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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 9710 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 30, 2014 to June 3, 2014
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island, Sagway


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Glenn Venus
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6'6"; 18 8/16" skull
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw numerous (+/- 15') black bears daily. Also an abundance of elk and deer.


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: UAL and Central Mountain 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: None
Highlights of Hunt: Hospitality of hosts, beauty of landscape, abundance of game.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? A great vacation in every respect.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Wall
Contact Information: Tel. 864-423-1063 - 115 Peachtree Dr., Greer, SC 29651 E-mail: donwallrph@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Good for a 70-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

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 9115 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 25, 2013 to May 2, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Knight Inlet


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Boars to 6'10
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 Canada Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No Hassle at all on bringing two rifles.


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: My 13- & 15-year-old sons each shooting giant coastal Black Bears. Seeing at least 7 grizzly bears.
Equipment Recommendations: Knee-high muck boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Barry Gleiberman
Contact Information: Tel. 213-248-5922 - 1875 Blake Ave | Los Angeles | CA | USA | 90027 E-mail: Beargleib@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, California
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 absolutely the trip of a lifetime. I booked this hunt two years previous after seeing a trip report on The Hunting Report web site. After doing much research I booked with Glenn Venus of Trophy West Outfitters. Glenn and his crew were awesome. This was a boat based hunt in the Knight Inlet of British Columbia. The bears were abundant and big. My two sons and I each shot bears, with my son Jake taking a giant 6'10 bear. I could not recommend this hunt enough. The scenery and wildlife were amazing. The food was fantastic with fresh crab, prawns and clams, which we caught ourselves, for dinner every night.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 8691 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 14, 2012 to May 18, 2012
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): David Vey
Booking Agent (if any): The Hunting Consortium. 45 Spring House Lane; Berryville; VA; 22611;; Tel. 540-955-0090;; Email: hunt@huntcon.com; Web www.huntingconsortium.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7ft, 350lbs +
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Saw 34 bears in 5 days, and it was a "slow" spring. I got a nice bear, but there are MUCH bigger ones around.


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: Pacific Coastal Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Flew WestJet to Vancouver, and then used Pacific Coastal to access the island. Excellent little airline, but weight limits are enforced.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5800
Trophy Fees: nil Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $285 CDN Amount: $277
Commercial Airfares: $600 CDN Amount: $583
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Nil
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing more bears (34!) in 5 days than I had seen the rest of my life in total.
Equipment Recommendations: BOG-Pod shooting sticks.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don Sangster
Contact Information: Tel. 905-270-7865 - 2455 Conquest Drive | Mississauga | Ontario | Canada | E-mail: donsangster2@sympatico.ca
Hunting Experience: Extensive North America; Africa.
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
Guides and outfitters are all great people. Outfitter's wife does the cooking and the food is fantastic (lots of fresh seafood).



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 8266 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 11, 2011 to June 15, 2011
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Glenn Venus
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Excellent: skull 19.5"; 6'10" squared
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Great numbers of bears, black tail deer, and Roosevelt elk.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta, Kenmore Air Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: No problems with travel. Delta to SEA and charter with Kenmore Air to Campbell River. We shipped guns and ammo (UPS) to Kenmore Air to avoid hassles at the airports.


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


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Watching my son take a charging 6'10" black bear. Beautiful country. Great fellowship with outfitter (Glenn Venus) and other hunters.
Equipment Recommendations: Good binos; rugged boots with ankle support; layered clothing
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent operation from top to bottom. Glenn Venus is a great guy, passionate conservationist, and fantastic guide.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: WB Rodgers
Contact Information: Tel. 573-338-1890 - St Marys Plaza | Jefferson City | MO | USA | 65101 E-mail: kelley@spinemidwest.com
Hunting Experience: US: Southeast, Midwest, West; South Pacific (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
For myself, I am much more interested in spending time with my son, and being in beautiful places, than I am in collecting trophy game. I was looking for a hunt that allowed us to hunt great animals in fantastic country in a spot and stalk fashion (I get pretty bored with sitting in stands, and being from the Midwest, we do a bit of stand hunting during whitetail season). Vancouver Island fulfilled all of our expectations, and our hopes, for a great hunt and a fantastic experience.

Spring came somewhat late this year -- we were actually turned back by snow in the high country one day (and we were hunting the last 5 days of the spring season) -- so our timing was excellent. The bears were emerging from hibernation, and the rut began in earnest the second day we were hunting. The hunting concession encompasses 6000 sq mi of northeast Vancouver Island and the area around Knights Inlet on the mainland.

