Hunting Report 11024

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:james kenny
Contact Information:96 Aspinwall St, Staten Island, New York United States, 10307 , ; Phone: 718-227-7927 Email: jivipkmg@aol.com
Hunting Experience:2-3 traveling hunts/year for 25 years
Physical Condition:I run 3 miles a day
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:09/18/2017 to 09/24/2017
Place of Hunt: - Scotland - 8
Hunting Area:Highlands
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Mike McCrave Hunting Ltd ; , ; Phone: 011 44 1573 470 771 Email: mike@huntingvacationscotland.com Website: www.huntingvacationscotland.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):Worldwide Trophy Adventures ; 158 W. 1600 S. Suite 201 St. George,UT 84770 ; Phone: 1-435-656-0205 Email: josh@worldwidetrophyadventures.com Website: www.worldwidetrophyadventures.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Deer, Red
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:
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:unitedAirline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:Business class very comfortable and accommodating. $300 charge for the antlers on the way back.
Costs
Hunting Fees:$9800 for 2 deerAmount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:mandatory insuranceAmount:$100.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:firearm and ammoAmount:$30.00
Total:$130.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:This was a great hunt and a great vacation. This is usually sold as a hunt for a hunter and a non-hunting spouse. The oufitter, Mike McCrave, picks you up at the hotel near the Edinburgh airport and drives you North to the lodge. The lodge is a renovated stately 18 century mansion which we found welcoming and comfortable. It is situated on a private estate of 35,000 acres. The River Spey runs next door to the lodge and trout fishing is available. The lodge provides fishing gear. If you want to check out the lodge, look up Sherramore Lodge on the internet.rnThere were four other couples on the hunt. While the guys hunted, Mitch, the Man with the Van, took the non-hunters on daily tours of the Highlands. Mitch was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Because my wife, Viola, and I are both hunters, I asked Mike if we could split the hunting and the tours. When Viola was hunting, I went on the tour and vice versa. It turned out it only took on day for both of us to get our deer, respectively. After the week at the lodge, we were transported by the outfitter back to Edinburgh. We stayed there for 3 days had had a great time. Mike is a well organized outfitter and he is refreshing clear in communicating with his clients regarding operations and expectations. The guides are exceedingly experienced and accommodating. The hunt generally starts at 9:30. An Argo takes you up the hill and the spot and stalk begins. It was not unusual to see 40 stags a day. Incredible for a free range hunt. The guides do not permit long shots, so be prepared for some belly crawls on wet grass. The guides will tell you which stag to shoot. They want to take out the older past prime stags. Viola and my deer were 9 years old. I borrowed the outfitter's gun. It was a Tikka .270 in excellent condition with a Swarovski scope. The five hunters in camp all tagged out with red stags. One of the hunters took a sika deer.
Equipment Recommendations:You need boots with a good grip and good ankle support becuase the terrain is always wet and hilly. Gaiters are a good idea. You will need raingear. The lodge has a drying room which gets everything dry overnight. all shots are prone, so there is no need for shooting stick. Leave your spotting scope at home.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Yes. Fantastic hunt and fantastic tours. Food in the lodge was excellent and served in a formal dining room.
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