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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Whatshan Guides and Outfitters 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: 9417 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 15, 2013 to October 23, 2013
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: M.U. 4-32


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Whatshan Guides and Outfitters. Box 443; Nakusp; BC; V0G 1R0; Canada; Tel. 250-265-4539; Email: ken@whatshanoutfitters.com; Web www.whatshanoutfitters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lorne Haggant
Booking Agent (if any): John Andre; Shoshone Wilderness Adventures. 1144 Jidd Creek Hollow Rd.; Hamilton; MT; 59840; Tel. 406-375-8400; Email: john@shoshonewilderness.com; Web www.shoshonewilderness.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Moose, Shiras - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good


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: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: All inclusive Amount: $7200
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: Balmy weather and game kept to tall timber.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? They'll get you a shot at a moose but you may have to work for it.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lt. Col. Pat McMahon
Contact Information: Tel. 608-981-2277 - N1411 3rd Ave, Endeavor, WI 53930 E-mail: mcmahonpb@hotmail.com
Hunting Experience: Not enough
Physical Condition: Ok, about


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 Whatshan Guides and Outfitters 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: 267 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 21, 1998 to September 27, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: East Kootneys--Arrow Lakes


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Whatshan Guides and Outfitters. Box 443; Nakusp; BC; V0G 1R0; Canada; Tel. 250-265-4539; Email: ken@whatshanoutfitters.com; Web www.whatshanoutfitters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ken Robins
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Elk - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 6 X 7, 380 class, 51 inch main beams, 13 inch bases, 36 inch inside spread.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Deer, Mule - Availability: Did not see any trophy size. Left hunt early. After the excitement of the elk hunt I had a hard time concentrating on anything else.
Game Condition Comments: Only saw two bulls but second bull was excellent, did not need to see any more. Excellent game condtions. There is only one non-resident tag issued in this area. I was fortunate to book this hunt after the outfitter had a cancellation. Outfitter is booked several years in advance.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $6000
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: Bugleing elk, fighting bulls, passing up 300 class 6 x 6, watching 380 class 6 x 7 strip a pine tree, grunt and bugle at 50 yards for about five minutes before deciding to shoot.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I would absolutely recommend the hunt.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gary House
Contact Information: 2851 Pierce Avenue NW, Ephiata, WA 98823
Hunting Experience: I have taken North American big game, deer (mule, whitetail), elk, moose, mountain caribou, mountain goat, antelope, black bear and grizzly
Physical Condition: Ok to 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 is only second year for non-resident permit in this area. Expect price to go up considerably with this type of trophy bulls available.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Whatshan Guides and Outfitters 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: 296 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 12, 1998 to May 16, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area: East Kootnays


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Whatshan Guides and Outfitters. Box 443; Nakusp; BC; V0G 1R0; Canada; Tel. 250-265-4539; Email: ken@whatshanoutfitters.com; Web www.whatshanoutfitters.com
Personal Guide (if any): George Klein (videos-Jason)
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, eight inches with an 18 inch skull
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent- colors range from black-dark chocolate to light brown-cinnamon-blond.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Spring Black - five day hunt 1 x 1 Amount: $1800
Trophy Fees: Trophy Fee for second bear Amount: $750
Permits/Licenses: NRH License / 1 Black Bear Tag Canadian Amount: $295
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Watching bears- 19 sightings in one day-We also see Elk, Moose, Deer and Grizzly bear
Equipment Recommendations: Good binos-Video cameras
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Absolutely


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Gary House
Contact Information: Tel. 509-754-3526 - 2851 Pierce Ave NW, Ephrata, WA 98823
Hunting Experience: North America, black and grizzly bear, elk, moose, caribou, mountain goat, antelope, mule deer, and whitetail.
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 have hunted with Watshan for four years, taking mountain goat, Shiras moose, bears, mule deer and have an elk hunt booked. Excellent trophy quality, particularly goat, moose, elk (very limited tags). Ken works very hard to find trophy size animals and has good genetics in the herds

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Whatshan Guides and Outfitters 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: 295 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 12, 1998 to January 16, 1998
Place of Hunt: Canada - British Columbia
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Whatshan Guides and Outfitters. Box 443; Nakusp; BC; V0G 1R0; Canada; Tel. 250-265-4539; Email: ken@whatshanoutfitters.com; Web www.whatshanoutfitters.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ken Robins/George Klein (guide)
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14 12/16 green, seven feet five inches
Lion, Mountain - Availability: - Trophy Size: My friend Ron Nykamp also took a cat, 145/16 green, seven feet two inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent.


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: Canadian Air, American Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: US Amount: $3000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $200
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing where a deer was bedded and killed by a cougar. Find the kill and letting the hounds loose and treeing a cat within 30 yards.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Yes I would.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul E. Dykema MD
Contact Information: A-6341 145th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in North America for 14 species.
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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