Hunting Report 10985

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Jeff Byrnes
Contact Information:7247 Halls Hill Pike, Milton, TN USA, 37118 , ; Phone: 317-345-0717 Email: jeffwbyrnes@gmail.com
Hunting Experience:Twenty-five plus years of international and domestic hunting.
Physical Condition:Above average for someone nearing 60.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/15/2017 to 04/21/2017
Place of Hunt: - New Zealand - 5
Hunting Area:Hossack Station near Hanmer Springs
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Hossack, The ; , ; Phone: 011-64-3-324-3033 Email: redstag@thehossack.co.nz Website: www.thehossack.co.nz
Personal Guide (if any):Willy Macdonald
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Deer, Red; Deer, Fallow
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Large numbers of red stag, with a high percentage of trophy animals. A well managed herd. The same can be said for the fallow deer.
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:My first experience with Air New Zealand. Even in economy class, their service far outshines any of the American airlines.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$8500.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$1400.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$8500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:None.
Highlights of Hunt:Sitting in a mountain valley surrounded by roaring red stags on all sides. Experiencing a real New Zealand ranch.
Equipment Recommendations:Good boots with gaiters. The terrain is rugged and there is a lot of seedy vegetation.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?The Hossack is full of high quality trophy animals. The camp is very comfortable and the whole operation is well-managed.
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