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Updated September 30, 2014


HCU’s Cliff Graham just returned from a Utah public land early season rifle hunt. He drew a limited permit in the Wasatch Mountain Unit and took this bull on his third day. He and his guide, Chris Jensen, had heard this bull bugle their first 2 days out and finally got a chance to see him on day 3. They had passed on 5 other 6-point bulls in the 300 to 320 class before scoring on this bull.


HCU Chuck Behary and HCU's Craig Green hunted dall sheep on Hunt DS135.  Congrats to Chuck with his great ram!


HCU's Craig Green did not score on a ram during this hunt but was fortunate enough to take this large grizzly on the last day of the hunt!

 


Pennsylvania hunter, Andy Matis, took this magnificent free-range cape buffalo in South Africa on Hunt SAB. One of the top South Africa PH's has acquired 8 cape buffalo permits on over 21,000 free-range acres bordering the famous Kruger National Park and he conducts traditional buffalo hunts by tracking on foot for old dugga boy bachelor bulls. 2015 price will be $19,000 for a 7-day all inclusive hunt. 4 of the 8 permits are already spoken for in 2015. Call us if you have any interest on Hunt
SAB.


HCU hunter, Ed Taylor, took his grandson, Andrew, to South Africa on Hunt SAGD. Above is Andrew with a trophy-class gemsbok bull and Ed with his old warthog boar.


Father and son team, Aaron and Chad Schmale just returned from South Africa on Hunt SAGD taking 13 animals in 6 days. Here is Aaron’s comment;

What a Hunt !!!! WOW, we booked thru Scott Steinkruger of HCU. He answered all our questions about the trip and made us feel at ease traveling on our first trip to South Africa. What can you say about Lieb & Prieur, They are the nicest guys you will ever meet. Lieb runs a 5 star operation, from being picked up at Kimberley Airport to the awesome meals and for still having a smile on his face, because we hadn't shot very good the first day LOL. I have to mention Joseph & David our drivers, trackers & skinners were a lot of fun. Everyone from Lieb ( owner and PH ), Prieur ( PH ), Trackers, Skinners, Housekeeping & his Beautiful Wife worked very hard to make our trip of a lifetime unforgettable.

 

WE STILL HAVE A FEW 2014 DATES AVAILABLE FOR THE BEST VALUE IN SOUTH AFRICA. IF YOU DECIDE TO BOOK FOR 2014 TAKE $500 OFF THE ADVERTISED PRICE OF $6,600 MAKING IT ONLY $6,100. JUNE 16 TO 23, JULY 14 TO 21, AUGUST 18 TO MID-SEPTEMBER.

6-DAY SAFARI ONLY $6600 (2014 ONLY $6,100) INCLUDES: KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, BLESBOK, SPRINGBOK AND ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE

 This continues to be our most popular Africa destination. This "package" price includes all in-country transport, services of PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. This price is based on a 2x1 hunter/guide ratio, 6 full days hunting, trophy fees for 5 animals (Cape kudu, gemsbok, impala, blesbok and springbok), all licenses and taxes, round-trip airfare to Kimberley, RSA. 1x1 guide upgrade is an additional $100 per day. Extra add-on days are $300 guided 2x1 or $400 guided 1x1. Non-hunters are $200 a day.

The $6,600 price is subject to change, up or down, until airline tickets are purchased. At the time of printing, this price is accurate from most U.S. gateway cities. We have allocated $2100 towards airfare (actual cost of safari is only $4,500) and if airfare is less, we will pass the savings along and if the airfare is higher, we will pass that along also.

HCU has worked with this PH more than a decade and he operates one of the finest camps in South Africa. Over 60% of our customers have rebooked this hunt for a second trip and 20% book for a third, fourth or even a fifth time. Don’t be fooled by the low price, this operator will conduct your personalized safari with the utmost care, along with superb trophy quality. From great accommodations, food, and service, your every need is attended to.

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

waterbuck $1800  nyala $2500  burchell's zebra $1300 
cape kudu $1300  steenbok $400  black wildebeest $900 
cape eland $1800  springbok $400  blue wildebeest $900 
impala $450  gemsbok $800  red hartebeest $900 
warthog $400  blesbok $400  black springbok $500 
white blesbok $500  grey duiker $400  common reedbuck $1000
greater kudu $1800  giraffe $3500  mountain reedbuck $900 

                    Additional species are available, INCLUDING LION FOR $18,000, LIONESS $7,500, CAPE BUFFALO $18,000, DARTED RHINO $13,000, HIPPO $7,500, CROC $4,000 AND 10-day ELEPHANT hunt along the Botswana border for $35,000, INCLUDES DAILY RATES.

