Adding insult to injury, Shull says that as he was leaving the ranch Heimstadt "niggled" him on the trophy fee, trying to increase it to $2,000. "I gave in at $1,750; this is ridiculous& after spending five days to get one trophy animal and a sub-standard common duiker."
Compounding the problems, he says the employee that drove him the 600 kilometers from the ranch to the airport made numerous other stops that should have waited until after he was dropped off. Those included dropping off another employee, visiting a girlfriend, stopping at the meat processor and going to a tire store to replace tires on the vehicle. Shull says he was horrified to see the tires on the truck he was riding in were in "dangerously poor condition." All that was before finally taking Shull to the airport, despite his protests about running late. Shull says he was left with one hour to check his guns, clear passport control and finally security. He reached the departure lounge 20 minutes after the original departure time. "Fortunately the flight was late and I made it," he says.
Other problems with this safari include what Shull........(continued)