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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mountain Hunters 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: 8086 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 8, 2010 to April 16, 2010
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Glenburn Station


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Adrian Moody; Mountain Hunters. RD 1; Masterton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-6-370-3643;
Personal Guide (if any): Brent Moody
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Boar, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Best Airline for a long flight to New Zealand from Honolulu.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Got the "Triple Crown". A free range gold medal Fallow deer, 6X5 Red Deer & Trophy Wild Boar. 7 of us took 13 stags and one boar.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring good binos and spotting scope if you have one.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Everyone in our party had a great time! It's just a great free range hunt!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Damian Baptiste
Contact Information: Tel. 808-652-7488 - P.O. Box 193 Kilauea, Hawaii 96754 E-mail: damian_39@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Canada, Alaska, New Zealand 5x, New Mexico, Hawaii
Physical Condition: Could be alot better!


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
For me it was my 3rd trip with Adrian Moody's Mountain Hunters (all free range hunts). Adrian is one of the most honest people you will ever meet as he changed our original hunting area to an area wih better trophy potential. Accomodations were in a nice cottage on the 17,000 acre working sheep station. We hunted using 4 wheelers to access the high country then glassed until a suitable stag was located. The other 6 members of our party all were on their first New Zealand hunts and everyone had a great time. Ate fresh Abalone(Glenburgers)for lunch. If you enjoy a real hunting experience Adrian, Wendy & the gang do a great job!!!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mountain Hunters 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: 3273 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2002 to March 14, 2002
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Ngamatea Station, Kaimanawa Range, North Island.


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Adrian Moody; Mountain Hunters. RD 1; Masterton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-6-370-3643;
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian Moody
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Sika - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two, Douglas score over 165 and over 174.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The very best free-range Sika hunting in New Zealand and the best outfitter. See comments.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Hunter-friendly service from Hawaii.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: New Zealand firearms license. Amount: $13
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $650
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Trout fishing license, approximately $30 and tips. Amount: $30
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none. My fifth hunt with Adrian and all have been among the best hunts of my life.
Highlights of Hunt: A great guide, a beautiful country and lots of game in a wonderful free-range situation.
Equipment Recommendations: A flat-shooting rifle, good binoculars, and good hiking boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely, because Adrian Moody is completely honest, hard-working, great to spend time with, and has the best free-range Sika (and other game) that I have seen.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard M May
Contact Information: Tel. 808-675-1287 - 91-311 Hoku Aukai Way, Kapolei, HI 96707 E-mail: richard.may@hickam.af.mil
Hunting Experience: About 25 years of hunting in North America, New Zealand, and Asia.
Physical Condition: 60 years old and no injuries. I do recommend that you work out as this is hilly and steep country. Not physically dangerous at all, but fairly steep slopes.


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
Adrian has several top-quality properties to hunt and offers superb Red stag, fallow deer, feral sheep, pigs, goats and sambar hunting, all free-range, plus waterfowl and upland birds. Wild turkey hunting is wonderful, as is trout fishing. It doesn't get any better than this.

Readers of The Hunting Report regularly learn about great outdoor adventures in New Zealand. There are many good reasons for that, as the country is safe, hunter-friendly and beautiful. I have hunted and fished in New Zealand almost on an annual basis, and my most recent trip in 2002 was my fifth trip with Adrian Moody of Mountain Hunters. I have no financial stake in any hunting outfit, but can recommend Adrian without reservation. He and his family have become good friends, and his outfit is held in such high esteem by members of the Hawaii chapter of SCI that we have made them honorary members of the chapter. They are everything you could ask for in an outfitter-friendly, extraordinarily hard-working, very competent, completely honest, and with access to some of the very best free-range hunting in the country.

As readers are no doubt aware, all of New Zealand's big game is introduced, and the country has gone through several stages in management (or attempted elimination) of big game. At this point, there are good huntable populations ofTahr and Chamois on the South Island and of Red Stag and Fallow Deer, plus goats and boar on both islands.

North Island specialties include Sambar and Sika Deer. There's also limited hunting for Wapiti (Elk) and Whitetail Deer, although U.S. hunting for those species is better. Add great bird hunting for Turkeys, Peacock, a variety of ducks and geese, pheasants and California Quail, and you have a hunter's paradise. Most hunting properties have access to excellent fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout, as well, and I have enjoyed fishing on all but one of my trips, when the South Island streams were frozen.

