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On Civet Hunting in Zimbabwe

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Report ID: 10598 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 17, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Place of Hunt: Zimbabwe -
Hunt Area: Dande Safari Area ( North )

Outfitter (or safari company): Myles McCallum and Buzz Charlton; Charlton McCallum Safaris. 5 Lindrew Close Chisipite; Harare; Zimbabwe; Tel. 011-263-4-499-536; Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Alan Shearing, Richard Tabor
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Beautiful trophy
Baboon - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Chobe - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: Representative
Civet - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Hyena - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Representative
Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Representative
Game Sought But Not Taken: Buffalo, Cape - Availability: Hunted for a second Dagga Boy and the shot presented was of his face only. In my eagerness I rushed my shot, and missed.
Game Condition Comments: Buffalo in great condition. We hunted right at the start of the dry period but buff still had ample food sources at this time. Other game seen, including numerous Elephant, appeared to be in good shape.

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: Air New Zealand, South African Airlways Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Air NZ on Auckland / Pert leg - always good, no problems. South African Airways on Perth / Jo'burg, then Jo'burg / Harare leg. Average standards overall, but I did fly economy on a discount fare. Probably got what I paid for. Will consider Emirates if I hunt Zimbabwe again.

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

Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: A hunt for my son and I. For both of us our first Africa hunt, first buff hunt, first time to Zimbabwe. Before booking I emphasised to Buzz Charlton we did not want a sissy hunt, but a hunt where we worked for our trophies. We are so pleased that this is exactly what CMS delivered.
Equipment Recommendations: I carried my 10 x 42 binos for a couple of days, then couldn't be bothered with them. For hunting Africa again I would use more compact binos that comes more readily to hand. Binos are useful but should be light and handy. For anything you are unsure of, ask CMS. They will give you good advice.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I have read many accounts of Zimbabwe hunts and had the recommendations of hunters who had gone before me. Although compelling, the accounts spoken and in print of those hunts are just a primer for the real thing you will experience yourself. We loved every minute of our hunt. Tracking buff through the bush with a big game rifle in your hands is just pure adventure. There is nothing else like it.

Hunter Name: Grant Wilson
Contact Information: Tel. +64 92388856 ( Res. ) - 6 Emsworth Court, Pukekohe, NEW ZEALAND, 2120 E-mail:
Hunting Experience: 41 years. New Zealand, British Columbia, Idaho, Zimbabwe.
Physical Condition: Above average. Minor health issues but nothing that prevents good hunting. I work out to maintain hunting fitness.

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?

I would like to give the highest commendations to the two PHs for our hunt. I could not have hoped for a better PH than Alan Shearing. Kenny and PH Rich Tabor made a most effective team. These PHs really know the game, how to hunt hard and really go the extra mile to maximise every opportunity for the hunting client. The trackers they have do a brilliant job and their skills add yet another level of expertise to the whole hunt. Kenny shot his buff relatively early in the hunt so had time to hunt for other game. For Alan and I it took 9 days to finally take our buff, after days and days of incessantly uncooperative breezes betraying us to the buff that would thunder off into the thickets and out of sight. This is the nature of buff hunting and I could tell it was frustrating Alan but there was never any question of throwing in the towel. He was determined that I would shoot my buff, and the right buff at that. And after 9 days we did exactly that. My admiration for Alan's fighting, never die spirit knows no bounds. Every hunter should be fortunate enough to hunt with such a PH.

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