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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9948 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 10, 2015 to January 22, 2015
Place of Hunt: Benin -
Hunt Area: Porga Block of Benjari National Park


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Jean-Pierre Bernon; Club Faune. 14 Rue De Siam; Paris; 75116; France; Tel. 011 00 331 42 88 31 32; Fax: 011 00 331 45 24 31 29; Email: cyrus@club-faune.com ; Web www.fauna-safari-club.com
Personal Guide (if any): Alex Houlette
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bushbuck, Harnessed - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: exceptional, 12"+ Saw another noticably bigger. It wouldn't suprise me if the new world record came from this area.
Buffalo, West Savannah - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: very, very good 10 y/o heavy bull
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kob - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: very old, saw one exceptionally large I could have taken easily several days after I took mine
Oribi - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: lucky to take the largest they had taken, but they do not get really big here
Reedbuck, Bohor - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: I was told by the tracker who was there when they took the previous world record, that mine was larger. It was exceptionally large, over 10" on the inside curl w/6 1/2 inch bases.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Duiker, Bush - Availability: I missed one on day six and never had another male hold still long enough to get another shot at one.
Duiker, Red-Flanked - Availability: There aren't many here, but I tried anyway. They have taken one in five years. I missed one, but it was a very difficult shot as it did not quit moving. I saw 2.
Roan, Western - Availability: Roan was low on my priority list until the last few days. We saw many, but I was looking for a very old or large one. We got on several herds but didn't find a big bull in them. I turned down a respectable one early in the hunt.
Game Condition Comments: I was happily surprised on the amount of game in the area. I went early to avoid the heat, so there was still plenty of water and the game was dispersed. Some of the grass/reed burning was yet to be done as things dried out also, offering a lot of cover. Club Faune, if anything, undersold this hunt making me expect game density to be less than what I had. We saw many herds of buffalo from the truck, the place has bushbuck literally everywhere. Reedbuck were seen often in spite of the reeds still being up. Hartebeest were few and far between. I saw and could have taken a couple of very large sing sing waterbuck for this area. Few warthogs w/small tusks. There were quite a few roan but they were dispersed yet. The roan and buffalo concentrate heavily in the block as time goes on in the season.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta/KLM/Air France Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Traveling w/a firearm is getting to be a pain.


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: None. All went very well. We had wind the first few days and a lot of dust from the Sahara that limited visibility to 300-500 yards, but really did not effect us or the hunt.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking an exceptional bushbuck, buffalo and possible new record Bohor Reedbuck.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Excellent game populations and trophy quality. Great service and organization. Fantastic food. Great PH, trackers and rest of staff. Hunting is hunting but this is an area w/great game and excellent professionals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brian Peterson
Contact Information: Tel. 907-830-2802 - 6604 Cutty Sark St., Anchorage, Alaska USA, 99502 E-mail: brian.peterson4@att.net
Hunting Experience: six continents, 7th hunt in Africa
Physical Condition: Older and fatter everyday, but I can still walk 20 miles a day if I need to.


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
Club Faune built a new camp five years ago atop a hill centrally located in the hunting block. It almost always has a good wind blowing through it to cool things off. This operation knows what it is doing, is very experienced and was a pleasure to hunt and deal with.



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