Adrian recently moved from Taupo, on the central North Island to Masterton, located in the Wairarapa area of the North Island. He has exclusive hunting rights to a large coastal station (ranch) which offers excellent Red Stag and Wild Boar hunting, plus all the coastal attractions. I have heard rave reviews from fellow hunters, but have not yet had the chance to hunt this station. I have successfully hunted free range Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Feral Sheep, Fallow Deer and Sika Deer with Adrian on various other properties he has access to. For this article, I will concentrate on Sika, a specialty of his. Sika were introduced from an estate herd in England, and have existed in the wild for many decades, populating the Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges. The animals I have seen are large for Sika, and are thought to be of the Manchurian Sika subspecies. I have not weighed a stag, but would guess that average weight would be 170 to 200 pounds for a mature stag. They are extraordinarily handsome animals, with a spotted coat and prominent rump patch in the summer, and a nice mane and darker coat in Autumn. Remember that these animals have adapted to the Southern Hemisphere seasons, so they are in breeding condition from early March to July. They are short-coupled, stocky animals with a sharp nose, and appear as pugnacious as they really are. They can be quite secretive and can disappear in the dense scrub. However, their Achilles heel is that during the rut, the stags roar frequently. The roar is a high squeal ending in a low growl, like a distant lion. Both sexes also have a sharp warning bark, although the hinds seem to bark most often. The antler configuration is normally a long main beam, up to a bit over 30 inches in length, with four points to each side. They look somewhat like miniature Elk. The New Zealand Douglas scoring method is somewhat like Boone and Crockett, and penalizes asymmetry. A score of 165 or higher seems to be the mark that Kiwi hunters and visitors look for in a real trophy stag.

As I previously mentioned, all of the hunting I have done with Adrian is for wild and completely free-ranging animals. There are no helicopters or high fences on the stations I have hunted. This means that you will work a bit, as the hunting is in steep and hilly terrain. However, you will see many fine animals and won't be bothered by other hunters, which can be a problem in public areas. I have hunted Sika twice on one of Adrian's areas, a beautiful 80,000-acre station in the Kaimanawas, right in the middle of the best Sika habitat. Both hunts have been very successful. On my hunt in March 2002, I took two beautiful Sika stags, scoring 174 plus and 165 plus. More importantly, I enjoyed a great experience in beautiful country, with a chance to see over two dozen eminently shootable stags in four days.

Hunters used to hunting the Rockies will feel right at home. The standard routine for my hunts was a pre-dawn light breakfast, then a drive to a point from which we climbed to a good vantage point. Once we glassed a promising animal, we would then stalk to within range. At mid-day, we either stayed on the mountain with a light lunch in a pack, or returned for a cooked meal and then hunted again from mid-afternoon until dark. At this particular station, we stayed in a hut with comfortable bunks and a good stove. An ingenious plumbing setup let us heat water for hot showers and for dishwashing, but there is no electricity in this hut. It is, however, a very comfortable and dry cabin for a base camp, and the hunting areas are all within a 30-minute drive by ranch road. With regard to the actual stalking itself, my experience has been that a careful approach works with Sika just as it does with Elk or Mule Deer. There are many Sika and Red Deer in the area, so caution must be exercised for unseen animals feeding along the route planned for the stalk. In addition, you may find that a steep canyon or other obstacle makes a very close approach impossible. My last three stags were shot at 155, 230 and 265 yards, respectively. Adrian has a laser rangefinder and also has a Remington 700 in 7mm Rem Mag. available if you don't care to carry a rifle. His rifle is accurate and his ammo is handloaded with Swift A-frame bullets. As I am a Southpaw, I have used my own .30-06 with 150-grain Sierra Pro-hunter bullets with good results. Even if you also hunt for Red Stag, you won't need a cannon here. While Red Stag are closely related to Elk (read: tough), they are much smaller, at perhaps 300-350 pounds, so any accurate rifle in the .270/. 280/. 308/.30-36/7MM Mag range will work well. For my two Sika hunts, the weather was generally good, with temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but rain is always possible and in late season, you may see snow as well. The terrain can be steep, but not steep as in sheep hunting. Good boots and camouflage clothing, plus a set of lightweight rain gear are in order here. Remember your camera, as there's no more photogenic country in the world! Finally, a packable fly rod or ultralight spinning rod and a small assortment of lures or flies will bring great enjoyment during the non-hunting time of day.