Glenn is an exceptional steward of the resource, a conservationist in the noblest sense of the word. He worked for forty years in the forestry industry and has a clear vision of true sustainable use of the planet's resources -- both flora and fauna. His concession's harvest quotas for grizzly and elk are regulated by the province but Glenn himself sets quotas for the other species -- he only takes a specified number of black bears each year, even though he could carry more hunters, harvest more animals, and generate more revenue -- he rigorously maintains to preserve the population, and maintain trophy quality.

Vancouver Island is known for its large bears. Indeed, SCI reclassified these black bears in a separate category some years back. Glenn is also passionate about fair chase. BC does not allow baiting and, even if they did, I doubt Glenn would use that technique. His respect for the quarry is such that he chooses to pit himself against the bear's strengths -- its exceptional sense of smell, excellent hearing, and in the old boars, instinctual feeling for danger. My son and I had never hunted black bears before and I confess that I thought they were the Mortimer Snerds of North American big game. Instead what we found were wily animals that turned several of our stalks inside out, that stalked us at times, and that, in general, offered an exhilarating hunt. Glenn offers a spring bear hunt that is tailored to the parent-child party. Up to the age of 12(?), BC allows the child to hunt on one of the parent's tags. Glenn offers these "family" hunts up to the age of 18, either in a 2x1 guide scenario if the child hunts on the parent's tags, or 1x1 if the youngster (older than 12) has her/his own tags. Whilst we were there, a grandfather-grandson pair from Dallas (both fantastic company, true sportsmen, and experienced hunters) shared the lodge with us. That is Glenn's maximum number for hunters at any given time (4 in 6000 sq miles).

It was for this type of hunt that I chose Trophy West -- and the hunt met all expectations. Glenn guided my son and me personally. He spent time educating us about the environment in BC, about the culture of hunting in the area, and about the skills necessary to be successful in pursuit of these bears. He spent time teaching my son woodsmanship -- and was very patient with my incessant questions about the area and the game. When I travel I always hope I will return wiser and more educated. Without question, this trip met that goal. Both my son and I learned a great deal -- and had a great time together and with Glenn. We also made new friends with the other hunters from Dallas -- who I am sure we will see along the road in the future (at DSC, if nowhere else).

To me, the hunt itself is but the secondary reason for the trip but I must share a few recollections about that as well. Much of the time is spent glassing logging areas from elevation; only stalking when a big boar is spotted. We saw at least a dozen bears every day (over 20 on a couple of days). Each day we saw bears that would make great trophies (Glenn's average bear squares at an honest 6'6", and this year several of his hunters took bears over 7'.) and had the chance to stalk many of them. We passed on good shots at so many animals, I have lost count. The blacktail does were fawning while we were there and that source of easy protein was the focus of the bears as they emerged from hibernation. Glenn is an excellent caller and repeatedly called bears into shooting range using fawns bleats -- a truly exciting way to hunt.

In the case of my son's bear, we spotted a large boar about 2 miles away in a meadow surrounded by old growth cedars with salal thickets lining the river that ran nearby. We covered much of that distance along logging roads and stalked into the meadow (through salal so thick nothing could be seen) over the last 500 yards. The sound of the river, running high with snow melt, masked my poor stalking skills. We set up at the edge of the meadow, a boggy area of about 5 acres with some cut over stumps, and quite a number of early second growth conifers. It was much thicker on the ground than it had appeared from high up on the mountainside. When we arrived the bear was nowhere in sight and, since it had taken some time to cover the distance, we were not sure he was still in the area. The wind was good, however, and Glenn set us up on a little rise with cedar behind us to break up our silhouette. That slight elevation gave a pretty good view of the meadow. Glenn positioned himself about 20 feet behind us. My son stood and I sat, steadying the shooting sticks for him.

Glenn blew two bleats on the fawn call and the bear exploded from the thicket along the river's edge about 60 yards to our right. The boar halved the distance between us with such speed that I regretted leaving my own rifle at my left hand. The bear came on at speed. From my seated position I could see the grass and turf kicking into the air as he dug in and accelerated. Less than casually, I hoped that, if he reached us, he made sure to finish me off, because I knew my wife was going to kill me if she found out I had led her son into a hungry bear's charge. At about 30 yds, the boar slammed on the brakes and pulled up where a group of small cedars blocked my view of his torso. Glenn whispered to my son, "Take him." With the first shot, the bear rolled. My son cycled the bolt and fired again as the bear regained his footing and headed back toward the thicket. About 5 yards short of the thick brush, I saw his back legs buckle. He stumbled forward into the salal, and lay still. Both shots had found their marks, passing through heart and lungs and exiting within a inch of each other.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 7750 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 28, 2010 to June 3, 2010
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Hunting area 1-10


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dave Vey. Great guide, can't say enough good things about him.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 6 foot 9 inches. 19 1/2 skull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: The game conditions were still good even though the weather was not.