This PH also has a concession in the Limpopo region near Thabazimbi, in the Northern Province that have the much desired Southern Greater Kudu, Limpopo Bushbuck and Bush Pig. You can choose to spend a few days or your complete safari in this area. Daily rates in this concession cost $350 2x1 and $450 1x1. "Package" upgrades are $100 per day extra and non-hunters are $200 a day. You cannot go wrong with this outfit; book your hunt of a lifetime without spending your life savings. Book now for the few remaining dates for 2014 or plan ahead for 2015. Hunt SAGD.

 

ONLY 1 SPOT TROPHY MULE DEER NOVEMBER 26 TO 30 5 DAYS NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO 95,000 PRIVATE ACRES $8500 EACH

This outfit does 2 very limited hunts in late November and early December for only 2 hunters per hunt. Success has typically been 100 percent averaging over 180 inches and the top bucks taken have scored 232 and in the 190’s. Several ranches totaling over 95,000 acres in northeastern New Mexico with guaranteed landowner voucher. This is a rare opportunity to hunt New Mexico bucks this time of year in the rut. Hunters fly into Colorado Springs and rent a car. Hunt MD278.

 

NEWFOUNDLAND OUTFITTER REDUCED TROPHY HUNT IN AREA 1
WITH EXCEPTIONAL LODGING

This outfitter has openings for October 19-26 or anytime later for Area 1 (Trophy Area) normally priced at $6,900 for a reduced rate of $5,900 and includes the moose license.  In 2013 they had 30 hunters take 28 bulls averaging 46 inches and the best bull came in at 52 inches. In 2012 there were 26 bulls taken for 28 hunters and this includes about half being archers. Top bulls went 50 inches and the overall average was about 40. In 2011 they went 37 for 37, with an average of 45 inches and the best bull was 54.

All hunts are guided 1x1 and priced at 6 days for moose. Licenses are INCLUDED in the price, but not the 6.5% HST tax. Black bear can be added to any hunt for $900 plus the cost of the $120 license. All hunting areas are accessed by argo or walking, no helicopters or planes. Cripple policy is in effect, if you wound an animal your hunt is done.

Areas 1 and 40 border each other allowing the use of the same main lodge. Sauna, hot tub, bathroom for each bedroom, no need to bring sleeping bags, breakfast and supper at the lodge, cook, butcher on site with 2 walk in freezers.  Moose are taken back to the lodge, skinned and then taken to the processor. Hunters can expect to pay $300 for moose processing. It is then taken back to the lodge, boxed and put in the freezer ready to go with the hunter. .

Hunters pay 6.5% HST tax on hunt cost and pick up is included at Deer Lake Airport at no charge if hunting Sunday to Sunday. If it is any other day they pay $300 to travel by taxi. Hunt MS709. 

 

WYOMING PREFERENCE POINTS DUE BY OCTOBER 1ST, 2014

 


Allen Henderson with a great moose taken on Hunt MS540.

ONE MOOSE OPEING AT REDUCED RATE
BORDERING THE YUKON
MOOSE AVERAGING 60 INCHES

This outfitter has a 50 square mile private concession that borders the Yukon and is almost inaccessible by plane keeping resident hunters out.  He normally trails in a dozen head of horses to operate his hunts, but in 2013 heavy rains swelled the rivers to an impassible level so they had to backpack. His 6 moose hunters scored on 5 bulls including a 67-inch bull and HCU hunter, Alan Henderson, took a 62 incher. The other 3 bulls were in the mid to upper 50’s. The unsuccessful hunter couldn’t physically do the hunt.  In 2012 the outfitter hosted 7 moose hunters and 6 took bulls, one archery hunter did not score. Best bull went 63 inches and 2 more went 60. In 2011 all 6 hunters scored on bulls, including a 65-inch book bull and 2 more at 60 or better.

Base camp can be anything from a cabin to a 14’ by 16’ wall tent or a 10’ by 10’ bomb shelter, depending on the area to be hunted.  There is one 8-day horseback moose hunt guided 1x1 is  reduced to $15,000 from $17,500 and runs from September 18 to 27. Hunters take a charter flight from Fairbanks to Tok for approximately $950 and the outfitter pays to have you flown from there to base camp. Grizzly can be added on a $4,500 trophy fee. Hunt MS540. 

 


Cliff and Bob with their very good goats taken on Hunt PG685!!

