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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 9420 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 19, 2013 to November 1, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Caucasus


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexey Budin
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur, Dagestan Eastern - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8 years old
Tur, Kuban Western - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 years old
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunting


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Was very rude on re-entry back into the U.S. in New York


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: Hunting hard and enjoying the Russian people and traditions.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark A. Jackson
Contact Information: Tel. 317-783-5461 - 6900 S. Gray Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46237 E-mail: majackso@tcm-bai.com
Hunting Experience: 20+ 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 Profi Hunt 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: 9384 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 19, 2013 to October 2, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Kabardino Balkar Rep. & Karachay Cherkessia Rep.; Caucasus


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexey Pavlov
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur, Mid Caucasian - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent
Tur, Kuban Western - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Excellent
Chamois, Caucasian - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Average
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was in large groups and did not seem to be over hunted .


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $23000
Trophy Fees: Included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $450
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Communication with local guides is in Russian only, have an interpreter with you at all times.
Highlights of Hunt: The mountains are very steep and beautiful.
Equipment Recommendations: Long range shooting is essential .
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Zeev Nederman
Contact Information: Tel. 210-771-0466 - 20403 Terrabianca | San Antonio | TX | United States | 78258 E-mail: zeevnederman@msn.com
Hunting Experience: 36 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 Profi Hunt 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: 9383 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 16, 2013 to September 19, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Tverskaya region, Kashinskiy district


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Igor
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: European; Excellent
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Rut hunt and the Moose were responding to calls and coming in like crazy


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Zeev Nederman
Contact Information: Tel. 210-497-4546 - 20403 Terrabianca | San Antonio | TX | United States | 78258 E-mail: zeevnederman@msn.com
Hunting Experience: 36 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 Profi Hunt 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: 9310 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 10, 2013 to September 20, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexey Budin
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur, Mid Caucasian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent 11 yr old ram
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I only hunted one day, so hard to say about the number of tur, but I did see 8 tur from camp the day before my hunt.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Need more direct flights from Washington Dulles airport to Moscow


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: N/A Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $300
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $850
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: tips, hotel after hunt, misc 2,000.00 US Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: My guide and interpreter, Alexey, was excellent; the local guides were good and friendly.
Equipment Recommendations: None
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Friendly qualified staff from start to finish.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Latham Myers II
Contact Information: Tel. 304-567-3015 - 1052 Elklick Rd | Seneca Rocks | WV | USA | 26884 E-mail: elklick2@spruceknob.net
Hunting Experience: Need one more sheep for an Ovis world slam of sheep. Various wild goats
Physical Condition: Excellent shape for 61 year old man


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 is my second hunt with ProfiHunt. Both hunts have been well executed without a broker. Obtaining the Russian visa was more difficult this time as a few changes have been initiated in the procedure. I would advise hiring one of the companies that assist you with this process. Artem, the general manager with ProfiHunt, is very helpful with the correspondence from beginning to end, his English excellent. The guide/interpreters have been excellent and accompany you throughout your stay in Russia. The areas I have hunted have had adequate numbers of animals to pursue and the local guides are excellent. I would not hesitate to hunt with ProfiHunt again.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 9157 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 3, 2013 to May 12, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia - Petropavlovsk
Hunt Area: Palana


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Constantine
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10"
Bear - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were 4 in our group and we all got 9 bears in total, some 9 feet and one 10 feet, everything was very good.


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: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: We did not have that much snow, but the PH managed very well and took us to another camp and we made a very successful hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Very friendly, and always had in mind that the most important thing was to have a succesful hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Eduardo de Anda Garciarce
Contact Information: Tel. 011 +52 3336424472 - Paseo del bosque 3859 | Guadalajara | Jalisco | México | 45110 E-mail: ed.deanda@mueblesamerica.mx
Hunting Experience: México, U.S., Canadá, Alaska, South África, Tanzania, Russia (deer, sheep, cats, plains game, brown bear, polar bear)
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 will highly recommend Profi Hunt for bears in Kamchatka, in our group there were 4 hunters and 3 of us got 2 bears and 1 hunter got 3.  The sizes are from 8.5 to 10 feet, we saw plenty of bears, the equipment they have is good quality, they send an interpreter (English-speaking) with us to all the way from Moscow and back. One of the hunters is my father, he is in very good shape, but he is 65 years old.  Because we had to change camp at the last moment, it was not as confortable as it was supposed to be, but they did their best, and my father and I spent a very nice time hunting together.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 9184 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 22, 2013 to May 8, 2013
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexander, Vladimir, and Sergio
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 2.5 meters
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Healthy animals in good condition


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: Fair Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta from Us then Aeroflite in Russia Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Comfortable large planes made long flight good


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: The only difficulty was that the unseasonably warm conditions melted the snow early which made tracking and location of bear more challenging. The guides adapted to the conditions and were great! The food in camp was very good but for the days we spent out on the hunt the food was pretty basic. Not really a problem as much as an observation. Food was simple but I didn't starve by any chance. Ha ha.
Highlights of Hunt: Profi Hunt delivered everything as promised with no surprises. Our Russian interpreter Alexey Pavlov met us at the airport when we stepped off the plane and took great care of all of the details from start to finish. Our guides Alexander, Vladimir, and Sergio worked extremely hard and made the hunt very enjoyable and successful. I was able to harvest a nice Brown Bear. Great Experience!
Equipment Recommendations: I carried a .300 Winchester Magnum with 200 grain Nosler Partion bullets and took my bear at 270 yards so that is plenty of firepower. Warm boots are a must and just layered hunting clothes. Do not overpack which of course I did. I would take a small water purification device.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great hunt! Once in a lifetime quality adventure. Honest outfitter that underpromised and over delivered. Beautiful country with abundant game. Great value! I was very well treated and felt safe!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Larry J. Benson
Contact Information: Tel. 580-695-8156 - PO Box 6100 | Lawton | Oklahoma | USA | 73501 E-mail: lbenson@arvest.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for over 50 years both archery and firearm. I have hunted several states including Alaska. I have also hunted Canada and Russia. I have taken Whitetail deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Caribou, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Wild Pigs and numerous Varmits
Physical Condition: Good 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
Incredible hunt! I am considering an African Hunt and will use Profi Hunt via Alexey Pavlov to hunt with. They were highly professional and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. I recommend Profi Hunt to anyone that wants a fair chase well run Brown Bear Hunt. I saw more than 8 good Bears and had several opportunties but held out for something bigger. I am very pleased with my bear and the experience.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 9279 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 7, 2012 to October 16, 2012
Place of Hunt: Kazakhstan -
Hunt Area: Narincole


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ermik
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Ibex, Mid-Asian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 130cm
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: No opportunity
Game Condition Comments: There were a good number of ibex in the area. Also saw several very good maral and lots of good roe deer.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Luthansa Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: United had little idea of their own regulations so print them off and have on hand. When transferring from one airline to another claim and re-check your baggage especially rifle. Even if they SAY things are good on the phone do not count on it when you get to the airport.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6800
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1280
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $400
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Airlines lost most of our luggage although we did have our rifles. Guides often wanted to use our optics which is not the end of the world but can be a bit irritating.
Highlights of Hunt: I shot an exceptional ibex. We got lucky with the weather as it was not as cold as it could be.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? High adventure and very demanding.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Timothy A Crites
Contact Information: Tel. 573-760-9756 - 1000 Chaffin Rd. | Fredericktown | Missouri | U.S.A. | 63645 E-mail: sa.argentinasafari@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Good


