Hunting Report 1529860373

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Douglas Howerton
Contact Information:PO Box 632 Wimberley,Texas 78676 USA ; Phone: x Email: x
Hunting Experience:I am 70 and have hunted since I was 9. Extensive south Texas hunting, have done four mountain hunts in North America, including Alaska and Canada. Hunted Africa four times in four different countries. Hunted South America and Mexico for decades.
Physical Condition:For 70 I am in reasonably good shape at 5'9\\\" and 175 lbs. Walk daily
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:05/12/2018 to 05/18/2018
Place of Hunt:Arizona - United States - 13
Hunting Area:White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Mike Mell Ram Riders Outfitters ; ,Arizona USA ; Website: none
Personal Guide (if any):Mike Harris
Booking Agent (if any):Gordie White ; PO Box 1491 Wimberley,Texas 78676 USA ; Phone: 830-483-0796 Email: gordie.white@gwhunts.com Website: www.gwhunts.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bear, Black
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:goodTrophy Care:excellent
Name of Airline:SouthwestAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:No problems transporting rifle.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Plus guide tipAmount:$5500.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$405.00
Commercial Airfares:roundtripAmount:$350.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:car rentalAmount:$190.00
Total:$6095.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Zero.
Highlights of Hunt:Great camp with private tent with a cot and mattress and linens. Meals good. Outfitter is separate from reservations so no indian guides involved. Outfitter knew the area for sixty miles and had many quality bears located, including color phases. I wanted a jet black big boar. My bear was 7 feet and weighed 524 lbs. PERFECT
Equipment Recommendations:Camp has hot and cold water (shower) and a separate cooking/eating trailer. Dogs are there is you need to track your animal. Camp security was performed by W.....a wonderful red bone hound.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Easy to get to, comfortable camp, good food but most of all outstanding outfitter with exceptional guides who knew quality of game and where they lived because they did extensive scouting and were prepared to provide a great experience and opportunity for top quality game.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
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
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