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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9706 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 9, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average to better
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average to better
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Tahr and chamois were both in the rut so they had excellent coats. Duck and swan season was open so that added an extra opportunity that was well worth it. Definitely would recommend getting the "extra" animals which were free.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: New Zealand Airlines (excellent) Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: American Airlines to Los Angeles then New Zealand Air


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Hunt package including my non-hunting wife Amount: $7420
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4200
Permits/Licenses: Included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $3000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever
Highlights of Hunt: Getting all animals in great condition that I wanted, should make excellent mounts. Beautiful place and extremely interesting to me.
Equipment Recommendations: None. Just listen to the outfitter and follow recommendations.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? My wife even had a great time. One day she even went skydiving from 16,000 ft.! What a surprise!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Harold Meyers
Contact Information: Tel. 806-333-5409 - #22 Canyon View, Dalhart, TX 79022 E-mail: crothmeyers@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Quite a bit, have traveled to 70 countries
Physical Condition: Average


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services 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: 9725 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 19, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: South Island, Wanaka area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: super
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: super
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: super
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: super
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent areas, plenty of game.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flew in Premium Economy class, very roomy, same as business class. Used Esplanade Travel for ticketing. Excellent.


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: Double on tahr due to two great trophies presented at the same time and same place.
Equipment Recommendations: Mountaineering boots. I used Kenetreks. Used guides rifles and they were fine.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Very good people to hunt with. It is a family operation in an area that is picturesque, lots of games, great areas. I have been on 10 African hunts with my wife. This is the first time she said she wanted to go back.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ross Murphy
Contact Information: Tel. 432 683 4816 - 813 Keystone Court | Midland | Texas | USA | 79705 E-mail: rmurphy@reimid.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive around the world. 10 times to Africa, several to Canada, one to Alaska, heavy deer/elk/antelope in US
Physical Condition: Good for a 59 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
First trip to NZ. This is extremely wife friendly and a fun, low pressure hunt. Gerald and Sue Telford are perfect hosts. Sue has a plane and does a lot of tour guiding. Gerald is a fishing and hunting guide and knows this area extremely well. The tahr area was away from his home area but we saw many tahr in the two days we hunted them. The double on tahr was my personal highlight as we stalked up on 4 bulls and had a hard time deciding on which to take, so I took the two biggest! Fallow and stag are in abundance and free range. Chamois is the toughest due to where they are and the numbers. Chamois do not hang out in large groups and are hard to get up on. We hunted everything on foot, no helicopters. I highly recommend Gerald and Sue!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9728 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 7, 2014 to April 11, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 340
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11in
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Stags were plentiful, tahr plentiful.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $1500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $7000
Permits/Licenses: none Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2600
Charter Airfares: Amount: $175
Other Costs: tipping Amount: $800
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: none
Highlights of Hunt: Every day with Gerald and Sue was fantastic. Great hunting!! Sue was a wonderful guide for my wife. Food was excellent.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Gerald has very good land to hunt with quality animals and is a wonderful guide.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Ken Moore
Contact Information: Tel. 760-747-0886 - 1250 portola ave | escondido | calif | united states | 92026 E-mail: kmoore45@cox.net
Hunting Experience: avid
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
Gerald is a very knowledgeable and competent guide with the desire to make your hunt successful. The better shape you are in the more you will enjoy the hunt. Five stars for a rating.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9724 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 19, 2014 to February 20, 2014
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Otago
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald & Duncan
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Feral - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Turkey - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunting small game with Duncan and the Telfords was amazing. Great terrain for goat 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: N/A
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: US$ 620/day Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: n/a Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: n/a Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems at all!
Highlights of Hunt: We came to hunt small game and the Telfords treated us to a wonderful time! My son (16) especially enjoyed his day alone with Duncan, our guide. He shot 5 goats, 4 turkeys and a few rabbits as well. The best highlight was his "sniper" moment with Duncan spotting and Isaiah dropping 4 goats in about a minute and a half!
Equipment Recommendations: None.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Absolutely! We felt like part of the family sitting down to dinner with the Telfords. Duncan was great and worked very well with my son.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Doug Gleddie
Contact Information: Tel. 780-468-5315 - 10504 60 street | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada | T6A 2K9 E-mail: dgleddie@ualberta.ca
Hunting Experience: I didn't really hunt, just went along for the ride and let my son do all the hunting! Great time!
Physical Condition: Fit (enough to drag a goat 400 metres back up to the road...).


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
Highly recommend the experience with the Telfords. We certainly hope to be back one day!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9185 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 25, 2013 to April 29, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Otago
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Duncan Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 360"
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 5/8"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: These were "free range" hunts. I do not think the quality of animals could have been any better behind wire!


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: Qantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Included red stag Amount: $5600
Trophy Fees: Trophy fee for tahr Amount: $3600
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 reason I gave a lower score on the camp and food was the tahr camp is remote, so those not wanting a rustic camp might not rate the tahr camp highly.
Highlights of Hunt: Beauty of where these hunts take place.
Equipment Recommendations: Take a pair of gaiters!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It is a tremendous trophy, and a very flexible location. Easy on non-hunting companion.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Harrell
Contact Information: Tel. 469-995-9712 - 4665 Sundance Dr | Plano | TX | USA | 75024 E-mail: waddyhead@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Most North American game, Central and southern Africa
Physical Condition: Good for a guy 54!


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 experience was a great balance of hunting, relaxation, and fellowship. Especially for the English speaking client, this is a very user friendly destination. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy all that New Zealand and the outfitter have to offer. Not only did I hunt with the outfitter but also enjoyed some tremendous trout fishing. This will be a hunt with no regrets!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9186 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 21, 2013 to April 26, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent
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: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None whatsoever.
Highlights of Hunt: Fabulous scenery, wonderful people, simply relaxing. Would do this again in a minute. A definite 'bucket list' experience.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? See above comments


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William E. Wilson
Contact Information: Tel. 406-531-0950 - 10955 Horseback Ridge Road | Missoula | MT | USA | 59804 E-mail: bigskywm@montana.com
Hunting Experience: Substantial--throughout the Rocky Mountain states, Canada, Alaska and several foreign countries.
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
The Telfords have a small operation which enables them to deliver a high degree of very personalized attention to detail and service. Great folks who know how to 'get it done' for their clients--whether hunting or just touring around. They're pros! On my next trip to New Zealand, there's only one call to make. Bill Wilson

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Telford Fishing and Hunting Services Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9178 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 18, 2013 to April 26, 2013
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Otago
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Duncan Stewart
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The area hunted on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand is incredibly lush, which supports game in large quantities and in top shape.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flight from Canada to Auckland is long - I would recommend an upgrade to at least premium economy