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Be in as good of shape as you can. This is a demanding hunt! Try to be ready for EXTENSIVE horse riding. I took Diamox for the altitude and did just fine. Practice with your rifle and know your limitations. My ibex was taken at 545 yards, one hunter at 525 yards, another hunters roe deer at 405 yards.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 8866 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 26, 2012 to September 4, 2012
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: KarachayCherkessia, North Ossetia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur, Kuban Western - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tur, Dagestan Eastern - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Chamois, Caucasian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Animals were not everywhere, but guides knew where to find them and in those areas, they were locally abundant.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Fair
Name of Airline: Turkish Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems. Was not flying with rifle.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Dagestan Tur, Kuban purchased at auction Amount: $6500
Trophy Fees: Chamois Amount: $2800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None in the Kuban area. Local Profi-Hunt guide excellent. First area we were supposed to hunt, something was wrong, but he organized another area and within 12 hours we were on horseback, riding into a new area. In North Ossetia, guides were hardworking and fun to hunt with, but not as good at judging trophy quality. Some extra expenses at the end of the hunt that were a suprise, but not excessive.
Highlights of Hunt: Keeping up with the guides to the top of the Caucasus Mountains. Day spent with local hunters on driven hunt for boar and red stag.
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots. Don't bring your own walking stick. The local version is perfect. Take the guides advice and use it appropriately.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Incredible mountain hunting. Some of the most difficult hunting anywhere. Profi-hunt is well organized and handles all logistics.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mychal Murray
Contact Information: Tel. 832-294-0153 - P.O. Box 5095 | Bellaire | TX | USA | 77402 E-mail: mychal_murray@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Very Good. Need to be for this hunt, it's tough and the mountains are steep.


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 hunted with Profi-Hunt in Aug/Sep 2012 for Kuban tur in Karachay-Cherkessia and Dagestan tur and Caucasian chamois in North Ossetia. This was my second trip to the Caucasus mountains for Dagestan tur. Bad weather in Azerbaijan a few years ago sent me home empty handed but with a desire to return and try again. This trip started with perfect weather for the Kuban tur hunt. My main guide, Ivan, was well organized and things went very smooth. Our second day in the mountains found us watching a bedded group of rams in an open bowl for five hours before they finally started to feed in our direction. After five hours wedged into an uncomfortable position, my patience switch suddenly turned off. Instead of waiting just a few seconds longer, I fired a shot at the largest tur before he turned broadside and missed cleanly. I thought our day was over and was trying to mentally recover from the missed opportunity and prepare myself for the climb facing me in the morning. Just a short while later, Ivan spotted another group and we raced to get in position before dark. I can't blame the borrowed rifle for my earlier miss, because the second shot was dead on. This tur was not as large as the one I missed but I was just as happy. We saw lots of tur in the area I hunted and logistics and organization were perfect. After getting off the mountain and prepping my tur for transport, I drove from Karachay-Cherkessia to North Ossetia for the second leg of the hunt for Dagestan tur and chamois. I was surprised to stay in a comfortable hunting lodge where the hospitality and food was very good. The weather took a turn for the worse and we battled fog for the next few days. We spent an uncomfortable night in the truck hoping for a break in the weather. The next morning we started climbing and were looking over some bedded tur a few hours later. I was with another hunter and I told him earlier that he could have the first shot. We determined the best tur in the group was average and he decided to pass. I decided to take the opportunity and after another tough climb to get in position, some poor shooting on my part, and some miscommunication with the guide, I ended up shooting the wrong tur. It was a younger animal than I had hoped to take. After another day spent in camp with bad weather, we drove to another area for chamois. Though we were at a lower elevation, my observation was that the climbing was every bit as difficult as for tur. Instead of rocks, you had to contend with grass clumps that can just as easily roll your ankle and it is just as steep. We climbed halfway and fog rolled in yet again. We spent a long cold night on the mountain with no tent, just our sleeping bags and every hour or so I would have to move myself 5-10 feet back into position after sliding down the hill. The next morning was clear and we continued climbing. We spotted five chamois near the top and once in position I had an opportunity at 100 yards at a very steep angle. I could only see three chamois but at the shot, the mountain erupted with chamois hidden from view. There must have been 20 or more. The 5 hour climb down the mountain was one of the more difficult and painful descents I've made. All of the guides worked hard and were a fun group to hunt with. Profi-Hunt did a great job organizing the logistics.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 8490 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 11, 2011 to November 18, 2011
Place of Hunt: Kyrgyzstan -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Bernardo Garza; Xpediciones. Email: BG@xpediciones.com; Web www.xpediciones.com/
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Ibex, Mid-Asian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 40'
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: N/A
Name of Airline: Turkish Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: THEY CHARGED US A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR OUR OVER WEIGH BAGS FOR 55 KILOS THEY CHARGED US $1560 USD 5 MINUTES BEFORE BOARDING THE PLANE.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE GUIDE, THAT DIDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH
Highlights of Hunt: THE AMOUNT OF GAME
Equipment Recommendations: IF YOU BOOK A NOVEMBER HUNT, TAKE TWO PAIRS OF INSULATED BOOTS AND THE BEST CLOTHS FOR VERY COLD WEATHER
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rodrigo Villareal
Contact Information: Tel. 818-303-6438 - PINOS #341 | SAN PEDRO, GARZA GARCIA | NUEVO LEON | MEXICO | 66256 E-mail: RODRIGOVILLARREAL@PRODIGY.NET.MX
Hunting Experience: ALASKA, CANADA, ASIA, MEXICO
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
THE MAIN CAMP AND THE FOOD PROVIDED THERE EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS. SPIKE CAMP 1 WAS A TRUCK WITH KITCHEN AND TWO SMALL BEDS WITH A LITTLE FIRE HEATER. VERY COMFORTABLE. SPIKE CAMP 2 WAS A CAVE WHICH WE DIDN'T GET TO USE, BECAUSE ON OUR WAY THERE, WE GOT OUR IBEX. VERY FIRST MORNING OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE HUNT. TRY WRITING ALL DOUBTS REGARDING SAFETY AND ASK THEM BEFORE LEAVING TO THE SPIKE CAMPS. WE NEVER IMAGINED THAT OUR SPIKE CAMP WAS TO BE A CAVE, BECAUSE WE WERE SO EXCITED TO LEAVE THAT WE NEVER ASKED. WE GOT LUCKY BECAUSE IT WAS CRAZY COLD THAT WEEK.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8215 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 24, 2011 to May 15, 2011
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Kirov, Nalchik, Chereesk region


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Vladimir Koscheev
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Capercaillie - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: NA
Tur, Mid Caucasian - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good
Tur, Kuban Western - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Blown stalk of Mid Eastern brown bear
Game Condition Comments: Also took blackcock. Excellent quantity on all except the bear. Nice capes on the tur and good colors on the birds.


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: Delta ATL/SVO, UT Air DME/MN Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Delta on time, good for food, no hassels. UT Air made me include my carry-on on weigh in for excess baggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: train in Mosco, tips, and all hunt costs Amount: $25000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Lots of rain on Kuban/Mid Eastern brown bear hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: The food was reaaly good, simple but tasty.
Equipment Recommendations: Rubber boots for Capercaillie, heavy jacket for mountain.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great sense of accomplishment after success, the difficulty of these mountains is well documented.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Hodson Reynolds
Contact Information: Tel. 706-467-2421 - 1153 Village Loop, Greensboro, GA 30642 E-mail: hreynolds07@netzero.com
Hunting Experience: Significant
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
May 25th, 2011

The main reason for this report is the controversy swirling around Vladimir Koscheev.

