Hunting Report 7056

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Brian Miko
Contact Information:20206 Thornridge Dr., Grand Blanc, MI , ; Phone: 248-807-8207 Email:
Hunting Experience:Hunted all over the world. Africa five times, New Zealand, Canada several times and western US several times.
Physical Condition:Just above average.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Shotgun
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:10/24/2008 to 10/27/2008
Place of Hunt:South Dakota - United States - 13
Hunting Area:
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):James River Lodge ; 40470 225th Street Forestburg,SD ; Phone: 605-999-7478 Website:
Personal Guide (if any):Joe
Booking Agent (if any):N/A ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Pheasant
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:FairGuide/PH Ability:Good
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:GoodTrophy Care:Good
Name of Airline:Airline Service
Airline Comments:
Hunting Fees:SCI donation hunt.Amount:$0.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:We caught Joe when he was still under construction on the lodge however the living area (upper floor) was finished. The kitchen had a little work still to be completed so we ate out everyday. If everything goes as planned he will have it complete by the end of this hunting season.
Highlights of Hunt:Joe is a very outgoing person and very friendly. He goes way out of his way to accommodate you. If you have a problem on this hunt it would be because you did not speak up. The lodge is absolutely top notch. Real log lodge and once finished will have everything you would ever need. The place is very clean and well kept. The hunting grounds have a tremendous amount of birds. If you don't limit out it will be because you did not practice. You simply will not have any excuse other than you missed the bird.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?Yes
Why?Yes if you wait until late this season and especially next year when the lodge is completed.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?N/ANotified Personal Guide?N/ANotified Booking Agent?N/A
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?N/A
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals