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On Buffalo Hunting in Zimbabwe

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Report ID: 10111 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 11, 2015 to October 13, 2015
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Matetsi 5

Outfitter (or safari company): Paul Stones; Paul Stones Safaris. Suite 377; Postnet x033; Rivonia 2128; RSA; Tel. 011-27 11 467-4444; Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Paul Stones/Thulani Dube
Booking Agent (if any): Henley and Delamere. 21 Parkview Manor Circle; Honeoye Falls; NY; 14472; Tel. (585) 582-2926; Email:; Web
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44", 42"
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Elephant - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: excellent

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 Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Business class was very good.

Hunting Fees: $1500/d Amount: $180000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $302880
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0

Problems of Hunt: This was my most trouble free hunt ever in my total of eleven trips to Africa.
Highlights of Hunt: The quantity and quality of the game was outstanding. My best buffalo was taken here despite previous trips to Masai Land. The management hunts for elephant were exciting.
Equipment Recommendations: a small battery operated fan if you are hunting in October or November as it is VERY hot at night.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? This was an incredible location with excellent staff and PHs who worked very hard to make every day interesting and enjoyable.

Hunter Name: Emery Reynolds
Contact Information: Tel. 405-755-3540 - 4120 W Memorial Road, Suite 208, OKC, OK USA, E-mail:
Hunting Experience: Eleven trips to Africa with most being in Tanzania, two in Zambia and Zimbabwe each.
Physical Condition: Daily exercise(weights and cardio), BMI of 24

IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?

This was my best trip to Africa and I didn't expect the abundance of game animals present including seeing lions almost every day. Between Mark Audino (best booking agent, IMHO) and Paul Stones (outstanding PH and good guy) this could not have gone better. It was very hot, some days upwards of 116F in the shade, but with enough water, we kept after it and saw some amazing collections of Roan, Sable, Kudu, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck and lions. We witnessed lions chasing a herd of buffalo and watched for 20 or 30 minutes as they tried to take the stragglers. This in a hunting area, not photographic. The staff made my wife feel at home, even though there were some long days in the field and urban hunting is more her style. I lament the days without digital devices around the evening fire, but I know that even the most distant locales are now inundated with cell coverage. It doesn't exactly feel like my first trip to the Selous more than 13 years ago, but I didn't lose 15 pounds of weight over ten days from not having enough to eat. Small price to pay I suppose.

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