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 whatsoever
Highlights of Hunt: Telford's offers free range hunting of all species in some of the most scenic mountains that you can visit. Game is plentiful and trophy quality is excellent.
Equipment Recommendations: The better your legs the better the hunt you will likely have.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This is a great destination to take your "significant other", whether or not he or she wants to come hunting with you. There are many things to see and do in the Wanaka area and I would recommend some extra time in the area before or after the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Mclachlan
Contact Information: Tel. 403 249-8284 - 41098 Circle 5 estates | Calgary | Alberta | Canada | T3Z2T5 E-mail: bmclachlan@yuhoresources.ca
Hunting Experience: Alberta, BC, Yukon, NWT, Zimbabwe, Spain, Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Georgia, Montana, and now New Zealand
Physical Condition: Average - 56 yrs 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
Gerald and Sue Telford are extremely accommodating hosts. My wife and I felt immediately comfortable at their place and enjoyed every minute with their family. The game is plentiful and I believe that Gerald and Duncan can accommodate almost any type of hunter and can make hunting this beautiful country as challenging as you would like. Obviously the better shape you are in the more game you will likely get a look and a chance at. Duncan Stewart is an exceptional guide and a very nice guy to hunt with. He knows his game and terrain very well. New Zealand is not only a great hunt, but a great holiday overall.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8656 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2012 to April 6, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 280 to 340+
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: auctioned at SCI Banquet Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I left my lunch at the truck the first day out as I was told we would be returning. we ended up being gone all day and the lack of conditioning+the energy level required to maintain good functioning stamina caused me to be worn out that day but the mistake was taken care of on all subsequent days and the terrain caused me no more duress for the rest of the hunt. (no matter what your guide on any hunt says, pack your lunch yourself.)as an archer I did not practice shooting at extreme angles (fifty degrees+) and had five shots go high on animals. it makes a huge difference on distance so be aware of proper techniques such as bend the hips not rotate the shoulders
Highlights of Hunt: the bulls were in the roar and we had many shots taken (six). the wow factor of the countryside is so huge that its hard to pick out just a few of the highlights
Equipment Recommendations: sun blocker
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The amount of game I saw makes me feel confident that whether you are after a silver medal stag as I was or a gold medal stag, these guys can put you on an animal of your choosing (not the first one you see is what you get. the other three hunters in camp also tagged out on rifle and to gold medal stags and great fallow deer. the camaraderie in camp makes for a very social setting. there was not any pecking order with all three guides and hunters and guides all helped one another when they could.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Denis Simard
Contact Information: Tel. 403-589-3189 - RR1 | Carstairs | Alberta | Canada | T0M0N0 E-mail: d.simard@xplornet.com
Hunting Experience: I hunt Alberta very hard for all species available to me from Sheep to bears and all in between. I have also been to Africa twice. Not saying I know it all but I do enjoy the sport to its fullest.
Physical Condition: I am 54 and have good cardio my physical strength is average and I have no disabilities. If I trained more I would probably get more out of what I do


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 would rebook with Gerald any time I decide to return to NZ for a hunt. My wife was along as an observer but she stayed behind in the house. Sue made sure that there was plenty for her to do also. I am not convinced however that the taxidermy work is of as high a standard as what we have in Alberta. also the taxidermist will cut your horns and insert a steel rod, he says it is for shipping space saving but this process in my opinion is wrong and I want my skull intact. so I had my cape tanned and skull bleached then shipped to my taxidermist so have all your taxidermist info with you.I will see what kind of tanning job gets done and report later on this. most taxidermists will want you to just salt down the cape and ship it to him for tanning. overall I had a great time and you will too.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8695 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 1, 2012 to April 6, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver 330-340
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good guides willing to do what it takes. food and accommodations great, especially for the wives. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. do yourself get in shape, when you think your in shape your not do twice as much, a lot of climbing and no free rides its either up or down. Drink lots of water and pack your own lunch. I had a blast and would go back with Gerald and Sue no hesitation. One fellow took a 475 maybe 500 stag and two fallow deer. Lots of game to be seen.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: bought through SCI banquet Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: included Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: included Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: 1750.00 each from calgary Amount: $3500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: first day out we started out from truck and was told we would be returning for lunch at the truck, i had packed water but left the lunch. never assume you are not going to run into game and have to continue away from the vehicle. I ran out of gas by nightfall. second mistake I did was not to practice shooting my bow at extreme angles 50 degrees+ range is critical
Highlights of Hunt: I was given six opportunities on good stags, the comaradery amongst fellow hunters and guides, there is so much wow factor with the scenery that its hard to describe.
Equipment Recommendations: light rain gear
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? lots of fun and even if you tag out early there is lots to do


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Denis Simard
Contact Information: Tel. 403-589-3189 - RR1 | Carstairs | Alberta | Canada | T0M0N0 E-mail: d.simard@xplornet.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted extensively in alberta Bear,sheep, moose, deer, elk, antelope, coyote,etc. Africa twice
Physical Condition: 54 years old and good cardio overweight by 40 lbs. but can do anything.


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
don,t get your taxidermy done there I looked at some mounts and they are ugly they split the hides instead of tubing the cape they also split the horns to save room for shipping, none of this to me is acceptable and they were accomodating in leaving my cape whole and skull intact for me. Just have them salt the hides down good and ship all to your taxidermist.



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8613 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 12, 2012 to March 16, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Great
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: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Quantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Quantas and Air New Zealand both provide good service with lots of options for travel.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $9450
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Was not the most challenging hunt, but not getting an animal would of been devastating. We were lucky to be the first one's into camp so I believe as more hunters arrive that the degree of difficulty increases as the animals start seeing people again.
Highlights of Hunt: Traveling to New Zealand is a long costly haul. The animals we were presented were awesome and really what I was looking for. The weather was great and the views awesome.
Equipment Recommendations: Make sure your hunting boots are clean going into New Zealand as they could charge $400 to clean them.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? to get a Red Stag of this quality is a dream. you won't leave New Zealand without a great Red Stag with Gerald. he has access to a vast private hunting area and does a great job of managing the heard. he does a great job with archery hunters giving you good opportunities to do amazing spot and stalk hunts.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bob Dobrinski
Contact Information: Tel. 306-931-2623 - 400 105 21st Street E | Saskatoon | saskatchewan | Canada | s7k0b3 E-mail: bob.dobrinski@sasktel.net
Hunting Experience: I archery hunt in Canada. have travelled to USA, South Africa and New Zealand for hunts.
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



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8651 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 5, 2012 to March 8, 2012
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 11"
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: Excellent
Name of Airline: Qantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $2800NZD Amount: $2248
Trophy Fees: $2500NZD Amount: $2007
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $5300NZD Amount: $4255
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Nil
Highlights of Hunt: Tahr taken on first day of 4 day hunt. Great weather. Heaps of animals.
Equipment Recommendations: Choose appropriate clothing. Listen to Guide/Outfitter suggestions on equipment. They're the experts
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great area for bow hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Michael Luxford
Contact Information: Tel. 0422205348 - PO Box 7042 | Mount Isa | QLD | Australia | 4825 E-mail: sara.michael@bigpond.com
Hunting Experience: 20+ years bow hunting
Physical Condition: above 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
Great hunt. Spectacular scenery. Plenty of Game. Tahr taken on First Day. Lots of opportunity to seek other game available in area. Gerald's Knowledge is first class. Love to go back and hunt with him again. Michael Luxford



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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8259 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 17, 2011 to April 22, 2011
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold Medal
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver Medal
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: One of the best hunting experiences in my life. Excellent accommodation and food and superb hosts and great guides.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: One of the best airlines I have flown.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: reasonable Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: very reasonable Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Air New Zealand Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none. Did not want to return to Canada.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking and shooting Gold Medal Stag in beautiful countryside
Equipment Recommendations: Stay dry clothing. Might rain
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Everything was wonderful.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Andrew Kowalczewski
Contact Information: Tel. 905-624-7551 ext 27 - 7-5484 Tomken Road | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada | L4W 2Z6 E-mail: andyk@att.biz
Hunting Experience: Before New Zealand, Canada, U.S. And Northwest Territories
Physical Condition: Not bad for average 61 year old.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I highly recommend this hunting experience. Cost was VERY reasonable and Gerald and Sue Telford and Duncan Stewart are the nicest people to deal with. You must try this outfitter!

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8258 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 4, 2011 to April 9, 2011
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver Medal
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver Medal
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of good healthy free range animal to look over.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Qantas and Jet Star 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: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Observing the Stags during the roar. Hunting Tahr in the mountains that reminded me a lot of my home in Alaska.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent guide. Able to look over a lot of fine free range animals on private land before taking one.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Sauve
Contact Information: On the Hillside | Anchorage | AK | USA | 99516 E-mail: redhed91@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Have taken every big game animal available in Alaska. This hunt was second time ever using a guide (first was in Namibia).
Physical Condition: Reasonably 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
Gerald & Sue have a fine outfit and work hard to show their clients a good time. The properties Gerald has access to hold healthy populations of free range animals that allow for many opportunities to look them over before making a stalk. Took my wife with me on this hunt. She had a good time relaxing in Wanaka while I went out chasing the animals with Gerald. On our last day Sue took us out flight-seeing in her Cessna 172. That flight was a true highlight for me and my wife during our stay in NZ.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8254 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 20, 2011 to March 25, 2011
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold medal
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold medal
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Record Book
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There were good amount of each animal but I never had to look too hard because Gerald put me in great position to kill each animal within hours of hunting each species


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: They lost my luggage but had it delivered the next day


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Bought trip at for $2500.00 for Silver Medal Red Stag Amount: $2500
Trophy Fees: Upgrade to Gold medal stag Amount: $2500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: From Canada to New Zealand Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: There were no issues at all. I highly recommend this hunt and this outfitter to anyone.
Highlights of Hunt: Shot Gold Medal Red Stag with bow by 11:00AM on first day. Free Range. The area for the tahr hunt was the best scenery.
Equipment Recommendations: Good waterproof boots and good optics because there is a lot of glassing required
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I would recommend this hunt because the area that Gerald has access to for free range Tahr, stag and fallow buck


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kelly Silbernagel
Contact Information: Tel. 306-741-7973 - Box 2049 | Swift Current | Saskatchewan | Canada | S9H 4M7 E-mail: kelly.silbernagel@sasktel.net
Hunting Experience: It was excellent, the weather was great and Gerald has access to some beautiful scenic areas with great animals and its FREE RANGE
Physical Condition: I keep myself in shape, but this is not too physicaly demanding.


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: 7796 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2010 to May 23, 2010
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Quail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Superb.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5700
Trophy Fees: Amount: $15000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $80
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Main camp excellent shape and great food. Spike camp fair shape with good food. A goose cull on the second day of waterfowling spoiled shooting but I wouldn't have traded that show for the best shoot in New Zealand. Fog was a factor on the tahr hunting but we still got it done.
Highlights of Hunt: Getting to a place to shoot a tahr and shooting my stag. Shooting a wallaby on the run was also a long term memory.
Equipment Recommendations: Rubber boots would have helped.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It was a blast.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dave Powell
Contact Information: Tel. 403-782-3893 - Site 4 Box 17 RR 4, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada T4L 2N4 E-mail: dpowell@lacombe.ca
Hunting Experience: 50 years waterfowl, upland birds, varmints, Big game on three continents.
Physical Condition: Too fat to fly. Limited mobility unless at my pace. Uphill a challenge.


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'd go again but I've shot my last tahr.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7948 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 18, 2010 to April 24, 2010
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Duncan
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52 inches.
Goat - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 42 inches.
Sheep - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great.


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


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: No problems at all. Everything was great.
Highlights of Hunt: All three of our children ages 10, 12, and 12 were able to hunt and take game of their own. The hospitality was exceptional.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Casey Butz
Contact Information: Tel. 780-963-0011 - Box 2513, Strony Plain, Alberta, Canada T7Z 1X9 E-mail: casey@abittkennels.ca
Hunting Experience: Excellent.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7655 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 18, 2010 to January 20, 2010
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 350 class.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Great animals in tough mountain country.


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: Cathcay Pacific Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
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: Taking a great stag after wounding it with the first shot.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Gerald and Sue Telford went out of their way to make this short notice hunt a success. They made me feel at home and part of the family. Gerald never gave up on the chase of my wounded stag. He knows his area and is a real professional. They will go out of their way to please their clients.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Westraadt
Contact Information: Tel. 011-27-824-941897 - PO Box 12771, Brandhof, Free State, South Africa 9324 E-mail: choiceafrica@mweb.co.za
Hunting Experience: Hunted Africa for 25 years. A professional guide myself.
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
This was a very short notice hunt. I went to New Zealand to watch the world cup cricket when I heard that there was good hunting close by. I check out the internet and found Gerald and Sue website. Being a family based business I decided to give them a call. Great was my surprise as I was met with enthusiasm when I told them I will be hunting in 3 days time. They set up a great hunt and displayed true professionalism. Being a guide myself, I am very critical on services and on all terrain. My expectations were exceeded.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7324 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 7, 2009 to May 12, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Rusty
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 11.5 inches.
Sheep, Arapawa - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: A tahr with great mane.


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: Qantas Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: I had expected the service on Qantas even better than it was.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $7,600 for hunter and non hunter including trophy fees for one tahr and one Arapawa ram. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: $8,000 including a three nights stop in Sidney. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: $401 for hire car for four days. In addition hotel and B&B for four nights. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No other challenges other than the snow in the highground, but we are used to snow.
Highlights of Hunt: The highlight must be the challenge to come close to the tahr and to shoot a nice trophy.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? It is so different from hunting in Norway. The beautiful area and the nice people.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Nils Henriksen
Contact Information: Tel. 011-47-9160-8368 - Steinbukken 6, Eidsvoll, N-2080 Norway E-mail: n.s.henriksen@c2i.net
Hunting Experience: Hunted black bear in Canada. Muntjac, fallow deer, roe deer and red deer in England and Scotland. Ibex in Russia. In South Africa: impala, warthog, wildebeest, kudu, steenbuck and blesbok. In Norway: moose, reindeer, roe deer and red deer.
Physical Condition: Above 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?


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I am so pleased that we decided to book hunting with Telfords. The service and the hospitality was more than excellent. I am also impressed of our guide, Rusty.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7273 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 15, 2009 to April 19, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Lake Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Rusty and Gerald
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw great fallow bucks and had lots of opportunity. Took the biggest buck out of the group.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Had no problems with airlines handling of luggage including firearms.


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: No problems at all.
Highlights of Hunt: Enjoying the company of the Telfords and Rusty. People were fantastic. Having my wife along.
Equipment Recommendations: Be in good physical condition.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I felt at ease around the guide and the Telfords. I felt comfortable in the lodge and just had a great time looking at all the animals and scenery. Absolutely beautiful area.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Shea Bess
Contact Information: Tel. 801-446-3677 - 10073 Copper King Lane, South Jordan, UT 84095 E-mail: shea_bess@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted numerous species in numerous western Unites States. Hunted southern BC and now New Zealand.
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 would recommend hunting with the Telfords to absolutely anybody. Finding an outfitter that will make your hunt great is always the most difficult part. You can't go wrong with them. They truly do everything they can to give you the kind of hunting experience you want. I would love to hunt with them again and feel they are now friends.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7263 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 8, 2009 to April 17, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 31 point non typical.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Many stag, great antler variations.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $27850
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2400
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $1300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Great guide, abundance of game, fantastic scenery. Terrific hosts the Telfords.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? They are the best at what they do.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Hamilton
Contact Information: Tel. 810-772-9849 - 1928 Corlett Road E-mail: mhamilton@wl-express.com
Hunting Experience: Over 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

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7233 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 19, 2009 to March 22, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 324 and 6/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Animals in great shape.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Includes trophy fee. Amount: $6000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking uphill to within bow range of red stag undetected.
Equipment Recommendations: Practice uphill, downhill and sidehill shots out to 50 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Very friendly and helpful guide with excellent food and lodging.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Canoy
Contact Information: Tel. 360-715-1064 - 4105 Silverbell Way, Bellongham, WA 98226 E-mail: mnb1131@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent in every way possible.
Physical Condition: 71 years old diabetic and use brace for injury to ankle.


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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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7499 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 11, 2009 to March 16, 2009
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Glenns Valley close to Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inch.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 182 CIC points.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent and plenty of good scoring game.


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: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: New Zealand Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
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: No problems try to stay in good physical condition to hunt Himalayan tahr and red stags in free roaming area by foot without a helicopter.
Highlights of Hunt: As an experienced bowhunter from Austria - Europe. I could harvest a huge Himalayan tahr and a big red stag within 4 bowhunting days with good luck and good physical condition. Be aware of long bow shots up to 40 meters.
Equipment Recommendations: Mountain area, bring good hiking boots and a good tuned bow or rifle with big caliber for long shots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? That outfit is as good for bowhunter and also for rifle hunters, fair hunting.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Robert Koenig
Contact Information: Tel. 011-43-1879-8979 - Meytensgasse 20, 1130 Vienna, Austria E-mail: robertkoenig@utanet.at
Hunting Experience: Age 55. 24 years of rifle hunting plus 17 additional years of bowhunting only. Lots of experience worldwide.
Physical Condition: Very good, age 55. 4-8 hours of mountain hiking and stalking is no problem.


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If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Very good experienced outfitter for bow and rifle hunters and fisherman for all game which is available in New Zealand. Special Himlayan tahr and red stags and also for trout fishing less hunters, guiding 1x1. No hunting pressure, excellent amount of good trophy game, best trophy care, excellent main camp, private lodging in outfitters own place. Home cooked meals, fair prices family owned outfit. Outfitter can also arrange private sightseeing tours by car or plane. Gerald's wife Sue is a pilot with a Cessna plane, highest success rate. Everything was great.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6687 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 5, 2008 to May 10, 2008
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald and Rusty
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 inches, good mane.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Didn't measure but big and beautiful.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Fallow - Availability: Simply didn't shoot. Had excellent opportunity.
Game Condition Comments: Hunted three areas and would rate all excellent, especially fallow deer compared to previous hunts in New Zealand. First tahr hunt and saw lots of tahr.


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: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Quantas Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Late of course.


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: Only minor, all issues were out of hosts control, my not shooting, the weather, etc.
Highlights of Hunt: Tahr was in an isolated station in absolutely spectacular scenery and it was a challenge just to climb to the area (helicopters are available).
Equipment Recommendations: Good raingear, light spotting scope.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Fun, hosts were cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable. Sue took a couple of wives all over the countryside on a tour and knows the local areas of interests and is quite a character in her own right (commercial pilot) and we all know guides are a different breed.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Murray
Contact Information: Tel. 713-254-4665 - 3111 Carnegie St., Houston, TX 77005 E-mail: smmurray9@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive. New Zealand, Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Argentina, Mexico, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia.
Physical Condition: Good. Run 3-4 miles a day at sea level but between jet lag and altitude the tahr were tough.


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
Handles six people with ease and complete privacy. Nice fireplace and close to Wanaka. Short drive to Queenstown. Short drive to hunting area except the tahr and then a huge "private" area with abundant tahr. Saw 8 or more bulls both days we could see the mountains.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6682 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 19, 2008 to April 26, 2008
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka - South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Good to excellent.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Good for New Zealand
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I bowhunted on all free range, no high wire areas. High wire areas are also available, but not necessary by my hunt.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: NW and Quantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: My bow was late by one plane flight, five hours or so.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $8900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Really none. Wind was always an issue while stalking in mountanous areas.
Highlights of Hunt: All the game. Even free range the abundance of well managed game was impressive where I was. Several trophy size animals were seen each day. My smallish fallow buck was the hardest won, but I saw several much larger fallow that were "close".
Equipment Recommendations: Shoot your bow as far as comfortable, 50 yds if possible, tracking in the terrain we were in would be difficult. I shot all my animals around 30 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I was treated very well, the guide was great, the game was great, the lodgings and food were great. Realize that some species meant camping which I did not have to do (tahr and chamios were also available to hunt but I did not this trip).


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Daniel Blumer
Contact Information: E-mail: dblumer@hsrassociates.com
Hunting Experience: This trip was excellant in all respects, I do not know what could have made it better. Gerald Telford was a great guide and a bowhunter himself and treated me very well.
Physical Condition: I was in good condition, better or best would have been best for this trip. If I had been after tahr or chamios even better condition would have been good. NOTE that there are areas of good hunting that they have access to that were NOT real difficult as well.