Adrian's Sika stag hunts are currently priced at $350 per day for 1x1 guiding, with a $2,500 trophy fee when a stag is taken. Short hunts will likely be successful, but if you are looking for a stag which will score high in the record book, I'd plan on a four or five day hunt. A review of the SCI book will show a number of Sika taken with Mountain Hunters. Adrian is also offering a free-range four-day Red Stag hunt at $2,950, all- inclusive. Fallow deer are also available on that hunt for a $1,200 trophy fee, with all prices above in U.S. dollars.

Before closing, I'll add a few words on traveling to New Zealand to hunt. The country welcomes tourists and hunters. Where else can you get a welcoming cup of coffee or tea at the customs entry point? At Auckland airport, once you clear immigration, you will pick up your bags. Just prior to entry to the customs inspection area, there is a small police office. At this point, you can register your rifle or shotgun. Handguns are not permitted. The cost is a nominal $25 in New Zealand currency, and the license is good for multiple guns for one year. I recommend you take some proof of ownership, such as the U.S. Customs form you can obtain prior to departure from the U.S. There are no big game licenses required, although trophy fees often apply on the various stations. Trout fishing and bird hunting do require licenses, but the cost is very reasonable. The conservation authorities in New Zealand are rightly concerned about importation of soil-borne animal or plant diseases. They will want to ensure your hunting apparel, and boots in particular, are clean. I recommend you thoroughly clean the soles of hunting boots, and then pack them on top of your duffel so the agricultural inspector can look at them and dip them if warranted. Other than that minor inconvenience, you will find customs and entry to be completely painless.

Finally, a word on returning with trophies. You can bring back not only trophies but also venison from New Zealand, thanks to their care in maintaining a disease-free environment. However, for wild game, you will need the appropriate export paperwork and also will need to fill out the appropriate U.S. Fish and Wildlife import forms. I have found that for trophies to be mounted, it has worked best for me to have the taxidermy done in New Zealand and have the taxidermist box and ship the trophies with all paperwork complete on his end. You do have shipping costs to bear by so doing, but lower taxidermy rates and the fact that you avoid excess baggage charges when returning may offset this. I have used Sika Country Taxidermy in Taupo with complete satisfaction for the past seven years. The owner, Vern Pearson, is highly skilled and his prices are more than reasonable.

In conclusion, I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every hunt with Adrian, and highly recommend him. He can also arrange Rusa Stag hunting in New Caledonia in addition to his many New Zealand opportunities. I am convinced that for free ranging Sika Deer, there is no better operation anywhere.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mountain Hunters 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: 1311 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 10, 1999 to July 17, 1999
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Dry Creek Station, South Cantebury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Adrian Moody; Mountain Hunters. RD 1; Masterton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-6-370-3643;
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian Moody and Mark Harrison of Kiwi Safaris
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very large bull, 13 1/4 inch horns.
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Nine inch buck.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Best free-range tahr concession in New Zealand. We saw hundreds of tahr, plus red stags. Chamois average in numbers, but Adrian has an excellent chamois concession elsewhere.


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 Pacific Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Air Pacific Honolulu to New Zealand.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Guide fees $350 per day one on one for five days Amount: $1750
Trophy Fees: Tahr $2,500, chamois $1,500 Amount: $4000
Permits/Licenses: Waterfowl hunting. Amount: $35
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Great companions, long uphill climb and stalk on the tahr.
Equipment Recommendations: Good climbing boots and gaiters for snow.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard M. May
Contact Information: Tel. 808-674-1287 - PO Box 6483, Honolulu, HI 96818-0483
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in North America, Asia, Alaska and New Zealand three times.
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
I wanted to add a few notes to this report, as this is the third time I have hunted with Adrian Moody of Mountain Hunters, and I am extremely pleased. I hunt as a hobby, and am not in any way affiliated with any outfitter or guide. However, I look my guides and outfitters over pretty closely, as I am a strong believer in the importance of ethical hunts and making friendships around the campfire, and also insist on free-range, fair chase as a personal tenet of my hunting. Adrian meets the highest standards. He is a great companion and as honest an outfitter as I have ever met. He and his family have become my friends. Many of our Hawaii Safari Club Chapter members have hunted with Adrian, and I first hunted with him for red stag on the North Island in 1995. I again hunted with him for sika and fallow deer in 1998 and for tahr and chamois this past summer. Adrian and his family live in Taupo, and their long-term hunting was for red stag, feral sheep, fallow deer and ducks and geese. Their 80,000-acre sika concession at Ngamatea is world-class. We had discussed South Island hunting several times over the past year, and Adrian now has access to a great chamois block, plus an arrangement with Mike Freeman's Kiwi Safaris to host tahr and chamois hunters. It is this latter hunt that I took this July. The hunt took place in a mountainous area near the town of Fairlie in South Canterbury. Terrain is reminiscent of parts of Wyoming or Montana, and elevation is around 5,000 to 6,500 feet. The tahr areas are, of course, steep, but the terrain is much more negotiable than areas in Fiordland or further west in the Southern Alps. The tahr, which are free ranging, are very abundant, and if weather cooperates, a patient hunter who can climb a little should get an excellent animal fairly quickly. This area is within the concession held by Mike Freeman and Mark Harrison of Kiwi Safaris, and both Mark and Adrian acted as guides and companions. Mark is an excellent guide, a great cook, and a fine person to be around. Once tahr hunting is complete, there are chamois, red stags, some fallow deer, ducks and small game. Earlier in the season, trout and salmon fishing are available. Accommodations were in a ranch bunkhouse, with hot water showers and comfortable beds, and Mark cooked great meals in the cookhouse. You won't lose weight on this hunt!

