Hunting Report 1528130956

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:William Bowers
Contact Information:3034 Aspen Court Eau Claire,WI 54703 USA ; Phone: Email: x
Hunting Experience:Extensive. Hunted through out the United States including Alaska, as well as Canada, New Zealand, Africa and Russia
Physical Condition:Pretty Good for 59
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:04/21/2018 to 05/01/2018
Place of Hunt:Alabama - Albania - 17
Hunting Area:Kamchatka
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Ostbye Asian Hunts ; Asliveien 9 1850 Mysen , Norway ; Website:
Personal Guide (if any):Ansten Ostbye
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bear, Brown
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:DeltaAirline Servicefair
Airline Comments:Don't fly through Paris as they failed to transfer our guns to Moscow thus we had to borrow from the outfitter. That turned out to be no problem as he has excellent rifles
Hunting Fees:Amount:$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:Issue with Guns with Delta through Paris...other than the hassle of traveling so far the hunt was excellent. The worst part was the travel over 3/4 of the world to arrive at your destination....but it is worth it!!
Highlights of Hunt:The thrill of going after a large Russian Brown Bear gets the heart pumping and I have never experienced such an adrenaline rush from first sighting to putting him on the ground.
Equipment Recommendations:Warm clothes, goggles and head mask for sure. I wore warm Sitka gear and never was cold
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Top notch outfitter who has hunted Kamchatka for over 24 years. No long truck ride as he is in the southern most part of Kamchatka and it is only a short helicopter ride to his comfortable camp. Hot springs and excellent meals. Ansten is in camp hunting with you the whole time. Sergei knows flawless English and takes care of the hunters. We had difficult conditions and we easily filled up in 5 days. They took 30 bears for 24 hunters as you can take additional bears for a reduced price. This is one trip every serious hunter needs to put on the bucket list.
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
An awesome experience!!