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
Comments: Several nice red stags were seen each day, stalking conditions were fair to good. Several nice fallow bucks were "heard" if not seen at close range each day, terrain is very thick in many areas of the fallow hunt and stalking was easy until you were within 100 yards, then it was a challenge due to the senses of the deer. Turkeys and pigs were a bonus that did not cost me, though I do not know the costs of such up front.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6652 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 22, 2008 to March 29, 2008
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Both the stag and tahr were in excellent condition. They were mature animals taken in open country.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: We flew "premier coach" from Los Angeles to Auckland, NZ. This was the best international flight I have experienced, and I travel a lot.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Included all hunting, lodging, meals, transport in NZ and wife's activities. Amount: $14000
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: There were no problems. The outfitter was excellent and really knows his business.
Highlights of Hunt: The absolute joy of hunting in New Zealand. This is a "must" trip for the traveling hunter.
Equipment Recommendations: You should be very fit to hike the mountains of NZ. They are very steep. Altitude is not an issue.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This was probably my favorite hunt. Mr. Telford is an archer himself and did an excellent job of closing the distance for a close shot. You will not find in a free range hunt more high quality game to chase. After we were successful with the stag and tahr I did some rabbit and turkey hunting with the bow. Do not scoff at the bunnies. Try and see one at 30 yards and then hit it with an arrow. We had a great time.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Kornblatt
Contact Information: Tel. 912-660-4301 - 1416 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA 31410 E-mail: kornblattb@geamba.com
Hunting Experience: USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand
Physical Condition: 57 years old and very fit.


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 a hunt to bring your wife. Both Sue and Gerald Telford really knocked themselves out to make sure we had a great time. Sue is a pilot and took my wife flying, introduced her to family and friends, arranged for a horse back riding adventure, took her shopping and more. After the hunt we did some traveling and all I can say is if you have not been to New Zealand, GO! The country, its people and the food are terrific.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6649 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 10, 2008 to March 12, 2008
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 point (7X7).
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of animals to choose from, seen several stags each day.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service:
Airline Comments: We booked a trip to Queenstown for seven days prior to my hunt with the Telfords, the flight was the best long flight I've ever taken. Comfortable seat, lots of leg room, personal video screen, pretty good food.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1936
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Taxidermy and shipping. Amount: $2000
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: William C Radtke
Contact Information: Tel. 360-736-1352 - 3005 Southgate Dr., Centralia, WA 98531 E-mail: radfam4him@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Great hunt and great experience, will surely go back and hunt with them for other animals like tahr.
Physical Condition: Great.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6063 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 26, 2007 to May 12, 2007
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: A lot of game to choose from, all animals in fine condition.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $12750
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Included. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Premium economy for two. Amount: $4900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Getting the chamois, climbing the mountain.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The quality of area, the animals and the people.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sam Knoy
Contact Information: Tel. 928-445-0647 - 1046 Spire Dr., Prescott, AZ 86305 E-mail: knoy@att.net
Hunting Experience: Excellent.
Physical Condition: Very good for 56 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
We just returned from a three week hunt on South Island, New Zealand in the small town called Wanaka. I would like to report on an excellent hunting experience provided by Gerald and Sue Telford Hunting and Fishing Services.

During the SCI convention in 2006, we met Gerald and Sue and booked with them since they had an easy way about them. Their recommendation was to come in late April, their fall season.

It was during the roar of the red stag, black fallow bucks were in rut, the tahr had full winter manes and the chamois bucks were chasing the does up and down the cliff faces.

When I told Gerald that my hunt was to be fair chase, with no helicopters and no fences, he responded with great enthusiasm. He will book either game shoots with high fences and helicopters or fair chase hunting packages.

The Telford's have hunting rights to numerous, very large, stations (ranches) and invest a lot of time and money in management of the wildlife there. Gerald also serves on the Game and Fish Commission in his area.

Our guide for the tahr, Paul, was a fine Scottish gentleman that spent years teaching alpine survival to British Marines. For that hunt, we drove about a 4 ½ hours to the tahr station. Late in the evening of the first day, we harvested a trophy tahr with a beautiful silver/black mane, black face, very long horns, with bases that were close together. He taught my wife and me some techniques of mountain climbing and strategies of tahr hunting.

The following morning, we started the chamois hunt. My guide, Morton, is from Denmark, who guides for the season in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. He then guides in northern Alberta, during their season. He's an enthusiastic 22 year young man who loves to hunt. We were glassing and stalking chamois every day. I missed easy shots that I should have made, and long range difficult shots as well. Sometimes, it seems to me, you just get jinxed on a certain animals and chamois definitely had me jinxed.

Gerald took me for the black fallow deer and it gave me a break from mountain climbing the chamois area. The country we traveled to was about a 2 ½ hour drive, we started out very early in the morning. As we arrived, we were pushing the deer out of the farm fields and into the brush, filled canyons. We probably saw 40 deer in the headlights, by the time we parked. That made the 25 minute wait for shooting light seem a lot longer. The fallow buck were in the rut and you could hear them in every canyon. Gerald had me pass up four bucks that looked good to me, before I shot a great buck at 10:30 am. To see so many wild, free roaming fallow deer, in really good condition, was quite a thrill.

The next day it was back after chamois. Morton, Gerald and I glass and stalked two more animals, but didn't connect with them. Just as we got down to the base of the mountain that evening, we saw close to 150 red deer crossing the face of the mountain, south of the area we just left. That end of the mountain range had been swept that day by several men with their crew of sheep dogs, mustering the sheep for the fall gathering. What a sight to see. We glassed the herds, judging which stag we thought was the best at a distance of 650 yards. As luck would have it, late the next afternoon, coming off the mountain, again, without a chamois, Gerald spotted a good stag across a big canyon.

When we got the spotting scope on it, we found out it was the same animal we had judged to be the best the night before. Gerald said he knew how to get through the creeks below us and if we pushed hard, I might get a shot before dark. We made it across the creeks and I got a trophy stag with a great memory to go with it.

