Hunting Report 8901

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Lawrence K Gates, Jr.
Contact Information:1625 Sisters CL NW | Salem | OR | 97504 , ; Phone: 503-589-1133 Email: kyaggie@aol.com
Hunting Experience:Wyoming (mule deer, antelope, whitetail deer, bison) Alaska (Caribou, grizzly bear), Idaho (Black bear)
Physical Condition:BMI 25.3 Decent, but not great. No immediate danger of a heart attack.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:Rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:09/18/2012 to 10/01/2012
Place of Hunt:Alberta - Canada - 13
Hunting Area:Keg River / Chinchaga River
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Keg Country Outfitters Ltd. ; Box 1072 St. Paul ,AB T0A 3A0 Canada ; Phone: 780.645.3453 Email: kegcountryoutfitters@xplornet.ca Website: www.kegcountryoutfitters.com/
Personal Guide (if any):Bret Gagne
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Wolf; Bear, Black; Moose
Game Sought But Not Taken:; ; ;
Game Conditions Comments:The hunt was hampered for all species by unusually warm weather and drought. I was told this was a particularly bad year, but all the game that I saw were healthy and I took all the animals I went for. I listed game availability for this year as average, but I sincerely believe that on a more typical year it would be abundant.
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:ExcellentGuide/PH Ability:Excellent
Condition of Camp:GoodCondition of Equipment:Good
Quality of Food:ExcellentTrophy Care:Excellent
Name of Airline:Air CanadaAirline ServiceGood
Airline Comments:The nearest commercial airport is Grand Prairie, with us direct flights from US airports. Bear camp is Kea River is a 4 four hour drive from Grand Prairie.
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:$10000.00
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:$0.00
Total:$10000.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Just unusually warm weather, with some decrease in game abundance
Highlights of Hunt:Taking big (squared to 7ft 10in) black bear at sunset on last day of bear hunt.Taking good (46in spread) moose from 400 yards at sunset on last day of moose hunt.
Equipment Recommendations:Good cold weather gear. Muck boots. Get Alberta WN number in advance.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Great set up. In a normal year game appears to be abundant. Leo Hurtubise, the outfitter, has been working this same area for 15 years. He has the whole routine down, and he has good people working for him.
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