Hunting Report 10901

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Hal C Holmes
Contact Information:150 Cathcart Dr, Inman, South Carolina United States, 29349-9685 , ; Phone: 281 650 9001 Email:
Hunting Experience:Six trips to Africa (Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe), Alaska, Colorado, Idaho.
Physical Condition:I walk one hour / day up and down a 20 degree hill carrying a 30 lb pack. My age is 68.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:05/30/2017 to 06/08/2017
Place of Hunt: - New Zealand - 5
Hunting Area:Alexandra, Fairlie
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Southern Hunting Safaris ; 16 School Road Fairlie, New Zealand ; Phone: 011-64-3685-6288 Email: Website:
Personal Guide (if any):Scott, Kane, Paddy
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Deer, Red; Deer, Fallow; Tahr, Himalayan; Sheep, Arapawa
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:N/ACondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:N/ATrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Air New ZealandAirline ServiceExcellent
Airline Comments:Great Airline.
Hunting Fees:Very ReasonableAmount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None
Highlights of Hunt:Great hunt. Wide variety of animals and various trophy sizes. New Zealanders are very friendly people! Great guides. Beautiful scenery. We had great weather for our hunt... but weather is weather.
Equipment Recommendations:If Tahr hunting... it is all done on foot. Elevation depends upon time of year when hunting. We got ours at elevation of around 3000 ft. Hunting Tahr in March or April is recommended as ice and snow from mid June on makes it very tough. Guides were very patient and take into account physical limitations!
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Abundance of game. Guides are great! Weather is good. Scenery is incredible. Hunting prices are very reasonable.
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