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On Buffalo, Cape Hunting in Tanzania

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10960 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 9, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Place of Hunt: Tanzania -
Hunt Area: Burko/Mount Loosimingor


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Paul Stones; Paul Stones Safaris Africa. Suite 377; Postnet x033; Rivonia 2128; RSA; Tel. 011-27 11 467-4444; Email: paulsafaf@icon.co.za; Web http://www.paulstonessa.co.za
Personal Guide (if any): Derek Hurt
Booking Agent (if any): Mark Audino; Audino, Mark. 21 Parkview Manor Circle; Honeye Falls; NY; 14472-9371; Tel. 585-582-2926; Email: maudino1@rochester.rr.com;
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Numerous buffalo, eland and bush buck.


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: KLM/Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Everything showed up at both ends of the trip, so I can't complain.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $32500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $3500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $7500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: none
Highlights of Hunt: Being in the clouds early in the morning and seeing the different ecosystem that the mountains present.
Equipment Recommendations: Get in shape and when you think you are ready, go work out some more and expect it will be a challenge regardless.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Simply amazing!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Emery Reynolds
Contact Information: Tel. 405-755-3540 - 4120 W Memorial Road, , , E-mail: wersjrber@aol.com
Hunting Experience: this was my 13th trip to Africa for hunting
Physical Condition: good/BMI 24/regular exercise


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?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I have wanted to do this hunt for years and have finally completed it. It was every bit as physically difficult as I expected, with no vehicles used except your legs and very little horizontal terrain. It is a central mountain with multiple ridges extending radially with deep valleys in between. The mornings were blanketed in clouds and cool, usually clearing as the morning progressed. This is a spot and stalk type of hunting, walking up and down the various ridges extending up several thousand feet multiple times each day. I figure the distance up and down over ten days was well over climbing Mt Kilimanjaro twice. There were numerous buffalo and plenty of single bulls hiding throughout the concession. The camp was nice, not fancy, and the food was good. I took one bull on the fourth day at about 12 feet and a subsequent fall down the side of the mountain of about ten stories. The buffalo, not me. I had multiple approaches to buffalo, my only target, but didn't connect by my own decision. Derek Hurt was first rate, working hard to obtain the best chances for success. He is very knowledgeable and easy to hunt with in this environment. The camp and organization was excellent. The disaster that surrounds the mountain due to the overgrazing by the local livestock and subsequent land erosion is a sight to behold. Any idea that the citizens living in close proximity to these areas have any concern for the ecology would be misguided. It is being turned into desert by the native population and their agricultural pursuits. The wild animals seem to be hanging on, but I can't imagine for long. This hunt should be on every dedicated buffalo hunters bucket list, but be forewarned: this is a challenge physically with hips/knees/ankles and feet being tested to the limit. Obviously heart and lung capabilities are part of that equation. Think of it as a sheep hunt with a 12 pound rifle and lush vegetation. View Rainer Josch's "Mountain Buffalo" or "Buffalo Hunters, Part I, The Mountain Challenge " for a preview of what is in store. I met Rainer on my way into camp and Larinyo, his main tracker, was also mine for this trip. Most amazing buffalo hunt I have ever experienced!



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