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Subscriber-Written Trip Report
On Antelope, Klipspringer Hunting in Zimbabwe

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8342 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 19, 2011 to August 28, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Mt. Chirisa


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Phil Smythe; Ivory Trail Safaris. Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-883006; Email: safaris@ivorytrailsafaris.com; Web www.ivorytrailsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Phil Smythe
Booking Agent (if any): Global Hunting Resources Inc. PO Box 620459; Littleton; CO; 80162; Tel. 303-932-0550 ; Email: globalhunts@aol.com; Web www.globalhuntingresources.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 36"
Reedbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 15"
Hyena - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 18.5"
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game was everywhere, we saw cape buffalo and elephant whenever we wanted to and plains game was everywhere. A great place for those seeking a trophy Chobe bushbuck as the area was lousy with them! For those that can hold out and pass up some great old bulls a 40" is a real possibility. I'll be doing that next hunt!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: All flights on time, economy was as cramped as ever but I got very lucky with an open seat on both legs of the Atlantic crossing.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: The only problem was my limited trophy fee budget! I had to restrict myself to much less plains game than I could have shot, passing up nice waterbuck, zebra, bushbuck and others.
Highlights of Hunt: A mock charge from an elephant bull to 3 yards and taking my first cape buffalo a wonderful old warrior. Also, being the first hunter with Phil to take 2 hyenas.
Equipment Recommendations: Consider bringing a spotting scope as it would be great from camp and some lookout locations over the river.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Phil Smythe is a top-notch young outfitter and PH with amazing enthusiasm and a positive attitude. His camp was wonderful with great food, great staff and even new beds, bedding, towels and his own design of mosquito nets that didn't tangle you up at night. He really pays attention to the small details that made it a more enjoyable hunt and more comfortable camp. You could definitely bring the wife to his Swainson's camp!!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe Lukas
Contact Information: Tel. 509-750-8684 - 106 Antelope Meadows Rd | Ennis | MT | USA | 59729 E-mail: jlukas@3rivers.net
Hunting Experience: 31 years hunting big game, 4 trips to Africa, 2 DIY trips to AK, dozens and dozens of successful MT and ID DIY hunts.
Physical Condition: Fair to Good, depends on whether you ask before or after MT fall hunting season


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Traveling to Zim felt safer that traveling through a major US city. The people were very friendly and helpful and it was a great experience. I would recommend that hunters do their research before booking into communal land areas as there was absolutely no comparison in terms of quality and quantity of game when compared to a dedicated safari area like Chirisa!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report
On Antelope, Klipspringer Hunting in Save Conservancy Zimbabwe

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8363 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 19, 2011 to September 2, 2011
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe - Save Conservancy
Hunt Area: Save Valley


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Save Safaris. PO Box CH381; Chisipite; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. +263 772 288 710; Email: info@savesafaris.com; Web http://savesafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Michael Payne
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Dagga boy 38"
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Two taken, both over 33"
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54"
Bushbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 14"
Grysbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Representative
Duiker - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Representative
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Three representative zebras taken
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 13"
Game Sought But Not Taken: Leopard - Availability: Never got a male to bait.
Crocodile - Availability: Very crafty large croc 13' plus.
Antelope, Klipspringer - Availability: Saw many. Never got a good shot.
Game Condition Comments: Excellent hunt. The plains game including buffalo are abundant. In addition to the Dagga Boy I took. We saw several nice bulls. Most still young. Herd of eland over 40 individuals. Nice kudu.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta, SAA Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Delta to JoBerg and SAA to Harare. Charter local excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Leopard/plains game $1,100 per day Amount: $15400
Trophy Fees: Leopard $3,800, buffalo, $2,750, eland $1,200, kudu $1,000, zebra x 3 $2,700, 2nd eland $1,200 Amount: $12650
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Round trip to Harare $2,800, Chareter $1,900 Amount: $4700
Charter Airfares: Cessna 206, $950 each way Amount: $0
Other Costs: Dip and Pack, Vet clearance $850 Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: We weren't as smart as the male leopards.
Highlights of Hunt: The PH and his crew worked very hard to get a leopard on bait. The Dagga Boy hunt was perfect and so were the eland and kudu hunts. All long stalks with excellent tracker and PH.
Equipment Recommendations: No special equipment.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Extremely professional PH and crew. These guys know how to hunt. The buffalo and plains game hunts were all you could ask for.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Don McKelvie
Contact Information: Tel. 832-859-9473 - 14527 Diamond Head N. E-mail: donmckelvie@mac.com
Hunting Experience: This was my 7th trip to Africa. Hunting for 50 years.
Physical Condition: Excellent. Lots of walking required to get this quality of an experience.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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