Hunting Report 1526320577

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Debra Sieloff
Contact Information:1460 E Grimaldi Pl Oro Vallley,AZ 85737 USA ; Email: DebraSieloff@aol.com
Hunting Experience:Joshua Creek offers many types of hunts, including free-range Axis Deer. The hunt is conducted much like whitetail deer hunting: early morning and late afternoon in the stands, with time off during the day. Many things to do at Joshua Creek Ranch (photography, bird hunting, shooting, hiking), plus San Antonio is less than 30 minutes away.
Physical Condition:Excellent, workout 5-6 days week
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:muzzleloader
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/02/2018 to 05/14/2018
Place of Hunt:Texas - United States - 17
Hunting Area:Boerne
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company): ; 132 Cravey Rd., PO Box 1946 Boerne,Texas 78006 USA ; Website: www.joshuacreek.com
Personal Guide (if any):Craig Gaudlip
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Deer, Axis
Game Sought But Not Taken:Aardvark
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:Southwest AirAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:San Antonio International Airport hunter friendly
Costs
Hunting Fees:Package: 1 buck, 2 doesAmount:
Trophy Fees:No Add OnAmount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Texas Hunting License for exotics rangeAmount:$315.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$600.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Rental carAmount:$150.00
Total:$465.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:Craig Gaudlip is an experienced hunter and runs a world-class hunting operation. Great personality and all business in the field. Very serious about making sure the hunt experience was great. I was fortunate to have him guide me on this hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:Axis deer - you probably want something with 125-300 yard effectiveness range.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Joshua Creek Ranch is a Baretta Trident facility and Orvis endorsed. They have a conference facility, and hotel style lodging. I stayed in the Porch Haus, an elegant private accommodation on top of a hill that overlooked the wingshooting fields. The food is prepared by a full kitchen staff who work hard to make the hunters happy. There is outdoor dining patios, indoor dining, and many places to relax when not in the field. This was my second visit to Joshua Creek Ranch, and both hunts were a real treat.
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
I had a private house with large, wrap-around porch overlooking the Texas Hill Country, with full kitchen, large living room, private bedroom and multiple baths. It's more luxury than a base camp. The house had its own satellite TV and wifi. I have stayed in their Long Haus, which are more like nice hotel rooms. They were very nice, too. There was a conference going on, at the same time I was hunting, and the kitchen staff handled it all very well.