Hunt Report – Joseph Russo Beceite Ibex Hunt in Spain
Your Name: Joseph Russo
Your Location: New York
Your Agent’s Name: Mat Cervantes
Trip Taken: Spanish Beceite Ibex Hunt with Reivax
Hunt Date: April, 2017
How likely will you be to refer friends to Outdoors International about this hunt?
How was the outfitters pre-hunt communication ?
How would you rate the overall trophy quality?
Excellent, my ibex was a Bronze Medal
How would you rate the lodging?
How would you rate the food?
How savvy/knowledgeable was your guide?
How was the Field Dressing and Trophy Preparation?
Were you successful or unsuccessful?
Were you happy with the overall experience?
YES VERY HAPPY
How physically difficult was the hunt?
Is there anything that the outfitter should do differently in your opinion?
NO EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
Your Hunt Story:
I HAD JUST RETURNED FROM SCI CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS AND HAD MADE PRILIMINARY ARRANGRMENTS TO HUNT IBEX IN SPAIN WITH ANOTHER OUTFIITTER. UPON COMING HOME TO FINALIZE THE TRIP IT WAS EVIDENT I WAS DEALING WITH A BAIT AND SWITCH OUTFITTER. I HAVE BEEN HUNTING FOR ALONG TIME AND TOLD HIM WHAT I THOUGHT OF HIM.
I CONTACTED MATT AFTER SURFING THE INTERNET. I HAD A SMALL WINDOW TO GO, MAT WAS ABLE TO PUT IT TOGETHER IN A SHORT TIME, WITH HIS CONTACTS IN SPAIN. I ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT IN SPAIN AFTER 20 MINUTES OF WAITING AND NO PICK UP, I CALLED MAT, TOLD ME HOLD TIGHT. CALLED ME BACK THEY WERE AT THE OTHER END OF THE AIRPORT WIITHIN FIVE MINUTES I WAS ON MY WAY. WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS MATT WAS ALWAYS A TEXT OR A PHONE CALL AWAY. HE ALSO TEXTED ME IN THE MIDDLIE OF THE HUNT TO SEE HOW THINGS WERE WORKING OUT.
FOOD AND DRINK WERE EXCELLENT. HOTEL WAS GREAT AFTER HUNTING ALL DAY LEFT AT 6AM IN HAST LEAVING MY ROOM A MESS TO RETURN AT 930 PM AND EVERYTHING WAS PUT AWAY AND STRAIGTENED OUT BY ROOM SERVICE THAT WAS GREAT. I ELECTED TO RENT A RIFLE FOR THE HUNT AS OPPOSED TO BRING MY OWN RIFLE JUST FOR CONVENIENCE. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WHEN JEORGE’S RIFLE WAS A BLASER RIFLE TOPPED WITH A SWAROSKI SCOPE AND SWAROSKI BINOCULARS WITH A BUILT IN RANGE FINDER. GOOD STUFF. GOOD STUFF… THESE GUYS WERE SERIOUS.
FIRST DAY PRODUCED FEMALES AND IMMATURE MALES. SECOND DAY AT 7 AM WE HAD A GOOD IBEX , PUT A STALK ON HIM BUT HE DISAPPEARED AND NOT UNTIL 8 PM DID WE SEE A SHOOTER WITH A BAND OF 3 OTHERS ACROSS FROM US ON ANOTHER MOUNTAIN. I TOOK A 400 YD SHOT ACROSS ONE MOUNTAIN TO THE NEXT IT WENT DOWN . AS WE WERE CELEBRATING PEPPE SAID YOU NEED TO SHOOT AGAIN. I SAID WHAT?? THE IBEX ELECTED TO GET UP AGAIN TO FOLLOW THE OTHERS I THEN SHOT A SECOND SHOT AT 430 YD THIS TIME IT WAS ANCHORED FOR GOOD. IT TOOK 2HR TO GET OFF ONE MOUTAIN TO THE OTHER TO RETRIEVE THE IBEX .THATS WHY THE PICS WERE TAKEN AT NIGHT.
GREAT HUNT HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
How likely would you be to refer Outdoors International booking services to your friends and family?
How were your conversations with your agent?
How was your agent’s pre-hunt correspondence?
How was your agent’s post-hunt follow up?
How savvy/knowledgeable was your agent? (1-5)
How would you rate your agent?
FIVE STARS – My agent was amazing
What would you like to see us offer or do more of or do differently?
Will you book another trip with us in the future? Why, or Why Not?
YES BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS DONE WELL