We had planned to fly fish the next week, but I still hadn't gotten chamois. My wonderful wife said that we should forego our fishing because chamois had become such a challenge to me and I should continue, till I succeeded. I asked Gerald if I could extend my hunt. He said my guide, Morton, had other commitments but he would shift things around and take me himself, if I was ready for rough hard climbs. Each day I was getting more used to hiking these mountains. We started out extra early the next morning to an area that Gerald hadn't hunted in 4-5 years. We drove as far as we could in the 4X4 truck, then unloaded an ATV and went several more miles. We then hiked up a canyon to a ridge line that we could climb to the top peaks. We spotted a chamois at 11 am, but it went into a draw where we couldn't fallow. Then we spotted another one that we put a stalk on, and we both were sure we had this one in the pocket, but we were amazed that it had vanished. Gerald checked his watch and said if we pushed hard, we could check on the other side of the next saddle before we had to head down. On the way to the saddle a pair of Captain Cooker's started fighting just below us. When Captain Cook first discovered New Zealand, he released pigs on the island for future food supply. The pig's decedents are now referred to by the locals as Captain Cookers. I shot one of the boars but he turned just as I shot. The boar ran down the canyon, hit hard, but not hard enough. Gerald was on the ledge below me and I wouldn't shoot over him. I passed the gun down to him and he pulled off the most amazing long range running boar shot I had ever seen. Gerald went to retrieve the boar. He told me to go on to the next saddle and glass the next basin. When Gerald caught up with me a little later, I was capping my first chamois, a nanny with 9 inch horns. As we finished we looked above us and a nice buck with 6 does appeared. The buck jumped up on a point above a high cliff face and was sky lined. Gerald said to take the shot that I had earned it. The shot dropped the chamois dead in its tracks and it fell almost to the base of the cliff, into the brush that broke its fall. After ten days of climbing the Southern Alps, my chamois jinx ended with a pair of trophy chamois. We have already planned a return trip for the fly fishing that we didn't get to do.

Our last day in the Wanaka area, we went to the South Island Championship Sheet dog trials. What fun, to see well trained working dogs.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6009 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 29, 2007 to April 7, 2007
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area: South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6-8 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Absolutely fantastic.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Best experience ever on a carrier - domestic or otherwise.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Varies per species. $12,000 for gold stag, gold tahr and chamois. Amount: $12000
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: Within bow range of roaring 400 class red stag. Absolute majestic scenery.
Equipment Recommendations: Good optics.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Outfitter proved extremely adept in finding and producing trophy animals (opportunities). Accommodations outstanding.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jamie Browne
Contact Information: Tel. 352-303-2366 - 6037 Lake Erie Rd E-mail: ginamariewilliam@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Argentina, Alaska, Southeast US, Texas, Wyoming, Idaho
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5356 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 31, 2006 to April 5, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold and Silver class.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 221 Douglas Score.
Hog, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 140 pounds.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Strongly recommend this outfitter to anyone who is looking for a plentiful and exciting hunt. This operation is first class and treats their hunters very well.


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: Quantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Very long flight from the states.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6150
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1630
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Shot many trophy animals, outfitter experience is second to none. Not only with hunting but in general shows you a great time and is very personable.
Equipment Recommendations: Proper clothing for weather (rain gear, etc).
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This hunt was an experience of a lifetime and I would do it all over again and probably will. Gerald and Sue Telford have a first class operation and their main goal is to make sure you have the time of your life. Being a guide myself Gerald nad Sue are first class.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul J Meyers
Contact Information: Tel. 406-254-8440 - 3636 Barry Dr., Billings, MT 59105 E-mail: melodymeyers@peoplepc.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted all over the world for 28 years and I am currently a hunting guide myself in Wyoming.
Physical Condition: Excellent condition some have called me a mountain goat. Spend most of my year climbing steep mountains for all sorts of animals.


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
With the guide service of Gerald I was able to harvest four animals in three days. Not just animals these were all trophy animals that I am very pleased with. Gerald is very knowledgable with hunts, rifle or bow. He knows where the animals are and how to get to them. His experience on knowing the approximate size of the animal from a distance is quite amazing. Sue is first class in the hostess department she is there to please you and to make sure you have everything you need or want. Sue and Gerald take the time not only while the hunt is on but also with answering email before and after the hunt has taken place. Sue had an unexpected gift at the end of the hunt, she made a 15 minute DVD of all my animals and pictures not only of myself but also of the surrounding area which was great (a very personal touch). Thank you Gerald and Sue.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5354 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 26, 2006 to March 30, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area: Private ranch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver Medal 306 SCI.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The red stags were abundant, with dozens being spotted every day. I shot my stag at 30 yards on the second day of a five day hunt. Hilly to very steep terrain and a great challenge with archery equipment, but very doable. Given 3-5 days with rifle or muzzleloader a hunter would have no trouble getting a real trophy. The food, lodging, people and scenery would be hard to beat anywhere in the world. After shooting my stag, the outfitter took me out turkey hunting and I shot three of them in less than an hour with my bow. If your hunt ends early and it probably will, there are always other things to do or other species to hunt. I would highly recommend this hunt to anyone that is looking for a giant red stag and an overall great hunting experience.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: From anywhere in the USA or Europe, be prepared for a long trip and allow an extra day of rest when you get home.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Fund raising bid at SCI Auction. Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, souvenirs, etc. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No real problems with the hunt, but the country is anything but flat, so make sure you get in shape. It's probably not as big of a deal if you're gun hunting.
Highlights of Hunt: Spotting and stalking these incredible animals with all the lakes and mountains around you where ever you looked. It was just starting the rut and it was awesome to hear them "roar".
Equipment Recommendations: Bring good optics, high quality clothing (Goretex, Micro-Fleece, Under Armor, etc) in layers as it can go from cold to very warm quite quickly.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The outfitter and his wife did everything possible from the day we arrived to the day we left to ensure not only a great hunt, but to make sure we took in a lot of the local culture and to give us the toal New Zealand experience. First class people all the way.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: James Bradley
Contact Information: Tel. 610-469-5036 - 106 Nottingham Drive, Spring City, PA 19475 E-mail: jbradley@deaconind.com
Hunting Experience: I've hunted since 1979. All over the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa.
Physical Condition: I'm 41 years old and in very 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
If you hunt with this outfitter. I don't see how you could possibly have a bad hunt. He and his wife did everything humanly possible to put the odds in my favor and their knowledge of the land and animals was quickly evident. All you have to do is listen, shoot straight and bring lots of film.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5353 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 26, 2006 to March 31, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Many gold and silver stags.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I had an excellent hunt. You will work hard, see plenty, enjoy the scenery. The owners Sue and Gerald Telford are great people that work hard to make your hunt the best it can be. This was a bow hunt. My buddy was successful also.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: The Telfords, scenery and trophy quality.
Equipment Recommendations: Be in shape. Good boots for climbing steep terrain.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I have been on many hunts in the states and abroad, this hunt is exciting and high quality.`


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jody Maddock
Contact Information: Tel. 215-938-1360 - PO Box 596 E-mail: jodymaddoc@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 27 years bowhunting only.
Physical Condition: I broke my leg a few months back so I struggled. I took my time and was ok.


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: 5355 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 19, 2006 to March 27, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12 6/8 inches.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 9 4/8 inches.
Deer, Fallow - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 196 inches.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 348 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of animals and good quality.


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: Quantas Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $2300
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: Dale Himebauch
Contact Information: Tel. 907-488-4379 - PO Box 70921, Fairbanks, AK 99707 E-mail: dalehimebauch@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 40 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5304 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: February 21, 2006 to February 26, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Cantebury


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Abundant healthy animals.


