Hunting Report 10759

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Dan Caughey
Contact Information:PO Box 660, La Honda, CA USA, , ; Phone: 831.246.1221 Email: n/a
Hunting Experience:40+ years big game hunting, six continents
Physical Condition:Good
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/16/2016 to 10/21/2016
Place of Hunt: - Kyrgyzstan - 3
Hunting Area:Jura / Ulan
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Erdogan Avci Safaris ; Bu00fcklu00fcm Sokak No : 22/15 Kavaklidere Ankara, Turkey ; Phone: 011-90 312 418 95 73 Email: info@erdoganavcisafaris.com Website: http://www.erdoganavcisafaris.com/
Personal Guide (if any):Erdogan Avci
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Ibex, Mid-Asian (Tian Shan)
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Not at all what I expected after reading other hunters' accounts of Hunts with other outfitters. Our vehicles were nice, food great, the whole country was friendly, trip flawless.rnrnThe mountains and horse back riding were spectacular. Doubt there is another ibex hunt at such a price. We paid less and got more as far as I can tell. Have already booked for 2017 with Erdogan, this time turkey.
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:TurkishAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:On time and friendly.
Costs
Hunting Fees:For IbexAmount:$5700.00
Trophy Fees:includedAmount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:About 500 with cities and airport expedition feesAmount:$500.00
Commercial Airfares:San Francisco to Istanbul to BishkekAmount:$1037.00
Charter Airfares:n/aAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:About 1500 in tips but this was probably more than most hunters are paying. This included three days in Bishkek with interpreter.Amount:$0.00
Total:$6200.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None
Highlights of Hunt:The people staying in local house while on the mountain seeing a huge wolf chase a nanny. Riding horses into spectacular mountains daily.
Equipment Recommendations:Warm sleeping bag and clothes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Best deal for an affordable mountain hunt, hunter should be in good condition. I shot ibex at almost 16000 ft.
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