not right to glass. I told my guide repeatedly "... I refuse to allow failure to occur due to my lack of effort!"

On Thursday the 11th day of the hunt, Morris flew in. I made him aware of my disappointments but he insisted I remain until Sunday or maybe Saturday. I learned at this time that all the rifle hunters in unit 9 had seen bears, several had killed and all had opportunities!

On Saturday evening, Morris returned. I insisted to be returned to Iliamna after his refusal to agree to at least a partial refund and his comments concerning my abilities to effectively hunt in another area. I arranged to get the hell out of there upon my return to Iliamna!

Garth, I feel as the booking agent and seller of this hunt for your friend Steve Morris, you are partially responsible for this unsuccessful bad deal. I have sent reports (copies enclosed) to SCI and Don Causey. I expect you to intervene and seek some form of restitution as well as a formal apology from Morris. I await your reply and advise you not to use that standard line of Bullshit about "huntin is huntin not killin..." or "gosh we sure are havin bad weather..." Keep in mind that the hunting community is a close-knit group where word travels very fast. If I was HUSTLED I will not rest until every one hears of it!

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To: Michael Sansone From: Garth Carter of Hunter Services Date: June 8, 1998 Re: Bear hunt

Today, I received your letter dated May 22, 1998 concerning your dissatisfaction with the Steve Morris' brown bear hunt. Enclosed you will find a letter from me to Steve Morris asking for more details on your hunt. Also I request from you the names and phone numbers of the guides that you have hunted with the last three years. I would like to verify with them that you are in fact the type of hunter you say your are, that you prepared physically, mentally, spiritually and refuse to allow failure to occur due to my (your) lack of effort.

Obviously you were dissatisfied with the hunt. I am trying to obtain all the facts before pointing any fingers. I will follow this letter up with a letter to you concerning my thoughts and recommendations after I have received a reply from the Morris Hunting Company.

Michael, in your letter you say that I called you trying to talk you into this hunt. If you recall you submitted a form requesting that I call you if Hunter Services received any discounted, cancellation or reduced priced hunts for brown bear. I called, as you requested, gave you Steve Morris' phone number, you conducted the research on this hunt, then you submitted your payment to Steve Morris. I found out you booked the hunt with Steve after a conversation with Steve, not from you, nor did you send a deposit or any payment through me.

In your letter "I expect you to intervene and seek some form of restitution as well as a formal apology from Morris. I await your reply and advise you not to use that standard line of Bullshit about `huntin is huntin not killin. . . ` or `gosh we sure are havin bad weather...' Keep in mind that the hunting community is a close-knit group where word travels very fast. If I was HUSTLED I will not rest until every one hears of it!" This sounds like a threat instead of a request to investigate the truth. Michael, you have a right to a good, fair chase hunt. You also have the right to be dissatisfied and seek restitution. You do not have the right to threaten and attempt to bully people.

Enclosed is check #1553 for $100 which represents 100 percent refund for your 1998 membership in our Hunter Service program. This refund has nothing to do with restitution for the Morris hunt. It is our policy at Hunter Services to give a 100 percent refund to any who is unhappy with our service.

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To: Steve Morris of Morris Hunting Company From: Garth Carter of Hunter Services Date: June 8, 1998 Re: Michael Sansone's bear hunt

Enclosed is a copy of Michael Sansone's May 22, 1998 letter to me concerning his hunt with you, a copy of his report to SCI, a copy of his report to "The Hunting Report" and my initial letter of response to Mr. Sansone's letter.

First, I am not pointing fingers but am trying to gather more facts concerning this hunt and Mr. Sansone's dissatisfaction. Would you please respond to the following questions plus submit to me any additional information that may shed light on this hunt.

Did you submit a list of references to Mr. Sansone on your brown bear hunt? If so, how many, and in which years did these references hunt with you?

Were you aware that Mr. Sansone was an archery hunter? If so, did you provide him with archery hunter references? Was Mr. Sansone booked for a brown bear hunt on a specific unit? If so, what unit and did he have the opportunity to hunt that unit?

Mr. Sansone states that he booked a hunt with 10 days of hunting, is this correct? How many days did he hunt? More or less than agreed upon, why? Did you offer him additional days or a "come back" offer?

Mr. Sansone states that he told you of his dissatisfaction during the hunt. If so, how did you resolve or attempt to resolve this?