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: No airline service was needed. Airline Service:
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Kept us moving to new animals and new areas to hunt until I found the animals I wanted.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The Telfords are straight forward, good honest people. They run a first-class business.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Randy Knopik
Contact Information: 20988 268th St., Fort Ripley, MN 56449 E-mail: rknopik@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: In 15 years of hunting the western United States for antelope, elk and mule deer and 35 years of hunting whitetails in Minnesota.
Physical Condition: Above 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
I had a great time. I was allowed to take my time and chose the animal I wanted. There was no pressure of any king. I had a good quality hunt and recommend the Telfords.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5305 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 24, 2006 to January 26, 2006
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Glen Lyon Station, Dobson Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Paul Rennie
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Did not know what to expect. Spotted seven bulls, two of which were worthwhile. Thus my rating "scarce" above, but this may be "average" for the area and country, I don't know.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Poor Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Quantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: This was a stop-over on a longer journey with a multitude of airlines, where Quantas, in my mind, rated second only to Thai and Singapore. (United was an absolute disaster, on the other hand.).


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: If you can call it a "problem". We found my trophy bull already on the arrival day to the camp while scouting and planning the following two days. It was over before it even started, so to speak, but that, of course, is the nature of hunting and why I love it.
Highlights of Hunt: Spotting, observing, strategizing and then stalking a group of bulls with the guide up the mountain and then get into position for a shot.
Equipment Recommendations: The hunter should be in good physical condition. (I am 58 and I was not). It is not without reason that these animals are called Himalayan tahr.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? It is a challenging animal to hunt. My guide was both a very knowledgeable and a very pleasant person to hunt with. And Gerald and Sue Telford, the outfitters, are fun and easy, outgoing, professional people.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Steve Trygg
Contact Information: Tel. 011-46-8-541-32023 - PO Box 41, SE 185 21 Vaxholm, Sweden E-mail: stevetrygg@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Over twenty years of rifle hunting in England, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand.
Physical Condition: Fair.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
The alps of New Zealand's South Island are breathtakingly beautiful and worth the trip in and of itself.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4971 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 16, 2005 to August 18, 2005
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Lake Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 X 10.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunting for red stag was truly a wildlife adventure very typical of being in the wild. Animals were available with selections.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $410 per day. Amount: $1230
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Car rental and B&B. Amount: $750
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Midday snack poor preparation.
Highlights of Hunt: Guide was excellent in knowing hunting area.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Guide was professional and knowledgeable.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Trzinski
Contact Information: Tel. 715-341-8750 - 3263 Linwood Springs Road, Stevens Point, WI E-mail: trzinskitax@g2a.net
Hunting Experience: USA big and small game and birds.
Physical Condition: Average, could be better.


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


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5299 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 11, 2005 to July 14, 2005
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw lots of red stags, which I was hunting, and quite a few fallow deer and elk, which I wasn't hunting.


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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: The flight attendants went on strike the day we were to leave, but Air New Zealand put us up in a very nice Auckland Hotel for two nights and paid all our expenses. We were quite happy for that.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $360 a day. Amount: $1440
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: I planned to bow hunt for five days and was lucky enough to get a good red stag on the second day. I would have liked to have had more options to hunt pig, goats, or sheep on the last three days.
Highlights of Hunt: Gerald Telford is an excellent guide and very personable. We saw lots of animals in spectacular scenery.
Equipment Recommendations: Be prepared for windy and cool conditions in the winter (June to August). Polyprolene is the way to go. No cotton. Waterproof jacket recommended, but it wasn't necessary in my case.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great hunting environment with an expert knowledgeable guide. Lots of game and fantastic scenery.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Tom Grimes
Contact Information: Tel. 808-522-9759 - 2019 Ualakaa Street E-mail: tgrimes@alohagas.com
Hunting Experience: Moderate. Bow and rifle hunting for 6-7 whitetail seasons in Minnesota. Pig and sheep bow hunting in Hawaii for 4-5 years.
Physical Condition: Very good, I run 25 miles per week.


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 strongly recommend getting into good physical condition for this hunt. The area I hunted was very steep and we did lots of walking and stalking. The town of Wanaka is a tourist destination within New Zealand and is well equipped to take care of all your dining and other needs. During our trip we spent a day skiing at a local ski area and had a very good time doing that.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4855 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 6, 2005 to April 13, 2005
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka area and Dobson Range


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Not scored - approximately 310.
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Not scored - 11.5 inches, mature animal.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good quantity of game for "outside the fence" hunting. Passed over many stag waiting for a good animal. Tahr were present in good numbers at higher elevation. Bring your spare lungs.


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: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Beware the


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 other than the airline hassle.
Highlights of Hunt: Patience of guide. Variety of terrain we hunted. We glassed and passed a lot of animals. Watching Gerald roar up a stag to within 30 yards was incredible.
Equipment Recommendations: Tahr hunting: The very best binoculars you can afford. Leg gaitors to protect your legs from "madagary or spear grass". Nasty sub alpine stuff. My goretex pants now leak like a sieve.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? True free-range New Zealand hunting experience. Great land, people and wineries. Saltwater fishing was excellent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Harold Ruckpaul
Contact Information: Tel. 304-237-9008 - PO Box 219, Hico, WY 25854 E-mail: candhruckpaul@direcway.com
Hunting Experience: Significant. Over 25 years in several countries with rifle and bow.
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
Will be back at some point for chamois and a black fallow buck. Highly recommend this outfitter, he delivered exactly what was promised and maintianed a positive outlook, even when the action was a little slow at times. My wife joined us on most days and Gerald treated her like one of the team. We could have shot a stag each day we hunted, but were a little selective. Gerald has some excellent property leased. The landowners were as cordial as Gerald and Sue. He also offers inside the fence hunts on additional properties if you are interested. We stayed an additional week and half to tour the country. Highly recommend a trip to New Zealand.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4702 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 3, 2005 to April 7, 2005
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 X 7.
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Hunting was excellent in spectacular country. Couldn't have asked for anything better.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand and Qantas Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: A late intial US Air flight out of Philadelphia caused us to miss connections in LA and of course our luggage was delayed a full day. Air NZ and Qantas were excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $450 a day. Amount: $2250
Trophy Fees: Amount: $4500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1565
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: The red stag hunt was awesome with the roar but the highlight was the tahr hunt. Magnificent beasts in totally awesome country.
Equipment Recommendations: Get in shape to climb up and down steep mountains.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great country, great scenery, and great guide. If you hunt NZ, by all means, hunt tahr with G. Telford.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jon Vernam
Contact Information: Tel. 717-834-4074 - 94 Basin Hill Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 E-mail: jonvernam@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience:
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?