This was my first experience with Profihunt and Vladimir. Had numerous previous Russian hunts (including a previous attempt for a Kuban tur) were through Gretchen Stark of Safari Outfitters, thus Sergei and Sasha.

I have the highest esteem for Gretchen and Safari Outfitters and have experienced excellent service and support from them, but these two tur are not their strengths. Hence I gave Profihunt a try.

I have no ulterior motive, no hidden agenda or secret allegience to any of the parties involved. I knew nothing of the negative report until after our hunts.

Vladimir accompanied me on three seperate consecutive hunts, including transfers (car, train, airplane), and I saw him at his best and worst. 24/7, we shared the climbing, eating, sleeping, all of it.

He is excellent at his job. Period. His worst trait, he snores too loud. He is attentive, thoughtful, funny and patient. Without exception, he provided first rate logistics, interpreted in all environs, and solved the inevitable bumps associated with international hunting.

Hobson Reynolds

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7922 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 13, 2010 to September 18, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: Caucasus Mountains


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Mid Caucasian tur. Good 9 year old.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting the Caucasus Mountains is an experience.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? n/a
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hampton
Contact Information: E-mail: mhampton002@centurytel.net
Hunting Experience: 6 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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 8011 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 1, 2010 to May 15, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexey Budin
Booking Agent (if any): Larry Walker; Sportsmen Adventures. 354 I 30 E; Garland; TX; 75043; Tel. 800-638-0703; Fax: 214-226-6458;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Prime condition, spring hunt. Just coming out of hibernation.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta, Ural Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta and Ural on time, no problems with firearms.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $3,500 of surprises and $1,500 tips. Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Weather was a serious problem.
Highlights of Hunt: Took bear after only being able to hunt two afternoons during the 15 days.
Equipment Recommendations: Be prepared for inclement weather.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Bears were abundant. This is a tough mountian hunt. Be in good shape.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James R. Grimm
Contact Information: Tel. 256-543-0090 - 527 Mistletoe Hollow, Gadsden, AL 35901 E-mail: gjim4al@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted on all six continents. Taken over 250 species.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? yes
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? My only dismay is the fact that there were additional costs that were not mentioned in Profi Hunts brochure.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
A hunting companion and I just returned from a hunt for Siberian brown bear which was booked with ProfiHunt, a large Russian based company. They arranged and provide guided hunts in northern Europe, the Middle East as well as Russia. Our hunting area was several hours by car and seven hours by boat from the airport of our arrival, Novokuznetsk.

Ours was scheduled to be a 10-day hunt but because of weather conditions we were not able to begin until the fifth day after our arrival. We were housed in a hotel in a small village waiting for the ice in the river to break up before we could proceed to our designated hunting area. On the fifth day it was decided we would go to a different camp. It took seven hours by boat to reach that camp. Once there it was obvious to me that our chance for a bear would be difficult if not impossible. The ProfiHunt brochure indicated that the hunt was a difficult mountain hunt. That is an understatement.

Hunting would be done from boats glassing the very steep mountains which were covered with knee to waist deep snow. There would be an occasional patch of fresh green grass on the mountain side drawing the bears from their dens as they were trying to adjust from their long winter nap. The hope was to spot a bear on one the grassy slopes and that it would be close enough for a shot from the river.

The sixth day of our ten day package was the first day of hunting. We had been joined by a hunter from Belgium. He was a pleasant gentleman and my friend and I enjoyed his company. When It was time to leave the lodge for the hunt I decided not to go. There would be three of us after one bear. Who would get the first shot if an opportunity presented itself? I didnt think the odds were very good that they would see a bear much less get a shot.

When they left the lodge there was a light rain falling and the temperature was around 34 degrees. As I anticipated, they returned soaking wet and cold. They saw a couple of bears but nothing big enough or close enough for a shot.

On the seventh day the weather was still nasty. Again, I stayed in camp while my friend and the Belgium went out. They spotted two bears but they were more than a thousand yards up the mountain. The guides tried to convince the Belgium to make an attempt to get close enough for a shot. As first he declined but after much coaxing, he decided to give it a try. My friend sat in the boat watching the entire exercise through his binoculars. He said if it had not been so tragic it would have been funny. The Belgium struggled with each step trying to climb a slope with a forty five degree pitch through snow that in some instances was waist deep. He fell on numerous occasions in snow so deep that he would disappear from view. He spent the better part of one hour trying to get close enough for a shot at one of the bears.

My friend said the Belgium became physically drained and could go no further. At that point the closest bear was more than 200 yards from him. The report of his 375H&H echoed through the canyon walls lining the river. Neither of his shots connected and disappointed, he started his exhaustive trek down the mountain. When they returned to the lodge the Belgium was worn out. His clothes were soaking wet and his hip boots were half filled with melted snow. He said he was finished. He could not physically handle another day of hunting in the snow.

That evening our interpreter offered to extend our hunt by four days at no additional expense. He said the river to the camp where we were to initially begin our hunt was now open. There would be an additional charge for new airline tickets as the portion for our return flight to Moscow would no longer be valid. That new charge would be $1,250 for each of us. This didnt make sense since we had only paid $800 for our initial round trip tickets and now a cost of $1,250 for a one way ticket? The Belgium said he had to be home for important meeting and could not extend the hunt and besides his hunt was guaranteed and if he idd not get a bear this year he could return next year at no additional cost. We felt like we were being taken advantage of but we really didnt have much of a choice. It we did not accept his offer we would be headed out of camp the next day for our connections back to the United States without the chance for a bear. This new expense is only one of the many surprises we were faced with before our hunt was complete but I will cover that later.

On day 8 we packed up and headed back to the little village where we had already spent three nights in a hotel waiting for our hunt to begin. I was happy to leave that camp. My opinion of this camp considering the difficult hunting conditions was that it was barely acceptable. While there, we stayed in a three story log cabin. The bottom floor was a work shop the second floor was the dining area and the top floor was sleeping quarters. The cabin had electricity and was very warm. The food was plentiful and good. There were no toilet facilities or bathing facilities in the cabin. The outhouse has some 40 yards away from the cabin and getting to it through the snow was a task. It had no seat, only a hole in the floor. The bathhouse had a sauna but bathing was out of wash basins with cold water in temperatures of 35 degrees. We also shared the sleeping quarters with some of the staff. On the plus side I give the staff high marks. They did all that they could possible do to make our hunt a success. They were all courteous, helpful and hard working but the terrain, deep snow and the weather was our enemy.

We reached the village where we would spend the night in the late afternoon. On day 9 we said goodbye to our Belgium friend and our interpreter. He would take the Belgium back to Moscow and return for us when our hunt was finished. We left the village and were once again in the boats, this time for a 6 hour ride to the new camp an with a new level of enthusiasm. It was bitter cold and as our boat moved through the frigid air the wind created by the forward movement of the boat encircled our bodies and would sting every part of ones exposed skin.

As we got further and further away from the village where we had spent the night the terrain dramatically changed. It began to look just like the landscape around the camp we had left the day before. There were towering steep mountains covered with snow and occasional outcroppings of green grass. Once we reached our destination we faced a real problem. Large junks of ice were blocking our access to the beach. Some were as thick as 24 inches and in stacks as tall as six feet. With hatchets and axes the boys hacked away and finally opened a path. The camp was uphill about 300 yards off the beach. Like the other camp the snow was knee to waist high deep. There were two log cabins, and one outhouse which was full of snow. The cabin to be used as a kitchen was destroyed. The roof had caved in from snow load. There were no facilities for bathing. One cabin was sleeping quarters for clients and the other for the staff. Both had wood stoves and beds with mattresses and blankets.

