Hunting Report 10844

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:John Fallenstein
Contact Information: , ; Phone: 651-283-8036 Email: jfallenstein@customrock.com
Hunting Experience:Extensive western US big game archery
Physical Condition:fit
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Bow
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/03/2017 to 04/08/2017
Place of Hunt: - New Zealand - 3
Hunting Area:South Island
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):NewZealandHunting.com ; PO Box 16414 Christ Church, New Zealand ; Phone: 916-813-3006 Email: dani@nzhunt.co.nz Website: newzealandhunting.com
Personal Guide (if any):Phil and Dani Wilson
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Deer, Red; Deer, Fallow; Sheep, Arapawa
Game Sought But Not Taken:Goat, Feral; ; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Plenty of game but not a canned hunt by any means
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:Air New ZealandAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Excellent flight - excellent service - great amenities. But we paid for it. Business Premier was expensive but NZAir is definitely a cut above most other airlines' business class
Costs
Hunting Fees:1:1 guiding 350-400 Class StagAmount:$8500.00
Trophy Fees:$7000 upgrade to 450 SCI stag, $4500 230 SCI fallow, $1250 RamAmount:$12750.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:NZAir Biz PremierAmount:$5500.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$21250.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:none
Highlights of Hunt:Guide's expertise, scenery, abundance of game, quality of game
Equipment Recommendations:The guide/outfitter can tailor the hunt to a hunter's capabilities or choice of weapon, however, the more fit you are, the more opportunities you'll have
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Dani made sure everything was well-thought out and covered well. She checked in with daily (in person) and made sure I was happy.rnTransfers from the airport hotel in CHC: On time and waiting for me.rnAccommodation: absolutely top notch. Oliveru0019s Farmstay was a home away from home, except that Oliveru0019s cookery skills far exceed anyone under my roof, including my own. We ate extremely well and I donu0019t think I lost any weight despite the physical activity.rnHunting Guide: Darren Moore was my guide, and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the game and the land. Seemed to have a sixth sense&Extremely personable as well.rnrnI canu0019t recommend Dani Wilson highly enough. I know there are a number of good outfitters in NZ, and I donu0019t have any other experience to make a fair comparison, but you canu0019t go wrong booking with these people. A few years ago, I was referred to Dani and Phil by a guy I highly respect, as heu0019d hunted with them multiple times. I didnu0019t feel the need to look at any other outfitters, and Iu0019m glad I didnu0019t. I had an excellent hunt, and Iu0019m planning on returning for an alpine archery hunt for both tahr and chamois in a couple of years.rn
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