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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4784 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 15, 2005 to March 25, 2005
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - Wanaka
Hunt Area: South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any): Kurt Hughes; Hunters Elite. PO Box 81224; Billings; MT; Tel. 406-951-1064; Email: okhughes@bresnan.net;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold. Fallow deer- 2 white and brown, Excellent.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 X 6.
Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 X 6.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Very good quality, a lot of animals to chose from.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $13000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Be in good shape to hunt the tahr and the chamois.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking my 71 year old father with me and watching the outfitter get him very good quality shots.
Equipment Recommendations: Good mountian boots. Be in good shape.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The beauty of New Zealand is awesome.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Scott Benson
Contact Information: Tel. 800-458-2689 - 2824 South 148 Circle E-mail: scott.benson@locomaha.com
Hunting Experience: Africa, NWT, Canada and most states in the USA.
Physical Condition: 40 years old in good shape.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
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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
Very good hunt, lots of game to chose from. Also when you are done hunting for that day, the small town of Wanaka is very relaxing. Great food in Wanaka. People are very friendly.

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3734 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 30, 2003 to July 1, 2003
Place of Hunt: New Zealand -
Hunt Area: South Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 12.25 inch each horn.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We spotted tahr from the valley floor the previous evening and were able to climb to within 300 meters of five bulls the next day.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Fair Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Fair Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Overall it was painless. The one issue raised by airport security was the storage of the ammo in a plastic box. A supervisor was called and approved the box.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $300 per day. Amount: $600
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Not required. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Steep terrain and fickle weather.
Highlights of Hunt: Having five bulls to choose from and taking a bull on the first climb.
Equipment Recommendations: Be prepared for snow, freezing rain, and cold weather.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Good guide, area, and game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sheldon Alver
Contact Information: Tel. 208-547-1966 - 1775 Vista Circle E-mail: sheldon.d.alver@monsanto.com
Hunting Experience: 25 years of hunting experience from small game to big game.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Tahr Hunt in New Zealand By Sheldon Alver "If you go tahr hunting on foot, you'd better really want one!" That was the only thought going through my mind as we continued to climb higher in the fog and freezing rain. We had arrived at the hunting area the afternoon before and glassed until dark. We had seen several groups of tahr from the valley floor through our spotting scopes and selected the bull we would pursue the following day. The only problem was Mother Nature decided to throw in a little weather to make things more interesting. Overnight it snowed down to the valley floor and when we awoke the entire valley was socked in fog. We discussed staying in camp to wait it out but I wanted to hunt so my guide, Gerald Telford, and I began the climb. The valley floor was a little over 1,000 feet in elevation and the surrounding mountains peaked between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. The evening before the tahr were at about 4,500 feet. The climb was rigorous and we both used poles to assist with the climb through the snow and loose rock. The freezing rain continued and during a rest break I was surprised to see the heavy layer of ice that had built up on our packs and my rifle. At about 10:30 am the clouds broke briefly and above us on a ridge stood a bull tahr. Seeing him caused us to change our plans and we began side-hilling so we would stay downwind from him. By 11:30 we had side-hilled far enough and had gained enough additional elevation to get within 300 meter of five different bulls. We began evaluating the bulls and checking to see if there were any bedded that were not immediately obvious. The longer we laid in the snow the colder we became so we ultimately set noon as our deadline for trophy evaluation. That would allow us to get the bull, cape it out, and get back off the mountain before dark. At noon we selected the bull. He was 140 meters across a ravine from us. I was shooting a Winchester Model 70 in 300 Winchester Magnum loaded with 165 grain Hornady Interbond handloads. At the shot the bull took two lunges downhill before falling and starting to tumble down the mountain. The bull tumbled quite some distance before coming to rest on a tussock. We gave one last look at the other bulls above us that were now on their feet and moving about nervously before we began working our way to my bull. On the way we discussed the fact that something appeared odd about the bull I had just taken and when we arrived we immediately found out what it was. The bull had a bullet hole in one horn just above the skull. It was a clean hole and was still fresh. Later we found out two hunters from Austria had flown into this area via helicopter and hunted their way out. They reported shooting at a large bull but said they missed. Apparently they had gotten closer than they thought. The bull is 12 ¼" on each horn with heavy bases. We spent the requisite time taking photos and having lunch before caping the bull out and beginning our descent. The sun had come out and began melting the snow, adding a complicating factor to our trip down, but we made it in good order. We arrived back at the truck just before dark weary but happy. This is the second time I have hunted with Gerald Telford who owns Fishing and Hunting Service out of Wanaka, New Zealand. On the first trip I took two chamois, a fallow buck, and a red stag. I recommend him without reservation. Getting a firearms permit in New Zealand was straightforward and moving about within the country with a gun is not an issue. The next day we had the taxidermist meet us on our way back to Wanaka and dropped off the cape and horns. Gerald and the taxidermist will be at the SCI show in Reno in January and plan to bring my mount with them. It should be easy to pick out, as it will likely be the only one there with a bullet hole in its horn!

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2400 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 15, 2001 to May 25, 2001
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Central area (Wanaka)


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any): Gerald Telford
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Red - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Gold, 356 6/8.
Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Average Himalayan tahr, 11-inch horns.
Chamois - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Ten-inch horns.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Gerald operates a fair chase operation. Even though you use choppers to access tahr range, hunt is on foot and physical. He has access to excellent concessions, including fallow deer, which I saw but did not hunt.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Quantas, Air New Zealand Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems. Los Angeles to Auckland than Christchurch and Queenstown.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5095
Trophy Fees: Tahr $2,000, chamois $1,000, red deer (gold) $5,000. Amount: $8000
Permits/Licenses: Rifle permit $25, hunt permit included. Amount: $25
Commercial Airfares: Frequent flyer miles to Christchurch; $200 to Queenstown. Amount: $200
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None. Duck hunted on bad weather days. Chopper allowed us to hunt tahr during weather break.
Highlights of Hunt: Everything: scenery is spectacular, friendliest people on earth, professionally prepared dinners, abundant game conditions (sheep shape) wonderful for tahr.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? This is a hunt you can, and should take your wife on. Go during the red deer's roar in April!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Jefferson
Contact Information: Tel. 425-452-4004 - 2025 77th N.E., Medina, WA 98034 E-mail: donjefferson@att.net
Hunting Experience: Africa, Europe, Western US and Alaska.
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 994 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 14, 1999 to June 22, 1999
Place of Hunt: New Zealand - South Island
Hunt Area: Wanaka


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Gerald Telford; Telford Fishing and Hunting Services. PO Box 312; Wanaka; 9343; New Zealand; Tel. 011 64-3-443 9257; Fax: 011 64-3-443 9257; Email: info@flyfishhunt.co.nz; Web www.flyfishhunt.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Trophy Connection, The. PO Box 2565; Cody; WY; 82414; Tel. 307-527-5506 / 800-308-1161; Fax: 307-587-3308;Email: info@thetrophyconnection.com; Web www.thetrophyconnection.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Tahr, Himalayan - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good
Chamois - Availability: - Trophy Size: Very good