Hunting Report 1538689089

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Tracy Rushing
Contact Information: Moline,IL 61265 USA ; Phone: 3097819080 Email: rushin4@mchsi.com
Hunting Experience:Big game hunting for 40 years. 16 different guided hunt packages in US and Canada.
Physical Condition:Good for a 56 year old.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:09/20/2018 to 09/29/2018
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 13
Hunting Area:British Columbia
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Golden Bear Outfitters ; , Canada-BC ; Phone: 2508273648 Email: greg@goldenbearoutfitters.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:Goat, Mountain; Moose; Caribou, Mountain; Wolf
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:fairGuide/PH Ability:good
Condition of Camp:goodCondition of Equipment:poor
Quality of Food:goodTrophy Care:na
Name of Airline:United to Seattle, Alaska air to Juneau, Ward Air to hunt campAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:
Costs
Hunting Fees:Goat/Moose comboAmount:$15000.00
Trophy Fees:included for Goat/MooseAmount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:tags for goat, moose, caribou, wolfAmount:$800.00
Commercial Airfares:United and Alaska AirAmount:$950.00
Charter Airfares:Ward air (included in hunt pkg)Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:overnight in Junea before/afterAmount:$250.00
Total:$16050.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Heavily pressured mountain goat population. Two earlier hunts had already taken 6 goats from the area, with our hunt and following group also using same area. Only one mature billy seen during hunt, and he was very spooky. Too early/warm for mature moose to be active. UTV was acting up and two half-days were lost as crew worked on the machine. Outfitter only came to camp during the day, never when hunters were in camp.
Highlights of Hunt:Great remote area. All logistics were handled correctly. Energetic young crew.
Equipment Recommendations:Warm wind blocking clothing. Warm sleeping bag. Good worn-in waterproof insulated boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?no
Why?Too much pressure and too few animals to provide opportunities.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?yesNotified Personal Guide?yesNotified 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