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 Canada and Central Mountain Air Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $800
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1070
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tip to guide $600 and cooks $100. Amount: $700
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Despite bad weather, this outfitter never stopped working to put you on the game. Big bears. I shot a huge bear.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great people, great food, great lodge, just an all around awesome outfit. I wish there were more outfitters like Glenn Venus in this business. Good, honest, hard working person.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Todd Sodano
Contact Information: Tel. 973-865-5804 - 58 Millbrook Stillwater Rd., Hardwick, NJ 07825 E-mail: tnt4315@aol.com
Hunting Experience: 20 years of hunting. Several different animals.
Physical Condition: Very good. I am a runner. I do it to stay in shape for hunting. I am 36 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
If you want to hunt big black bears this is the place to go. This outfitter is a leader in the hunting industry. I had the hunt of a lifetime. They don't over hunt their area and you just don't hunt for a black bear. They hunt and put you on trophy black bear.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 4741 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 23, 2005 to April 27, 2005
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Glenn Venus
Booking Agent (if any): Expediciones Mundiales. Garza Garcia; Tel. (81) 8378-4176; Email: info@xpediciones.com; Web www.xpediciones.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: I passed on several 6 1/2 bears but was looking for a 7". We did stalked a few but the wind played against us at the last minute.
Game Condition Comments: Extraordinary number of bears spotted stalked. The other 4 members of our group each collected bears in the 6' 4"- 6' 10" range, and we all spotted many bears during the hunt. All bears spotted and taken hard incredible coats at this time of year.


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 Airlines Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Trouble free all the way.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $4000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $525
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $270
Other Costs: Amount: $300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Having to wait one more year to get back.
Highlights of Hunt: Stalking numerous bears through tough terrain.. Passing on extraordinary trophies
Equipment Recommendations: Very good boots and optics
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Incredible hospitality, fabulous food, great accommodations, beautiful scenary and unbelievable amount of bears.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bernardo Garza
Contact Information: Tel. (52-81) 8138-4745 - E-mail: bgarzaf@prodigy.net.mx
Hunting Experience: North America
Physical Condition: Good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 3579 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 17, 2003 to May 21, 2003
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Brian Swift and Glenn Venus
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 7 feet.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: Didn't spot any while bear hunting.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent, prime coats, large heads. Magnificent trophies, beyond my expectations. I stayed after the hunt to fish. Could have stayed longer. Plan to go back soon.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Pacific Coastal Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Fine service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated Auction hunt. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: License $125, tag $115, hunter fund $100. Amount: $340
Commercial Airfares: Delta $340 and Pacific Coastal $138. Amount: $478
Charter Airfares: None. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Fishing license for three days. Amount: $30
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Lots of bears, scenery, fishing, comradarie, video of my hunt priceless. Lodging and food excellent.
Equipment Recommendations: Rain gear and binoculars.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Generous, honest, professional guide and outfitter (Rich and Glenn). A lot of fun and adventure. I want to do it again soon. One of my best trips.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dr. Stanton C. Southward
Contact Information: Tel. 719-598-6284 - 7265 Suntide Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 E-mail: sbsouthie@aol.com
Hunting Experience: US, Canada, New Zealand, Africa for big game.
Physical Condition: Very good.


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


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. 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: 1659 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 20, 2000 to May 25, 2000
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: Vancouver Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd.. 849 Island Highway; Sayward; BC; V0P 1R0; Canada; Tel. 1-855-282-0021; Fax: (250) 282-0021; Web www.trophywest.com
Personal Guide (if any): Morris Trace
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Six feet, four inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was very plentiful. I observed five high quality bears between six feet, six inches and seven feet. Most boars observed in the six foot range.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airlines, Canadian Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Only negative was that Canadian Air charged an extra $54 per bag checked over two bags.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $340
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Tips, $500 to guide and $100 to cook. Amount: $600
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Spotting from such long distances. It was challenging reaching the game before it moved from open areas to the timber.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing lots of game. I saw 69 bears, over 95 elk and 15 deer.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mike McKinney
Contact Information: Tel. 972-381-8784 - 6008 Fieldstone, Dallas, TX 75252 E-mail: madawy1@calemorhomes.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted elk, whitetail, mule deer, leopard, cape buffalo, kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck.
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
I highly recommend this hunt or any other species that Trophy West hunts such as grizzly bear, Roosevelt elk, black bear, cougar and blacktail deer. They are a very organized and well run outfit with excellent people and a great hunting area on Vancouver Island. I can



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