Hunting Report 10642

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Thomas Becker
Contact Information: , ; Phone: 210-602-7361 Email: thomasbecker1846@reagan.com
Hunting Experience:I've been hunting South TX all my life. Over the last 10-yrs I have also hunted CO, NM, Canada, and South Africa.
Physical Condition: I'm 44, in good shape, and stay very active.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:08/31/2015 to 09/04/2015
Place of Hunt:Manitoba - Canada - 13
Hunting Area:
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Gangler's Fly-In Canadian Sub-Arctic Hunting ; 2133 SW 76th Lane Ocala,FL 34476 ; Phone: 1-352-861-3174 Email: ganglerslodges@aol.com Website: http://www.cansubarc.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Caribou, Central Canada Barren Ground
Game Sought But Not Taken:Caribou, Central Canada Barren Ground; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:PoorGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:PoorCondition of Equipment:Poor
Quality of Food:FairTrophy Care:N/A
Name of Airline:CalmAir and private charterAirline ServiceFair
Airline Comments:Flight times highly dependent on weather conditions.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:I was explained to me that we could hunt on arrival day. However, when we arrived in camp we discovered the season didnu0019t start until the next day. So this turned out to be a 5-day hunt. The fire wood had not been cut for the cabin stoves. When it was cut it was very green and wet and was extremely difficult to get to burn. The outhouse was not maintained and was already full of waste; we the first hunters of the season! The cabins were a shamble. Most had roofs consisting of multiple layers of tarps. The rain penetrated the plywood sides and floors so it seeped water. Also they were not sealed so the wind blew in the cabins in several locations. Communication was poor prior to the hunt. The email confirmation of flight departure was for the wrong airline. I had a special beverage order that I was told would be in camp when I arrived. It arrived after I was in camp 4-days. The outfitter did not send guides to prep camp with sufficient time prior to our arrival. Some of the staff flew in with us hunters.rnrn------rn
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:Rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?no
Why?Poor organization. Again poor communication prior to hunt (see above). Camp was a shambles (see above).
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?yesNotified 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