Hunting Report 10665

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Bob Keagy
Contact Information:3888 Quail Ridge Road , Lafayette, California USA, 94549 , ; Phone: 925-283-0839 Email: RSKeagy@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:Fairly broad
Physical Condition:71 years of age and still vertical
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/19/2016 to 04/23/2016
Place of Hunt: - Romania - 8
Hunting Area:Transylvania/Fagaras
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Hunt In Europe ; , ; Phone: 011 34 67 1213205 Email: info@huntineurope.com Website: www.huntineurope.com
Personal Guide (if any):Florian Mihai
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bear, Brown
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:I wanted a bear with no rubbed areas, and over 400 C.I.C. (Gold Medal level). My bear was in prime condition, 8 feet nose to tail, 411 points C.I.C., and an estimated 15 years of age. We saw several bears and the all appeared to be in excellent condition
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Good
Name of Airline:Lufthansa. See comments below regarding trophy shipment.Airline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:Lufthansa now evidently requires pre-advice of checked arms, and now requires ammo in seperate locked container (Dumb!). In my case, United (booking airline) did not pass rifle info on to Lufthansa (actual carrying airline), resulting in problems upon leaving.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Donated Hunt bought at auctionAmount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Bear, including up-grade and V.A.T.Amount:$15000.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Frequent Flyer MilesAmount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:TipsAmount:$1500.00
Total:$16500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:This is night-time hunt, and even the very brightest scope may not suffice. Guide has a .270WSM (!) Blazer, however, with night sight.rnOne-shot kill. Hunt very well organized.
Highlights of Hunt:Shooting Gold Medal Eurasian Brown Bear the first night, BUT Florian, the guide, very graciously spent the balance of the hunt time with a very delightful tour of surprisingly beautiful, verdant Transylvania.
Equipment Recommendations:Be ready to use guide's gun.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This is fine hunt in a lovely, friendly country. The Romanian people were very courteous and welcoming. Sonja Dimitrijevic was excellent in supplying pre-hunt information and arrangements. Highly recommend HuntInEurope.
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?N/A
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals