Master Chief Harry Bologna lost both of his legs to an I.E.D. explosion in Afghanistan 3 years ago. Harry is a Navy Seal and shot an Awesome Red Stag, a beautiful Bull Tahr, a nice Chamois and some Cull Fallow Deer at long range.
As per normal, Harry had an awesome attitude to life and all of us at Lochinvar Safaris wish him the best for his future.
Harry was accompanied by MSgt Dustin Jones from Combat Marine Outdoors, whom was also a Combat Wounded. Another great guy to be with!
Package Partners –
The Trophy Red Stag and Bull Tahr was kindly donated by Jan Taylor and Craig Fever of Rata Peaks Station
The 2nd Red Stag was kindly donated by Leila and Bryce Somerville of Morevale Ranch
Richard Jackson and Ryan Morris donated their guiding services in their own time
Mark Harrison and Lochinvar Safaris donated the Chamois, the lodging and return airfares from Virginia Beach, USA to Christchurch, New Zealand
Geoff and Ben Harding of Harding Taxidermy donated all the costs associated in expediting Harry’s trophies
Esplanade Travel donated the cost of Harry’s travel insurance and put US$200 towards the cost of Harry’s airfares
United Airlines made Harry and Dustin Gold members of the Star Alliance for extra baggage to get Harry’s trophies home to the USA and gave them preferred seating etc.
“While Tahr hunting was the main reason for our trip, we took excellent Elk, Fallow Deer, and Red Stag. New Zealand and the people have much to offer. From sight-seeing to shopping, even the non-hunters in your group can't help but have a good time. Without hesitation, we give Mark and all of Lochinvar Safaris our highest endorsement. We can't wait to go back.”
Ton and Lori Kutter
“I wanted to let you know what an absolutely wonderful time Bill and I had at Lochinvar Safaris. Not only was Bill well-pleased with his animals, but we were both impressed with you and your staff's hospitality and ability to go above and beyond the call of duty.”
Julie and Bill Smith
“Just wanted to drop a quick email and says thanks for a wonderful hunt, I always have a great time hunting with you and my Prada Boy is beautiful. The lodge, the WINE and the food were wonderful and even though I got one fallow, I would take another color.”
“I have know Mark Harrison for approximately four years and have hunted with him in the US and New Zealand. During my entire association with Mark, he has demonstrated professionalism and competence of the highest order.”
Oliver L Peacock
“During my hunt in the Spring of 2005, Mark made every effort to make my hunt a success. His ability to locate game and his knowledge of the local geography is superb. It was quick to see that he is well respected by his colleagues in the hunting community and well established with the ranches and its owners. His commitment to his clients is excellent.”
“We wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had. We were both happy with the animals that were taken. Ian took care of us from the time we arrived to the day we left. The accommodations were first-class and comfortable. Joy was great to be around, always so pleasant.”
Steve and Judy
“Mark Harrison runs small hands on operation with emphasis on the smallest of details being taken are of in timely and professional manner. The hunting was superb; his leases are what I would believe to be some of the better in New Zealand. He has a great deal of knowledge of the country he hunts and the animals that inhabit it.”
Lochinvar Safaris New Zealand
PO Box 17590, Christchurch 8840, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 685 6020, Mobile: +64 274 752 681