2 OPENINGS AT DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $2,750 ON NEW MEXICO RANCH

We have 2 spots available for this fall priced at $2,750 for 2 hunters, 1x1.  This had been our premier pronghorn hunt until the drought of 2011. Last fall in 2013 they only took 2 bucks off the 25,000 private acres, both scoring in the mid-70’s. In 2012 they took 4 bucks off the property, but quality was down. In 2011 HCU’s Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz were on this hunt. Bob did take a buck grossing 82 inches, but the others were not the caliber of bucks normally taken on this hunt.

In 2010 before the drought, 3 of the 4 bucks taken had 16-inch horns and grossed 80 inches or better. In 2009, 3 of the 4 bucks taken gross scored over the Boone and Crockett minimum of 82 points and the best grossed 87 with 2 more at 85. In 2008 all 4 bucks grossed over 82 with the best coming in at 87 and 86 inches.

The outfitter has reported that the antelope are in good to average shape this year.  They have seen some this year that are better than what was taken last year.  Before the drought this hunt was sold out at $4,000 for 2 days.  The outfitter has reduced his price to $2,750, guided 1x1, and now a 3-day hunt that includes nice ranch house accommodations, home cooked meals and airport pickup in Midland or fly into Lubbock, Texas and rent a car. You can choose any 3 consecutive days from October 4th thru October 19th. Hunt PG685.



HCU hunter Chuck Behary took his British Columbia billy with this outfitter offering a tremendous valued goat hunt for only $7500.


Here is another HCU hunter, Rick Kolesar, with a big old billy on this same Hunt MG483.

BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN GOAT SPECIAL ONLY $7500 1X1

Here is the bargain of the year with one of the best mountain goat outfitters in northern British Columbia! OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS HE HAS HOSTED 62 HUNTERS AND THEY TAGGED 61 BILLIES! That is an incredible success story.

10-day mountain goat hunts are normally priced at $12,500 with additional animals on $3,500 trophy fees, but due to cancellations he will offer a 7-day goat hunt for ONLY $7,500 on October 1 to 7. Arrive a day early and leave a day after the hunt. Extra expenses would include a $1,500 charter, $200 license, $400 tag plus government royalty charge if successful. If time would allow you to harvest a moose or elk the trophy fee would be $3,500 per animal.

Call one of our consultants ASAP if you have any interest in hunting mountain goat as you WILL NOT FIND A BETTER PRICED HUNT WITH AN OUTFITTER OF THIS CALIBER IN AN AREA AS GAME RICH AS THIS IN NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. Hunt MG483.

 


HCU's Craig Green on his 2nd trip with this outfitter.  This was one of his 2 bulls taken on this trip.  He also scored on a nice black bear.


Owen Schwotzer with his good bull taken on CU27!

QUEBEC CARIBOU HUNTS DISCOUNTED BY $1,200 FOR 2 BULLS!

Our best Quebec caribou outfitter has reduced prices on his last remaining openings by $1,200 to fill his schedule.

He is offering 4x1 semi-guided hunts for September 15 to 21 or September 21 to 27 this fall. Both hunts can accommodate up to 4 hunters will be discounted to ONLY $6000, NORMALLY priced at $7,200.

He also has one single opening for the deluxe outpost 6x1, which includes a cook and meals, for August 28 to September 3 for only $5,500, NORMALLY priced at $6,700.

These are 8-day packages, 6 hunting, that include roundtrip airfare from Montreal to Schefferville, caribou license, taxes, parking and shuttle service in Montreal, lodging in Schefferville or Lac Pau, flights to camp, boat and motor, meat boxes, English speaking guides, emergency satellite phone communication, and cold storage in Schefferville.

Call ASAP for more details or questions regarding Hunt CU27.

 

HCU has just started an email list to ensure that our clients get the latest information on any last minute deals that come up through the year due to cancellations and other discounts.  We have sent one email to date, if you have not received it, and would like to receive this information over email, please email craig@besthunts.net and he will add your email to the listing.

 

If you are not included in our current mailing list and would like a FREE color copy of the 36 page 2013 Big Game Annual, please contact us by phone to be added to the list!  (Contact Info)



 

                                                               

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Scott Steinkruger
Box 7402
Amarillo, TX 79114
office: 806-353-3634
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scott@besthunts.net
Cliff Graham
7931 Franklin Road
Evans City, PA 16033
office: 724-538-8686
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Bob Wodzisz
Box 244
Peninsula, OH 44264
office: 330-730-3473
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Craig Green
3348 Woodwind Drive
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
office: 412-606-9551
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craig@besthunts.net