How many brown bear hunters did you take this spring? How many were successful? How many bears were seen? Please forward the names, addresses and phone numbers of these hunters.

Were there previous hunters in the camp where Mr. Sansone hunted? If so, explain their success or lack of. In previous years, how has the success been in this camp, both rifle and archery? Has the guide Mr. Sansone had, ever guided anyone in this area before, rifle or archery?

Did weather play a factor in this hunt? How would you describe Mr. Sansone's attitude? Did Mr. Sansone and his personal guide get along? Did you and Mr. Sansone get along? Was payment received as per you and Mr. Sansone's agreement? Did Mr. Sansone threaten you if he failed to receive restitution?

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To: Garth Carter of Hunter Services From: Michael Sansone Date: June 5, 1998 Re: Black bear hunt with Steve Morris

Thank you for the $100.00 refund. That leaves approximately $8,000.00 still outstanding on my expenditures on the bogus hunt you initiated! My comments on your reply to my letter dated May 22,1998.

Paragraph #1: I take offense to your request for past outfitters to prove myself and my word and consider it an insult! To assist you in "... investigating the truth" they are: Todd Schwandt, Nevada High Country Outfitters, Lamoille, Nevada; Ron Alexander, Bird River Outfitters Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mary and Marion Scott, P Cross Bar Ranch, Gillette, Wyoming. These are true professionals, outstanding individuals who have earned my respect and admiration; treat them accordingly!

Paragraph #2: Good!

Paragraph #3: If you check your answering machine, you will find several calls from me informing you of the pending hunt and my decision to hunt with Morris. I booked the hunt with Morris only after not hearing from you! Why did you not return my calls? I paid Morris upon arrival in Iliamna.

Paragraph #4: Until I received this letter today I was under the impression you were in on the hustle because your name was dropped several times by guides and outfitter as if you were a close associate. The content of this letter, (excluding the insults on my word and integrity) indicates that you may not be a part of nor responsible for Morris's actions as I previously suspected. Henceforth my harsh words may have been misdirected. I do not threaten nor do I bully, I take direct action to protect myself and my interests when any harm occurs as any man would! That is my right!

Paragraph #5: My first thought was to tear up this refund check for it was a fraction of the over $8,000.00 already lost. It has some merit as to the measure of your integrity so I thank you.

As you are aware I have and will continue to forward copy's of our correspondences to all party's involved: Morris, Don Causey and SCI. Don Causey already has sent you a request for information. Enclosed is one of several magazine articles I have had the honor of being mentioned in through the years to further (for the final time) prove my ability to hunt! See page 2 of Joe Blakes article and contact Joe through Mr. James of BOWHUNTER along with Chris Dorsey formally with PETERSON'S now editor of SPORTING CLAYS and ask them what kind of hunting buddy Mick Sansone is!

Thanks for taking the time to write.

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To: The Hunting Report From: Steve Morris of Morris Hunting Company Date: June 9, 1998 Re: Michael Sansone?s bear hunt

I have received your letter and a copy of Michael Sansone?s report. This negative report did not surprise me as it reflected Sansone?s negative attitude from the time that he arrived. I say this from my nine years as a registered guide and my ten years prior to that as an assistant guide.

Sansone was treated no differently than any of the other clients whom I had this spring for brown and black bear hunts. I had a total of 10 clients for two different hunts. All the other clients were very pleased with their hunts. A total of six bears were killed. The other clients who were unsuccessful have no complaints about my operation and intend to return for future hunts. Mick Sansone seems to feel that he was hustled as he reports to you and to Garth Carter.

I placed Sansone with a very experienced guide in the area where an archery hunter was successful last spring season. The camp, we call it Moose Valley, is a denning area and bears are regularly seen. In fact, Sansone told me he had seen a bear on the ridgeline above the camp, yet in all of his reports he claims to have seen no bears. This tends to make his story and complaints sound better.

After seven days of miserable weather, Sansone informed me he wanted his money back and would leave the hunt early. I urged him to stick the hunt out; I planned to take him to another camp. I offered to extend his hunt beyond the ten days he was booked for. I also offered him a discounted return hunt, if he did not have an opportunity for a shot at a bear. I have done this for previous hunters who were successful, including this season?s clients.

In my years as a guide/outfitter, I have been praised by my clients and many return and most of my business comes from referrals by satisfied clients. No outfitter can guarantee perfect weather nor 100 percent kill rates. I have the best available setups for Alaska hunting. However, sometimes we can?t guarantee total satisfaction to certain types of clients.