The staff went to work hauling all the supplies from the boats up the hill, chopping firewood and digging out the kitchen table and clearing the snow from the outhouse. There was a small room attached to the front of the clients sleeping quarters. While it had a roof the eaves under the front portion of the roof was open and the front door would not close. It was decided to arrange this area as a kitchen. There was no way to heat the area but taking our meals under roof would be better than outside. There was a portable generator so we had lights in the cabins and the kitchen at night. Within an hour or so the kitchen was arranged and we were all sipping warm tea. Shortly after that we had a quick bit to eat and I was ready for my first opportunity to hunt on a one on one basis.

We slowly navigated the river searching the patches of green grass for bears. We were only ten minutes from camp when we spotted four bears but they were to far up the mountain for a shot. A little further down the river we saw three more bears but they were all too small. We returned to camp at twilight for a hot meal and off to bed.

The next morning was the first morning since the beginning of our trip that we had sunshine. Each day prior to this we had endured intermittent snow and rain. It was still very cold but the sun seemed to bring a feeling of euphoria. After lunch we were on the river again and we spotted bears within a few minutes after leaving camp. We beached the boat and sat on the bank watching the bears with the hopes they would work their way into rifle range.

From our vantage we could see three patches of grass. And within an hour all had bears on them. We changed positions moving up and down the beach waiting and watching through on binoculars with the hope that one of the bears would get low enough on the mountain for a shot. It finally happened. A large bear wandered away from a group of four other bears and was slowly moving down the mountain grazing on the fresh grass. I found a perfect rest on a tree limb and waited until he as at about 300 yards. I watched through the scope as the bullet found its mark. The bear flipped over on his side but like a rubber ball bounced back to his feet, spun around and disappeared into the woods.

My guides wanted to question me about the shot by only spoke Russian. They drew pictures in the snow of a bear and I pointed where I held the crosshairs. Through sign language one seemed to be asking if I had seen the hit through the scope. I nodded my head yes and then with my left hand hit my right shoulder and slumped over almost touching the ground, jumped up, spun around and took a few steps. That seemed to be the answer they were looking for. I think they wanted to be convinced I had hit the bear before they made the difficult trek up the mountain to search for it. We could hear another boat coming up the river. It was two of the staff members who had heard the shot and came to assist with the retrievel of the bear.

We moved the boats across the river and four of them started up the mountain in search of the bear. Within 10 minutes two of them were coming back down the mountain. They approached me and reached out their hand in congratulations and handed me a spring from a tree branch and following the custom I placed it on my hat. They moved the boats up the river about 100 yards to meet the other two staff members who were dragging the bear through the snow down the mountain. They were able to push the bear over the bank and into one of the boats and we were on our way back to camp. My bear was gorgeous. His coat was thick with colors ranging from cinnamon and dark brown. There were no rubs or patches of missing hair. His head was very large and his paws were huge with long polished claws. He was indeed a fine trophy. About a half a mile down river we saw a beached boat. We pulled in alongside of it. It was the boat my partner was using and he was a little ways up the mountain assisting with the retrieval of the two bears he had taken.

We both had our bears and mine and one of his was slightly over 8 feet. His second bear is slightly less than 8 feet.

We stayed in camp for two more days while they salted and boiled the skulls. On day 13 we packed up and headed back to the little village where we would spend the night and the following day would start our two day journey home.

It is difficult to recommend this hunt for everyone without some reservations. First, the ProfiHunt Brochure indicates that it is a tough hunt and it certainly is that. If one is not looking for all the creature comforts like they would expect on an African Safari or hunts in Europe or the South Pacific then that is a good start. If hunting in cold winter weather is not a problem, then that is another plus. Last but very important. Better than average physical condition is of primary importance in order to take full advantage of this opportunity. The bears are numerous in the designated hunting area.

If not hampered by weather and the full 10 days are available there will be many opportunities to take a bear. The group that ProfiHunt employs to conduct these hunts will provide outstanding service and in addition will do all that is possible to ensure a successful outcome. During a 13 day period I was only able to hunt for a total of 10 hours and took a very nice trophy.

Here are some other things one should know if they were to decide to book this outing with ProfiHunt. Before leaving I sent an email to the company asking other than what we might plan for tips and incidentals, how much cash we should bring. The answer was bring as much cash as you want. Little did we know what surprises lay ahead.

The ProfiHunt brochure indicates that they will meet you upon arrival and assist you with the customs formalities and since the flight to the hunting staging area leaves late the same night of arrival, they will take you to a hotel for rest. First surprise, hotel and meal cost for that day, $300. Next surprise, daily hotel and meal costs if your hunt starting date is delayed which ours was by four days. In fairness I think they evened the score by adding additional days to our hunt at no charge. Next surprise was $1,250 for a one way return ticket to Moscow. I looked it up on the internet and the published fare is $300. When it was time to return to Moscow with the trophies there had been no arrangement made to transport the trophies. Surprise again, we had to pay $450 excess baggage charges. We decided that when we reached Moscow we would take our trophies to a UPS office and send them home. Surprise, Cant do that as the CITES permits were not ready and besides we must leave the trophies with a taxidermist and pay in advance $200 for the CITIES permit and $500 for the Taxidermist. And of course the final day of the hunt package the client is in Moscow getting ready for a departure the following day. Those meal and hotel costs will be his as well. Another $400 surprise for a grand total of $3,500.

Nobody likes surprises on these trips, especially financial surprises. Surprises of this nature are embarrassing and they taint the entire adventure. ProfiHunt needs to be forthcoming in their brochure. To incur additional costs the total of which is another 50 percent above the stated cost of the published brochure price in unconscionable.

Rebuttal from ProfiHunt:

Thank you that you gave us possibility to give comments about James Grimms hunt in 2010, we appreciate it much.

We are also grateful to James for a good report and his words about our company!

From our side we would like to give some comments about the hunt.

First thing that we must mention is  James Grimm and David Cummans booked this hunt with ProfiHunt through the Sportsman Adventure hunting agency and its head Fred Romley. They booked the hunt for Siberian brown bear in Abakan. Fred informed us that the clients would prefer to start the hunt from the first of May. From our side we advised to come later as the winter 2009/2010 was very cold and snowy, the spring can be late and the bears will come out of their dens later. However James and David could come only in the first part of May and we started to prepare the hunt. On the first of March we contacted our guides in Abakan to discuss the forthcoming hunt, after the conversation it was absolutlely clear that it is impossible to arrange the hunt there during requested terms because of the weather conditions: snow, ice and low temperature.

On the second of March we send the letter to Fred Romley that we made a decision to change the hunting area for Novokuznetsk, that is originally more expensive for 1500 USD per hunter, du to the forecasts the weather in that area supposed to be more pleasant, we did it free of charge at our own expenses not to bother clients with it. We did everything possible from our side to make this hunt happen. On the 7th hunting day when we understood that 10 days is not enough because of the weather conditions, we offered to the clients 5 more hunting days free of charge and transferred them to another camp without additional payments. Finally the hunt finished with success and 3 good bear trophies.

Concerning additional charges that mentioned James Grimm in his report. We fully agree that such surprises wont make anyone happy, that is the reason why we send all this information to the client prior to his decision to book the hunt, it is our good rule for 15 years already. In this particular case the only reason for these surprises is lack of authority of their hunting agent with whom they booked this trip. This claim about additional charges should go to Fred Romley who didnt informed clients about extras in time. Thus lets get back to the extra charges particularly. I have attached to the letter our hunting offers for Abakan and Novokuznetsk so you could check everything with me:

In every ProfiHunts program it is stated that hotels and meals before and after the hunt are extra to be paid, it is usual practice for hunting tours all over the world and each outfitter has this line in the brochures, programs, etc.

