Hunting Report 1542225805

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:DAN ZATARGA
Contact Information:6542 RAILROAD AVE BEAR LAKE,MI 49614 USA ; Phone: 2314993942 Email: DANZATARAGA@YAHOO.COM
Hunting Experience:RUSSIAN BEAR/MOOSE HUNT IT TRULY WAS A HUNTING TRIP OF A LIFE TIME. BOTH THE TRAVEL AND THE RUSSIAN CULTURE WERE FABULOUS, THAT REALLY ADDED TO THE HUNTING EXPERIENCE
Physical Condition:AT TIMES IT WAS VERY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WITH THE SWAMPY TERAIN AND PACE OF THE GUIDES.nI WAS UP FOR AND MET THE CHALENGE!
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/1/18 to 10/14/18
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 3
Hunting Area:KAMCHATKA PENINSULA
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):DENNY GEURINK ; EDMORE,MI USA ; Phone: 9894275057 Email: DGOADVENTURES@HOTMAIL.COM Website: WWW.DGO.COM
Personal Guide (if any):ARTEM TURUSHEV
Booking Agent (if any):DENNY GEURINK ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Moose
Game Sought But Not Taken:Bear, Brown
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:excellentGuide/PH Ability:excellent
Condition of Camp:excellentCondition of Equipment:good
Quality of Food:excellentTrophy Care:excellent
Name of Airline:AEROFLOTAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:PROMPT,CLEAN, GOOD SERVICE
Costs
Hunting Fees:TROPHY FEES,PERMITS, AND LICENSES WERE ALL INCLUDED IN THE HUNTING FEESAmount:
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:GRAND RAPIDS MI, TO DETROIT, TO NEW YORK, TO MOSCOW TO PETROPAVLOVSKAmount:
Charter Airfares:HELICOPER WAS INCLUDED IN HUNTING FEEAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:2 NIGHTS IN MOSCOW AND 2 NIGHTS INPETROPAVLOVSK Amount:
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:THE WEATHER WAS UNSEASONABLY WARM, TOO WARM AND ALOT OF BUGS THE FIRST FEW DAYS. IT USUALLY IS COLD AND SNOWY. SOME OF THE TRANSPORT VECHICLES WERE ON THE DISABLED LIST, SO WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET TO ALL THE HUNTING AREAS.
Highlights of Hunt:THE GUIDES WERE ABLE TO SUPPLY US WITH THE NECESSARY FIRE ARMS, SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TO TRAVEL WITH THEM. LEARNING ABOUT THE RUSSIAN CULTURE -THRU THEIR HUNTING TECHINQUES, WHAT THEY EAT, PLUS AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE THAT THE PEOPLE IN RUSSIA DON'T FEEL THE SAME WAY AS OUR GOVERNMENTS DO TOWARD EACH OTHER. THE CAMP WAS 5 STAR.PRIVATE CABINS,ELECTRICITY 24/7, FLUSH TIOLETS,HOT SHOWERS, INFLOOR HEATING IN THE CABINS. THE FOOD WAS ALSO 5 STAR, WHEN YOU WORK AS HARD AS I DID AND ENDED UP GAINING WEIGHT. LOL
Equipment Recommendations:NOT REALLY, GOOD PAIR OF BOOTS THAT ARE WELL BROKEN IN. I ALSO TOOK A PAIR OF HIP WAITERS THAT I FOUND VERY USEFUL WHEN CROSSING STREAMS AND SWAMPS. THE HIP WAITERS ACTUALLY SAVED ME MANY STEPS. WALKING IN A STRAIGHT LINE RATHER THEN WAY AROUND. MAY BE A BUG NET IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE OF WARM WEATHER AND AN INSECT HATCH. PS- VERY IMPORTANT!!!! DOWN LOAD GOOGLE TRANSLATOR, ITS FREE PLUS IT TRANSLATES FROM PRINT OR SPOKEN LANGUAGE. PLUS IT CAN BE ON OR OFF LINE
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?I HAVE HUNTED WORLD WIDE AND I FOUND THIS EXPERIENCE SECOND TO NONE. THE TRAVEL,THE CITIES,THE BUSH, CULTURE, FOOD, AND THE PEOPLE. PLUS ALSO RED SQUARE IN THE NIGHT TIME.
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?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals
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