I ask that you use your best judgment on printing Sansone?s complaint. I expect you will be receiving more positive letters from other clients of mine, some of them not always successful in the hunt, but having found the whole experience rewarding which is part of what hunting is about. I hope their reports are also made available to the hunting public. Finally, perhaps other guides and outfitters should be made aware of Sansone as a client; thus I have forwarded all materials regarding this incident to the Alaska State Attorney Generals office in Juneau. Perhaps my unfortunate experience with such a client as Sansone can be avoided by others. I believe that it is Mick Sansone who is trying to hustle me. If he returns to Alaska and tries this with another guide at least there will be a record of it.

Mick Sansone did forward some copies of magazine articles to prove whatever it was he was trying to prove about himself to you and Garth Carter. I have enclosed a copy of a magazine article published in Alaska Bowhunter (available on Steve L. Morris by request). This article about Tim Laurie has some real merit here. Tim hunted in the exact same camp, with the same guide, starting on the same day, one-year prior in 1997. Mick Sansone should take lessons here from Tim Laurie. Not so much regarding his bear hunt, but in his moose hunt. Tim Laurie returned last fall to hunt moose after his successful bear hunt in the spring. He had terrible weather for seven straight days. I flew over them several times to check on them and was unable to land do to the strong winds. Finally, on day seven, I was able to land. Tim was very frustrated with the weather and the hunt. He said his hunt was going bad right from the beginning when his luggage was three or four days late on arriving. He was frustrated and told me he was done and wanted to go home. I had to convince Tim into staying, I told him I had a big bull moose spotted not far from Ilaimna and there was three days left in the season. The next day I flew him out to this new camp with another guide. The next morning, Tim killed a very large moose (he claims it is the new number five SCI archery) with one-day left in the season. When I landed to pick him up from the camp the first words out of his mouth were ?Steve, I thank you enough for talking me into staying.? Mick should take note!

Thank you for considering my documented professionalism regarding this situation. I have enclosed a detailed description of the hunt should you wish to refer to it.

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To: The Hunting Report From: Steve L. Morris of Morris Hunting Company Date: June 9, 1998 Re: Report of Morris Hunting Company Bear Hunt, Spring, 1998

I conducted two hunts; one from April 25 to May 5, 1998; the other from May 10 through May 25, 1998. I had a total of 10 clients for the two different hunts. A total of 6 bears were killed.

THE FIRST HUNT

This hunt was in unit 17 which borders unit 9 but is open every year whereas unit 9 is only open in the springs of even numbered years. I had two clients for this hunt, John Clemmons for Wisconsin and Tom Budd from Alberta, Canada. Tom Budd had a guide/outfitter, Gordon Burton from Alberta, come along with him for the purpose of videoing the hunt. Gordon Burton purchased a license in the event they were successful early, then he would hunt. I had two camps in unit 17. One with John Clemmons and guide Jim Love. The other camp had Tom and Gordon along with guide Mike Featherstone.

The day I flew everyone into the camps the weather was beautiful. The following 11 days we had terrible weather. It rained and snowed every day. The winds were also extremely strong. Mike Featherstone spotted one bear while the two clients were holed up in the tent. Client Tom Budd claims he spotted one other bear. These hunters stayed the duration of their hunt. John Clemmons did not see a bear until the night I flew him out of camp.

THE SECOND HUNT

Mick Sansone was scheduled to arrive on May 8, two days prior to the opening of the hunt. I do this as much as possible to position everyone into camps and in the event of bad weather. Sansone arrived with two other clients, Tom Krueger from Minnesota and Lynne Greene from Nevada. A fourth client, Lloyd Brown, an outfitter from Colorado, arrived on another flight the same day. The weather was bad enough that I was unable to fly and neither did the Air Taxi that I was using. The next day the weather was bad all morning. I made one attempt to fly out to the camp where I intended to place Sansone but had to turn around due to weather. That morning two more clients arrived, Armand Brackman and Jeff LeClerc from Minnesota. Prior to noon on May 9, I was unable to fly or place any clients in camp. Around noon I flew Steve Cook, Sansone?s guide, into camp. I then flew out Sansone who was the first hunter in the field. I managed to get all hunters into the field by the end of the day. I moved 10 people, guides and clients. I chartered a Beaver to move one guide and three clients to Cottonwood camp.