In every ProfiHunts program it is written that we charge additional $400 USD per person for formalities package (not only for meet and greet service as James wrote) that includes: rifle export/import permit, international veterinary certificate, invitation for the visa and meet and greet service in Moscow.

In every ProfiHunts program it is written that we charge 200 USD per trophy for preparing CITES, this payment concerns only bears and sheep trophies. This payment doesnt depend on us either, as we are forwarding the amount to the CITES agency for their service.

As we received the deposit for the hunt only on the 10 of April, we were late with CITES as they require 35-45 to issue it. We informed Fred Romley that the clients will have to leave the trophies in Moscow and pay for taxidermy service 500 USD per trophy.

1250 USD per hunter for changing the flights schedule, this amount includes a new ticket for our interpreter and representative Alexey Budin. When James and David accepted our offer to extend the hunt Alexey explained them that we will not charge anything for additional 5 days but they will have to pay for his new airline ticket as he have to accompany third hunt from Belgium back to Moscow and then return again to Novokuznetsk to pick up James and David and accompany them on their returning trip.

If the hunters were not acquainted with these additional charges beforehand its not our fault but mistake of their hunting agent who didnt manage to provide them with adequate information.

Sincerely hope this info will be helpful, if any other questions will occur, dont hesitate to contact us, we are always open for conversation.

Yury Morozov of ProfiHunt

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7766 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 26, 2010 to May 6, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka Peninsula
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 foot 6 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hide perfect, animal healthy male.


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: Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1200
Charter Airfares: Included. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Visa processing. Amount: $1100
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Too fast, took five bears three hours into hunt on first day of hunt.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? All aspects top rate. Perfect hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sanford Shull
Contact Information: Sweden E-mail: sandyshull@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: 55 years.
Physical Condition: Good. 74 years young.


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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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8162 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 1, 2010 to January 2, 2010
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area: North Ossetia


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Tur - Availability:
Chamois - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: See comments.


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


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Greg Guardo
Contact Information: Tel. 450-653-8836 - 2065 rue du Sommet-Trinite, Saint-Bruno, Quebec, J3V 6E3, Canada E-mail: greg.guardo@videotron.ca
Hunting Experience: 54 year of Big Game Hunting
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
Following a successful hunt for Ibex in Kyrgyzstan in 2009, this spring 2010 I booked a hunt for Tur, and Chamois if time permitted, in North Ossetia, with the same agent Dennis Shadow of ProfiHunt*(see below), a Russian agency; my wife would accompany me as a non hunter. According to Dennis and ProfiHunt, August and September were considered the best time and so the period spanning from the end of August to the beginning of September was chosen. Dennis also stated that the success for Tur was close to 100%.

Dennis knew that I was almost 72 and I indicated Fair for my physical condition in the hunting contract, although I am convinced my condition is pretty good for a man of my age. As an example, for the five preceding years I had hunted moose in Newfoundland, walking each day from daybreak to sunset through bogs and woods. I am 6 ft and weighted 172 lb when I left for Russia.

A few days before leaving for the hunt I discovered by chance an article written by John Williams on a Tur hunt he had just concluded with ProfiHunt, my agency, at the same location in North Ossetia. John must be congratulated for the accurate account of his hunt. After walking 7 miles he climbed 8 hours and spent the night under a tent at 12000 feet. The following day he climbed another 4 hours before shooting a Tur. John wrote that although 41 and in excellent shape, it was his most demanding hunt.

I wrote Dennis that after reading John article I was worried; but he answered not to worry. According to Dennis we would have donkeys (which he calls mules) to carry our luggage, we would take our time since we had a whole week of hunting and my wife and I could have a tent for ourselves. He also added that the guides would be pre scouting to know where the trophy Turs were before we arrived.

Unfortunately, and this is what became the source of the problem as we learned later, we would be accompanied by Vladimir Koshcheev, ProfiHunt supposedly best and most experienced PH, and world known guide. Once at the town of Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia we met Tsara, ProfiHunt local outfitter and owner of a lodge in nearby Saneeba used for weddings and other social meetings, which would also be considered, strangely, our base camp. Tsara is also a hunter, supposedly a guide (Vladimir said Tsara would be our guide but it turned out otherwise) as well as the director of the regional hunting association; I think he is also a very influent man. After supper Vladimir translated that we were going to hunt from a cabin, considered an outpost camp. I had already told them that I wanted to shoot a good trophy Tur and asked Tsara at what altitude this cabin was. Tsara showed me a map with the cabin at 2000 meters (6600 feet). I told Tsara through Vladimir that because of the warm weather, from what I knew the trophy Turs were actually around 4000 meters (13000 feet) and asked again if he was sure that trophy Turs (7 years and older) were at that altitude. Again Vladimir translated and the answer was still affirmative. Before leaving, Tsara made me sign two documents in Russian (I think) of which Vladimir told me they concerned safety measures, like staying close to the guide. No copy of these documents was given to me. Once at the hunting cabin the guides told us there were no trophy Turs there at 2000 meters. Also there were no donkeys to carry our luggage, and the following day we climbed to a small rock shelter at 2700 meters (9000 feet), where we would see two herds of ewes and lambs. Vladimir plan was to climb 5 hours at dark the following morning starting at 1 oclock, hunt and then climb down another 5 hours in the evening to this shelter, to start again the following day. I objected to this plan and asked we use a tent to establish a higher camp from where we could hunt a few days. Vladimir told me they had not brought a tent. Since there were two more guides at the lower camp, I asked that they bring a tent to us. Vladimir refused adding that beside the tent we would also need to carry our sleeping bags and mattresses, which we had. Vladimir told me that the only solution he saw was that I hand my rifle to the guides and they would climb and shoot a Tur for me.

As I refused this shocking solution, Vladimir decided that we would climb down to the camp at 2000 meters for safety reasons and once there he wanted to go back to town, unless I agreed to shoot a young Tur, which I eventually did to avoid spending the rest of the hunt in town.

The Chamois hunt was no better. Vladimir wrongly claimed it was impossible for me to climb where the Chamois were and incredibly he asked me again to hand my rifle to the guides so they could shoot a Chamois for me! Once more I had to explain to Vladimir that this was not acceptable to me and finally I was allowed to climb, which I did, maybe slowly but without any problem.

Vladimir was also critical of Dennis my agent for the timing of the hunt. He told me Dennis is in an office (implying that he did not know the field conditions); I have to speak to him and also I have to bring Dennis here. Then he told me I should come back in November when the Turs are at a lower elevation. I replied that I was ready to come back but expected that ProfiHunt would offer me a free replacement hunt. Vladimir replied he would talk to the people at the office. Before leaving Vladimir asked me to fill a hunting report on a form called Hunting Protocol; filling this form before leaving is ProfiHunt condition to file any claim later. I clearly stated that because of Vladimir decisions, I judged that ProfiHunt had not fulfilled its contractual obligations and for that reason I expected a free replacement hunt. I asked Vladimir a copy of this document but he gave me a blank.

Back home I received an e-mail from one of the three hunters that we met at Tsara lodge in Saneeba before leaving; these hunters are younger but not in better physical condition than us. They booked with another agency but were hunting from the same Tsara camp after our departure; they were provided with donkeys to carry their baggage and rifles, and tents to establish fly camps where the Turs were. Of course they did not have Vladimir to help them and their hunt went without incidents.

