Farther north, Hunting Report subscriber Brad Peters tells us he is among the hunters to take an elephant in Namibia this year. He took his jumbo in the Buffalo Concession in the Caprivi Strip with Hunt Africa- Namibia. The jumbo weighed 50 pounds a side. Has anyone else taken a jumbo in Namibia this year? We welcome reports.
Still in Namibia, subscriber Bill Woodward gives high marks to a new joint-venture there between US booking agent Wendell Reich of Hunters Quest International and Namibian PH Janni Spangenberg of Gras Hunting Ranch. He writes:
"Namibia has long had a reputation as a top destination for trophy hunters. Vast landscapes, high animal populations and a European tradition of fine food and lodging make Namibia one of Africa's best hunting venues. Now, a US hunting consultant and a leading Namibian PH have teamed up to offer a superior African hunting experience. The package combines Old World hospitality and superb plains game hunting at remarkably affordable prices. A hunt with this organization begins with Wendell Reich of Hunters Quest International preparing a detailed profile on each client. That profile addresses everything - trophy objectives, client physical fitness, food preferences and favored hunting styles. Wendell sends the profile to PH Janni Spangenberg, who owns and operates Gras Hunting Ranch in the Hardap Region of central Namibia, between the Kalahari and Namib deserts.
"The Gras Ranch lodge itself is an immense Bavarian manor house........(continued)