Hunting Report 1543695362

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:James Kenny
Contact Information:96 aspinwall street staten island,ny 10307 usa ; Phone: 718-227-7927 Email: jivipkmg@aol.com
Hunting Experience:1-2 travel hunts/year for 25 years
Physical Condition:I run 3 miles a day
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/28/2018 to 11/02/2018
Place of Hunt: - Not Found - 8
Hunting Area:sierra gredos and nevada
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Fernando Saiz - Spain ; Vereda de las Penas 53 - Alcobendas - 28109 madrid, spain ; Phone: 34 91 6505149 Email: info@fernandosaizspain.com Website: www.fernandosaizspain.com
Personal Guide (if any):Juan Mitjans
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Ibex, Gredos; Ibex
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 Servicegood
Airline Comments:uneventful and on time. no gun related hassles
Costs
Hunting Fees:for 2 huntersAmount:$26000.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$500.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:2 passengersAmount:$1600.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$26500.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:see below
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:good hiking boots
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?
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
My wife, Viola Ortiz, and I travelled to Spain to hunt ibex with outfitter, Fernando Saiz u2013 Spain. It was a combination of a high adventure and a high-end touring experience. Our guide, Juan Mitjans, was essential in delivering what was a truly exceptional experience for both of us. Partnering with our outfitter was our excellent travel agent, Made for Spain. They arranged for our post hunt tours.nnWe landed in Madrid and were greeted by an employee of our outfitter who personally escorted us to the airport police, so we could obtain our gum permits. This process was easy and uneventful. We were transported to our hotel and settled in. Made for Spain had arranged for us to eat at an excellent restaurant nearby our hotel. nnOur original plan was to hunt Gredos ibex in the Sierra Gredos just west of Madrid, and then travel south to the Sierra Nevada to hunt the SE ibex. Our guide, Juan Mitjans, picked us up at the hotel and let us know that there was a couple of days of snow and fog expected in the Sierra Gredos and hunting would be difficult. Fortunately, our guide and outfitter had the foresight and flexibility to rearrange our accommodations at a day notice. We travelled south to Orgiva to a resort like hotel and prepared to hunt SE ibex the next day.nnThe SE ibex is hunted by glassing from trucks and then doing a spot and stalk. On the first day, the weather was clear, the temperature was in the 40u2019s and there was a steady 25 -30 MPH wind. It was still morning when we scared up a nice goat who saw us first and did not seem so happy with our presence. He seemed to have a dedicated intention to get away from, walking up a ridge at a steady pace. I was able to get my pack on a steady rest and shot the ibex at about 250 yards. He ran about 40 yards into thick stuff and never walked out. nnAfter about an hour of waiting, Juan and I trekked up the ridge and found the ibex. It was a great old goat and we harvested him on the first day with the help of my NULA .308 and a Nosler .308 165 grain Accubond bullet.nnThe next day, we set out for the Sierra Gredos. We stayed at quaint hotel with a beautiful mountain view. By this time, the weather had settled, although there was a bit of fog in the morning. This hunt from the Gredos ibex involved a steady hike up the snow covered mountain. There was a decent trail thankfully; we walked 14 km that day!nnViola had her eyes on a great old Gredos. This goat was in full rut and only had eyes for a bunch of females near a stream. After a quiet stalk, Viola was able to get within 100 yards. Her Kimber sealed the deal and she, too, had successfully harvested an ibex on the first day.nnAs far as Juan was concerned, he was still our guide for a few more days. In his capable hands, Viola and I had very enjoyable tours of Segovia, Avila, and Toledo. Our plan was to tour Granada and Sevilla at the end of the hunt. On the way to Granada, we spent a night at the hunting lodge of Fernando Saiz. It was an exquisite hacienda, and the staff treated us like family. We saw photos of previous guests which included President Bush, Vice President Quayle, and the King of Spain. We stayed in the u201cGeneralu2019s Room,u201d so named because it was the room that General Schwarzkopf stayed in when he hunted there. nnJuan then drove us south to Granada where we started our tour arranged by Made for Spain. They arranged superb tours and accommodations, and I highly recommend them for hunters and non-hunters alike.nnViola and I highly recommend hunting with Fernando Saiz. It was a flawlessly enjoyable adventure. We certainly intend to return to Spain and hunt with them for the other species of ibex.n