I wrote to Dennis (see attached copy) September 13th to inform him and ProfiHunt about my experience, and to ask for a free replacement hunt. Dennis wrote back September 15th that he would discuss it with his boss and Vladimir and that he would write again soon. Two weeks after he had not yet answered and I wrote on October 4th telling Dennis I was still waiting. Nobody from ProfiHunt has written since and I imagine this is their way to solve problems with their clients.

I have re read ProfiHunt Website and nowhere did I see that the company is either bonded or licensed and if I understood correctly there is no Hunting department in Russia. I feel it is my duty to warn other hunters of the danger of dealing with such a company. I also dare believe that you do not support ProfiHunt way of achieving 100% success in their hunts. Both my wife and I are ready to swear under oath that this report reflects the true facts. We have kept a detailed journal of the hunt which we can use to answer any further question.

Subject: Re: ProfiHunt: the worst hunt in 54 years of big game hunting

From: Greg Guardo

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:29:28 -0400

To: profihunt@yandex.ru

Hello Dennis I put my comments in the "Hunting Protocol" form of which Vladimir gave me a blank but not a copy. Did you see this document? While on the subject of documents, Tsara made me sign two other documents in Russian, which according to Vladimir where "Safety measures, like staying close to the guide". I have asked Vladimir a copy of these, without success so far.

Dennis, I can give you a detailed account of every day if you want; for the moment I will resume the situation in a few lines:

After we climbed to the rock cabin (the outpost camp at 2700 m), Vladimir made the following plan: climb for 5 hours the following morning starting at 1 o'clock, hunt and climb back down another 5 hours at the end of the day to the rock cabin. Repeat the same the following day if unsuccessful.

I told Vladimir that since we had no experience on the mountains at dark, I would prefer we start climbing at day break. This he agreed and we went to sleep planning to start climbing at 5 o' clock the following morning.

I woke up during the night and told Vladimir I did not like his plan of climbing up and down the mountain 10 hours a day, part of it in the dark, and asked him to bring a tent so we could climb 5 hours, stay on the mountain to hunt a day or two and then climb down.

In spite of the fact that we had a whole week in front of us, Vladimir flatly refused. He said the guides had no tent, and that beside the tent we needed to bring the sleeping bags and mattresses (which we had). Vladimir said the only alternative to his plan of 10 hours of climbing each day would be that I give my rifle to the guides who would climb and shoot a trophy for me. This is illigal in Canada and probably in Russia, as well as unethical worldwide; I am sure Safari Club and any other trophy registry would take a hard look at this matter.

Since I refused to let the guides climb and shoot a trophy for me, Vladmir decided we would climb back down to the hunting cabin at 2000 meters. I asked him that at least we stay here at the rock cabin at 2700 meters, were we saw two herds of Tur, with the hope of seeing an adult male. Vladimir again refused, pretexting our safety!!! and we had to climb down, again against my will.

Once down, Vladimir wanted to leave the area, unless I agreed to shoot a small animal, which I eventually did.

May I also mention that while at this cabin one of the guides harassed my wife: he went to sit on her bed early in the morning while I was hunting at the blind (she was told to stay in bed because the blind was too small), and tried to kiss her on the mouth. I told this to Vladimir; did he mention it to you?

The Chamois hunt was no better. After seeing a herd of these animals on the first day, Vladimir told me it would be impossible for me to climb to them and again asked me to give my rifle to the guides who would climb and shoot one for me! Again I refused; this time I was allowed to climb with the guides, which I did with no problem. Unfortunately the Chamois winded us and left, which is OK with me as this is hunting. The following day after two hours of hunting and seeing no Chamois Vladimir put an end to this hunt.

Vladimir also caused a few problems when leaving Moscow airport, because of his poor judgement and ignorance. Vladimir was critical of the date of the hunt, which I choose with you Dennis as the middle of the best period (August-September as per your e-mail) and said that I should come in November when the Tur will come down from the mountains.

As I wrote in the "Hunting Protocol" I consider that ProfiHunt, because of Vladimir poor jugment and wrong decisions, did not fulfill my hunting contract and for this I claim a free replacement hunt. I am ready to come, (without my wife) in November; I will pay my airline tickets (around 2000$), the tips (around 1000$), the incidentals like the hotel room, meals etc but no more.

Please Dennis do not forget I will be 72 soon and I cannot postpone another hunt indefinitively. I had good relations with you and Profihunt until I met Vladimir. I hope we will be able to solve this problem peacefully soon.

By the way, did Vladimir give you the Canadian collection and other coins? I also gave Vladimir a gift of a few hundred dollars for his daughter but I have not heard from her neither.

Greg Guardo

Nov. 8, 2010

Re: update on Greg Guardo/Profihunt Tur Hunt: Vladimir comments

I have obtained the original comments (at least I believe) that Vladimir Koscheev sent in Russian to Dennis Shadows after my hunt and I had them translated, unfortunately in French, by a gentleman in our town. Not much to signal: as seen before Vladimir tries to justify with lies his wrong decision of stopping my hunt after I requested a tent to avoid climbing up and down 10 hours a day every day. I can translate them in English and forward them to you at your request. For the moment I just want to bring up an example of Vladimir comments, not very important but typical of the way Vladimir justifies his errors; here it is: Before leaving Canada for this trip I (Greg Guardo) had checked with Swiss Airlines the rules about carrying firearms and ammunition aboard aircrafts. I might add that this was not my first international hunt and also that since I have an active pilot license I receive the quarterly bulletins that Canada DOT sends to Canadian pilots. It was the same rule I saw the year before at the time of my previous international flights, stating that the ammunitions could not be carried together with the firearm in the same case.

When my wife and I, accompanied by Vladimir, arrived at the desk of Swiss Airlines in Moscow airport for our flight back home Sunday September the 5th, around 5 oclock in the morning, with the rifle already left at the security desk, Vladimir, I repeat Vladimir Koscheev and nobody else, asked me to remove my ammunition from my bag and hand it to the lady agent. I had 38 precision handloads in a MTM 50 Case-Guard, roughly 4x4x7 inches and was concerned that this small box might get lost, or opened by accident, during our Moscow-Zurich-Montreal flights. I told the Swiss A. lady agent that my ammunition box had traveled in my registered bag during the Swiss A. flights Montreal-Zurich-Moscow and asked why it was not possible now for the return flight. The Swiss A. lady told us that she had not asked us to separate the ammunition box from my registered luggage and that I could put the ammunition box in my bag if I wanted. I said yes, I wanted the MTM Case-Guard back in my bag, which by now had left on the conveyor. We had to wait one hour to put the ammunition back in the bag, being at the end very close to the departure time. In the meanwhile Vladimir was multiplying the justifications for the problem he caused, pretending he had much experience traveling in international flights with firearms, that each company had its own rules, etc. etc. In his comments to Dennis he writes:

It is not me (Vladimir) who makes the rules concerning the transportation of firearms and ammunitions for the different airlines and if their agents ask to take out the ammunition from their bags, I have to ask the clients to obey.