Steve Cook had guided in the camp, called Moose Valley, on at least four other hunts. In the spring of 1997, Cook guided an archery hunter to success with an eight-foot bear. Then he guided Garth Carter to another eight-foot bear three days later and three other bears were seen from this camp. Two kills in six days of hunting from the same camp that Sansone now hunted. This is a productive camp and it is in a denning area.

I was still doing some flying on the first day of the season so I flew over their camp late that first day just to check in and make sure they didn?t forget anything important. I spoke to the guide over the radio and he indicated that they were fine. I informed them that I would give them three days or so before I would check on them again. I checked in on them on the 14th. Sansone appeared very unhappy about this hunt so far claiming that the weather was bad, and he wasn?t seeing any bears and that he was, hunting hard. Steve Cook indicated to me that Sansone was not a very pleasant client and that he was mad from the very first day when they awoke to a snowstorm. I told Steve I would check on them on the 16th or 17th and move them then, if necessary.

I returned on Saturday and Sansone met me at the airplane. Steve was glassing from down the runway. I informed him I was going to move them to Cottonwood area on the coast. I told Sansone that it would be difficult archery hunting because of the steep brushy terrain. At this time he made some comment about using a gun. Then he asked me if I would give him a refund of some kind and he would just go home, because he was burned out. He also mentioned the fact that he had paid me with cash and that it should make a difference. I explained to him very clearly that he still had several days left on his scheduled 10-day hunt, and that if he could extend longer it would not be a problem with me. I also told him if he did not get an opportunity at a bear on this hunt, I would have him come back on a reduced priced hunt. I have done that in the past. Sansone asked if he could possibly get to a phone prior to making his decision and I told him it would be no problem to stop at the cabin in Iliamna, enroute to Cottonwood Bay.

We arrived at my cabin in Iliamna, went inside and I placed the phone in front of Sansone to make his call. I then went outside and when I came back into the cabin Sansone told me he decided to leave because ?he just didn?t feel good about it.? I told him that was his decision but I had to fly to the Cottonwood Bay camp anyway to bring back a hunter.

I flew to the coast camp to pick up Lloyd Brown. When I arrived, I waited for Lloyd and his guide Dave Garganta to show up. They arrived about a half-hour later. Lloyd had killed a bear on their way back to camp. He was very happy about this bear although it was not large. I loaded up and flew Lloyd back to Iliamna about 11 PM. Also in this camp the same day, Lynne Greene killed a bear, but I did not know that at the time. These two bear kills were in the same location as I intended to fly Sansone but he refused based on his statement that he just didn?t feel good about it.

When we got back to the cabin, Sansone appeared unhappy as Lloyd talked about his hunt. Lloyd also indicated what a great setup I had. About midnight, Lloyd stepped out of the area for a minute and Sansone pulled out some paperwork and flashed a blank copy of the Hunting Report Evaluation form in front of me and asked me if I was familiar with it. I replied I was. I was a subscriber for several years. He said he had checked the with Hunting Report prior to coming on this hunt and they did not have any reports on me. I replied that lots of guides will hand various report forms to clients at the conclusion of a hunt and encourage them to fill the forms out and send them in. It?s not a practice of mine. Mick used this tactic as if to threaten me.

The next morning Lloyd and Sansone departed Iliamna with Lake Clark Air to return to Anchorage. Sansone left early in his hunt when he had an opportunity to hunt a new location and an offer to extend if that was necessary. He chose to leave, based on his two statements that he was burned out and he just didn?t feel good about it.

COMMENTS REGARDING SANSONE?S REPORT

References: Sansone called at least two of my references. Tim Laurie (847-464-4 1 17) who killed a bear the spring before in Moose Valley Camp and Ryan Dorak who also killed a bear last spring. Ryan called me to let me know of Sansone?s call and Sansone told me that he spoke to Tim Laurie. He may have called others. Ryan Dorak (920-822-5419) spoke to Sansone about hunting in Alaska. Ryan briefed me about this conversation he said that Mick was very worried about the money issue.

Facilities: Sansone?s report claims that camp facilities were poor, equipment was fair and food was fair. All my other hunters? claims that I provide excellent camps from cabin accommodations in Iliamna or Cottonwood to spike camps, with quality tents and equipment. Everyone seemed very satisfied with the spike camps. I had intended to put Sansone in a higher altitude spike camp in unit 9, to get above some of the dense brush and steepness of the coast. However, these camps were completely snowed in, with conditions that made them dangerous to get to and stay in. Mick makes a complaint about this. The camp he hunted in is only 10 miles from the unit 9 border.

