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On Caracal Hunting in South Africa

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10627 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 19, 2016 to July 26, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Northwest Province / Tosco


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): AAA Serapa Safaris. PO Box 19; Tosca; 8618; South Africa; Tel. 011 +27.82.440.3937; Fax: 011 +27.86.505.7677; Email: info@lionhuntingsafaris.com; Web www.lionhuntingsafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ockert Oliver and Jhonty Fitzgerald
Booking Agent (if any): John Martins; Discount African Hunts. 35246 US Hwy. 19 N #245; Palm Harbor; FL; 34684; Tel. 727-223-2093; Email: johnm@discountafricanhunts.com; Web www.discountafricanhunts.com
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Lion - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal Size SCI
Caracal - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Medal Size SCI
Jackal - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Fully mature
Springbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: High Medal SCI
Steenbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: High Medal SCI
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medal Size SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All animals were healthy and all were much more challenging to hunt than in many other areas of South Africa. Although the plains game was very abundant all species were always extremely wary. I assumed this to be because of the constant presence of lions. Rarely in RSA do you have this feeling of a truly wild African experience. The lions add this element.


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: Excellent
Airline Comments: Both flights on time with friendly in flight service.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: John Martins of Discount African Hunts in Palm Harbor FL offers some amazing discounts on top qualit 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
Highlights of Hunt: Too many to name! Excitement of tracking a lion in Kalahari Desert. Bagging the scarce and elusive caracal the last hour of the last day. The energy and enthusiasm of young PHs Ockert Oliver and Johnty Fitzgerald. The bounty of Kalahari region. The roaring of lions at dusk and dawn.
Equipment Recommendations: Good quality hiking boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Serapa lodge is 5 Star. There is not a nicer hunting lodge in RSA. The two PHs assigned to me were the best I have hunted with. They both worked tirelessly day and night for a week to find top trophy animals.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: W. Bruce Conoles
Contact Information: Tel. 205.405.7125 - PO Box 810, Pell City, AL USA, 35125 E-mail: canoles@netzero.net
Hunting Experience: 50 plus years. Serapa was the 6th lodge I have hunted in RSA.
Physical Condition: Excellent at age 63.


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



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