Hunting Report 8102

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Angelo Hionis
Contact Information:P.O. Box 48 Thornton, PA 19373 , ; Phone: 610-459-2051 Email: hionishome@verizon.net
Hunting Experience:Global
Physical Condition:Excellent
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:01/10/2011 to 01/14/2011
Place of Hunt:Michigan - United States - 13
Hunting Area:Northern Lower Peninsula
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Two Beavers and Cedar Creek Guide Service ; W7621 Hog Island Rd Naubinway,MI ; Phone: 231-838-1543 Website: www.twobeaversandcedarcreek.com
Personal Guide (if any):Bill Massey and Keith Senske
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Bobcat; Bobcat
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:Lots of bobcats in this area.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:ExcellentCondition of Equipment:Excellent
Quality of Food:N/ATrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:DeltaAirline ServiceFair
Airline Comments:Had to rebook my original dates due to lack of good snow for tracking. Was going to take my 9 year old son. New dates wouldn't acconodate him comming and airline wacked me with no refund for his ticket. I explained to then he was a minor only 9 years old and he can't possibly use his ticket for a future flight. Than I asked if the ticket can be transfered over to pay my outragous differnce in price between the old ticket price and the new ticket price($800.00) but fell on deaf ears. Yhis really left a bad taste. Everything else about the airline was just as expected.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$500.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$1000.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$165.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$1200.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Car rentalAmount:$575.00
Total:$2240.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:Watching and hearing the hounds cirle the Bobcat in the woods knowing that at any second the cat can appear. The as he did appear he was walking in his own foot steps headed right for the end of the gun barrel.rn rn
Equipment Recommendations:You don't need a gun. Use Bill Massey's gun at no charge.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Bill was a first class guide who worked very hard to get me both my cats. He even made me reschedule my dates because there was no snow for good tracking. Some guides would have just said nothing so I was impressed by his honesty. He and his partner Keith are true Houndsmen and comunicated well through out the whole hunt. This Hunt is a guarentee as there are a rediculous number of Bobcats in the area and plenty of land to hunt them on. The dogs are well trained and add the whole thrill aspect to the hunt. I can't wait to take my young nephew next year and my young son as soon he is old enough to hunt. The terain is easy walking and will make an enjoyable hunt for any age group.
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