A fair amount of climbing is needed to get to the tahr, but it isn't tough by New Zealand free-range tahr hunting standards. The terrain is steep and grassy with rock outcrops, but we didn't need crampons. At the time of my hunt, in mid-July, we had about 14 inches of snow on the slopes in most areas. Well broken-in hiking boots and gaiters are essential, and boots should be waterproof, as you will ford small streams. In mid-winter, the temperature ranged from about 5 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and there was little wind. Layered camo clothing worked well. Shots can be long, so I recommend a rifle in the .270 to 7mm Magnum or .30-06 range, with premium bullets. Tahr is bulky in the shoulders and pretty tough, as our mountain goats are. Chamois are light and not very tough, but are spooky and quick. Interestingly, there are few chamois in the same immediate vicinity with tahr, and Mark told me that the presence of tahr causes the chamois to move away from the immediate area.

I have looked fairly extensively at options for tahr hunting, and don't think there is a better deal. You can hunt behind wire for more money, but the satisfaction is less and in any case, you will be hard-pressed to find better bulls. You can hunt further Southwest in the Alps, and you will truly earn what you get, but will work very hard, and will not likely find animals as good as these. Whatever you do, you will not find better, more honest people who will work harder than Adrian Moody, Mark Harrison and Mike Freeman. I was treated as family, as I have been on previous trips. I don't readily recommend outfitters with no reservation whatsoever, but Adrian Moody of Mountain Hunters and Mike and Mark at Kiwi Safaris earn my highest marks.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mountain Hunters 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: 544 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 6, 1999 to May 9, 1999
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - North Island
Hunt Area: Taupo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Adrian Moody; Mountain Hunters. RD 1; Masterton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-6-370-3643;
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian Moody
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Sika - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Number 7 free range in record book.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt and guides. 80,000 acres with no hunters or game fences.


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: Good
Name of Airline: Quantes Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3700
Trophy Fees: included 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 lots of sika deer and "roaring" them into range.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rex Baker
Contact Information: 136 Atlanta Country Club Drive, Marietta, GA 30067
Hunting Experience: Extensive experience.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Mountain Hunters 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: 568 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 14, 1998 to April 18, 1998
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - North and South Island
Hunt Area: Wanganui and Kaimanawa Range, Ngametea Station


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Adrian Moody; Mountain Hunters. RD 1; Masterton; New Zealand; Tel. 011-64-6-370-3643;
Personal Guide (if any): Adrian Moody
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Sika - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4 x 3 points 26-27 inches
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: buck, 17 points, 21-22 inches
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Adrian has the best free range sika block (80, 000 acres) in New Zealand. Superb fallow deer hunting on the Wanganui Block. Also superb trout fishing.


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: "Hunter friendly."


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 5 days guiding Amount: $1800
Trophy Fees: sika $1,200, fallow $300 Amount: $1500
Permits/Licenses: rifle permit Amount: $16
Commercial Airfares: Air New Zealand round trip form Hawaii Amount: $850
Charter Airfares: None Amount: $0
Other Costs: Fishing license Amount: $25
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Adrian is a good friend and a superb hunter. Beautiful country and sika stags in rut bugling regularly.
Equipment Recommendations: Good hiking boots, quality binoculars, scoped rifle in 25-06 to 30-06 range, quiet raingear and daypack
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? My second hunt with Adrian and I will go back next year.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard May
Contact Information: Tel. 808-422-2922 - 91-311 Hoku'Aukai Way, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, United States, New Zealand and Asia.
Physical Condition: Good. Be ready to hike and climb rolling hills.


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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