My arrogance: Everyone had an opinion and Sansone is entitled to his. However, nine clients are very happy, but one isn?t. Within reason and regulations, I tried to provide the best hunt possible while keeping my clients safe. I offered Sansone options, which he chose to ignore. Regarding arrogance please read Mick Sansone's letter to Garth Carter, dated May 22,1998. In the last paragraph, Mick makes his statement that he doesn?t want to hear ?huntin is huntin not killin. . . gosh we sure havin bad weather?. It sounds as if Mick Sansone is exempt from this or maybe he?s above these conditions. It is an arrogant attitude at best.

Discounted hunts: Sansone comments about booking a discounted hunt and getting what he pays for. I had two hunters who paid less than he did for their hunts and both killed brown hears. One of these hunters did not arrive until May 15 to hunt the last 10 days of the season. He got a nice bear on the 20th of May after Sansone had returned home.

Issues of responsibility: Sansone has written to Garth Carter regarding what he feels are Carter?s responsibilities for Sansone?s not having a good hunt. Perhaps instead Mr. Sansone should question his own responsibility were he capable of doing so. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW DOCUMENT ---------------------------------------------------------------------

To: The Hunting Report From: Steve Cook Date: June 29, 1998 Re: Michael Sansone?s hunt

My name is Steve Cook. I?ve been hunting in Alaska since 1979, five years have been spent as an assistant guide, three of those years working for Steve Morris. After reading the letters and reports that were sent by Mr. Sansone to various organizations, I felt it necessary for you to hear my side of the story.

I work full time for the Air National Guard. I use my vacation time from the Guard when I am guiding for Steve Morris. I do this because I enjoy getting out and seeing new country, meeting people, and also it gives me a little extra spending money. I have worked for other guide/outfitters and seen other operations. Since I do not need to guide for a living, you can believe me when I say, Steve Morris runs a top-notch operation.

The gear he has is the finest available. He stocks his camps with the finest food, and he takes care of all of his clients and assistant guides as well. He has assistant guides waiting in line to work for him. I have no problem telling you or anybody, it is a privilege to work for Steve Morris. Since I am an avid bow hunter myself, I am usually assigned to hunt with any bow hunters we have. As far as the outfitter not scouting, I personally have now guided seven brown bear hunters (including Mr. Sansone) five have been successful, and three were taken in the very location Mr. Sansone and I were hunting.

The first day of the season we experienced a snowstorm that lasted into the evening. Mr. Sansone was never very optimistic about the hunt and his negativity lasted throughout the hunt, even though on the 2nd day we spotted a quality bear. I estimated it was about three miles away, and headed the other direction.

There are some things I read in his reports that disturbed me. The statement about seeing no bears is not true. We saw a large bear the 2nd day heading away from camp. He doesn?t mention anything about seeing many animals including, caribou, moose and a beautiful gray wolf at about 40 yards. I?ve been hunting in Alaska for 19 years and have only seen three wolves. This was a highlight for me even if he was not impressed. As for arrogance, even after I told him ptarmigan season was closed, he still went out and shot one.

On the 6th day we were sitting in camp because of bad weather when Mr. Sansone told me he had never been away from home this long and he was home sick. Everyone probable gets a little home sick, but I find it very unfortunate that because an individual might be home sick, can stop his hunt short, demand money back and get negative reports published, because he decided to go home.

I?m sure there are some flim flam wannabe outfitters (quote form Mr. Sansone,) out there that your reports have helped get rid of. Morris Hunting Company does not fall into this category. Mr. Sansone talks about a ?close knit hunting community?. If this is the type of individuals you have in your close-knit community, I for one do not want anything to do with it.

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To: Garth Carter?s Hunting Services From: James T. Kruger Date: July 21, 1998 Re: Hunting experience with Steve Morris

Steve Morris of Morris Hunting Company in Anchorage, Alaska has sent me an unfavorable hunting experience by Michael Sansone and asked if I would respond directly and impartially to you regarding my hunting experience with Steve.

First, I?d like to give you a little background about me I am a self employed small business owner similar to Mr. Sansone so I think I come from the same hard earned environment and must select my hunting time and expenses accordingly. I am a rifle hunter and spend many hours preparing for my hunts and have my own rifle range to assure a successful kill when the right moment occurs. My first guided hunt was in 1972 and have had guided hunts almost every year since, some successful - some not, some outfitters good - some not. I have hunted from the Arctic to the lower 48 states.

