Hunting Report 1542060989

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Kim Rappleye
Contact Information:226 Summit Dr Smithfield,Utah 84335 USA ; Phone: 9703890160 Email: rapphunter@msn.com
Hunting Experience:Africa, Asia, US and Canada, Russia, ArcticnnRifle, Archery and Muzzle loader for over 50 years
Physical Condition:excellent.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/01/2018 to 10/14/2018
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 10
Hunting Area:Petro
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Links Wild Safari ; Russia--see below , ; Phone: 7155588116 Email: tommy@linkswildsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):Andri
Booking Agent (if any):Links Wild Safari ; 701 Houston St Minong,Wi 54859 USA ; Phone: 7155200907 Email: tommy@linkswildsafaris.com Website: Linkswildsafaris.com
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bear, Brown; Bear, Brown
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 Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:Once you hit Moscow you have to change to Russian Air Lines. Not quite as good as ours.
Costs
Hunting Fees:First BearAmount:$14000.00
Trophy Fees:Second BearAmount:$5500.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Total round tripAmount:$2000.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:TipsAmount:$1000.00
Total:$20500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:I can honestly say NONE!! A real first for me especially given the fact it was a Russian hunt!
Highlights of Hunt:The travel, the area of the world, the interpreters, the guides, the cooks, the equipment, the quality and quantity of game, the food, the organization of the booking agent, customs help, and the way things ran just like it was promised. Again, one of the top hunts I have ever been on!
Equipment Recommendations:waders and or waterproof knee high boots. Quality rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?A Russian hunt is typically a logistical nightmare. This hunt could not be done without proper planning and execution logistically. There just is NO WAY someone could do it on their own. From start to finish Links Wild Safari, Denny Geurink, and Tommy Thompson could not have done a better job. So very impressed!!
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?N/A
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals
Lastly, the outfitter and guides were all family. They worked well together and treated us just like a part of their family. I would go back again in a heartbeat!!