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On Bushbuck, Limpopo Hunting in Zimbabwe

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9718 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 30, 2014 to May 15, 2014
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Nuanetsi


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Chifuti Safaris. 5206 McKinney Ave; Suite 101; Dallas; Texas; 75205; Tel. (214)-360-9599; Fax: (214)-361-8789; Web www.safariclassics.net
Personal Guide (if any): Ian Gibson
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 37" with 15" bosses
Nyala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 26 1/2" length
Waterbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 30 3/8" length
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 21" length
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 28" spread
Zebra - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Largeold male
Jackal - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bushbuck, Limpopo - Availability: I missed a bushbuck and we spent most of our time hunting buffalo so our time available to hunt other species was limited
Kudu, Greater - Availability:
Warthog - Availability:
Game Condition Comments: The number of animals we saw was amazing. Impala, zebra, baboons, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, warthogs and giraffe were present in large numbers. Bird life was extremely common.


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 Airlines and South African Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: All flights were on time and crowded -- book early. Economy comfort is worth the additional cost. Luggage all arrived with no problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $20300
Trophy Fees: Amount: $13100
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2800
Charter Airfares: Amount: $3300
Other Costs: Taxes on daily rate and taxes on trophy fees, medical rescue fee, dip and pack fee Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: US Fish and Wildlife Service banned import of eleohant trophies 24 days before I left.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing Africa for the first time after 60 years of dreaming of a safari. The hunting was excellent and the Chifuti Safaris staff was outstanding.
Equipment Recommendations: Well broken in light boots and a rifle you shoot quickly and well.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The abundance of animals and the quality of Chifuti Safaris staff and camp is outstanding.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Rodger Warwick
Contact Information: Tel. 406-656-7939 - 1919 Wyoming Ave., Billings, MT 59102 E-mail: rwarwick19@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: 57 years in North America (Western states and across Canada)
Physical Condition: Good for a 67-year-old


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
I wanted to add some things to my hunt report on my recent trip with Chifuti Hunting Safaris in Zimbabwe. As you know, the USFWS put elephant importation from Zimbabwe and Tanzania on hold" for 2014. This was 24 days before I was due to leave for the Zambezi Valley area in Zimbabwe on a hunt for a bull elephant, cape buffalo and plains game. I was upset to say the least. When I contacted Safari Classics (booking agents for Chifuti Safaris) they were in touch with Chifuti Safaris and encouraged me to proceed with the hunt and leave the tusks in Zimbabwe with Chifuti Safaris until the whole importation mess was sorted out in the future. Given the current administration in Washington and the federal courts' recent rulings regarding legally harvested polar bears, I was not going to leave any tusks in Zimbabwe pending the whim of some bureaucrat or judge at some time in the future. Chifuti Hunting Safaris was very understanding about my feelings and, to their credit, they offered me several options for my trip. I chose to hunt their Nuanetsi area in southern Zimbabwe.

I had a fabulous trip! The quantity of plains game we saw daily was amazing as was the variety of species represented. The camp was comfortable beyond my expectations and the entire staff was outstanding in their efforts to make my trip memorable. They made my first experience in Africa even better than I could have wished.

My sincere thanks go to the Chifuti Hunting Safaris staff and to Ian Gibson, my PH, for their hard work on my behalf. My thanks also to Susan Hill and Fred Salinas of Travel with Guns for the excellent work they did on my travel arrangements and information on gun permits. My travel went smoothly the entire trip. The only negative travel related situation occurred in Atlanta on
the way home when U.S. Customs and Border Patrol delayed the processing of firearms for all passengers transporting firearms who arrived on the flight from Johannesburg. I was fortunate to have a long enough layover in Atlanta that I did not miss my connecting flight. Others were probably not as fortunate as the processing time for the twenty-some passengers lasted about two and one half hours.

Thank you for the great work you do in keeping hunters advised of changes in the world of hunting and travel. Keep up the outstanding work. My best to you and your staff.



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