Hunting Report 10122

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Matthew Blum
Contact Information:1874 Safe Harbor Court, colorado Springs, CO , 80919 , ; Phone: (719)365-5445 Email:
Hunting Experience:Moderate. I've hunted since childhood-mostly in the Colorado mountains and plains. My only other guided hunts were in Zambia as a teen, and Namibia.
Physical Condition:Good. 48 years old
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:11/05/2014 to 11/14/2014
Place of Hunt: - Kyrgyzstan - 3
Hunting Area:South and east of Lake Ysya Kol and town Kara Kol on Sary Dzhaz River
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):The Hunting Consortium ; 45 Spring House Lane Berryville,VA 22611; ; Phone: 540-955-0090; Email: Website:;
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):The Hunting Consortium ; 45 Spring House Lane Berryville,VA 22611; ; Phone: 540-955-0090; Email: Website:;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Argali, Marco Polo; Ibex, Mid-Asian (Tian Shan)
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:All animals appeared to be in great shape.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Turkish airAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:
Hunting Fees:total cost for marco polo hunt and ibex ($6000)Amount:$35385.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:CITES export for sheepAmount:$350.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:no significant problems
Highlights of Hunt:The country itself. Abundance of game. Excellent ibex quality. A good classic horseback and hiking hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:Good hunting/hiking boots. Good optics with rangefinders. Distances to ibex were sometimes hard to judge.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?For someone in good shape there is probably not more fun hunting. This is especially true if one likes riding and hunting in mountains.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?noNotified Personal Guide?noNotified Booking Agent?no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals