T. Geppert with his Aussie smabar stag.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Subscriber T. Geppert reports enjoying a five-day estate hunt in Australia for Javan rusa, Moluccan rusa and sambar deer with guide Andrew Webster of Kingham Safaris in late May. He booked with Patty Curnutte of Global Sportsman (830-755-9191; www.theglobalsportsman.com
"An overall excellent outfitter," writes Geppert. "Lots of game and unique birds and animals on this beautiful ranch, coupled with great people, food and facilities."
In a follow-up phone conversation, Geppert told us, "My go-to booking agent, Patty Curnutte, recommended Kingham Safaris, which is Bill Webster and his two sons, Andrew and James. I talked to them twice at the Dallas Safari Club show. I wanted my wife to see some of Australia, and this hunt fit perfectly with a longer trip.
"The ranch is two hours north of Brisbane and has 25,000 acres with about 6,000 acres behind wire. I saw plenty of game, but you do have to hunt. The area is lush, with some thick cover and lantana vines, and you have to sit for a while to see deer....