I have been trying to get a brown bear for three years. The first year in Iliamna I sat on the side of a mountain for 10 days and saw nothing. The second year (and with the same outfitter) we hunted hard but did not have the opportunity to get close to an acceptable bear. I considered those two hunts as ?OK? but not the best. This last year I chose to hunt with Steve Morris in Iliamna and I saw bear and could have shot some but they were not large enough. I have booked a hunt with Steve Morris for the same area for the fall of 1999. I was on my hunt the same time as Mr. Sansone and would rate the outfitter, guide, conditions of the camp and equipment and the quality of the food to be excellent.

I believe a hunter has to realize that your hunt is for a selected period of time (10 - 15 days). The bear can come out of hibernation anytime before or after your selected time. Selecting that time is the key however that?s like predicting the weather. Also, you need to consider the location of the hunt such as remote locations and the area of the hunt. A hunter cannot expect the amenities you receive at a game ranch with those of a hunt in the lower 48 states and in turn you cannot compare the Alaska mainland with the peninsula (Iliamna) because of the remoteness and cost for bringing in supplies and the ever-changing weather conditions. Everything must be flown or shipped in because there are no roads.

In my final analysis of Mr. Sansone?s expectations of his bear hunt. - I believe he should stick to the game ranches in the lower 48 states. I do not want to be considered in his scope of an avid experienced hunter. GET REAL MR.SANSONE!!

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To: Michael Sansone From: Garth Carter of Hunter Services Re: Follow up letter to report

This is my follow-up letter to my May 29, 1998 letter to you.

After visiting and receiving correspondence with everyone I could concerning your spring brown bear hunt with Steve Morris, I offer you my opinion.

It turns out you hunted with the same guide, in the same area as I successfully hunted last year and also the same as one of the archery references you called, Tim Laurie, who also successfully hunted it last year. Therefore it appears you were hunting with a good guide in a good area.

According to Morris and your guide Steve Cook, you did in fact see a bear, and requested to leave before the completion of your hunt.

Morris stated that he had agreed to move you to another area and extend your hunt at no additional cost. Then, if in fact you were unsuccessful, he offered for you to come back at a reduced price -- sounds fair to me.

Michael, hunting is hunting. I wish you would have had a more enjoyable hunt, but you did not. I think you were treated fairly, that?s my opinion.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Morris Hunting Company 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: 184 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 9, 1998 to May 23, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Unit 9


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Joe
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Saw 26 bears butcouldn't get close enough or were too small.
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of game. Guide was experienced but luck wasn't with us.


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:
Name of Airline: NW and Alaskan Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $200
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems.
Highlights of Hunt: Beauty of the country and seeing 26 bears.
Equipment Recommendations: Good hip boots and rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James (Tom) Kruger
Contact Information: Tel. 320-963-6539 - 9876 Dillon Avenue North West, Maple Lake, MN 55358
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for 46 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent for 60.


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 Morris Hunting Company 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: 1019 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 8, 1998 to May 16, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Alaska Peninsula Unit 9


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Steve Morris; Morris Hunting Company. P. O. Box 190342; Anchorage; AK; 99519; Tel. 907-243-4868; Email: mhcak@gci.net;
Personal Guide (if any): Micheal Featherstone
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Yes, green score in excess of 28 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: It was a late spring and bears were only starting to come out of hibernation. Excellent brown bear country. We saw a number of brown bears in addition to the one that I shot.


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: Northwest, Alaska Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $10500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Minneapolis to Anchorage Amount: $715
Charter Airfares: Air Alaska Amount: $305
Other Costs: gratuities Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I experienced no problems. If someone likes to hunt hard, this is the one for you.
Highlights of Hunt: I bagged a trophy brown bear. The service and equipment on this hunt was excellent. We hunted from a spike camp.
Equipment Recommendations: Good hiking boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would definitely recommend this hunt to a friend. This one of the best outfitted hunts I have experienced.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Armand Brachman
Contact Information: Tel. 612-476-0155 - 1990 West Farm Road, Long Lake, MN 55356
Hunting Experience: I have hunted 10 different species of big game in North America. In my lifetime I have shot over 75 big game animals.
Physical Condition: My physical condition is 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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