As we have seen it was not the agent but Vladimir himself who asked me to remove my ammunition from my registered bag. Like many others of his comments, this one is false and opposite to the true facts.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 6320 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 19, 2007 to October 7, 2007
Place of Hunt: Russia -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexander Maksimon
Booking Agent (if any): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tur - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Kuban tur. 8 years old, good.
Tur - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Mid Caucusian tur. Below average.
Chamois - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Caucasian chamois. Good.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunt went as planned - Kuban Tur more plentiful than Mid Caucasian. I shot only Mid Caucusian ram I saw in two days.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $23900
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1450
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, fees, etc. Amount: $3000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Actual guides are Russian, speak no English - created small problem on Mid Caucusian tur portion.
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting Kuban tur ram at 500 yards.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring rangefinder, good optics, walking sticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roger L McCosker
Contact Information: Tel. 775-337-1364 - 561 Keystone Ave #328, Reno, NV 89503 E-mail: rogermc@sprintpcs.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition: Good condition for age 62.


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 Profi Hunt 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: 5532 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 1, 2006 to August 10, 2006
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: Koryak Mountains - Anych Vayam


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Vladimir Koshcheev/Alexander Borodulin
Booking Agent (if any): Baasanhu Janssen; Can-Asia. Tel. 205-674-0101; Email: bubpatton@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Sheep, Snow - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: SCI 146 5/8. Koryak snow sheep - 11 years old.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Took sheep on the third day of the hunt. Our group of six hunters (in two base camps) took seven rams in seven days.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Magadan Air went bankrupt meaning we had to fly East to reach Siberia - went through 17 time zones.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $15000
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $4500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $1180
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Getting there and back (see airline comments).
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing a large brown bear boar only a couple hundred yards from camp. Unfortunately season starts 8/25.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Saw plenty of rams. This was my seventh Russian mountain hunt and was one of the better ones.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Edward D Yates
Contact Information: Tel. 717-252-2571 - 690 Grand Manor Dr., Wrightsville, PA 17368
Hunting Experience: Extensive. This was my 24th different sheep.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5391 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 27, 2006 to May 11, 2006
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area: Keku


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Konstantin Kallin
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of bears seen during the trip.


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: Poor Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Long trip strongly recommend business class.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $6500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $250
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Horrendous bus ride from Petro to Esso - 9.5 hours. Lots of waiting in airports.
Highlights of Hunt: Multiple SCI record class bears taken during five days of hunting.
Equipment Recommendations: Earplugs for the helicopter ride, ski googles and head protection needed for the sled ride daily. Be prepared for some back-jarring snowmobile riding each day.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Excellent outfit. Russians that speak English and live there.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Pretzer
Contact Information: Tel. 903-389-5100 - PO Box 149, Teague, TX 75840 E-mail: randy@bossiercountry.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
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
Consider negotiating alternate transportation (charter plane) from Petro to either Esso or Palana should bring a fibergalss stocked weapon - will take a beating on the snowmobile. Satellite phone works decently in this part of Russia you'll need plenty of Rubles (Russian money) - almost no US Currency or Credit Cards accepted anywhere East of Moscow.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5242 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 27, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Place of Hunt: Kyrgyzstan -
Hunt Area: Suusamyr


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Vasilli
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Ibex - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Mid Asian ibex. Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were ibex there.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Aeroflot Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta was excellent, no firearms problems. Beware, Aeroflot will soak you with baggage charges.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $550
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The hunt went well. Would have liked to see more ibex before shooting, but guide over estimated size.
Highlights of Hunt: Very nice people, great food. The country was beautiful. Excellent interpeter.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? I would try to book with an American booking agent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Clifford Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 505-877-0323 - 2820 Rio Bravo Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 E-mail: cjjnm@worldnet.att.net
Hunting Experience: Africa (three safaris), Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada. Over 30 years hunting.
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 Profi Hunt Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5408 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 25, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Place of Hunt: Kyrgyzstan -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Gene and Alexa
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Ibex - Availability: Mid Asian ibex. Didn't get one.
Chamois - Availability: Caucasian chamois. Didn't even see one.
Game Condition Comments: Only got to hunt ibex for two days because Profi Hunt failed to get my gun import permit. Did not see any chamois. See comments.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Poor Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Poor Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Aeroflot Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Travel part was ok. But they wouldn't let me take my rifle. I had no permit due to Profi Hunts negligence.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, hotels and meals, loss of custome ammo. Amount: $2800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Numerous. See comments.
Highlights of Hunt: None.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? I would not recommend it to an enemy. See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Roger L. Gregg
Contact Information: Tel. 209-632-2217 - 628 Crane Ave., Turlock, CA 95380 E-mail: rogerlgregg@bigvalley.net
Hunting Experience: Worldwide (including 21 sheep species and 18 goat species).
Physical Condition: Excellent for my age.


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? I originally sought a reasonable monetary reimbursment and it was ignored. I have now filed a complaint with SCI's Ethics Committee, so other hunters may benefit from this report, I am asking the Hunting Report to air this matter in its "controversies" section.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I unsuccessfully hunted Mid-Asian ibex and Caucasian chamois with Profi Hunt of Russian from 9/25/05 to 10/14/05. I have successfully hunted 21 different sheep and 18 different members of the goat family (ibex, chamois, tahr). I have been unsuccessful on a hunt before but have never complained, as I felt the organizing of the hunt was reasonable and a decent effort was provided by the outfitter. This was not the case with Profi Hunt.

I have diligently been trying to get a fair resolution to what I considered the worst hunting experience I have ever had. I have included all my correspondence to them and their responses. I welcome anyone to review all of this as, when reviewed in chronological order, it really shows the poor responses that were made by Profi Hunt.

Upon completion of the hunt I was torn between reporting their methods to The Hunting Report, without any contact with Profi Hunt, or to seek a fair reimbursement of my expenses from them. I chose the latter and in my initial e-mail to them I concluded it by stating that they had two options:

1) Acknowledge that I did not receive a decent hunt and provide a reasonable reimbursement or 2) Place blame on Aeroflot Airlines, the weather, etc.

They have chosen to make excuses and unsubstantiated alibis that are very weak. For the benefit of all hunters that could incur a similar experience with this firm, I am requesting you to publish this matter in your "Controversies" section of The Hunting Report.

The enclosed correspondence treats numerous justifications for my total dissatisfaction with them but I will set forth the main items in this letter and the referenced exhibits. I hope you will make all the information available to interested subscribers.

Ibex hunt - I essentially had a hunt without a firearm. My firearm was confiscated by Aeroflot Airlines at the LAX airport because I did not have a Russian gun permit. In Profi Hunt's e-mail of May 3, 2005, (see Exhibit A), under the heading "Very Important Note", they stated I'd need a permit to enter Russia with a rifle. In this same note, they said their representative would meet me. He did not and when I mentioned this to Profi Hunt they said no one was allowed to meet me where I entered the airport. There were at least 20 people with signs for clients where I entered the Moscow airport's main terminal. In Profi Hunt's e-mail of September 7, 2005, (see Exhibit B), they said my gun permit for Russia would be ready a "bit later" and that I should have copies of it with me because the airlines could request them to allow me to take my rifle with me. In my e-mail of September 22, 2005 I advised them I hadn't received my gun permit, (see Exhibit C), their response, (see Exhibit D), of September 22, 2005 was that I'd get it in Kyrgyzstan. The permit was not there, although by now I did not have a gun anyway. I actually got the permit dated October 1, 2005 at their Russian office, (see Exhibit D).

Profi Hunt now claims the airline was in error to have kept my firearm, even though they had acknowledged I could need a permit to board their plane in prior correspondence. They were grossly negligent to not get the permit to me before my departure. I pursued the matter with Aeroflot Airlines and received the following documents from them.

Exhibit F - Aeroflot's English interpretation of firearms transport requirements.

Exhibit G - My letter requesting the Russian language regulations.

Exhibit H - Russian language regulations.

