Hunting Report 10724

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Teri McKewen
Contact Information:5911 N Ossineke Dr, Spring, Texas USA, 77386 , ; Phone: 832-928-4237 Email: Terihoppe@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience:Excellent
Physical Condition:Limited
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:06/03/2016 to 06/08/2016
Place of Hunt: - New Zealand - 8
Hunting Area:Christchurch
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand ; , ; Phone: 011 64 3 318 6936 Email: info@fourseasons.co.nz Website: www.fourseasons.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):Shane Johnston
Booking Agent (if any):Esplanade Travel ; 535 Boylston Street Boston,MA 02116 ; Phone: 617-266-7465 Email: info@esplanadetravel.com Website: www.esplanadetours.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Chamois; Deer, Fallow; Varmint; Deer, Red; Sheep, Arapawa; Tahr, Himalayan
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Best conditions, weather, guide, accommodations, record book animals plentiful
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:New Zealand AirAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Premium Economy with plenty of space and superior service. Now spoiled.
Costs
Hunting Fees:3 animals, lodging, foodAmount:$19000.00
Trophy Fees:4 addt'l trophy caliber animals + wallaby night huntAmount:$30000.00
Permits/Licenses:NoneAmount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Upgraded seatsAmount:$3000.00
Charter Airfares:$1850./hr helicoptorAmount:$12000.00
Other Costs:Video account of entire trip, tipsAmount:$8500.00
Total:$69500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Not a single one, except I shot way more animals than I should have, and spent way more time in the helicopter because of it.
Highlights of Hunt:Helicopter hunt and night wallaby hunting. The Guide and his family are now like family to us!! The accommodations included a published chef preparing dinner each night.
Equipment Recommendations:Waterproof outerwear, layered clothing, good gun with good scope for shooting minimum 200 yards.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never be able to do again. But I would choose it over any hunting experience thus far, and we've had plenty. We've visited many countries for many animals and this was by far the best of the best of the best.
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