This gross negligence by Profi Hunt caused me to have an ibex hunt without a rifle. I had phoned from the LAX airport for them to have a proper scope sighted rifle for me in camp. I also intended to discuss having a decent rifle in camp with their representative in Moscow but he failed to meet us, see Exhibit A). The "gun" in camp was an ancient iron sighted rifle with which I missed an 18 inch square box three times. I tried the other American Hunter's rifle and hit one inch from the point of aim at 200 yards. The other hunter at the ibex camp graciously allowed me to use his rifle but this, of course, would be after he got his ibex or he passed up one he didn't want. I accompanied him at all times but his rifle did not become available until after he got his ibex on the fourth day of the seven days he had to hunt. One of the three remaining days was "fogged/snowed" out so I had two days to hunt. In the last couple of hours before we had to leave, because the other hunters hunt was over, I was offered an unreasonable shot in excess of 800 yards (my Leica 800 yd. measuring device could not register a distance after at least 30 readings). My not having a rifle essentially deprived me of an ibex hunt and not having my rifle was because of Profi Hunt's gross negligence.

I paid for my wife as a non-hunter and there were numerous things not provided, as I've enumerated in the enclosed correspondence, but to provide a sample in this letter:

1) We were told we would drive to base camp. We actually rode by horseback for four hours. My wife was involved in an accident two years before and still recovering from two fractured vertebrae. 2) We were told my wife and I would have a separate yurt. We instead had to share it with the other American hunter. When I told the interpreter about the obvious lack of privacy for a woman, he told me I could ask the other hunter to move into another tent. The tents were all occupied by others and were of poor quality. I was not about to tell another hunter to do this so we shared the yurt.

Chamois Hunt - I will be briefer about this hunt, but not because it was any less of a disaster than the ibex hunt.

At Profi Hunt's headquarters, after the ibex hunt, I expressed concern about what they had to offer for a chamois hunt. They had the chamois guide/interpreter at their office and he went on and on about how easy the hunt would be and that he and the local guides knew all the numerous places where the chamois would be found. I had not yet paid for this portion of the hunt because they had told me to bring it with me. The "sales pitch" worked. I went on the hunt and, even though we hunted five days and I climbed every mountain with the guides, we saw absolutely no chamois.

They still had not gotten my rifle even though Aeroflot had said they would ship it as soon as they received the rifle permit from Profi Hunt and I had told Profi Hunt this. Of course there was neither to shoot at anyway.

This hunt cost me about $18,300 with about $7,000 for additional expenses such as. Airfare to and from Russia, $2,800; air in Russia, $600; Two double entry visas, $800; give up three boxes of custom shells to Profi Hunt representative, $200' hotels and meals, $800; tips and miscellaneous, $2,100.

I decided it would be fair to absorb the $7,000 and they had reimbursed me $2,000 for "no reasonable" chance at an ibex at their headquarters, so I asked for a $9,300 refund for essentially not getting a hunt. I also advised them that I would not be interested in a free hunt because of my lack of confidence in them and I would also have the $7,000 airfare, etc, costs again plus 20 days of my life used up.

Profi Hunt responded by offering a hunt for a cost of $7,500. I originally had paid them $11,300 and $1,800 of this was for my wife, so they were actually only discounting $2,000 from the $9,500 I had paid before. This was after I'd advised them I wouldn't go with them again on a free hunt.

They have owed me $1,500 as a rebate for "no reasonable" chance for a chamois for four months. I had advised the interpreter I wanted to go by headquarters and get the rebate when we returned to Moscow and were going to the hotel. He phoned them and was told they had no cash on hand.

In an attempt to settle the matter, I'm sorry to say, that I subsequently lowered my request from a $9,300 refund to $7,500 and then $6,000 (including the $1,500 they owe).

I knew Profi Hunt would use weather as an excuse. How do you reason with that? We did not lose a day in the chamois hunt and only encountered some light rain and some early morning fog. It had snowed a couple of days before the hunt started and at the outset my guide/interpreter and the local guide were happy that this would probably drive the chamois down from the tops and really make it an easy hunt.

If you reed the correspondence file in sequence, you will see lame excuses for every point that I make.

I hope you will agree that his company's attitude should be exposed. If they are not deceitful and unethical, I must have a problem with the definition of those terms. I have absolutely no qualms about additional responses they may make and welcome others to read both sides of the issue.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 3065 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 1, 2002 to September 10, 2002
Place of Hunt: Russia - Kamchatka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Vadim Zhirov
Booking Agent (if any): Rick Herscher; Worldwide Hunts. 6140 West Curl Ave.; Wasilla; AK; 99654; Tel. 907-373-4658; Web www.alaskahuntingsafaris.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Over 9 1/2 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was adequate. Our party took five for three hunters. Foliage was too thick to really judge sizes. Spring hunts are by snowmobile and are easier to judge supposedly.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: United and Magadan Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: United to Anchorage was good. Magadan is a part of Aeroflot and had some additional assessments for rifles and baggage.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $9500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1930
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Excess baggage and rifle fees $435, Motels, meals, etc. in Anchorage $1,200. Amount: $1635
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Really none except sweating out the weather for transit (Magadan flies only on Friday).
Highlights of Hunt: Cultural exchange with the people. They were very hospitable and tried hard to please us. It is really like stepping back in history. All inland transit was by old military choppers.
Equipment Recommendations: Hip waders are a must because you hunt the rivers by boat and must be able to wade ashore and shoot from sandbars. Also, take fishing equipment, the fishing is great.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is a great way to observe current conditions on Kamchatka.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Charles H. Roper
Contact Information: Tel. 402-476-1225 - 4300 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510 E-mail: contact@roperandsons.com
Hunting Experience: Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Zimbabwe (5 times), New Zealand, British Columbia.
Physical Condition: Good for 73 years old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Profi Hunt 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: 1955 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 22, 2000 to October 6, 2000
Place of Hunt: Kyrgyzstan -
Hunt Area: Naryn


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Vladimir Melnikov; Profi Hunt. Schmitovskiy Proezd 16/1; Moscow; 123100; Russia; Tel. 011-7 (495) 980 0270; Email: jagd@profihunt.com; Web www.profihunt.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alexander
Booking Agent (if any): Jagd and Tour. Am Horster Felde 5; Bleckede; D-21354; Germany; Tel. 011-49-5854-1051; Fax: 011-49-5854-1411;Email: jagdtour@aol.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Argali, Marco Polo - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 44-inch length.
Ibex - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 48 inches.
Ibex - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 49 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Most sheep in this area are mixed with Tien Shan argali. These hybrids are very abundant and have heavy horns that measure up to possibly 55 inches. The camp is in top order and the service is perfect.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Lufthansa Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: C-class sometimes overbooked. A reservations is necessary!


COSTS
Hunting Fees: 10 days with transport from Alwaty to camp and return. Amount: $21500
Trophy Fees: One sheep and two ibex included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: All included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Frankfurt to Alwaty econo class. Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Only tips and hotel after the hunt. Amount: $1500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The altitude, 14,000 feet. You need one or two days to get accustomed to it.
Highlights of Hunt: The view and the game.
Equipment Recommendations: Snow camo and it's helpful to have riding experience.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would recommend the hunt because of the super scenery, lots of game and friendly people in the camp.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rudolf Kraling
Contact Information: Tel. 231-395-1120 - Reichsmarkstra 140A, D-44265 Dortmund, Germany
Hunting Experience: I have hunted stone sheep, most African game and some American game.
Physical Condition: I am 39 years old, 184 centimeters, 82 kg.


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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